The Extremist Cult of Capitalism [Article]

Richard Stallman calls it the worship of the invisible hand – the extremist cult of capitalism. Capitalism isn’t turning out to be the panacea that it is often, mindlessly, purported to be to the economic problems of society. In the words of Bertrand Russell, “Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.”

The farce that is Bradley Manning’s Court Martial [news]

If you were being tried in a court set up by war criminals, you’d expect no justice. Bradley Manning has been barred by the military court from presenting a whistle-blower defence. Richard Stallman opines that the judge works for the military command, including Obama, and knows her career depends on making the decisions that he command structure wants. The deck is stacked against Manning.