Daily Archives: January 4, 2017

10 everyday things on the web the EU Commission wants to make illegal: Oettinger’s legacy

by Julia Reda

In a few days, scandal-prone Günther Oettinger will stop being Europe’s top internet policy maker – he’s being promoted to oversee the EU budget.

But before leaving, the outgoing Digital Commissioner submitted dangerous plans that undermine two core foundations of the internet: Links and file uploads. While Oettinger is going away, his lobby-dictated proposals are here to stay.

France | Et pour fêter ce premier de l’an 2017 : les nationalistes ukrainiens célèbrent à Kiev la naissance du nazi Bandera

Plus de 1000 nationalistes ukrainiens ont pris d’assaut les rues de Kiev en brandissant des torches pour commémorer le 108e anniversaire de la naissance de Stepan Bandera, leader nationaliste de la collaboration ukrainienne avec l’Allemagne nazie.

Italy | The many ‘truths’ on Syria: How our rivalry has destroyed a country

by Ramzy Baroud

“The United States has the power to decree the death of nations,” wrote Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe.

Kinzer’s article was entitled: “The media are misleading the public on Syria.” In his piece, the scholar at a Brown University Institute contested that his country’s media misinformation on Syria is leading to the kind of ignorance which is enabling the American government to pursue any policy, however imprudent, in the war-torn Arab country.