Obituary for the Free and Open Internet

December 15, 2017 Dirk Droll 0

On Thursday the 14th of December 2017, our beloved friend and platform for the free exchange of ideas passed away after a long struggle with greedy broadband corporations and their corporate stooges such as Ajit Pai who was sent by Verizon to assassinate Internet Freedom (more commonly known as Internet Neutrality). All its life, the Internet served us as an open platform where facts and ideas could be freely exchanged and suppressed peoples could organize their opposition to despotic regimes and lethal corporations. It has been our platform for grassroots organizing and for getting around the propaganda, lies, and media […]

Paradise Papers or Paper Paradise? — Two Sets of Rules for Rich and Poor

November 8, 2017 Dirk Droll 0

So, after the Panama Papers, the latest leak, called Paradise Papers, once again reveal how the rich “legally” (but not legitimately!) avoid paying their taxes and make play with their money in even illegal ways, well hidden behind aiding and abetting global institutions. Meanwhile, working Americans are getting squeezed out of their last drop of blood and persecuted like criminals when they have any foreign income, for instance when our jobless economy drives them out of the country or they are married to a foreign spouse. ~ I. Intro First, in case you haven’t heard about the recently published Paradise […]