Avoiding the Robot Apocalypse

Avoiding the Robot Apocalypse

My wife and I were recently driving in Virginia, amazed yet again that the GPS technology on our phones could guide us through a thicket of highways, around road accidents, and toward our precise destination. The artificial intelligence (AI) behind the soothing voice telling us where to turn has replaced passenger-seat navigators, maps, even traffic…

On the Brink in 2026 – U.S.-China Near-War Status Report

On the Brink in 2026 – U.S.-China Near-War Status Report

So, welcome to the world TomDispatch regular Michael Klare, founder of the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy , considers as he peers into a future in which the Chinese Missile Crisis of 2024 or 2026 is anything but beyond imagining. Tom It’s the summer of 2026, five years after the Biden administration identified the…

US Military Intervention Is Never, Ever, EVER the Solution

US Military Intervention Is Never, Ever, EVER the Solution

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The imperial propaganda machine is blaring loudly about anti-government protests in Cuba after ignoring anti-government protests in Brazil, Haiti, Chile and Colombia which were much larger and often met with much harsher police responses. There is nothing surprising about this; the imperial media always ignore protests in member states while amplifying them…

US Wars Come Home to Roost

US Wars Come Home to Roost

It’s been six months since the Jan. 6 insurrection. But long before the public saw that mob scene in the Capitol, it was easy to predict that the upcoming inauguration would, unfortunately, take place amid extreme electoral polarization and civil unrest. Ordinary Americans had been turned against each other, radicalizing some while leading to unprecedented…