DINNER PARTY INTEL: After #RhodesMustFall
Cambridge University has commissioned a study into its links with slavery
1. After #RhodesMustFall Cambridge University has commissioned a study into its links with slavery. "It is only right that Cambridge should look into its own exposure to the profits of coerced labour," says vice-chancellor Stephen Toope. The probe comes amid growing questions about slavery’s legacy at UK and US universities. Oxford has had protests over a Cecil Rhodes statue. "We cannot change the past but nor should we ... hide from it," says Toope. The study "is just as interested in the way scholars at the university helped shape public and political opinion, supporting, reinforcing and sometimes contesting racial attitudes which are repugnant in the 21st century". Symbolic reparations will be considered.
2. Dark net swoop "Wall Street Market", the world’s second-largest dark net site for illegal drugs, stolen data and malicious software, has been taken down. German police arrested three suspects in western Germany, while the FBI detained two alleged drug dealers in Los Ang...