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South America's upcoming technology showdown

CAPTURE: The authorities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico are now investing in start-ups, incubators and training programs. But at the same time, Colombia can confiscate protesters' phones; in Ecuador, the authorities block the same access to servers; and in Nicaragua and Venezuela, governments have routinely restricted access to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The United States and China are on aggressive courtship trips to countries throughout the region.

Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence?

HUAWEI: The United States is as believing as China in using national technology as a means of mass surveillance and political manipulation.

"You are my creator, but I am your lord - obey!"

FRANKENSTEIN: About killing drones, artificial intelligence and Frankenstein. It has become easier to fight - and more dangerous. If, or when, the machines themselves take over, humanity may suddenly be on the wrong side of the table.

Libra Facebooks

Krypto: The time when bank payments across national borders took five days is not yet over. But it does not cost five percent of the transaction anymore. But what about those without a bank account? Libra is driving development

The destruction, death and militarization of everyday life

NEKROPOLITIKK: To leave millions of people to hunger, epidemics, war and escape.

Truth in the time of the corona crisis

BIOMAKT: Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has had several controversial statements about the management of the corona crisis. Agamben states that the media handling of the corona crisis in some perverse way has a similarity to the commercial advertising. And warns against a new, despotic security community.
Niels Bo Bojesen

Informasjonstotalitarisme

Self Straight? The companies behind platforms, smartphones and the Internet of Things continuously track all our movements. With a digital footprint, one can determine a person's access to credit, transportation, social services or health care. We lose our individual freedom and autonomy.

Palestine in our century

LEADER: The Palestine magazine of our century has both a current and historical perspective on the # Middle East # long nuclear conflict about Palestine. Although it is well known, it is often lacking in detailed knowledge.
Oguz Gurel, see www.libex.eu

NOK 85 billion

CORRUPTION: In crisis situations, the risk of corruption increases - as with the money behind the upcoming corona vaccine.

"Personality Disruptive Marketing"

DOPAMINE capitalism: Is "freedom" all valued so highly, in fact, illusory? Today, more and more information is gathered about our bodies, emotions, habits and brains.

Unrestrained apartheid

KORONA: Israel was quick to portray the Palestinians as carriers of the virus and as a health threat. Today, Gaza's crisis is both territorial, demographic, political - and biological.

House occupation and grassroots anarchism

BERLIN: The 70s came back in Berlin in many ways, but with the opposite sign: Today's fight against brutal urban redevelopment and demolition of war-ruined residential buildings has today turned into a fight against gentrification and housing speculation.

Solidarity and self-management

With the history of the occupation in mind, MODERN TIMES met last year at Wismar Square in Friedrichshain on May 1st.

It's our own fault

DESTROYED NATURE: Profit hunting, illegal wildlife trafficking and a growing population taking over natural areas provide the basis for disasters. Covid-19 is not the revenge of nature; we have done this to ourselves.

When the US economy is cold, Haiti gets pneumonia

HAITIS CORONACRISE: Haiti today lacks approximately 5900 hospital seats for covid-19 sufferers. But the biggest obstacle is possibly to convince the people that the corona threat is real.

USA: It's Going Down!

THE PROTESTS IN THE USA: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, LA, Louisville, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Oregon, Richmond, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Washington. A response to the structural violence the poor are facing.
George Floyd recalls

Carpet fall for the American Empire

GEORGE FLOYD: At this moment, the fundamental question is: can the United States really be saved?
Untitled, 2008 (suitcase) .OMAR IMAM. Courtesy CASE Art Fund. See also the center page

Where are we going now?

Is globalization an evil that should now be fought? No, it's more nuanced. We who have an international orientation look with fear at how international cooperation is now weakening with the pandemic.

Virtual walks

PHOTO: The corona crisis has created new virtual galleries for photography. MODERN TIMES has visited several of them.

Y-block in infinity light

ARCHITECTURE: The State Department building, the Y-block, is reputed to be the ugliest building in Oslo. It has been hated for its brutalist aesthetics. But how much do we, or the state itself, really know about the construction and thinking behind the Y-block?
Demonstration Y-block

Arrested and put on smooth cell for Y block

Y-Block: Five protesters were led away yesterday, including Ellen de Vibe, former director of the Oslo Planning and Building Agency. At the same time, the Y interior ended up in containers.

A forgiven, refined and anointed basket boy

ROD: The financial industry takes control of the Norwegian public.

On paved paths

COMMENT: Could our military and political leaders wake up and take hold of a fate far more serious than the pandemic that has hit the world?
The loggers. Photo by Agent Green13

"EUROPE'S GREEN LUNGES": IKEA on a picnic

GREEN GOLD: The forests of Transylvania have become a deadly battlefield with mafia methods and bestial murders of several forest bailiffs. 650 foresters and activists have been assaulted. And in the midst of the power struggle over the Romanian forests stands the furniture giant IKEA.

Refugees, sports and photography

PHOTO: The refugee crisis in Lesbos is the worst we have seen in a long time.