Daily Archives: October 30, 2019

Solitary stretcher-bearers

It took nine years, and a great depression, and two wars ending in defeat, and one surrender without war, to break my faith in the benign power of the press. Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s GitHub blocks Catalan protest app

BBC: Microsoft-owned GitHub has blocked Spanish users from accessing an app designed to help Catalan independence protesters. It follows a takedown request by the Spanish military police. … Tsunami Democràtic used GitHub to develop tools to co-ordinate protest action, including an encrypted … Continue reading

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Everybody did it

Even in the first week after the airborne invasion, the Dutch in the region had also suffered from American and British looting. ‘Some of them are great people,’ Martijn Louis Deinum wrote of the American paratroopers in Nijmegen, ‘but it’s … Continue reading

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