Asia Times: Migration and geopolitics: the Belarus-Poland border crisis

It is crucial to cut through the hype and posturing to ensure this crisis does not escalate into dangerous conflict By ALFRED DE ZAYAS And ADRIEL KASONTA

Fake news and fake law make it difficult to understand the highly politicized migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, in the Balkans and on the border between Poland and Belarus.

Asia Times: Migration and geopolitics: the Belarus-Poland border crisis

Apple is sticking taxpayers with part of the bill for rollout of tech giant’s digital ID card

Apple is sticking taxpayers with part of the bill for rollout of tech giant’s digital ID card

The agreement, obtained through public record requests from CNBC and other sources, mostly portrays Apple as having a high degree of control over the government agencies responsible for issuing identification cards.

Apple has “sole discretion” for key aspects of the program, including what types of devices will be compatible with the digital IDs, how states are required to report on the performance of the effort, and when the program is launched, according to the documents. Apple even gets to review and approve the marketing that states are required to do.

Covid hit the working class hardest, but the traditional Left is deaf to their problems. Enter the populist Left

Covid hit the working class hardest, but the traditional Left is deaf to their problems. Enter the populist Left

A real Left would have redirected this anger at the profiteers and politicians who failed the workers, giving them only crumbs in the form of stimulus payments. A worker-focused Left would argue for the appropriation of corporate delivery systems like Amazon for basic necessities if they wanted people to stay home, end evictions, protect wages, support those who continued to work, and much more. None of that happened, but at least Mr. Potato Head is now gender neutral. Tell that to the next class reductionist who wants to be protected from eviction!