Chemical Revolution was unearthed in the spring of 2019 in an operation that could have come from the script of a crime thriller: With undercover investigators and fake drug purchases; with insiders who collaborated with the police; with international networks and a young German principal offender who controlled the fate of the drug empire from the holiday island of Mallorca. And with perpetrators who did not know each other personally, but only their online pseudonyms and nicknames, as prosecutor Bussweiler points out. … [Read more...] about Darknet: ‘Chemical Revolution’ drug dealers go on trial
New York’s antitrust laws currently require two players to collaborate in a conspiracy to conduct anticompetitive behavior such as price setting. In other cases companies may underprice products to the point where they are even incurring a loss just to drive others out of the market – anticompetitive behavior that New York’s laws would currently struggle to prosecute. … [Read more...] about New York unveils landmark antitrust bill that makes it easier to sue tech giants
Hi Matthew! Very perceptive of you. The Axios reporter with the furrowed brow and comically perplexed expression is Jonathan Swan, a former Sydney Morning Herald journalist. After making his name as a political reporter here in Australia, Swan moved to the US in 2014 to work as a Congressional aide as part of an academic fellowship. Since then he’s worked as a reporter at The Hill before moving to Axios in 2016. Since the Trump interview he has become a hugely popular meme thanks to his quizzical response to the president’s insistence the US was doing better than any other country in tackling Covid-19. … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Swan, the reporter who grilled Trump? And what do kangaroos have to do with it?
Why does coronavirus kill more men than women? Around the world, men in every age bracket are dying from coronavirus at higher rates than women. Men have accounted for 71% of Covid-19 deaths in Italy, for example. And in Spain twice as many men as women have died. Nobody is entirely sure what’s causing this gender gap. Biology, lifestyle and behaviour probably all play a role but we won’t know what the balance is until sex-disaggregated data is more widely available. … [Read more...] about Why has the media ignored sexual assault and misbehaviour allegations against Biden?
My mixed-race daughter, who has my Japanese and white ancestry, is Black. Her father, my husband, was born in Jamaica, raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where he was slammed on the hoods of police cars by cops when he was a kid playing tag with his friends in the streets. He was harassed so often for “fitting the description of a suspect” that his mom, fed up after the last time she sent him out for milk and police stopped him, filled out a scholarship application for a boarding school in Connecticut. When he was accepted, she sent him away at 14. “I didn’t want anyone to take him away from me at that age,” she told me. “Man, those policemen were a pain in my neck, you hear me?” … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later