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May 31, 2023

“Talk of War with China is Total Insanity—Everybody’s Finished if it Takes Place,” says Noam Chomsky

“Major world powers need to shift from confrontation to accommodation soon; otherwise, we’ll go off the precipice together.”

Trust us? Whether it’s government or media, you have simply got to be kidding

Public relations consultants now outnumber journalists by an astonishing ratio of 17:1

Alberta elects 'unhinged' right-wing oil lobbyist as premier

The Breach | In failing to defeat a ‘serial’ corporate lobbyist, Rachel Notley suffers her ‘Hillary Clinton moment’

While thousands of Venezuelans died, Chrystia Freeland called for sanctions with ‘more bite’

As the political crisis in Venezuela intensified in early 2019, Freeland claimed that “Canada and its allies are well down the road to crafting a long-term, post-Maduro recovery plan for Venezuela’s disastrous economic decline,” ignoring the role played by US intervention. “We are discussing with our partners now ways that sanctions list can be expanded in order to have even more bite.”

Acemoglu, AI and automation – Michael Roberts Blog

MIT economics professor Daron Acemoglu is the expert on the economic and social effects of new technology, including the fast-burgeoning artificial intelligence (AI). He’s won the John Bates Clark Medal, often a precursor to the Nobel Prize. But he is no techno-optimist. His research shows that major technological disruption — such as the Industrial Revolution — can flatten wages for an entire class of working people.

The U.S. invasion and occupation of Syria that ‘never happened’

"It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them." Sadly, Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize for Literature lecture continues to be as relevant today as when he gave it in 2005. And nothing confirms the accuracy of the British playwright’s incisive words better than the ongoing U.S. intervention in Syria.