Science and Technology

06.04.2018

Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era

Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era

Rohan Deb Roy, University of Reading for The Conversation Sir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the malaria that so often killed English colonists in the country, and in December 1899 he gave a… »

04.04.2018

The Isolation of Julian Assange Must Stop

The Isolation of Julian Assange Must Stop

We call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech. by NOAM CHOMSKY, CHRIS HEDGES, JOHN PILGER, ET AL. First published on Counterpunch April 2, 2018.   If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a… »

31.03.2018

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

ADAM RAMSAY 28 March 2018 for openDemocracy You can’t understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal until you understand what its parent company does The Gulf War Did Not Take Place”. This audacious claim was made by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in March 1991, only… »

22.03.2018

Money rules the world – but who rules money?

Money rules the world – but who rules money?

Berne – The referendum campaign for the Sovereign Money Initiative is being presented in Berne today. The people bringing the initiative put a question to the Swiss voters: Who should be allowed to create our Swiss francs? Private commercial banks like UBS and CS… »

20.03.2018

China irons out high-altitude jet fighter engine faults to boost defenses against India

China irons out high-altitude jet fighter engine faults to boost defenses against India

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Chinese military releases video of aircraft on smooth runs in country’s mountainous southwest, suggesting advances to problem-plagued AL-31F engines, South China Morning Post has reported. Footage of Chinese warplanes on drills in the country’s mountainous southwest suggest the military has overcome engine problems plaguing the… »

18.03.2018

How Facebook data was used to influence US elections (and Brexit?)

How Facebook data was used to influence US elections (and Brexit?)

New reports reveal how pro-Trump firm Cambridge Analytica ‘exploited’ Facebook to harvest data of 50 million users “This story is a devastating tale of how personal data and massive, unaccountable technology platforms combined with malevolent political interests to subvert the public sphere. Facebook owes us the truth.” by Jake… »

14.03.2018

Stephen Hawking Dies With Warnings On Climate Change

Stephen Hawking Dies With Warnings On Climate Change

By Dr Vivek Kumar Srivastava Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), British genius, the leading most scientist in all the spheres in contemporary time with focus on astrophysics has left the planet earth. A man with severe body debility, he contracted ALS, a form of motor neurone disease when he was about 21… »

12.03.2018

On World Wide Web’s 29th birthday, its inventor warns of threats to digital rights

On World Wide Web’s 29th birthday, its inventor warns of threats to digital rights

“The fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponize the web,” warns British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams  On the 29th anniversary of the founding of the World Wide Web, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee—the… »

10.03.2018

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

By Andre Damon In another milestone in the growing integration between the military-intelligence complex and Silicon Valley, Google’s parent company Alphabet has confirmed that it has provided software to identify targets used in the illegal US government drone murder program. Since initiating its drone assassination program in 2009, the United… »

02.03.2018

Putin’s State of the Union

Putin’s State of the Union

The military/security complex and the neoconservative ideology of US world hegemony have proved sufficiently powerful to prevent President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. If push comes to shove, how can any country hosting US ABMs, US nuclear weapons,… »

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