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The Personal Computer Radio Show – 10.11.17

Personal Computer Show Wednesday, September 27th 2017 Broadcast PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET FOLLOW-UP iPhone 8 and iPhone X don’t support the new T-Mobile 5G IN THE NEWS Equifax CEO steps down -How badly did Equifax screw up? Terms and Conditions banning bad reviews aren’t legal in America Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some …

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John Kozy – “Free Market” Capitalism: An Ideology is a Lie Which Will not Die

When an ordinary declarative sentence attains the stature of an aphorism, it acquires a whole set of linguistic and logical relations different from that of ordinary sentences. For instance, if someone says, “Global warming is caused by the increasing frequency of sunspots,” several common questions can be asked appropriately: Who said it? Is s/he an expert or a layman? When …

The Anglo-American empire is preparing for resource war – Nafeez Ahmed

Last week, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff released the new National Military Strategy of the United States of America, 2015. The report’s main theme is that “globalisation” and “demographics” are pushing forward trends that are undermining US military superiority, including its capability to sustain “international order”. It sets out how the US military intends to keep ahead of those trends. Although …

The Deep Racism of Western Imperial Intervention By Prof. Tim Anderson

Racism in western societies is often spoken of as something involving simple discrimination or prejudice. Yet the most profound racism has always been generated and sustained by imperialism, including colonial rule and, in the post-colonial era, imperial intervention. Denying the very existence and integrity of other peoples requires ideologies of systematic exclusion and dehumanisation. That denial is implicit in every …

War and Peace: The Lost Principles of Science and Value By Prof. John McMurtry

In recent months we have seen one ‘peace activist’ organization after another framing global conflicts in US war-propaganda terms. There is no criterion of peace, no evidence base, no life ground or compass governing judgement. The official enemy is assumed as first premise, and slogans substitute for understanding. Avaaz, Amnesty International, and Physicians for Human Rights, for example, have all …

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“It’s Like a Jail”: Account of Life in Lebanon’s Refugee Camps as Told by a Syrian-Palestinian Refugee By Louisa Lamb

“Lebanon’s 12 refugee camps have become more crowded since March of 2011, but in large numbers starting in mid-December 2012, when Yarmouk Palestinian  refugee camp was heavily bombed. Between 70,000 and 90,000 Syrian-Palestinians have entered Lebanon and are staying mainly in Lebanon’s 12 refugee camps. Most were forced out of Syria because of persistent and accelerating civil-sectarian war, while others have …

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Reports link Islamic State recruiter to Canadian Embassy in Jordan

Canada’s embassy in Jordan, which is run by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s handpicked ambassador and former top bodyguard, is being linked in news reports to an unfolding international terrorism and spy scandal. The federal government refused to comment Friday on multiple Turkish media reports that a foreign spy allegedly working for Canadian intelligence – and arrested in Turkey for helping three young British girls travel …