Category Archives: Geo-Politics

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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Surveillance Capitalism

Old news about “surveillance capitalism”– but interesting reading (particularly if you care about free will and democracy), based upon an NPR driveway moment I had today. -cPaul https://theconversation.com/the-price-of-connection-surveillance-capitalism-64124

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Leading From Behind

It’s time for the USA to give up silly notion of being leader of the “free world”. Number 45 is the latest in a string of ideological straw men pushed onto the dais by a cabal of corporate shills, self-serving … Continue reading

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What does the world think of America?

by Simon Torkington | World Economic Forum The United States is the world’s largest economy and has the mightiest military force on the planet. The US president is routinely referred to as the most powerful person in the world.But is … Continue reading

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The Myth of American Exceptionalism

The idea that the United States is uniquely virtuous may be comforting to Americans. Too bad it’s not true. BY STEPHEN M. WALT | Financial Post

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The Great Divide

The Great Divide Your War Profiteers at Work (Compiled from material by the Centers for Corporate Policy and Public Interest, and posted by claudialong on Nov 22) If you really want to get a sense of what the Iraq ‘war’ … Continue reading

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Severe shortages might spark ‘water wars’

Severe shortages might spark ‘water wars’ by MARGARET MUNRO | CanWest News Service Severe water shortages loom in many regions of the world, including the Canadian Prairies, say scientists who warn one-sixth of Earth’s population relies on water from glaciers … Continue reading

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Making the World Safer…for Nukes

By Dave Lindorff | Counterpunch The Bush administration has dug itself–and all of us—into an incredible hole when it comes to Iran. It is also doing its level best to move the nuclear doomsday clock to midnight. First we have … Continue reading

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The war on terror is coming home  

By Ben Tripp | SmirkingChimp.com Terrorism is the new black. It will remain in fashion until the War on Terror ends. Two things have been proven by this so-called ‘War on Terror’, an idea that from its outset was as … Continue reading

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Would-Be Nation-Builders Hunt for Land

  By MATT CRENSON, AP National Writer NEW YORK – Gregory Green is between countries these days. In 1994 he founded The New Free State of Caroline, a small nation-state based on a speck of coral in the middle of … Continue reading

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