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globaldatajustice.org > Linnet Taylor and Tineke Broer
Now you see it, now you don’t: how the Dutch Covid-19 data gap makes ethnic and racialised inequality invisible
17 jun. 2021 - All over the world, in the countries hardest hit by Covid-19, there is clear evidence that marginalised groups are suffering the worst impacts of the disease. This plays out differently in different countries: for instance in the US, there are substantial differences in mortality rates by race and ethnicity. Israelis have a substantially lower death rate from Covid-19 than Palestinians in the West Bank or Gaza. In Brazil, being of mixed ancestry is the second most important risk factor, after age, for dying of Covid-19. These racial and ethnic (and related) differences appear also to be present in the Netherlands, but have been effectively rendered politically invisible by the national public health authority’s refusal to report on it.
 · covid-19 · inequality · netherlands · racist-technology · statistics · united-kingdom

www.eff.org > Cindy Cohn, Karen Gullo and Katitza Rodriguez
European Court on Human Rights Bought Spy Agencies’ Spin on Mass Surveillance
26 may. 2021 - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Grand Chamber this week affirmed what we’ve long known, that the United Kingdom’s mass surveillance regime, which involved the indiscriminate and suspicionless interception of people’s communications, violated basic human rights to privacy and free expression. We applaud the Strasbourg-based Grand Chamber, the highest judicial body of the Council of Europe, for the ruling and for its strong stance demanding new safeguards to prevent privacy abuses, beyond those required by a lower court in 2018.
 · echr · gchq · mass-surveillance · oversight · united-kingdom

www.groene.nl > Casper Thomas and Rutger van der Hoeven
Hoe de gezamenlijke Europese vaccinaankoop jammerlijk mislukte
14 apr. 2021 - Europa exporteerde de helft van zijn vaccins, terwijl de vaccinatiegraad op het continent ‘onacceptabel laag’ is. Naïviteit, verkeerde prioriteiten, risicomijding en gebrekkig politiek leiderschap droegen bij aan de Europese achterstand.
 · covid-19 · eu · germany · liability · prisoners-dilemma · risk · united-kingdom · united-states · vaccination

hackeducation.com > Audrey Watters
Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy
3 sep. 2020 - I have volunteered to be a guest speaker in classes this Fall. It's really the least I can do to help teachers and students through another tough term. I spoke tonight in Dorothy Kim's class "Race Before Race: Premodern Critical Race Studies." Here's a bit of what I said...
 · algorithmic-bias · black-struggle · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · plagiarism · proctoring · project-iis · racist-technology · turnitin · united-kingdom

www.nybooks.com > Fara Dabhoiwala
Speech and Slavery in the West Indies
20 aug. 2020 - Slavery was foundational to Britain’s prosperity and rise to global power. Throughout the eighteenth century the empire’s epicenter lay not in North America, Africa, or India but in a handful of small sugar-producing Caribbean islands. The two most important—tiny Barbados and its larger, distant neighbor Jamaica—were among the most profitable places on earth. On the eve of the American Revolution, the nominal wealth of an average white person was £42 in England and £60 in North America. In Jamaica, it was £2,200. Immense fortunes were made there and poured unceasingly back to Britain.
 · caribbean · freedom-of-speech · haiti · jamaica · slavery · united-kingdom · united-states