Breaking the glass screen – framing monopoly capitalism in global commodity chains

6 January 2021 — Monsoon Storms

PROLOGUE

In 2007 – a digital time not spatially long ago – a month before the iPhone was production scheduled, the late Steven Jobs took some of his staff to an office. He had been carrying a prototype of the device in his pocket daily for weeks.

Mr. Jobs angrily held up his iPhone so that everyone could see the dozens of tiny scratches marring its plastic screen. He then pulled his keys from his jeans.

People will carry this phone in their pocket, he was quoted to say.
“I won’t sell a product that gets scratched,” he said tensely.

The only solution was to use unscratchable glass instead.

“I want a glass screen, and I want it perfect in six weeks.”

(Duhigg, C and Bradsher, K. “How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work“, The New York Times, published January 21st., 2012).

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Video: Mahdi Nazemroaya on yet another “TNC” — this time in Algeria By Dennis South

13 September 2011 — Mathaba

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya who recently returned from Libya where he witnessed the NATO and rebel atrocities, talks about the dangers to Algeria of yet another so-called Transitional National Council being imported by the globalist elites. Mathaba reader Dennis South offers additional informed comment.

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Video: Mahdi Nazemroaya on yet another "TNC" — this time in Algeria By Dennis South

13 September 2011 — Mathaba

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya who recently returned from Libya where he witnessed the NATO and rebel atrocities, talks about the dangers to Algeria of yet another so-called Transitional National Council being imported by the globalist elites. Mathaba reader Dennis South offers additional informed comment.

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The British left spreads misinformation about Libya By Cailean Bochanan

28 August 2011 — In these new times

The other day a friend recommended an article by Seumas Milne in the Guardian on the events unfolding in Libya. Of course, it was a good article in many ways, well written and clearly taking an anti-NATO stance as perhaps you would expect from a leading leftist columnist. Nevertheless, I dismissed the article as propaganda on account of a statement which I thought was as unfounded as it was helpful to the NATO cause. This is the offending sentence: Continue reading

Bloodbath in Libya embarrassing for National Transitional Council

28 August 2011 — Examiner.com

[Embarrassing? I’ll say so! As I wrote yesterday, the ‘rebels’ have been carrying out the slaughter of Black Libyans, not ‘mercenaries’ in Tripoli as yesterday’s Independent felt free to describe them. No sign of this story on the BBC of course. WB]

The horrors began to emerge, despite careful media manipulation, right after Qaddafi’s compound of Bab al-Aziziya was stormed by rebel fighters. Aside from the expected looting and souvenir hauling by rebel fighters, dead bodies were seen strewn across the vast grassy expanses of the compound. At first, rebel fighters alleged they were killed by government loyalists, however, this statement was negated by a resident of the area. He was told to remain silent by one of the rebels.

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Crude Western interests in Libya — RT

23 August 2011 — RT

The fight is not over in Tripoli, but the carve-up of Libya’s vast oil riches – the biggest in Africa – is already beginning and no doubt the process will not come cheaply for the Libyan people.

­The Italian Foreign Minister fired the starting gun, saying Italy’s ENI oil company will play the number-one role in the region.

British PM David Cameron already delivered a promise, seen by many as more of a threat, that the NATO mission in Libya, which is ‘to protect civilians,’ will continue for ‘as long as it is needed’ to ensure a safe transition to democracy.

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