Why Smart Meters Are Good for Utility Companies, Bad for Consumers

Thursday, 2 February 2023 — The Defender

Proponents of smart meters say the devices promote energy conservation by providing detailed feedback to consumers about their habits, but critics say the technology can be harmful to health and it poses real privacy concerns.

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D.

Smart meters — or “advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) installations” — are wireless devices that use radiofrequency (RF) radiation to transmit information about how much water, gas and electricity consumers use to utility companies.

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It’s Not About Phenotype; It’s About The Interests Being Served

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 — Popular Resistance

Tyre nicholsDemonstrators gather outside the White House on Friday for a protest over the death of Tyre Nichols. Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press.
  • By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III, Popular Resistance.

“It makes it even harder to swallow…because they know what we have to go through.” RowVaughn Wells – January 28, 2023

Well, they have done it to us again.  What for most White Americans is a simple inconvenience, a traffic stop, became for an African American another series of frames from a horror movie.  Instead of being pulled over, given a ticket and sent on his way; Tyre Nichols was pulled out of his car by the police, sadistically beaten and sent to the hospital to die.

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The Most Egregious Mistake

Monday, 23 January 2023 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Alastair Crooke

The U.S. government is hostage to its financial hegemony in a way that is rarely fully understood.

It is the miscalculation of this era – one that may begin the collapse of dollar primacy, and therefore, global compliance with U.S. political demands, too. But its most grievous content is that it corners the U.S. into promoting dangerous Ukrainian escalation against Russia directly (i.e. Crimea).

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US Africa Leaders Summit promises more exploitation for Africa, record profits for US mining firms

Monday, 23 January 2023 — The Grayzone

Recent deals between US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and African heads of state promise eye-popping profits for US mining multinationals and fewer protections for African laborers “toiling in subhuman conditions” to drive the digital revolution.

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The New York Times is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth

Sunday, 22 January 2023 — Edward Curtin

“Ingsoc. The sacred principles of ingsoc. Newspeak, double-speak, the mutability of the past.” – George Orwell, 1984

As today dawned, I was looking out the window into the cold grayness with small patches of snow littering the frozen ground.  As light snow began to fall, I felt a deep mourning in my soul as a memory came to me of another snowy day in 1972 when I awoke to news of Richard Nixon’s savage Christmas bombing of North Vietnam with more than a hundred B-52 bombers, in wave after wave, dropping death and destruction on Hanoi and other parts of North Vietnam.  I thought of the war the United States is now waging against Russia via Ukraine and how, as during the U.S. war against Vietnam, few Americans seem to care until it becomes too late.  It depressed me.

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PSL Statement – 50 years after Roe: Mass resistance the key in abortion struggle

Sunday, 22 January 2023 — PSL

The 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is both a bitter reminder of the cruelty of the current right wing-dominated Supreme Court, and a moment to recommit ourselves to the fight for abortion rights. The right wing is moving aggressively to shred women’s rights, but they are opposed by the vast majority and they can be defeated with fierce resistance. The mass sentiment in defense of abortion rights has already defeated the far-right in state referenda in “blue” and “red” states alike, but to win back and extend this right requires continuous grassroots organizing and a return to powerful, large-scale mobilizations.

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Two old men spill America’s secrets

16 January 2023 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

US president Joe Biden in his classic 1967 Corvette Stingray sports car, a wedding gift from his father, that is in the eye of the raging storm over classified documents found in his garage (File photo)

The probability of the scandal over Top Secret documents dating back to the Barack Obama presidency blowing up on the face of the then vice-president — and incumbent president — Joe Biden is rather low.

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Grandson of Charles de Gaulle, an Old CIA Nemesis, Condemns West’s Policy in Ukraine

Wednesday, 11 January 2023 — CoverAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov
Pierre de Gaulle [Source: rt.com]

Says the U.S. and NATO triggered the conflict and are making Europeans suffer

Pierre de Gaulle, a grandson of former French President Charles de Gaulle, has said the U.S. is making Europeans suffer by fueling the Ukraine conflict and waging a pre-planned economic war against Russia.

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Sweden hustled into military pact with US

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Remote land and people of the Russian Arctic

The Biden Administration’s efforts to put on fast track Sweden’s accession as a NATO member petered out as Turkiye balked, exercising its prerogative to withhold approval unless its conditions regarding Stockholm’s past dalliance with Kurdish separatist elements is fully addressed.

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Russia-Ukraine war: How the US paved the way to Moscow’s invasion

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 — Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook: the View from Nazareth - www.jonathan-cook.net

Nearly a year after Russia’s invasion, the western narrative of an ‘unprovoked’ attack has become impossible to sustain

Middle East Eye – 10 January 2022

Hindsight is a particularly powerful tool for analysing the Ukraine war, nearly a year after Russia’s invasion.

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In 2022, The U.S.-led Unipolar Order Was More Unstable Than Ever

Monday, 9 January 2023 — Chronicles of Haiphong

The age of American Hegemony is coming to an end, but not without bringing massive levels of instability worldwide in its wake

In 2022 the U.S.-Led Unipolar Order Was More Unstable Than Ever

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin via video link on December 30, which drew alarm from certain Western media outlets. The New York Times, for example, concluded that the call came amid a “weak moment” for both leaders. Readers were led to believe that both China and Russia find themselves “isolated and desperate.” However, the assertion conceals a more difficult truth. That is, the U.S.-led unipolar order has experienced a number of challenges to its stability over the course of 2022 that show no sign of letting up in the new year.

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Watch: The Grayzone live on McCarthy, Twitter’s Russiagate files exposed

Friday, 6 January 2023 — The Grayzone

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s failure to secure the House speakership, what it means for Ukraine aid and how it absolves Jimmy Dore’s Force The Vote push. They will also cover new Twitter files showing how corporate media, Congress and US intelligence colluded to drive Russiagate hysteria. Journalist Dan Kovalik joins The Grayzone to report from from Donbas, which he recently visited, and cover the latest developments in Venezuela.

Key US Allies Collaborate On Espionage Laws Considered Harmful To Whistleblowers And Journalists

Thursday, 5 January 2023 — The Dissenter

Key US Allies Collaborate On Espionage Laws Considered Harmful To Whistleblowers And JournalistsPriti Patel (left), who was UK Home Secretary, and Duncan Lewis (right), who was director of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO)

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Ministers and security officials in Australia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have coordinated with the United States to develop new espionage laws.

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US climbs escalation ladder in Ukraine

Wednesday, 4 January 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Building hit by 6 US-made HIMARS missiles on New Year Day killing at least 89 Russian conscripts, Makeyevka, Ukraine

In all probability, the message conveyed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov from his American counterpart Antony Blinken via Israel’s new foreign minister Eli Cohen concerned the Ukrainian missile attack on Makeyevka (Donetsk) on New Year Day at 12.02 am  killing 89 Russian conscripts.

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