Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

  No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response ‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images by George Monbiot Guardian edited by … Continue reading Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

Surveillance capitalism is doing to human nature what industrial capitalism has done to our planet. LAUREN WALKER / TRUTHOUT by Eve Ottenberg Truthout edited by O Society April 12, 2019 For Google, Facebook, Twitter and their ilk, ad revenues are sacred. As Shoshana Zuboff observes in her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, users are not tech companies’ … Continue reading Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

The impact of within-group conflict on trust and trustworthiness

The literature examining the effect of conflict on trust and trustworthiness has reached contradictory conclusions. This column studies the long-term behavioural impact of the Cultural Revolution in China, which was a major in-group conflict. It finds that the children and grandchildren of those who were mentally or physically abused during the Revolution are less trusting, … Continue reading The impact of within-group conflict on trust and trustworthiness

The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange Part 1: What’s Torture Got To Do With It?

By Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 19, 2019 In the first part of a New Matilda investigative series, clinical psychologist Lissa Johnson exposes the ‘science’ behind the hunt for Julian Assange, and the tactics those in power use to keep you in the dark. Rallies will be held in Sydney and Melbourne … Continue reading The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange Part 1: What’s Torture Got To Do With It?

The Eye of Sauron is Upon Us

Written by James Heddle  EON Edited by O Society  Mar 13, 2019 5G - Surveillance Capitalism on Steroids Part 2 of The Panopticon Perplex Tolkin’s fictional Dark Lord Sauron used a magic all-seeing orb to overlook and intervene in the affairs of Middle Earth - Now we have our own real world counterparts "We have work … Continue reading The Eye of Sauron is Upon Us

American Empire and its Media – Logic of US Foreign Policy – Propaganda Multiplier

The American Empire and its Media by Swiss Propaganda Research Jan 2019 edited by O Society Mar 10, 2019 Languages: DE; CN, ES, FR, GR, JP, KO, PL, RU, TR Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all major US news outlets are longtime members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) … Continue reading American Empire and its Media – Logic of US Foreign Policy – Propaganda Multiplier

We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us: Age of Surveillance Capitalism

From the very first page, I was consumed with an overwhelming imperative: everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense. Amy Goodman interviews Shoshana Zuboff  Democracy Now! Mar 1, 2019 Corporations created a new kind of marketplace out of our private human experiences. That is the conclusion of an explosive new book that … Continue reading We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us: Age of Surveillance Capitalism