Throughout the ages, especially since the industrial revolution, patents have prevented social development. I know — this is a bold relative statement which demands some clarification.
olympricks politicus games under the thumb of the USA... may as well declare the USA medal count winner now.
Iraq war criminals deserve to be prosecuted. Britain’s Chilcot report is only the most recent example of a worthy cause needing to be addressed. But in 1979, long before false intelligence was used to justify the Iraq war, a heinous war crime was committed against Afghanistan by President’s Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Australia was built on the genocide of Aboriginal people. The ideology to justify this removed any trace of humanity from Aboriginal people and spawned a whole industry of racism, a racism that enabled the theft of Aboriginal land and the murder of the people. As capitalism developed in Australia this racism tied working class Australians to their white bosses.
On the 19th of July 2016, Trump appears on the cover of the New York Post — like the ghostly image of a Clever Chaser on the TV game show "Chase" — the popular game of knowledge (mixed with rubbish trivia).
One should realise that the days of Trump are far from over. This is a very clever cover designed to make the average punter's mini-brain tweak subconsciously to the association: Trump is a formidable resource of whatever.
Mrs Aphra Behn (1670)
In the space of a mere eight years, the former US Federal Reserve Bank Chair Ben Bernanke has managed to achieve what Lenin could barely conceive. He's convinced the US, the UK, Japan and Europe to embark on a revolutionary journey to completely subvert free market instincts, writes Ian Verrender.
Mad men in power use mad men amongst the rank of decent folks to sow terror and fear. This is not new. Even the scale of the damage is not knew. What could be new is the size of disinformation needed to sustain the madness.
The public release Friday afternoon of a section of the Congressional report on the 9/11 attacks, which had been kept secret for 13 years, has provided fresh evidence of a deliberate coverup of the role played, not only by the Saudi government, but US intelligence agencies themselves, in facilitating the attacks and then covering up their real roots.
Less than a day after becoming the U.K.’s unelected leader, Prime Minister Theresa May closed the government’s climate change office, a move instantly condemned as “shocking” and “plain stupid.”
‘Democracy, freedom and the rule of law’ have no value, Erdogan says