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Facial recognition – coming soon to a shopping mall near you

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John Hawes  Technology giant NEC’s Hong Kong branch is promoting a small, “easy to install” appliance which will enable businesses to monitor their customers based on facial recognition. From a recent NEC press release: The new Mobile Facial Recognition Appliance enables organizations in ...

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Big Brother ‘spy car’ is watching parking sites

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Callum Keown A £30,000 ‘spy car’ is being used by Oxford City Council to catch motorists who fail to pay their parking fees. The council bought a Citroen Berlingo last March and has kitted it out with cameras that scan motorists’ number ...

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Recruiting Thugs for the Police State

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Kurt Nimmo Sir Robert Peel is considered the father of modern policing. He was influenced by the legal philosophy of Jeremy Bentham. Bentham called for a centralized and politically neutral police force for the maintenance of social order and protection ...

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The Neo-Liberal Deception and the New World Order

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Lionel Reynolds  RINF Alternative News The emerging consensus became known as Neo-Liberalism, or Economic Rationalism. It had its intellectual progenitors – Adam Smith, the Austrian and Chicago Schools, Ayn Rand; its political trail-blazers – Pinochet, Thatcher and Reagan, and its ...

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Aggression Runs Rampant among Politicians in Washington

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Michael S. Rozeff RINF Alternative News ag·gres·sion əˈgreSHən/ 1. hostile or violent behavior or attitudes toward another; readiness to attack or confront. synonyms: hostility, aggressiveness, belligerence, bellicosity, force, violence; pugnacity, pugnaciousness, militancy, warmongering; attack, assault 2. forceful and sometimes overly ...

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Monsanto’s Dream Bill is a Nightmare for State GMO Labeling Efforts

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Genna Reed RINF Alternative News Last week, Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014” (HR 4432), a brainchild of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) that would serve as a real road block to ...

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BP Gets an Anniversary Gift From the Obama Administration

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Richard Schiffman Sunday April 20th is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and dumped over 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a three month period in 2010. You wouldn’t think ...

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Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

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Tom Engelhardt How the mighty have fallen.  Once known as “Obama’s favorite general,” James Cartwright will soon don a prison uniform and, thanks to a plea deal, spend 13 months behind bars.  Involved in setting up the earliest military cyberforce ...

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The Meritocracy Myth: How the Super-Rich Really Make Their Money

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Paul Buchheit RINF Alternative News Warren Buffett once claimed that the “genius of the American economy, our emphasis on a meritocracy and a market system and a rule of law has enabled generation after generation to live better than their parents did.” The ...

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What’s Next for the Bundys?

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David Hathaway RINF Alternative News The federal response will definitely come.  It will likely be in three areas; two of which don’t involve the Bundys specifically.  First, a multi-faceted attack will be made on the Bundys; second, a broad-front regulatory ...

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