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Latvia bans unvaccinated lawmakers from voting

Latvia’s parliament has voted in favor of a bill which prevents national and local lawmakers from carrying out their work if they’re not vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming the first country in the world to approve such a measure. The bill, which was supported by 62 out of 100 deputies, prevents lawmakers from voting on legislatureContinue reading “Latvia bans unvaccinated lawmakers from voting”


European politicians call for Facebook investigation after whistleblower revelation

Two members of the European parliament have called for an investigation into allegations by a whistleblower that Facebook (FB.O) prioritised profits above the public good. The whistleblower, Frances Haugen, who had worked as a product manager on the civic misinformation team at Facebook, shared internal documents with newspapers and attorneys general from several U.S. states. read more AContinue reading “European politicians call for Facebook investigation after whistleblower revelation”

From India, Myanmar’s ousted lawmakers work on challenging junta

In a spartan hillside room in India furnished only with a thin sleeping mat, the Myanmar member of parliament spends much of his days attentively listening to Zoom conference calls and tapping away messages on his smartphone. The short, soft-spoken man is among roughly a dozen ousted Myanmar MPs who have fled across the borderContinue reading “From India, Myanmar’s ousted lawmakers work on challenging junta”