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Australian military quietly releases reform plan to address ‘serious & systemic’ failings exposed by Afghanistan war crimes report

Last November, the Brereton inquiry found sufficient credible evidence to allege that 25 Australian soldiers were involved in the murder of 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners. Recommending a criminal investigation, it warned of a “warrior culture” within the country’s special forces, and of “the clique of non-commissioned officers who propagated …

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Russia calls for reform of UN Security Council: Lavrov says West has ‘excessive representation’ and it should include more nations

Writing for Moscow daily Kommersant, Lavrov said Western nations had too much power on the United Nations Security Council, and the proposed limitations would democratize international relations. The Security Council, made up of 15 countries, includes five permanent members: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. There …

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Reckoning for Big Tech? US tech reform group calls for ban on invasive ‘surveillance ads’ ahead of Congress disinformation hearing

A broad coalition of privacy and civil rights groups, consumer protection and antitrust advocates on Monday demanded a ban on the practice of “surveillance advertising” by tech giants, striking at the core of a “toxic” business model they said was “undermining democracy.”  Nearly 40 organizations have called for reforms to …

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