“This ‘initiative’ is greenwash, topped with more greenwash, garnished with blockchain,” said one expert.
A Bitcoin mine run by a Canadian company is the newest power customer in Navajo Nation, where many residents live without basic utilities.
Blockchain technologies bring surveillance and political pressures, undermine local sovereignty, and create resource allocation controls on recipients.
Evictions usually happen behind closed doors and individually. That is slowly changing.
The proposed legislation is seen by advocates as a direct attack on tenants organizing to fight back against landlords and a system that is stacked against them.
So what happens now?
As COVID-19 exacerbates the homelessness crisis facing many cities, volunteers are stepping up to help—and being met with pushback from officials.
Toronto police have taken a lax approach to traffic enforcement, despite an increase in pedestrian and cyclist deaths this decade. No wonder a PR stunt to catch speeding cyclists rubbed many people the wrong way.
Many provinces have banned evictions during the coronavirus pandemic, but not Alberta, where United Conservative Party MLA Drew Barnes is a landlord with many properties.
The Canadian indie band is calling it quits after a decade-plus of DIY stunts and lots and lots of confetti.
One street-level dealer says the testing allows him to track which suppliers are cutting their product.