Global Immigration

“Judge says US must seek consent to medicate immigrant kids” – Associated Press

“A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. government must seek consent before administering psychotropic drugs to immigrant children held at a Texas facility. U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee in Los Angeles issued a ruling that the federal government violated portions of a longstanding settlement governing the treatment of immigrant children caught crossing the border.” Read More

“Polémique en Italie après qu’un navire a reconduit des migrants en Libye” – Le Monde

“Des ONG et des politiques italiens ont accusé, mardi 31 juillet, un navire commercial italien d’avoir enfreint le droit international en reconduisant en Libye 108 migrants secourus dans les eaux internationales. Le ravitailleur Asso Ventotto a récupéré ces migrants sur un canot lundi soir à environ 60 milles nautiques au nord-ouest de Tripoli, selon son parcours sur les sites de suivi du trafic maritime.” Lire la suite

“Forget the wall already, it’s time for the U.S. to have open borders” – USA Today

“President Donald Trump’s recent tweets against open borders come as no surprise. Indeed, even fervent immigration advocates worry that open borders would lower the wages of low-skilled natives, erode national security, and overburden the social safety net. Trump doubled down, tweeting that he would be “willing to ‘shut down’ government” unless Congress approves funding for a border wall with Mexico.” Read More

Tech

“Facebook Has Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign” – New York Times

“Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages that are believed to be engaging in political activity ahead of November’s midterm elections, according to three people briefed on the matter.” Read More

“Thousands download 3D-printed gun designs” – BBC Tech

“Blueprints for 3D-printed guns, published online four days early amid last-minute attempts to ban them, have been downloaded thousands of times. The designs were not due to be made public until Wednesday, following a ruling from the US Justice Department.” Read More

“MoviePass’ latest survival plan: increase prices, gut first-run movie access” – The Verge

“July has not been good for MoviePass, the embattled all-you-can-watch movie ticket subscription service. The company ran out of money and shut down for a night last week. It’s compensated by shutting people out of popular movies like Mission: Impossible — Fallout.” Read More

Entertainment

“Box-Office Milestone: ‘Incredibles 2’ Crosses $1B Globally” – Hollywood Reporter

“Disney’s and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 has jumped the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. It is the seventh animated film to achieve the milestone, including five titles from Disney, not adjusted for inflation. And Incredibles 2 is the fourth title of 2018 to join the billion-dollar club so far after Disney’s and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, and Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Read More

“Latino Leaders Call For Paramount Boycott Over “Dismal” Hiring Of Latinos In Films” – Deadline

“Paramount Pictures was singled out today by Hispanic leaders for its “dismal numbers” in the hiring of Latino and Latina actors, writers and directors. Speaking at a news conference in Pasadena, leaders of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the National Latino Media Council called for the public to join them in a boycott to force the studio to sign a Memorandum of Understanding “detailing how they are going to solve their Latino exclusion problem.” Read More

“Found Family: How Odd Future Changed Everything” – Pitchfork

“The roots of internet rap as we know it today were largely put down about a decade ago. At that time, Soulja Boy was dancing his way from YouTube to the Billboard charts to the history books with the release of “Crank That,” while Lil B was speeding up rap’s rate of consumption with his prolific output. Concurrently, Odd Future were forming around their de facto leader, Tyler, the Creator.” Read More

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