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Two-Thirds of Austrians Say Coronavirus Restrictions Are Worse Than the Virus


An Austrian Gallup Institute online survey of 1,000 Austrians found that 65 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the economic consequences of the Wuhan coronavirus lockdowns would destroy the lives of people more than the virus, up from 41 per cent the year before.
#news #Austria #Europe #covid #coronavirus #lockdown #economy
 

Two-Thirds of Austrians Say Coronavirus Restrictions Are Worse Than the Virus


An Austrian Gallup Institute online survey of 1,000 Austrians found that 65 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the economic consequences of the Wuhan coronavirus lockdowns would destroy the lives of people more than the virus, up from 41 per cent the year before.
#news #Austria #Europe #covid #coronavirus #lockdown #economy
 

UK: Muslim students demand apology for prof insulting Islam by saying insults to Islam are punishable by death


The Muslim students who are complaining and demanding an apology would be doing us all a favor if they actually explained how the points Steven Greer made in his class, such as the fact that “insult to Islam was punishable by death,” represent a “misinformed and bigoted view of Islam.” What exactly has Greer said that is false? According to this story, one student pointed out that Muslim leaders condemned the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre. Of course neither the student nor Al Jazeera mention that hundreds of thousands of Muslims showed up in the wake of that massacre to protest not in favor of the freedom of expression, but against it.
#news #UK #Europe #immigration #islam
UK: Muslim students demand apology for prof insulting Islam by saying insults to Islam are punishable by death
 

UK: Muslim students demand apology for prof insulting Islam by saying insults to Islam are punishable by death


The Muslim students who are complaining and demanding an apology would be doing us all a favor if they actually explained how the points Steven Greer made in his class, such as the fact that “insult to Islam was punishable by death,” represent a “misinformed and bigoted view of Islam.” What exactly has Greer said that is false? According to this story, one student pointed out that Muslim leaders condemned the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre. Of course neither the student nor Al Jazeera mention that hundreds of thousands of Muslims showed up in the wake of that massacre to protest not in favor of the freedom of expression, but against it.
#news #UK #Europe #immigration #islam
UK: Muslim students demand apology for prof insulting Islam by saying insults to Islam are punishable by death
 

It seems like Fairphone is gaining momentum and increase sale of their google free fully repairable mobile phones.


"Fairphone was founded in 2013 with the goal of building sustainable smartphones that are environmentally friendly and fair to the people who make them. The phone is designed to be repairable by favoring screws instead of glue and having major components broken out into modules that are easily replaceable.

The Fairphone 2 and 3 are the only devices with a 10-out-of-10 repairability score from iFixit. Fairphone even sells spare parts directly on its website: a new screen is €90 euros, a new battery is €30, and a replacement USB-C port is €20. The company also advocates for worker's welfare in the smartphone supply chain, with a focus on sourcing non-conflict minerals and a paying workers a living wage. The Fairphone 3 is still made in China, but it's assembled by Arima, which is working with Fairphone to improve workers' conditions."

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/fairphone-and-e-team-up-to-build-open-source-sustainable-smartphone/

#Google #Android #mobilephones #RightToRepair #Europe #FairPhone #Privacy #Technology
 

It seems like Fairphone is gaining momentum and increase sale of their google free fully repairable mobile phones.


"Fairphone was founded in 2013 with the goal of building sustainable smartphones that are environmentally friendly and fair to the people who make them. The phone is designed to be repairable by favoring screws instead of glue and having major components broken out into modules that are easily replaceable.

The Fairphone 2 and 3 are the only devices with a 10-out-of-10 repairability score from iFixit. Fairphone even sells spare parts directly on its website: a new screen is €90 euros, a new battery is €30, and a replacement USB-C port is €20. The company also advocates for worker's welfare in the smartphone supply chain, with a focus on sourcing non-conflict minerals and a paying workers a living wage. The Fairphone 3 is still made in China, but it's assembled by Arima, which is working with Fairphone to improve workers' conditions."

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/fairphone-and-e-team-up-to-build-open-source-sustainable-smartphone/

#Google #Android #mobilephones #RightToRepair #Europe #FairPhone #Privacy #Technology
 

The Role of the U.S. Military in #World #Politics


Undeniably, the U.S. #military liberated #Europe from #fascism. Only because of this could very bad #war criminals be punished.

However, today, in contrast, one must ask how many tyrants have been brought to power by the U.S. military or can hold on to power because of it.




#question #usa #humanrights #terror #tyranny #democracy #freedom #moral #ethics #peace #conflict
 

The Role of the U.S. Military in #World #Politics


Undeniably, the U.S. #military liberated #Europe from #fascism. Only because of this could very bad #war criminals be punished.

