Compulsory earthquake warnings are racist, Portland NAACP says

Protesters in Portland, Oregon, have rallied against a city policy demanding that owners of brick houses post warnings of potential collapse in case of an earthquake. Civil rights activists say the order targets black population. Dozens of activists led by Portland’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took to […]

France to bring back compulsory ‘national service’

The French authorities plan to re-introduce mandatory service by 2019, thus fulfilling one of the President Emmanuel Macron’s election promises. The measure is expected to affect 750,000 males and females aged 16 each year, according to the French media. The service would involve mandatory one-month training focused on “civic culture.” Apart from traditional military training […]

Uber will appeal compulsory English exam for London drivers

Uber continues to fight against an upcoming rule change that would force London drivers to pass an English language exam. Today, the ride-hailing company has won the right to appeal the requirement, originally proposed by Transport for London in March 2016, that all “gig economy” workers hold an English GCSE or, if they’re from a […]