San Francisco’s Killer Police Robots Threaten the City’s Most Vulnerable

One effect of AB 481 is to add local oversight to hardware like the kind obtained through a US Department of Defense program that sends billions of dollars of military equipment such as armored vehicles and ammunition to local police departments. Equipment from the program was used against protesters in the wake of the police killings … Read more

China’s twin concerns: Surging Covid-19 cases and containment-linked protests

What is the zero-Covid policy that China has been following so far? China’s zero-Covid policy has been making international headlines because it’s at odds with the manner in which the rest of the world approached and managed a spike in Covid-19 cases. China’s approach has been to impose stringent lockdowns for even a slight increase … Read more

COVID lockdown protests sweep across China

COVID lockdown protests sweep across China – CBS News Watch CBS News Widespread protests in China are calling for an end to Xi Jinping’s “zero COVID” policy, which has battered China’s economy and locked hundreds of millions of people in their homes. Ed O’Keefe has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications … Read more

COVID lockdown fuels rare protests in China, with calls for Xi Jinping to resign

COVID lockdown fuels rare protests in China, with calls for Xi Jinping to resign – CBS News Watch CBS News CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports on the unprecedented protests in China over the government’s strict “zero COVID” policy. Then Dan Mattingly, an assistant professor of political science at Yale University, joins Vladimir … Read more

China sees pushback against government COVID restrictions with protests in Shanghai

China sees pushback against government COVID restrictions with protests in Shanghai – CBS News Watch CBS News People have once again publicly vented their anger at the Communist Party leaders. Thousands of protesters have turned out in Shanghai and students have demonstrated at universities in Beijing and Nanjing. Elizabeth Palmer spoke with a Shanghai protester … Read more

U.S. Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iranian flag in World Cup posts

The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday. Iran’s government reacted by accusing America of removing the name of God from its national flag. The USSF decision added … Read more

Workers at Apple iPhone factory in China beaten in COVID protest

Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. Videos that said they were filmed at the factory in the central city of … Read more

Big Tech could help Iranian protesters by using an old tool

But these workarounds aren’t enough. Though the first Starlink satellites have been smuggled into Iran, restoring the internet will likely require several thousand more. Signal tells MIT Technology Review that it has been vexed by “Iranian telecommunications providers preventing some SMS validation codes from being delivered.” And Iran has already detected and shut down Google’s … Read more

Protest Is Risky at Egypt’s COP27. That Won’t Stop Activists

But an altercation that followed the event exemplified the resistance human rights activists face: According to a Washington Post report, Egyptian lawmaker Amr Darwish stood up and yelled at Seif. “You are here summoning foreign countries to pressure Egypt.” He continued berating her until UN security escorted him out, the paper reported. Activist organizations in … Read more