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Internet: It’s all about Surveillance and little about Democracy

The Internet was, from its inception, financed and promoted by the Pentagon and Wall Street. One is tempted to miss the simpler and optimistic times before the internet was out of control, or perhaps, too much under the control of so few. In a manifesto published in September 2018, Tim Berners-Lee himself recognized that “despite all the good that we have achieved, the Internet has become an engine division ...Read full article...

Omni Surveillance: Artificial Intelligence stores consumer data to manipulate their choices

Companies turn to neurologists to get our attention on the Internet. The commercial giant Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, has a patent that discovers the mood of its customers simply by studying their faces. In this way, it aims to locate disgruntled buyers to present them with special attention. The Australian bank Westpac has a similar system, although it is focused on its staff so that the ...Read full article...

No society is free without Freedom of Speech

The US First Amendment affirms fundamental speech and media rights without which all others are threatened. No society is free without them. Eliminating them assures totalitarian rule. In her 1951 book, titled “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” Hannah Arendt said it’s “never content to rule by external means (alone)…(T)otalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within.” She called it dictatorship based on: “(1) an elaborate ...Read full article...

These are the causes for which men die earlier than women

When you hear someone talking about gender equality, they almost never talk about the risks men face just for the fact of being men. These risks are real, not a made-up illusion, as some people are inclined to think. In fact, men live fewer years than women. That is the reality. The question is: why? According to the World Health Organization, there is a combination of biological and social reasons ...Read full article...

NGOs decry strong opposition by National Governments

Repression is fashionable. It’s a trend. More and more countries pass laws that limit or impede the activity of organizations that defend human rights. Only in the last two years, the procedures have been started and at least 40 standards have been approved in this regard. This is what Amnesty International warns in the report Laws Designed to Silence, published this Thursday, of “a global attack against NGOs”. In ...Read full article...

Iran is cornered

The United States is preparing to organise the Greater Middle East without their troops. They will probably capitalise on the errors committed over the last five years by Iran in order to create a Judeo-Sunni military alliance, dubbed the « Arab NATO » by the Press, who will be sent to fight the Shiites. While the Pentagon is withdrawing from the « Greater Middle East » to invest in ...Read full article...

Science vs Empirical Evidence: The case of Cannabidiol

Science used to be key for humanity because it would base its conclusions on reason and evidence. However, for a while now, science has departed its very foundation; empirical evidence, to find conclusions that are unscientific, to say the least. Over the past few decades, as the pharmaceutical industry took over the business of telling people what was healthy and what was not, and after government agencies took their ...Read full article...

The re-establishment of colonial projects

One after the other, the French, Turkish and English have publicly declared the return of their colonial ambitions. We still need to know what form they will adopt in the 21st century. The French Empire For a decade we have been revealing the incongruity of the French desire to re-establish its authority over its old colonies. This was the logic behind the nomination by President Nicolas Sarkozy of Bernard ...Read full article...

This is how technology corrodes human freedom

We humans are piratable animals. For now, pirates are limited to analyzing external signals. Liberal democracy faces a double crisis. What most focuses attention is the well-known problem of authoritarian regimes. But new scientific discoveries and technological developments represent a much deeper challenge to the basic liberal ideal: human freedom. Liberalism has managed to survive, for centuries, many demagogues and autocrats who have tried to strangle freedom from outside. But ...Read full article...

The United States refuse to fight for the transnational financiers

The US withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan, as well as the resignation of General Mattis, attest to the upheaval that is shaking the current world order. The United States are no longer the leaders, either on the economic or the military stage. They refuse to keep fighting for the sole interests of the transnational financiers. The alliances that they used to lead will begin to unravel, but without their ...Read full article...

Not eating meat will create an economic and nutritional disaster

The conspiracy theory that eating meat destroys the planet contrasts with the reality of the nutritional imbalance that would result from limiting humans in the consumption of products of animal origin. It is not eating meat that causes damage to the environment, but rather, how it is produced, transported and sold. But meat has become a public target as more and more people advocate eating less meat to save ...Read full article...

UN Migration Accord: Behold the Collapse of Western Civilization

The invasion of millions of immigrants via the so-called U.N. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is the latest effort to collapse western civilization. Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Bulgaria will not sign the pact. Neither will the United States of America, whose President Donald Trump, took the country out of a preliminary version last year. Mr. Trump explained that many provisions in the accord are ...Read full article...

When you want to sanction States, you call them “terrorists”

The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organised is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations – these are weapons of war, designed for killing. or his visit to Moscow on 8 ...Read full article...

Obesity epidemic hits children as young as 3 years old

The US Department of Health has published its new recommendations on physical exercise and for the first time in history it includes the youngest members. The new document advises that children between three and six years do at least three hours of daily physical activity. It is not the first time that these recommendations are issued in the world. Although it is the first time they are issued as ...Read full article...

African status as the world’s technological dump threatens human health

One of the largest open-air dumps for technology products is located in Ghana, where people’s blood is contaminated with poisonous residues. There are people, including minors, who work there burning trash all the time to recover valuable materials or objects that could be reused. That high tech dump is not the only one that exists in developing countries, as reports and journalistic works claim. Most of the waste that ...Read full article...