On Contact: Mainstream Environmental Movement Lies

On the show today, Chris Hedges discusses the lies and fantasies told by the mainstream environmental movement about how to solve the climate crisis with authors and activists Derrick Jensen and [...]

Controversy Mounts Over The Use Of Gunshot Detection Sensors

By Jim Daley, The Trace. -

On a humid afternoon in late August, dozens of activists gathered at an intersection in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to protest the Police Department’s use of ShotSpotter, the gunshot [...]

Drought-Stricken Communities Push Back Against Data Centers

By Olivia Solon, NBC News. -

On May 17, the City Council of Mesa, Arizona, approved the $800 million development of an enormous data center -- a warehouse filled with computers storing all of the photos, documents and other [...]

How Artificial Intelligence Depends on Low-Paid Workers

By Anita Slater, Tribune Magazine -

When thinking of AI futures, the classic sci-fi tropes tell us that machines will one day take over and replace humans, with robots rendering work as we know it obsolete: the outcome will either [...]

Report: Huawei Sanctions Would Destroy US Chip Industry

By Hispan TV, Orinoco Tribune. -

The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei plans to build its own manufacturing factories to face the US restrictions imposed against it with production lines with zero US components, according [...]

The State’s Use Of Technology: An Issue For The Movement

By Ben Carroll, Workers World. -

Data are everywhere. In 2020, technology is a ubiquitous part of everyday life for many workers in this country and around the world. We use social media and email to keep in touch with family [...]

Total System Failure Will Give Rise To New Economy

By Pepe Escobar, Information Clearinghouse. -

Nobody, anywhere, could have predicted what we are now witnessing: in a matter of only a few weeks the accumulated collapse of global supply chains, aggregate demand, consumption, investment, [...]

Emerging Technologies And Nuclear Risks

By Staff, Icanw.org -

Any use of nuclear weapons, either by intent, accident or miscalculation, will cause catastrophic humanitarian consequences, so it is critical that policymakers and the public understand the [...]

Co-ops: By The Community, For The Community

By Chad Rupe, Usda.gov -

At home, her family in Barnes County, N.D., often relied on a cell phone hotspot. However, their ability to access information was frequently constrained by their phone plan’s data limits. Tina [...]

The Hidden Military Use Of 5G Technology

By Manlio Dinucci, Telesurenglish.net -

While the earlier technologies were perfected to create ever more advanced smartphones, 5G is designed not only to improve their performance, but mainly to link digital systems which need [...]

Massachusetts State Police Becomes First Agency To Test Out Robot Dog

by Bill Galluccio, Jamn945.iheart.com -

The Massachusetts State Police have been quietly testing Boston Dynamics' robot dog named Spot and took it out into the field on two separate occasions. Boston Dynamics has been leasing Spot to a [...]

Meet The Activists Risking Prison To Film VR In Factory Farms

By Andy Greenberg, Wired.com -

As the truck speeds off, the three figures scramble quietly off the highway shoulder and into a terrain of scrub brush and jagged gullies. For the next 15 minutes, they walk down an unlit dirt [...]

Tax Gap Of Silicon Six Over $100 Billion So Far This Decade

By Staff, Fairtaxmark.net -

The Fair Tax Mark will later this week release a new report, The Silicon Six and their $100 billion global tax gap, which examines the tax conduct of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and [...]

Israeli Spyware: WhatsApp Hack Raises Global Fears

By Saikat Datta, Asiatimes.com -

In the middle of October this year, the world’s biggest messaging platform, WhatsApp, started sending out alerts to select users advising them that their security had been compromised. The [...]

The Hidden Costs Of High-Tech Surveillance In Schools

  By Priyam Madhukar, Brennancenter.org   -

The phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” has long been used to describe how schools respond to disciplinary problems with excessively stringent policies that create prison-like environments and [...]