During Salvador Allende’s brief term in power, a revolutionary project sought to use technology, specifically information from factories for real-time planning and interventions in the economy. What does this tell us about knowledge and the struggle over the infrastructure that produces it?
La bomba lanzada sobre Hiroshima en 1945 anunció la era atómica e inauguró el complejo militar-industrial que se apoderó de Estados Unidos.
The bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 heralded the atomic age and ushered in the military-industrial complex that took over the United States
Twitter vs Threads is interesting because until now, the digital monopolies had carved out their exclusive spaces, which had some overlaps, particularly in technology and infrastructure, but not in the primary “product” they were selling to the people. Threads marks the first major change in this trend an instance of direct competition
If chip-making is India’s goal, the Micron deal to set up a plant in India won’t deliver it. What India is getting—assembling and testing chips made elsewhere—is the lowest end of the chip-making technology
Daniel Ellsberg released the ‘Pentagon Papers’ which gave new life to a generation struggling against the US war on Vietnam. Though he is no longer with us, his commitment and goals never mattered more to the peace movement
The government’s bizarre conspiracy theories to explain the Balasore tragedy strengthen the recipe, brewed over the years, for such accidents to occur
War rarely stays within the boundaries set or desired for it. That makes returning to arms control crucial for the survival of humanity
A low fossil fuel path needs grid-level storage costs to drop drastically. Pretending this is not necessary is hypocritical of wealthy countries
In the hands of capital, ‘clean’ natural gas is worse than ‘dirty’ coal. But rich nations have devised an elaborate system to conceal facts and shift blame to poorer nations
Sanctions can best slow China from taking the global lead in chip manufacturing. At their worst, they will raise the chances of chip wars spilling into a physical or economic sphere
The so-called electricity markets were created to help private capital, not people. It is time we wound up these bogus markets and returned public services to people, to be run cooperatively for their benefit