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Amazon, Microsoft and Google compete for Pentagon Cloud warfighter project

By Will Morrow Source: WSWS.org Amazon, Microsoft and Google are competing to secure a multi-billion-dollar Department of Defense contract to build and oversee the US military’s Cloud computing infrastructure, which will be used to control every aspect of the Pentagon’s … Continue reading

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Identity Theft and the Body’s Disappearance

By Robert Bohm Source: The Hampton Institute “What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination?” – Allen Ginsberg from his poem “ Howl “ Identity theft, at least the most familiar … Continue reading

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No Need To Wait – Dystopia Is Almost Upon Us

Source: TruePublica Microsoft’s CEO has warned the technology industry against creating a dystopian future, the likes of which have been predicted by authors including George Orwell and Aldous Huxley. Satya Nadella kicked off the the company’s 2017 Build conference with … Continue reading

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THE MONOPOLIZATION OF AMERICA: The biggest economic problem you’re hearing almost nothing about

By Robert Reich Source: Nation of Change Not long ago I visited some farmers in Missouri whose profits are disappearing. Why? Monsanto alone owns the key genetic traits to more than 90 percent of the soybeans planted by farmers in … Continue reading

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Disarming the Weapons of Mass Distraction

By Madeleine Bunting Source: Rise Up Times “Are you paying attention?” The phrase still resonates with a particular sharpness in my mind. It takes me straight back to my boarding school, aged thirteen, when my eyes would drift out the … Continue reading

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A 2% Financial Wealth Tax Would Provide A $12,000 Annual Stipend To Every American Household

Careful analysis reveals a number of excellent arguments for the implementation of a Universal Basic Income. By Paul Buchheit Source: Nation of Change It’s not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and … Continue reading

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The Singular Pursuit of Comrade Bezos

By Malcolm Harris Source: Medium It was explicitly and deliberately a ratchet, designed to effect a one-way passage from scarcity to plenty by way of stepping up output each year, every year, year after year. Nothing else mattered: not profit, … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans

(Editor’s note: on this 36th anniversary of the passing of Philip K. Dick, it seems an appropriate time to note the relevance of his work to our current dystopia as Henry Farrell does in the following essay. Unfortunately the author … Continue reading

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