Category Archives: Geo-Politics

What happens when the internet vanishes?

Governments and enemies alike know the power of the “off switch” for silencing opposition and fomenting unrest. How vulnerable are we, individually and collectively? – cPaul By Joe Tidy & Becky Dale | 25 February 2020 | BBC News As … Continue reading

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How the United States re-branded as “America”

by Tom Dunn via BOINGBOING NPR’s Throughline had a great recent episode about what’s essentially the branding of the American Empire. Host Rund Abdelfatah speaks with Daniel Immerwahr, a history professor at Northwestern University, who the changing ways that America has identified … Continue reading

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Maps Paint a Dark Future for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

by Yessenia Funes | Gizmodo The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last pristine landscapes in America. Tucked along the northern border of Alaska and Canada, the nearly 20 million acres of wilderness is home to a variety … Continue reading

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The USA is NOT Energy Independent

A few of my American friends who are currently cheering the Trump-Administration have crowed on Trump’s declaration that the USA is energy independent, a talking-point that Trump re-claimed at the recent State of the Union Address. That does not jive … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Y’All in the USA Get Along? (A Perspective From a Canadian)

If we here in Canada appear to be anti- or pro-Trump, it should not be assumed that our opinions are formed in a vacuum or without discerning the news. It may come as a surprise that many of us are … Continue reading

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Oh, for f’cks sake…

Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight 2020 Doomsday Clock AnnouncementWashington, D.C. • January 23, 2020 From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: “Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by … Continue reading

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Nations dawdle on agreeing rules to control ‘killer robots’ in future wars

by Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries are rapidly developing “killer robots” – machines with artificial intelligence (AI) that independently kill – but are moving at a snail’s pace on agreeing global rules over their use … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky Interview at TruthOut: “The USA is a Rogue State“

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Here’s what could be lost if Trump bombs Iran’s cultural treasures

Yes, there’s a lot wrong with the track of the Iran government’s hard-line policies, especially those related to Israel. However, the American powers that be seem to believe it’s time to take the “civil” out of western-civilization. Folks, the international … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism: Tarnished, and Dim

The concept of a “shining city on a hill” has been invoked in modern times by politicians, from JFK to Ted Cruz. “A City upon a Hill” is a concept from a New Testament account of the Sermon on the … Continue reading

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