Archiv: bans


30.07.2021 - 14:57 [ Common Dreams ]

‚Historic Victory‘: Bayer to End US Residential Sales of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides

While calling the announcement „an important victory to protect the health of Americans,“ Kendra Klein, senior scientist at Friends of the Earth, stressed that „action on this toxic weedkiller can’t wait until 2023. Major home and garden retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s must lead the industry by ending the sales of Roundup immediately.“

23.07.2020 - 21:41 [ theHill.com ]

Portland City Council bans local police from working with federal law enforcement

The measure, which was passed on Wednesday, orders all members of the Portland Police Department to stop giving or receiving „operational support“ from officers representing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Marshal Service, Federal Protective Service and Customs and Border Protection, according to local news reports. Under the resolution, police are also banned from overseeing demonstrations alongside federal officers.

26.12.2019 - 00:24 [ Beyond Pesticides ]

France Withdraws Approval of 36 Glyphosate-Based Weed Killer Products

In 2018, six ministers of agriculture or environment from France, Belgium, Greece, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Malta signed a letter to EU officials asking for the EU executive to conduct a study and investigate alternatives. They asked for an “exit plan” from the use of glyphosate-based products.

16.05.2019 - 16:01 [ Aaron Peskin, San Francisco Supervisor ‏/ Twitter ]

The success of San Francisco’s #FacialRecognition ban is owed to a vast grassroots coalition that has advocated for similar policies around the Bay Area for years. Thanks to @ACLU_NorCal @SecureJustice @CAIRSFBA @ColorOfChange @mediajustice and so many others who fought for this.

16.05.2019 - 15:56 [ TicToc by Bloomberg / Twitter ]

„It’s psychologically unhealthy,“ says Supervisor @AaronPeskin San Francisco has become the first U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition tech

18.04.2018 - 16:07 [ Techdirt ]

In Trying To Ban Telegram, Russia Breaks The Internet

Russia’s war on encryption and privacy has reached an entirely new level of ridiculous. We’ve noted for a while how Putin’s government has been escalating its war on encrypted services and VPNs in the misguided hope of keeping citizens from dodging government surveillance. But things escalated dramatically when the Russian government demanded that encrypted messaging app Telegram hand over its encryption keys to the FSB. After Telegram refused, a Russian court banned the app entirely last Friday, and the Russian government began trying to actually implement it this week.