However, today, in contrast, one must ask how many tyrants have been brought to power by the U.S. military or can hold on to power because of it.




#question #usa #humanrights #terror #tyranny #democracy #freedom #moral #ethics #peace #conflict
 
Willkommen im 21. Jahrhundert ... der Bewegungskontrolle mit #gesundheitsqrcode

#Arte #Reportage über China im aktuellen Covid Zustand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9NRoVfq6ik

> Impfverweigerern droht die Arbeitslosigkeit

vor 6 Monaten wurden solche Ängste in De. noch vom Spiegel als Verschwöhrungstheorie weggelacht

wie hiess es in der Süddeutschen: "mehr Diktatur wagen"

im Kampf um das Leben, ist das Leben anscheind nichts mehr wert

#doku #china #covid #dystopy #germany #europe
 

Content warning: covid19

 
#europe
According to figures released from the European Union’s border protection agency Frontex, 124,000 illegal migrants managed to make their way into the bloc in 2020, with illegal crossings at land borders dropping considerably and arrivals at seaports skyrocketing.
https://rmx.news/article/article/124-000-illegal-migrant-entered-europe-in-2020-despite-covid-19-lockdowns-eu-border-agency-says
 
#europe
According to figures released from the European Union’s border protection agency Frontex, 124,000 illegal migrants managed to make their way into the bloc in 2020, with illegal crossings at land borders dropping considerably and arrivals at seaports skyrocketing.
https://rmx.news/article/article/124-000-illegal-migrant-entered-europe-in-2020-despite-covid-19-lockdowns-eu-border-agency-says
 
Went for #yoga and #meditation in a very scenic place - overlooking the #Mediterrenean and towards the #Maltese islands, besides an old watchtower/fort.

My spot was overlooking this small rocky island-notice the light blue part around it signalling shallow water. #Malta #Europe
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a short overview of the economic an political entities in europe today and the countries they consist of. and the uk

#brexit

Bild/FotoMichael Davis wrote the following post Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:49:35 +0100

Understanding Europe, post-Brexit


#europe #eu #eea #efta #eurozone #schengen #customsunion #uk #brexit
 
"Ce ne sont pas des secrets de fabrication qu’on leur demande de révéler. Ce sont des dispositions contractuelles. Et ça, je suis désolé, il n’y a aucune raison de ne pas le rendre public. Et si elles font du chantage en disant : 'si vous obligez la publicité des contrats, nous ne signons pas de contrat avec vous', la Commission européenne peut exposer les compagnies à la vindicte publique."
#Belgique #Europe #santé #pharma #lobby #médecine #arnaque
 
"Ce ne sont pas des secrets de fabrication qu’on leur demande de révéler. Ce sont des dispositions contractuelles. Et ça, je suis désolé, il n’y a aucune raison de ne pas le rendre public. Et si elles font du chantage en disant : 'si vous obligez la publicité des contrats, nous ne signons pas de contrat avec vous', la Commission européenne peut exposer les compagnies à la vindicte publique."
#Belgique #Europe #santé #pharma #lobby #médecine #arnaque
 
| #whatsapp #europe #facebook #vieprivée #surveillance
 
| #whatsapp #europe #facebook #vieprivée #surveillance
 
The ads in the #USA are a bit behind from our perspective in #Europe. Make your own mask was in May, wasn't it?

Was testing some #tor stuff, using some exit in the US, when I saw this ad.

#Covid19 #Corona #US #Trump #CDC #ad

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#TheGuardian #Migration #Europe #HumanRights
 
#Antisemitism is best understood not as an anthropological constant but as an ever-changing, always delusional reaction of some non-Jews to their experience of an always-evolving #society.
From this point of view, the antisemitism of the 20th and 21st century can be seen as the epitome of anti-emancipatory #ideology, in which hatred of #enlightenment, self-awareness and #freedom are combined. Because capitalist society is uncomprehended, fetishistic and self-mystifying, it contains a tremendous urge towards the delusional concretisation of abstraction (i.e. to put a tangible name and face on the source of distress). To simplify, this need to scapegoat, which seems to me to be one of the decisive elements of anti-Semitism, is, then, inherent to modern #capitalist society. The task of any materialist #critique of antisemitism is to make visible the connection between the antisemites and the society that produces them. In a delusional projection onto the ‘Jewish principle’ and its supposed physical embodiments, antisemites are fighting against social and individual ambivalences, and against individual and social contradictions and crises. This seems to me to be the constant factor in the different manifestations of antisemitism. https://fathomjournal.org/fathom-long-read-adorno-and-iran-critical-theory-and-islamic-antisemitism/ #adorno #israel #iran #education #modernity #capitalism #islamism #nazis #holocaust #lebanon #hezbollah #marx #europe #antifascism
Fathom Long Read | Adorno and Iran: Critical Theory and Islamic Antisemitism
 
