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The Corporate University in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Literature, USA

The Corporate University in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

BY DAVID SCHULTZ Photo by Maximalfocus ChatGPT/AI was supposed to be the next big thing to revolutionize higher education.  But based on my students’ comments, it is less than underwhelming.  But that does not matter.  AI will be the latest tool the corporate university uses to save itself from the neo-liberal education policies it has pursued for the last  fifty years. At the beginning of 2023 ChatGPT/AI took higher education by storm.  It was heralded by the likes of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the voice of neo-liberal higher ed,  as the next big thing to change teaching and learning. Much like massive open online courses or MOOCs,  clickers,  interactive whiteboards, Channel One, and a collection of oth...
Rumble Defies Global Censorship Trends, Takes Stand Against New Zealand’s Free Speech Crackdown
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Rumble Defies Global Censorship Trends, Takes Stand Against New Zealand’s Free Speech Crackdown

By Didi Rankovic | Reclaim The Net  The CEO of Rumble, a free-speech YouTube competitor, says that global censorship levels are on the rise, but that what’s particularly noticeable are censorship demands coming from Australia and New Zealand – who seem to be following in the controversial, to say the least, footsteps of France and Brazil. On the one hand, this is surprising, given these countries’ formal democratic provenance. On the other hand, their actions over the last years, including site blocking at ISP level, constant demands for more stringent regulation to facilitate social media content removal, and even the draconian Covid – and post-Covid era measures, tell a different story. Chris Pavlovski told Mat Kim that the FreeNZMedia channel has now become a ...
ByteDance Will Shut Down TikTok in US Rather Than Comply with Divestment Demand
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ByteDance Will Shut Down TikTok in US Rather Than Comply with Divestment Demand

By Kyle Anzalone | The Libertarian Institute ByteDance says it will not sell off its popular video-sharing app TikTok after President Joe Biden signed a law that will ban the platform from American users in nine months if it is not sold away from Chinese ownership. Several sources inside ByteDance say TikTok is not for sale, Reuters reported Thursday. The company officials explained that while TikTok is only a small portion of ByteDance’s business, the technology used by the platform is also utilized across ByteDance’s other services. The company believes selling TikTok will hurt its other business. On Wednesday, President Biden signed a bill that will ban TikTok in nine months if the platform does not divest of all Chinese ownership. Some 170 million Americ...
Beyond Delusion
Russia, USA

Beyond Delusion

BY WINSLOW MYERS Tucker, YouTube screen shot. Putin demonstrated in his “interview” with Tucker Carlson the delusional version of Russian history that rationalizes his brutality. Hamas and Netanyahu continue to demonstrate Auden’s classic line: “Those to whom evil is done, do evil in return.” It often seems as if vast swaths of the Middle East operate under the collective delusion that the various parties, state or non-state, can kill their way out of insecurity and injustice. Then along comes Trump with his loose talk about allied obligations to NATO, provoking outrage across Western capitals. He leaves us feeling as if Biden, elderly or not, is one of the few adults in the room, and U.S. power remains the ultimate backstop for the maintenance of democratic ideals against wa...
Unchained Capitalism: A Demonic Theology
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Unchained Capitalism: A Demonic Theology

BY RON JACOBS Image by Max Böhme. In the minds of many, the US state of Vermont is an idyllic place of trees, mountains, ski resorts, craft beer and people with lots of money. In all honesty, Vermont does have its share of all these things. However, like any other place in the world’s capitalist economy, they come at a price. Until recently, that price was mostly hidden from the bulk of Vermont’s residents and even more of its visitors. However, the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the drastic reordering of the capitalist economy that followed has revealed the ugly underside of Vermont’s picture-book reality. Like most of the rest of the world, the unhoused live on the streets of the state’s small cities, panhandling, living out their lives’ dramas and wondering where...
Scott Ritter Tonight in North Carolina
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Scott Ritter Tonight in North Carolina

