California enacts strongest net neutrality protections in the country as Trump administration files suit

By JAZMINE ULLOA ( SEP 30, 2018 | 7:10 PM | SACRAMENTO Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), left, stands on a chair as he celebrates the passage of the net neutrality bill he co-authored with state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), second from left. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press) Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday restored… Continue reading

Almost No Choice: Homelessness and the Law

BY KARIN DRUCKER ( DECEMBER 4, 2017 “Homeless people get almost no choice. Shelter system, sleep on the sidewalk, hide a tent.”[1] Anti-camping ordinances primarily affect the homeless. Such laws implicate a fundamental civil liberty: the right to exist. There is a pressing need for scholarship concerning these statutes, particularly scholarship… Continue reading

Class Certified in Homeless Residents’ Beef With Berkeley

September 25, 2018 NICHOLAS IOVINO ( SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Homeless people who lost tents, sleeping gear and other belongings in encampment sweeps can team up to sue Berkeley, California, on claims of civil rights violations, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. In granting class certification, U.S. District Judge William Alsup found approximately 1,000… Continue reading


ANDREW LEONARD BACKCHANNEL 08.16.18 ( A new movement says that crypto-voting can purify democracy—and eventually eliminate the need for governments altogether. IN A CAFÉ on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a one-time videogame developer turned political theorist named Santiago Siri is trying to explain to me how his nonprofit startup, Democracy.Earth,… Continue reading

Macron calls for multilateralism in rebuttal to Trump’s isolationist UN speech

© AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the UN General Assembly on September 25. Video by FRANCE 24 Text by FRANCE 24  Latest update : 2018-09-26 French President Emmanuel Macron called for “dialogue and multilateralism” to resolve the world’s crises in a speech at the UN Tuesday delivered minutes after US… Continue reading

Walmart: Blockchain Food Tracking Test Results Are ‘Very Encouraging’

NEWS By Stan Higgins Jun 5, 2017 at 16:02 UTC  ( Global retail giant Walmart hosted a presentation on its work with blockchain during an annual investor event last week. The company began working with IBM and Tsinghua University of Beijing last year to test blockchain-based supply chain applications, with a… Continue reading