Podcast: rage against the technocracy


In Episode 89 of the CounterVortex podcast, Bill Weinberg takes heart at the national uprising in El Salvador against the imposition of Bitcoin as legal tender, and draws the connection to his own incessant struggles against corporate cyber-overlords Verizon—as well as the to the automated drone terror in Afghanistan. As we are distracted (or, at any rate, should be distracted) by the more obviously pressing issues such as police brutality and climate destabilization, the digitization of every sphere of human activity lurches forward at a terrifying pace—with zero resistance. Until now. The heroic protesters in El Salvador have launched the long overdue revolution of everyday life. Listen on SoundCloud or via Patreon.

Production by Chris Rywalt

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  1. El Salvador: Bukele mocks protesters

    Known for his frequent tweets and increasingly for his authoritarian style, President Nayib Bukele recently updated his Twitter profile description to “Dictator” before quickly changing it to the “Coolest dictator in the global world,” presumably in an attempt to mock protesters opposing his concentration of power. Thousands of people took to the streets just days after the controversial introduction of Bitcoin as legal tender. (TNH)