- Breaking the chains of delusion -Technological progress mythologies and the pitfalls of digitalization by Fabian Scheidler from DeGrowth (Germany). (Note: there is one obvious mistake, likely a typo, in the article--"... in relation to 800 billion people starving on the planet.")
It is the endpoint of the submission of human beings under the logics of the [capitalist] machine, the blind mechanics of endless capital accumulation and the disciplinary apparatuses. The digitalized human only exists as a set of data, and consequently all that makes up life – spontaneity, emotional experience and creativity – have vanished. Of course this is not what Google is saying, quite the contrary, but it is what happens, if you follow their ideas.
Now, the question is: Do we want to entrust our future to people with visions of that kind? Do we want to feed them with our data, see the world through their Google glasses and move around in cars that are steered by their algorithms? Or are we going to free ourselves from the Matrix they have created, in order to regain reality, our bodies and our minds?
- US Uses Facebook to Spread Fake News About Cuba by Rosa Miriam Elizalde from Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity.
- Video: Jasic factory workers imprisoned in China from Libcom.
- US Inmates’ Against 'Modern Slavery': Possible Outcomes of the National Prison Strike by Edward Rhymes from his blog Rhymes Media Group.