Confession of an economic hitman - book by John Perkins

Listened to Democracy Now! and it included a brilliant interview with John Perkins, the author of the book “Confession of an Economic Hitman”.
The On the Media podcast is brilliant as ever, this week it focussed on the government trying to substitute access of the press to governmental events by supplying them with press release and their own approved photographs.

Another important topic is the “Trusted Computing” initiative, which will see at worst chips implanted in every computer, making not only pirate programmes but most likely even free software and GNU/Linux programmes impossible, or harder to work with or basically economically boycotted. Apparantly it is advertised under the pretense that it will stop computer viruses affecting the computer system at all. Here is the statement of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. And a brilliant animation movie is out, too.

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