... 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