#Antisemitism is best understood not as an anthropological constant but as an ever-changing, always delusional reaction of some non-Jews to their experience of an always-evolving #society.
From this point of view, the antisemitism of the 20th and 21st century can be seen as the epitome of anti-emancipatory #ideology, in which hatred of #enlightenment, self-awareness and #freedom are combined. Because capitalist society is uncomprehended, fetishistic and self-mystifying, it contains a tremendous urge towards the delusional concretisation of abstraction (i.e. to put a tangible name and face on the source of distress). To simplify, this need to scapegoat, which seems to me to be one of the decisive elements of anti-Semitism, is, then, inherent to modern #capitalist society. The task of any materialist #critique of antisemitism is to make visible the connection between the antisemites and the society that produces them. In a delusional projection onto the ‘Jewish principle’ and its supposed physical embodiments, antisemites are fighting against social and individual ambivalences, and against individual and social contradictions and crises. This seems to me to be the constant factor in the different manifestations of antisemitism. https://fathomjournal.org/fathom-long-read-adorno-and-iran-critical-theory-and-islamic-antisemitism/ #adorno #israel #iran #education #modernity #capitalism #islamism #nazis #holocaust #lebanon #hezbollah #marx #europe #antifascism
Fathom Long Read | Adorno and Iran: Critical Theory and Islamic Antisemitism
 
#Birds
New European Breeding Bird Atlas, a milestone for #biodiversity research and nature conservation in #Europe, is published.
New European Breeding Bird Atlas, a milestone for biodiversity research and nature conservation in Europe, is published
 
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No Profit on Pandemic! Everyone deserves protection from COVID-19


European Citizens’ Initiative wants to collect 1 million signature to lift the patents on COVID19 pharmaceuticals
https://eci.ec.europa.eu/015/public/#/screen/home

A broad coalition of health worker trade unions, NGOs, activist groups, students associations and health experts launched on November 30th a European Citizens’ Initiative. Their objective is to convince the European Commission to put all measures in place to make sure that intellectual property rights, such as patents, do not limit the availability of treatments and vaccines against COVID-19.

A European Citizens’ Initiative allows European citizens to introduce legislative proposals if they collect 1 million signatures in 1 year. This binding initiative adds another voice to the concern expressed by civil society groups, public health experts and world leaders that newly developed vaccines and treatments might only be available for a small part of the population due to financial and logistical barriers.

The organisers state that pharmaceutical companies should be obliged to share the results of their research with other institutions to speed up the production of doses globally, and to lower the cost significantly, as has been proposed by India and South Africa at the World Trade Organisation. They also demand that the negotiations take place in full transparency.

"It is misleading when pharmaceutical companies state that they are offering the vaccine at a low price, or when governments say it will be free of charge for citizens”, reacts Anne Delespaul, spokesperson of the initiative and Belgian doctor, “As if we are not paying it all. However, The research and development was largely funded with public money by the European Union. But we are not getting any public control on the actual price, effectiveness and production costs. This way citizens, tax payers, social security and health systems pay twice : once for the development via public funding and a second time for the revenues of Big Pharma.

There is no reason why, in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, societies should contribute to shareholders profits. Our health systems are already overburdened.”

The launching date, November 30th, is not a coincidence. Anne Delespaul: “This is the eve of World Aids Day, when we show support for people living with and affected by HIV. Millions of people died because they couldn’t afford treatment and protection. After a decades-long battle, pharmaceutical companies were forced to drop their patents. But the world simply can’t afford to wait this long.”

#Europe #Europa #EuropeanUnion #EU #ECI #EuropeanCitizensInitiative #CitizensInitiative #Covid19 #Corona #CoronaVirus #Vaccine #Vaccines #Vaccination #Cure #RightToCure #Right2Cure #NoProfitOnPandemic #HumanRights
 
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No Profit on Pandemic! Everyone deserves protection from COVID-19


European Citizens’ Initiative wants to collect 1 million signature to lift the patents on COVID19 pharmaceuticals
https://eci.ec.europa.eu/015/public/#/screen/home

A broad coalition of health worker trade unions, NGOs, activist groups, students associations and health experts launched on November 30th a European Citizens’ Initiative. Their objective is to convince the European Commission to put all measures in place to make sure that intellectual property rights, such as patents, do not limit the availability of treatments and vaccines against COVID-19.

A European Citizens’ Initiative allows European citizens to introduce legislative proposals if they collect 1 million signatures in 1 year. This binding initiative adds another voice to the concern expressed by civil society groups, public health experts and world leaders that newly developed vaccines and treatments might only be available for a small part of the population due to financial and logistical barriers.

