Alive on Earth,
Some nice pictures of North Koreans in-situ, and a bit of factual commentary.
They don't want genocide to rain down on them again. More bombs were dropped on Pyongyang by the US than there were people in the city at the beginning of the bombing. 428,000 bombs for 400,000 humans. Thanks Cat.
Socialism, Land and Banking: 2017 Compared to 1917, Michel Hudson (Really excellent analysis of how industrial capitalism got swallowed by rentier capitalism, instead of stamping it out on the way to a "free society", free of rentier parasites, which were the bane of classical economics, and are now our smirking owners.) Thanks Eleni!
The Mathematics of Inequality: "Seven years ago, the combined wealth of 388 billionaires equaled that of the poorest half of humanity, according to Oxfam International. This past January the equation was even more unbalanced: it took only eight billionaires, marking an unmistakable march toward increased concentration of wealth. Today that number has been reduced to five billionaires."
Google can run everything in your city for you, and collect all the rent. No need for votes and government, because Google knows just what we want and what is best. It will be very efficient. Google will let you have a place to stay, places to shop, work to do, and you can get robocabs when you need to go somewhere. The perfectly efficient world!
Profits to the shareholders will be optimized, too! :-)
Jeremy Corbyn says Chancellor, Phillip Hammond is correct to say that "Labour threatens the whole economic system". The economic model creates poverty among workers, and homelessness, apartment fires, and so on. (Clement Atlee was the postwar Labour Prime Minister, who did just that between 1945 and 1951.)
The West ("AFRICOM" et al.) Eyes Recolonization of Africa through Policy of "Endless War": Removing Gaddafi was just the first step... Thanks Eleni.
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the average pH of global ocean surface waters have fallen from pH 8.2 to 8.1. This represents an increase in acidity of about 26%."