Monthly Archives: August 2016

The old stuff gets broken faster than the new stuff is put in its place. Ancient social bargains, once disrupted, can neither be mended nor quickly replaced, since any such bargain takes decades to solidify.

I have noticed lately that I have no hope in terms of the story I used to tell myself about society, but I have some small scraps of hope in terms of new stories. When you grow up, you have … Continue reading

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Hydraulic despotism: why governments want people to depend on governments for drinking water

Growing in number and spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is swiftly gaining strength ahead of a federal hearing on the controversial project. Support has spread across the country, and thousands have descended on the … Continue reading

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Israeli crackers use computer security exploits to attack human rights activists

August 24, 2016 Categories: Bill Marczak, John Scott-Railton, Reports and Briefings Authors: Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton,  Senior Researchers at the Citizen Lab, with the assistance of the research team at Lookout Security. Media coverage: The New York Times, Motherboard, … Continue reading

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We got a thousand balls of flame for the Orlov man; We got a kinder, gentler social media ban

I had wanted to post about Muslim problems from a blog, but somehow, some self-appointed censor got the blog blocked. The relevantlink – maybe someone else can get through – is this: The Islamic State responds to Pope Francis: “We … Continue reading

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Paul Craig Roberts wrote about socialized medicine and privatized prisons

How many Americans know that America has privatized prisons, the shares of which are listed on stock exchanges? Free market ideologues provided cover for corrupt Republican politicians to divert taxpayers’ hard-earned money to favored political insiders with the false claim … Continue reading

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