JEFF NORMAN Please note the venue change. Scott will be speaking at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro Street, in Carrboro, NC. Click here for more info.No episode of Ask the Inspector tonight. The next episode is this Friday night, March 22 at 8 PM ET. Watch the first hour live on Rumble, X, Facebook, Twitch or Locals. The second hour (starting at 9 PM ET) will stream only on Rumble, X and Locals, and will feature the music of Bob Dylan, and a recap of Scott’s trip to North Carolina and the Dylan concert we attended. Our special guest Friday night is Malcolm Burn, host of The Long Way Around, who recorded and mixed Dylan’s Oh Mercy album. Pre-Dylan concert drinks and eats with my favorite weapon...
44% of all Palestinians killed by Nazi army since October 7 are children
Gaza, Holocaust, Human Rights, Palestine Affairs, United Kingdom, USA, West Bank, ZIO-NAZI

44% of all Palestinians killed by Nazi army since October 7 are children

Over 14,000 children have been killed and nearly 17,000 others have lost at least one or both of their parents in the Israeli bombings or ground offensives in the last six months in Gaza. By Abdul Rahman Rallies for Palestinian Children's Day were held across Brazil, including in São Paulo. Photo: Priscila Ramos Israel has killed 14,350 Palestinian children between October 7 and April 4. This means children account for 44% of all Palestinians killed in Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said in a press release ahead of Palestinian Children’s Day. Women and children constitute nearly 70% of over 7,000 additional persons missing in the same period, and the majority of the over 75,000 wounded Palestinians are women and ch...
19 California university students arrested for Palestine solidarity protest
Gaza, Holocaust, Human Rights, Palestine Affairs, United Kingdom, USA, ZIO-NAZI

19 California university students arrested for Palestine solidarity protest

Students at Pomona College in Southern California were heavily repressed after staging pro-Palestine protest. By Natalia Marques Pomona College students arrested after staging protest (Screenshot via Claremont Undercurrents) On April 5, 19 Pomona College students were arrested by the police of Claremont, California after staging a pro-Palestine protest on their campus. This aggressive move has been widely condemned by the Palestine solidarity movement in the United States.  The arrests happened after students entered their own administrative building on campus, 18 students were charged with misdemeanor trespassing, and one student was charged with obstruction of justice.  https://twitter.com/i/status/1776429131670196587 The students entered their administrativ...
Nazi army killed three sons of lead Hamas negotiator Ismail Haniyeh in an airstrike
Gaza, Holocaust, Human Rights, Palestine Affairs, United Kingdom, USA, West Bank, ZIO-NAZI

Nazi army killed three sons of lead Hamas negotiator Ismail Haniyeh in an airstrike

Nazi continues to carry out targeted assassinations against non-combatants, this time murdering three sons and four grandchildren of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. By Peoples Dispatch Ismail Haniyeh speaks in Gaza in 2012 (Photo: Joe Catron/CC) On April 10, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh announced that Nazi army murdered three of his sons in a targeted airstrike. The killing of Haniyeh’s children coincides with the Muslim Holy Day of Eid al-Fitr.  Hamas, as well as various other Palestinian resistance groups, released statements decrying the killings of Hazem, Amir, and Mohammad, as well as four of Haniyeh’s grandchildren who were also killed in the attack. Haniyeh’s three sons and three grandchildren were making family visits in Gaza City for Eid, when Israel bombed the car th...
Al-Quds Day mobilization takes on new importance amid ‘Israel’s’ genocide of Gaza
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Al-Quds Day mobilization takes on new importance amid ‘Israel’s’ genocide of Gaza

International Al-Quds Day launches mass expression of solidarity across regional resistance and global Palestine solidarity movement. By Peoples Dispatch Hundreds of thousands in Yemen rallied for Al Quds day. Photo: Screenshot Around the world, mass mobilizations have already begun to mark International Al-Quds Day, an annual event in support of the Palestinian struggle which was declared by Iranian revolutionaries in 1979. Al-Quds Day is held on the last Friday of Ramadan.  This year, as Israeli forces have been carrying out genocide on the Gaza Strip for the six month in a row, Al-Quds Day mobilizations are set to be the largest in decades. Even countries like the United States, where Al-Quds Day has not been widely commemorated, the growing Palestine solidarity mo...