As technology allows machines to make their own decisions, warfare will become bloodier – and less accountable. –George Monbiot Relatively little has appeared in the mainstream media about recent drone warfare. Following 9/11, the development and use of drones has been a major military goal for both the U.S. and the U.K. A prime justification […]
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Hezbollah confirms sending drone into Israeli airspace Sayyed Nasrallah: Drone Is Ours, It Won’t Be the Last… October 11, 2012 by occupiedpalestine Note occpal: This post will be updated with the transcript and video of the speech as soon as available. Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah (file photo) PRESSTV | Thu Oct […]
The Jerusalem Post reported a religious call from a rabbi who declared the I-Phone “impure”: I wrote about this story only two days ago, speculating on the eventual outcome. “A rabbi in Bnei Brak, known as “the preacher of uprightness,” invited dozens of his students to an iPhone-smashing ceremony at a synagogue in the city’s […]
In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss tuning in, dropping out and the modern day opting out. They also talk about ‘high value’ customers being fast tracked at Heathrow in the name of expediency; while in the US poor people are fast tracked into a private debt collectors’ kickback scheme with the help […]
This article by Paul Rogers was originally published at www.opendemocracy.net under a Creative Commons licence. * * * *There are striking connections across decades and enmities in the evolving methods of armed warfare. In particular, non-state actors will soon be deploying versions of the armed-drones now wielded by western powers. * * * * The […]
Once every few decades, one can enjoy a rare moment of intellectual delight, when something suspected right during the entire period but that was opposed to mainstream views, is found to be true. Many years ago, I was performing my third rotational research at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Since the establishment is interdisciplinary in […]
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I have written over the years about the encroaching surveillance state, the spread of CCTV and the increasing use of drones in our skies. When the North East of England introduced talking CCTV cameras that could bark orders at passing pedestrians in 2008, I thought that we were fast approaching the reductio ad absurdum point — and indeed this subject has raised a wry laugh from audiences […]
The Unbearable Speed of Modern Times New level of deterrence achieved There aren’t many reasons for praising the violent epoch we live in; the most violent states in human history claim being egalitarian and kind, while in fact they persecute everybody daring to efficiently criticize them. Their violent presidents receive Peace Nobel Prizes and congratulate […]
This article by Jack Serle was orignially published on The Bureau Of Investigative Journalism website under a Creative Commons License * * * * The military drones that maraud the skies from Afghanistan to Somalia are increasingly catching the public’s attention. The US’ supposedly secret war rarely seems to leave the news pages. But are […]
After years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, infiltrating groups and eavesdropping on conversations across the northeastern United States, the New York City Police Department has admitted its secret Demographics Unit failed to yield a single terrorism investigation or even a single lead. In the years following the Sept. 11 attacks, the NYPD secretly infiltrated Muslim […]
Singapore is a modern country famous for being very clean and tidy. Now it has gained a new comparative advantage. It has developed what it calls the high tech garden. What is new in Singapore’s modern skyline are super trees — high tech organic shapes that stretch way up into the sky. The super trees […]
by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho The release of radioactivity from Fukushima is at least as great as from Chernobyl, and a humanitarian disaster on the scale of Chernobyl needs to be averted by acknowledging the truth and taking responsibility for mitigating measures. Regulators seriously economical with the truth “Few people will develop cancer as a consequence of […]
After the failed cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities by the so-called Stuxnet computer worm in 2010, the appearance of a new super virus has raised many questions about the reliability of anti viruses that are commonly used worldwide. The malware “Flame” was detected in Iran after targeting the country’s oil networks just last month.
Israel’s Vice PM Ya’alon Practically Admits Responsibility for Flame Worm On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Israel’s Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon made official comments during an interview to Israel’s Army Radio on the involvement of Israel in the development and deployment of Flame, a computer worm that on the same day was blamed for a […]
This is an imaginary e-mail: Hi Cindy, Sorry for the DELAY in my RESPONSE to you but it’s been a DISASTER month for me, SICK with an INFECTION, with SYMPTOMS of FOOD POISONING from a PORK dish I ate in a MEXICAN diner. Turns out the diner had had a POWER OUTAGE, their fridge went […]