Can US Threats Prevent a Wider War in the Middle East?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies While Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli con b flict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft carrier strike groups, a Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Middle East as a “deterrent.” In plain language, the United States is threatening [...]

US is Isolated in Backing Gaza Massacre

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies [Photo credit: canada talks israel palestine - Life in Gaza under Israeli bombardment.] On Friday, October 27, the nations of the world voted in the UN General Assembly, by a vote of 120 to 14, for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities” in Gaza. The resolution was sponsored by the government of sometime U.S. ally King Abdullah [...]

A.I.’s Dirty Secret: It’s Powered by Digital Sweatshops

Millions of human workers in digital sweatshops power Artificial Intelligence by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA The current strikes by screen-writers and actors in the WGA and SAG-AFTRA have focused attention on the use of AI-- "Artificial Intelligence" using large language models by big corporations -- to try to automate creative jobs and other work, through the use of computers that can simulate voices, generate designs, and produce meaningful literary and analytical texts. [...]

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