“To push for the termination of this lifesaving project in order to protect the interests of pharmaceutical companies is shameful,” said one advocate.
Category: Advanced Technologies
Military Industry Healthier Than Ever
Sadly, but all too predictably, Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops and contractors from Afghanistan hasn’t generated even the slightest peace dividend, writes William D. Hartung.
Only Fools Replay Doomsday
William Astore says the rise of a new Cold War must revive the push for nuclear disarmament.
Michelle Fahy investigates the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s development of deep connections to the world’s largest and most powerful military weapons manufacturers.
US Census & the Birth of Computers
David Lindsay Roberts describes the founding of the Tabulating Machine Company — later IBM — 125 years ago on Dec. 3, 1896.
The Pentagon as Pentagod
America’s true god is a deity of wrath, whose most militant disciples employ murderous violence across the globe, writes William J. Astore
Billionaires Eye Robot Weapons to Protect Themselves From the Rest of Us
Caitlin Johnstone warns of a not-too-distant future in which unmanned weapons systems are sought out by wealthy civilians.
NATO’s Plans to Hack Your Brain
NATO is spinning out an entirely new kind of combat it has branded cognitive warfare, Ben Norton reports.
That $14 Trillion Spent by Pentagon Since 9/11
Corporate behemoths such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing and General Dynamics have been hoovering up much of that money, according to this analysis.
US Agencies’ Planned Expansion of Facial Recognition
The Electronic Frontier Foundation called the expanded use of the technology for law enforcement purposes one of the most disturbing aspects of the GAO report.