Even if history does not come packaged in moral lessons, it can deepen our sense of what it means to be human and how fragile our societies are, writes Kyle Harper.
Category: Advanced Technologies
The role of bamboo construction has never been more important as around 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions come from infrastructure construction and operations, says Charlotte King.
Trump Flouts Global Trade Rules with China, Embraces Them with EU
Charles Hankla says the U.S. president’s simultaneous moves — one outside international law, the other inside it — show that his approach to trade is not so much anti-establishment as it is opportunistic.
America’s Arms Sales Addiction
William Hartung reviews the 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.
WATCH: Episode 16 of CN Live!–Special on Artificial Intelligence and Democracy
Watch the replay of Episode 16 right here on Consortium News as we delved into the troubling issue of how Artificial Intelligence is undermining what’s left of Western democracy.
Convicted Antinuclear Activists Speak Out: ‘Pentagon Has Brainwashed People’
The jury that convicted the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 was self-avowedly apathetic about the risks posed by nuclear weapons and the judge and prosecution prevented defendants from trying to raise their consciousness on the issue, reports Marjorie Cohn.
Panel Finds Gaping Holes in OPCW Report on Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack
A whistleblowers’ advocacy group finds “unacceptable practices” by an investigation of the 2018 chemical attack in Douma, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
British Government Continues to Aid Repression in Human Rights-Abusing Countries, New Data Shows
In the past year, “telecommunications interception equipment,” or software & technology for it, has been exported to authoritarian regimes such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar, report Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis.
Hypersonic Weapons & National Insecurity
Weapons that move five times the speed of sound are driving the latest phase of an arms race that not only never ends, but is constantly generating new global risks, writes Rajan Menon.
The Oligarchy’s Plans for Our Future Keep Getting Dumber
Caitlin Johnstone discards the high-flown dogma around space colonization and challenges readers to accept themselves and life on planet Earth.