OECD predicts collapse of capitalism

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — a pro-establishment, rock-ribbed bastion of pro-market thinking — has released a report predicting a collapse in global economic growth rates, a rise in feudal wealth disparity, collapsing tax revenue and huge, migrating bands of migrant laborers roaming from country to country, seeking crumbs of work. They prescribe “flexible” workforces, austerity, and mass privatization.

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Smallpox vials just found in U.S. government storage room, no big deal

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Breaking smallpox news this afternoon: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that National Institutes of Health staff have discovered vials containing smallpox “sitting in a laboratory storage room in Bethesda.” The vials were labeled “variola,” which is “the severe and most common form of smallpox” according to CDC.

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Blogging History: Secret govt backdoor to telcoms ops; Ewaste photo-essay; US extraditing DRM-breaker

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One year ago today
Government lawyers secretly empowered to enter US telecoms operations centers: Team Telecom is a group of lawyers from the FBI, DoJ, DHS, and DoD who were empowered to enter any US network operations center of companies like Global Crossing on 30 minutes’ notice, allowing them to secretly audit and intervene in the maintenance of the Internet’s biggest backbones.

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