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
The IAEA’s priority is supposedly nuclear safety, but its priority in Ukraine appears to be to fulfil the selfish political demands of Ukraine and its NATO allies
Scientific advances are not always linear: they zig-zag in unexpected ways. This is particularly true of genetics, which has a dark history of being coopted into eugenics and race science
It’s an exciting time for astrophysicists as the Webb telescope delivers astounding details from the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Will it also help find dark matter and answer other questions?
The West cannot keep infectious diseases out any more than claim victory over them. Microbes evolve and strike back unless sporadic outbreaks are tackled wherever they occur
Big Pharma profits have trumped lives and health again. Some, such as India, China, Russia, South Africa, can produce vaccines for all, but there hang threats of sanctions by rich countries
Hindu supremacists caught using tech tools and social media to target minority women prove again that each supremacism may be uniquely exclusivist but it is always anti-women and communal
Hyper-capitalism has systematically weakened regulations to help capital at the cost of consumers. The verdict on Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos simply illustrates the growing post-90s disregard for consumers
Markets do not solve the problem of energy pricing. What is required is planning and long-term investments in infrastructure
India’s government wants to club the commercial use of people’s data with the protection of personal data, and create structures that allow the commercialization of our personal data collected by the government
The deliberate policy of big pharma and rich countries to leave large populations in poorer countries unvaccinated could plunge the world into another downturn
Whistleblower Frances Haugen has revealed hard evidence—internal Facebook documents—that show it knew its algorithms promote dangerous content but did nothing about it so that it could maximize its advertising revenue.