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1 October 2015

Stories from 1 October 2015

Jamaicans Are Unimpressed With the UK's Pish-Posh Attitude on Slavery Reparations

Bob Marley's famous "Redemption Song" called for self-emancipation from mental slavery, but Jamaica is asking for financial reparation from the United Kingdom for its role in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

Facing Sweeping Surveillance Bill, French Public Falls Between Alarm and Indifference

Advox

Civil liberties defenders say a pending bill could catapult France into a new position of power in the field of international Internet surveillance.

Netizen Report: Will Brazil Give Up On Defending Digital Rights?

Advox

Brazilian legislators seek to undercut the Marco Civil while Ecuador’s president wields tools of censorship to avoid hurt feelings.

New Leak Details Kremlin’s Plans For a Russian ‘National Internet’

RuNet EchoAdvox

The leak by Anonymous International reveals plans for the concept of a “national information platform” in Russia, which effectively describes the creation of an alternative Russian Internet.

Property Tycoon Angers Ideologues by Saying China's Communism Has a Long Way to Go

"We’ve been deceived for years. The Cultural Revolution only let me know the class struggle under a proletarian dictatorship. And that there is no next generation of communism."