KU Leuven urges students to point to acts of racism

KU Leuven urges students to point to acts of racism

Rector of Ku Leuven Luke Sels intends to send an e-mail to all students enrolled in the new academic year. It will invite them to indicate incidents of racism to the university authorities. This is one of three policies decided by the university after the controversy relating to the extreme right organization, Schild & Vrienden. Students may denounce such incidents at the point of contact for transgressive behaviour. Luc Sels explains, “This platform not only covers incidents of a sexual nature, but also racist and hateful messages, threatening the integrity…

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“Ryanair’s biggest strike in history” is scheduled for September 28

“Ryanair’s biggest strike in history” is scheduled for September 28

Various European unions representing Ryanair flight attendants have called for the “largest strike in history” of the Irish low-cost airline after their meeting in Brussels. They decided to do it on September 28. Organizations also threaten to shut down on a monthly basis until they are heard. The movement is expected to affect Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Other countries, such as Germany, could still join the movement. The CNE, which calls on Belgian pilots to join it, estimates that 80% of flights in Charleroi should be affected…

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The European Parliament opposes ” killer robots”

The European Parliament opposes ” killer robots”

The European Parliament adopted a resolution this week in Strasbourg calling for the prohibition of weapons not held back by significant human control in the selection and attack of targets. Certain countries and industries are developing systems of autonomous lethal weapons, also known as “killer robots.” These include missiles that are able to select their targets, or learning machines with cognitive skills allowing them to decide whom to attack, when, and where. “The machines cannot make decisions like men do,” for it is still human responsibility to make life or…

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