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I've been working on digital human rights for nearly 20 years now, and I remember how the idea was once widely mocked as a distraction.

Back in 2009, Finland was derided for declaring broadband a human right.…

And even by Malcolm Gladwell standards, this 2010 take on the uselessness of online activism has not aged well.…

The GOP and @AjitPaiFCC's attacks on the #Lifeline fund to bring broadband to rural and disadvantaged Americans are modern versions of the infection that says that the digital divide is a frivolity.

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BREAKING NEWS: The court sends back to the @FCC much of the mess it made with #NetNeutrality.

I stood up for an open internet in 2017 because the @FCC was on the wrong side of the American people and the wrong side of history. Let's keep up the fight.…
@FCC Here are the highlights of today's #NetNeutrality decision.
First, the court shot down the @FCC's unlawful attempt to block states from stepping in to protect an open internet. This is huge. It means the fight is still on & state & local #NetNeutrality efforts can go forward.
Second, the court takes the @FCC to task for failing to consider how its #NetNeutrality roll-back threatens #publicsafety. The court states that "any blocking or throttling of . . . communications during a public safety crisis could have dire, irreversible results." Exactly.
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Shocking revealations by @Dev_Fadnavis

When it is was decided to build @MumbaiMetro3 carshed inside #Aarey, govt received 13,000 objections of which 10,000 were put up on a #Bengaluru based website.

The handwritten objections recd were a few 100

#SC has already said that the proposed area for car depot in #Aarey is #notAForest or a place rich in #biodiversity, but it is #Govt land where permission can be given

It has also ruled out the #feasibility of any #alternatives

. @Dev_Fadnavis has dubbed @MumbaiMetro3 project as a #CarbonUltraPositive

He said: We will be putting 13,000 trees in place of the trees that will be cut

Plus, his govt will be planting #50crore trees across the State of which #33crore have already been planted

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⛔️🚢 La storia di #Charlottea, la nuova barca delle Ong tedesche, che puoi vedere solo se sei identitario.

Se mi dedicate qualche minuto ve la racconto.
Fidatevi, merita.
Da qualche giorno circolava la notizia che in zona SAR libica fosse arrivata una nuova barca tedesca.

Notizia condivisa da account sovranisti, finita su siti come Vox News (sì, lo so, lo so) e “La sassata” (🤷‍♂️).
Inizia tutto così.

È presto, sono le 8 di mattina del 31 luglio, e @francescatotolo esce con una notizia: c’è una seconda barca tedesca accanto alla #AlanKurdi di @seaeyeorg! 😱

E così, con un tweet dal nulla, nasce la #Charlottea.
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1. Hilo sobre el extrañísimo combo Sharia, Feminismo, Diversidad Sexual y Derechos Humanos:


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Dass rechte Trolle die #Seenotrettung/#Lifeline verunglimpfen, lässt sich nicht verhindern. Problematisch ist, dass diese dreisten Lügen von hohen PolitikerInnen geteilt werden & Mio. von Menschen erreichen. Da die EU nichts (mehr) mit Menschlichkeit am Hut hat, ein paar Fakten:
1) Das richtige Aufkommen der NGOs im Mittelmeer erfolgte erst um 2014, als Reaktion auf die Tragödie vor Lampedusa, bei der mind. 368 Menschen bei einem Schiffsunglück umkamen. Offizielle Zahlen des ital. Senats beweisen, dass NGOs erst ab diesem Zeitpunkt stetig aktiver wurden:
2) Auch der Vorwurf, NGOs würden noch mehr Flüchtlinge anlocken, wurde von der London University widerlegt ( Die Zahlen einiger Migrantengruppen stiegen nach Beendigung der Rettungsoperation "Mare Nostrum" sogar an. (1/2)
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So. The #Lifeline case has descended into another Aquarius case. Meanwhile, 16 leaders of EU Member States meet for an #EUCO informal meeting on #migrationEU.

Time for a brief recap of the role of #NGO-s doing #SAR operations in the Central Mediterranean? 👇

Irregular sea arrivals to Italy are WAY down, and continue to be (-78% y-o-y), even as NGOs carried out over 40% of SAR operations in 2017 and 2018.
Still, 51% of Italians believe flows are as high or higher than last year's.👇
Second: DETERRENCE VS NGOs does not pay off (much).🚢⛔️📉

Over the last two weeks of the new goverment's "deterring measures", the decline in sea arrivals vs 2017 is broadly in line with the drop experienced since July 2017. With or without #Aquarius and #Lifeline arrivals. 👇
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