Julian Assange’s New Book Exposes The Google-Government Partnership

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had an English countryside visit from Google chairman Eric Schmidt in June of 2011. The details of said meeting were described in Assange’s new book, When Google Met Wikileaks. Schmidt and Assange debated current different opinions on how technology can help solve them.  Schmidt reached out to the notorious Wikileaks founder and the appointment…

The Dutch Have Built an Elevated Roundabout Just for Bikes

The Netherlands is frequently cited as a cycling heaven on Earth, and now there’s another reason to believe so. While most other European countries are still avidly discussing how to incorporate cyclists into their urban plans and their visions of subsidised commuting in the near future, Dutch people talk less and work more. Look at…

In Giappone è scomparso l’apprendista

Giappone. La morte di un operaio filippino per «karoshi», troppo lavoro, ha riacceso l’attenzione sulla sparizione di migliaia di «jisshusei», lavoratori e manovali stranieri voluti fortemente dalle politiche occupazionali di Abe Marco Zappa, il manifesto • 3 Nov 16 • Lavoro, economia & finanza nel mondo • 2 Viste • Nessun commentosu In Giappone è…

NGOs aren’t just mute. They’re being gagged

A number of changes in contracts and conditions mean that it is increasingly hard for NGOs to criticise the government A recent Guardian editorial wondered why NGOs were giving the government a free ride over its latest regressive step in international development policy. “The positive case for aid is not being made,” it said and…

Make finance the servant, not the master

In her first big party conference speech, Britain’s new prime minister rode the wave of populist revolt that swept Britain before 23 June, 2016. “This is our generation’s moment” she said: “To write a new future upon the page. To bring power home and make decisions…here in Britain. To take back control and shape our future…here in…

The Destruction of Reason in West

The West is feeling more and more like an irrational maze. The banks are mad. The austerity too. But the anti-Russia hysteria is the final straw. It’s not just “anti-Russia”: it’s anti-truth, anti-rational and anti-modern. It’s the end result of postmodernism. What began as irony is now systematic madness. Everything is upside down. Or maybe…

Marijuana’s Long Term Effects On The Brain Finally Revealed!

Up until now, the long term effects of marijuana were largely a matter of opinion. Now, looking at the science can finally provide some real answers. One of the biggest question surrounding marijuana use, particularly by those who try to justify it being labeled a very dangerous and harmful drug, is the potential negative effects…