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Anil Eklavya: Weaponizable Technologies

Weapon are devices That can harm people Can also harm property But that’s less important   Weapons are technologies Not necessarily physical As in the Foucauldian sense   In that sense, They can also Harm society And culture, Civilizations Humanity itself   And, More importantly The very idea of What humanity is   In the Read more…

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Dave Markland: Yelling Past Each Other Part 2

Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal rebutted In Part 1 we saw how Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal’s article examining the speakers’ roster of the Socialism 2019 conference in Chicago elicited an unhelpful reply from the editors of New Politics, which had been one of the sponsors of that event. Turning to the Norton-Blumenthal (N-B) article Read more…

Anil Eklavya: Punishment Determines Crime

Crime and punishment Are highly correlated   Humanity doesn’t need to live In the chains of causality The final frontier for humanity   Causality requires us to understand The whole continuous bi-directional Network of effects and their causes   Therefore,   To free humanity from the chains Of complicated tangled causality Punishment determines the crime Read more…

Anil Eklavya: A Great Lesson from History

One of my favourite lessons from History, now in the form of a three part documentary: Of course, it is not just about alcohol (or any other intoxicant). It is about any moral, ethical or legal issue. It is about unintended consequences. It is also about politics and meta-politics and the influence of religion, race, Read more…

Anil Eklavya: Search Query as a Weapon

Sometime after I started this blog, I looked up the stats page to see how was the viewership. I didn’t expect large numbers, but I wanted to check if anyone was reading it at all. It turned out that, at least officially (in a way that would register in WordPress stats), not that many were Read more…

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Dave Markland: Yelling Past Each Other Part 1

Earlier this month, maverick left journalists Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal blasted the various conveners of this summer’s Socialism 2019 conference in Chicago. The editors of the journal New Politics, one of the sponsors of said conference, responded with “In Defense of Socialist Internationalism.” Neither side of this exchange–not the editors of New Politics nor Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Dear Moderators of the Presidential Debates: How about Raising the Issues of Preparations for Nuclear War and How to Avert It?

You mass media folks lead busy lives, I’m sure.  But you must have heard something about nuclear weapons―those supremely destructive devices that, along with climate change, threaten the continued existence of the human race. Yes, thanks to popular protest and carefully-crafted arms control and disarmament agreements, there has been some progress in limiting the number Read more…

Anil Eklavya: Keeping Radiation Logs

I will be keeping radiation logs, if possible from today. Also, the related Zersetzung 21C Journal. *** Zersetzung 21C Journal updated on 5th August, 2019. Updated for 4th August, 2019. Updated for 1st to 3rd August, 2019. Updated for 31st July, 2019. Updated for 30th July, 2019. Updated for 29th July, 2019. Updated for 28th Read more…

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fernando_santamaria: About the sale by cops (or traffickers) of fake Identity Cards under European Union Community Regime to inmigrants in Galician Autonomous Community

The text was sent to the European Parliament, where I started a petition, the Galician Nationalist Bloc of Santa Comba, where everything happened, and, as usual, other places). I’d like to share a personal problem that involves issues related to mental health, human trafficking and the rights of immigrants. Don’t have much trust on institutions Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Billionaires and American Politics

Is the United States becoming a plutocracy? With the manifestly unqualified but immensely rich Donald Trump serving as the nation’s first billionaire president, it’s not hard to draw that conclusion.  And there are numerous other signs, as well, that great wealth has become a central factor in American politics. Although big money has always played Read more…

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