... of Anti-China Demonstrations by Floyd Rudmin Common Dreams (April 14 2008) We hear that Tibetans suffer "demographic aggression" and "cultural genocide". But we do not hear those terms applied to Spanish and French policies toward the Basque minority. We do not hear those terms applied to the US annexation of the Kingdom of Hawaii … Continue reading The Hypocrisy and Danger …
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to alter a key provision of Japan's constitution to lift the country's seventy-year ban on foreign deployments. by Tim Shorrock The Nation (July 27 2015) Over the last month, Japan has been shaken by the largest anti-war demonstrations since the late 1960s, when millions of students, workers, and ordinary citizens … Continue reading Could Japan Become America’s New Proxy Army?
With Me in It by Andy Greenberg Wired (July 21 2015) I was driving seventy miles per hour on the edge of downtown Saint Louis when the exploit began to take hold. Though I hadn't touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat … Continue reading Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway
... It's Cyberwarfare People underestimate what cyberwarfare can do, but as the infrastructure of all our countries is run over the internet now, an attack on them could make society collapse within days, says Annie Machon, former MI5 agent. RT.com / Op-Edge (July 24 2015) Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the … Continue reading Frontline of the Battle is Not Tanks or Planes …
Cyber-criminals could target driverless vehicles, cause chaos Driverless vehicles will require tough protection from hackers attempting to hijack them and create chaos on Britain's roads, cyber security experts warn. RT.com (November 21 2014) Autonomous cars, such as Google's self-driving vehicle, could curb road deaths by ruling out the dangers of common human errors. But the … Continue reading Car Hacked
Take Ibuprofen and Die by Mike Whitney CounterPunch (July 24 2015) Today we know that the risk of heart attack and stroke may occur early in treatment, even in the first weeks ... "There is no period of use shown to be without risk", says Judy Racoosin, MD, MPH, deputy director of FDA's Division of … Continue reading Picked Out a Coffin Yet?
Civilization and Barbarism by John Michael Greer The Archdruid Report (July 15 2015) One of the oddities of the writer's life is the utter unpredictability of inspiration. There are times when I sit down at the keyboard knowing what I have to write, and plod my way though the day's allotment of prose in much … Continue reading The Cimmerian Hypothesis, Part One
Report Says Hackers Can Hijack Almost Any Car RT.com (February 09 2015) Almost all automobiles sold today contain systems that can potentially be compromised by hackers, a United States Senator warns, but automakers appear largely unaware of the implications, according to his report. Senator Ed Markey (Democrat, Massachusetts) is calling on the world's automobile makers … Continue reading Automakers Stumped
... Over Remote Hack Vulnerability RT.com (July 25 2015) Just days after hackers demonstrated that they could remotely access Jeep Cherokee's electronic entertainment system, control cars while engines are running, or even crash one, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled some 1.4 million vehicles for a software update. The recall announced on Friday involves a broad … Continue reading 1.4 million Vehicles Recalled …
"Radiation will wash down from mountains, forests into other lands" RT.com /Op-Edge (July 23 2015) It's impossible to even slightly decontaminate the area damaged by the Fukushima nuclear disaster because of the mountains and dense forests in that region, says Mycle Schneider, independent analyst on energy and nuclear policy. Tokyo's preparing to declare some parts … Continue reading Fukushima Nuclear Disaster