Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

Jagdeo predicts 4 or 5 seat PPP election victory in 2020

Jagdeo predicts 4 or 5 seat PPP election victory

Bharrat Jagdeo at Babu John, Port Mourant 2018

Demerara Waves – March 11, 2018

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo forecasts a 50,000 vote defeat of the governing coalition if more of his People’s Progressive Party supporters are registered and go out to cast their ballots at the next general elections.

Under the proportional representation electoral system, a seat is equivalent to about 5,000 votes. The A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change barely clinched a one-seat majority in the 65-seat National Assembly at the May, 2015 general and regional elections.    Continue reading

Parkland Shooting—Gun Debate vs Racial Fate – By Yvonne Sam –

Parkland Shooting—Gun Debate vs Racial Fate

By Yvonne Sam

The reaction to the students of Stoneman Douglas High has revealed the truth about how the trauma of certain groups are perceived and received. 

Emanating from the February 14, tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has been a group of tenacious teenagers who are determined that schools in America will continue to be places of learning and not be converted into killing fields.     Continue reading

Google’s alliance with the military: The ruling class responds to social unrest in America

The Most Revolutionary Act

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By Andre Damon

wsws.org

Last week, Google confirmed that it has provided artificial intelligence software to assist the United States military and intelligence apparatus in analyzing data as part of its drone war and assassination program in the Middle East and beyond.The website Gizmodo, which first broke the story, reported that the military program using Google is called Project Maven. A military report announcing the project last year said it “focuses on computer vision—an aspect of machine learning and deep learning—that autonomously extracts objects of interest from moving or still imagery.”

Marine Corps Col. Drew Cukor, identified as the “chief of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Function Team in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations Directorate-Warfare Support,” said at the time that the US is “in an AI arms race,” and noted that “Eric Schmidt [executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet] is calling Google an AI company.”

The revelations directly implicate…

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WORLD FACTS: The Deadliest Mass Shootings In History

WORLD FACTS: The Deadliest Mass Shootings In History

This page updated on February 23, 2018 by Jessica Dillinger | World Atlas

The largest mass shooting to ever occur was the 2014 Garissa University College Attack in Garissa, Kenya. 148 victims perished in the attack.

Statistics show that the number of mass shooting victims has increased significantly over the past four decades. In fact, the term “mass shooting” has only emerged in recent decades.  When it comes to dealing with gun massacres, the United States of America is unique in an unfortunate way.     

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