A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to [...]

National Security Adviser advises business that war is still good business

According to a report in Breaking Defense, a news service for the "defense" industry (AKA the masters of war), "Even as the White House has pushed billions of dollars towards Ukraine and Israel, the American defense industry has been wary of standing up production capacity over fears that it will invest and then suddenly see government demand drop quickly." National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan assured investors and weapons manufacturers that they have [...]

The Incredible Disappearing Stock Market

The number of public owned stocks listed on US stock exchanges has declined almost 50% since 1996, with a slight uptick recently that probably won't last long. There are two main reasons for this -- private equity firms, so called vulture capitalists, putting up the money for operations like Space-X that are not subject to the regulations and required public financial accounting that publicly-held stock companies are required to provide, and even [...]

A I squared:

Artificial Intelligence: Product and Tool of American Imperialism by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) Most of the fears expressed about A-I have focused on a couple of issues. There are fears of a fourth industrial revolution in which massive numbers of intellectual, professional, and creative workers are replaced by automatons, along with other skilled and unskilled "blue collar" workers like drivers, warehouse workers, clerks and others. On a more [...]

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Are We Safe In Our Homes?

LA Man Sues For Cell Tower Antenna Injuries Elijah Carder sustained serious injuries from wireless antennas installed by T-Mobile This could happen to anyone in our communities. Support those fighting for all of our health & safety. Carder has filed a case in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angele and is suing former landlord South Pasadena Heights Apartments and T-Mobile USA, Inc. for injuries, pain, negligence, and severe emotional [...]

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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