The organisers state that pharmaceutical companies should be obliged to share the results of their research with other institutions to speed up the production of doses globally, and to lower the cost significantly, as has been proposed by India and South Africa at the World Trade Organisation. They also demand that the negotiations take place in full transparency.

"It is misleading when pharmaceutical companies state that they are offering the vaccine at a low price, or when governments say it will be free of charge for citizens”, reacts Anne Delespaul, spokesperson of the initiative and Belgian doctor, “As if we are not paying it all. However, The research and development was largely funded with public money by the European Union. But we are not getting any public control on the actual price, effectiveness and production costs. This way citizens, tax payers, social security and health systems pay twice : once for the development via public funding and a second time for the revenues of Big Pharma.

There is no reason why, in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, societies should contribute to shareholders profits. Our health systems are already overburdened.”

The launching date, November 30th, is not a coincidence. Anne Delespaul: “This is the eve of World Aids Day, when we show support for people living with and affected by HIV. Millions of people died because they couldn’t afford treatment and protection. After a decades-long battle, pharmaceutical companies were forced to drop their patents. But the world simply can’t afford to wait this long.”

#Europe #Europa #EuropeanUnion #EU #ECI #EuropeanCitizensInitiative #CitizensInitiative #Covid19 #Corona #CoronaVirus #Vaccine #Vaccines #Vaccination #Cure #RightToCure #Right2Cure #NoProfitOnPandemic #HumanRights
 
FSFE: Software Freedom in Europe 2020, new EU Free Software Policy misses concrete ideas or actions, new staffers in FSFE. - https://fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-202011.en.html

#fsfe #fsf #libreculture #floss #opensource #europe
 
FSFE: Software Freedom in Europe 2020, new EU Free Software Policy misses concrete ideas or actions, new staffers in FSFE. - https://fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-202011.en.html

#fsfe #fsf #libreculture #floss #opensource #europe
 

Invisible workers: Underpaid, exploited and put at risk on Europe’s farms


Euronews

They toil away for hours on end, under blazing sunshine or drenching rain, to cultivate and harvest the fruits and vegetables we so easily take for granted.

As the coronavirus pandemic swept across Europe, those helping to bring food to our plates suddenly became visible, even hailed as "essential workers". But for the past six decades, the European Union's farming policy has overlooked their labour rights and living conditions.

The EU’s common agricultural policy – which accounts for over a third of the bloc's budget – aims to support farm owners and pumps nearly €60 billion into the sector each year. The working conditions of those employed by these farms, however, are not even mentioned in the subsidies scheme.

"At the moment we have this crazy situation where we actually have better protection for animals than for some of these workers on our farms," said German Green MEP Daniel Freund. (...)

Full article

https://youtu.be/YppH-6WhAn0

Tags: #europe #europen union #labour #labour rights #agricuture #spain #france #exploitation #migrant workers #meat #meat production #vegetables #fruit #germany #social dumping #farming #farming policy #living conditions #working conditions
 

#Pompeii dig reveals ‘almost perfect’ remains of a master and his slave | #Italy | The Guardian


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/21/pompeii-dig-reveals-almost-perfect-remains-of-a-master-and-his-slave

#History #Archaeology #Europe
 
#europe
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Wednesday his country vetoed the EU's budget over plans to tie funding to respect for the rule of law, as it amounted to "blackmailing" countries that oppose migration.

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20201118-hungary-says-it-blocked-eu-budget-over-migration-blackmail
 
#europe
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Wednesday his country vetoed the EU's budget over plans to tie funding to respect for the rule of law, as it amounted to "blackmailing" countries that oppose migration.

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20201118-hungary-says-it-blocked-eu-budget-over-migration-blackmail
 
Today we published our yearly report "#Software #Freedom in #Europe 2020". An entertaining and compact read about all important things the #FSFE and our community has done and achieved during the last 12 months: https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20201110-01.html
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Video of horrific terrorist shooting near synagogue in Vienna, Austria; several reported dead and hostages taken by men wearing suicide vests


#europe
Several fatalities have been reported in a terrorist attack near a synagogue involving men armed with long rifles in running shootouts with police in downtown Vienna near Schwedenplatz on Monday evening. At least one police officer, a pedestrian and one attacker are among those listed as dead. While no exact numbers on the amount of dead have been released, some Austrian media have been reporting that there are at least seven dead. One perpetrator is said to have been wearing a suicide vest which he detonated downtown but there are reports that there was more than one is armed with a suicide vest. Hostages were also reportedly taken at a local Japanese restaurant and a hotel. According to police, there are still suspects on the run, but one suspect is under arrest. Videos and photos of the incident are circulating across social media, with the gun battles on full display in downtown Vienna. Israeli media also obtained video of the moment the shooting first began. (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT).
 
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