Street battle: the activists fighting to save their neighbourhood from the tech giants

Facebook, Google and Amazon have not just colonised the internet: their hubs, campuses and offices are taking over huge sections of cities around the world. But campaigners from New York to Toronto and Berlin are fighting back Its a challenge out here. The way the tech companies are building and increasing their size is just pricing people out. Families who have been here for generations cant afford to be here any more. Theyre being pushed off into rural areas anywhere from an hour to two and a half hours away. JT Faraji is a 43-year-old artist who lives with his family in East Palo Alto, the northern California city on the edge of Silicon Valley. Just a stones throw away, …

Mind the gender pay gap: Berlin women to get public transport discount

Gender-specific Frauenticket will be 21% cheaper than usual and available on 18 March in stunt to flag German pay gap Women travelling on Berlins metro, buses or trams will pay 21% less than men next Monday in a stunt to boost the visibility of Germanys gaping gender pay gap. The citys public transport operator, BVG, said its Frauenticket will be available on 18 March only, to mark Equal Pay Day in Germany. Under the slogan Mind the pay gap, it said its cut-price ticket was intended to flag the 21% difference between men and womens average earnings, one of the biggest gender pay gaps in Europe. You have to speak out when people are treated differently for no reason, the …