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The Need to Abolish the Prison System - by Steve Martinot
An argument for the abolition of the prison system based on political and ethical grounds rather than sociological. The sociological arguments are mainly that prisons don't work, that is, they don't do the job for which they were designed. That assumes a value for their purpose. The ethical argument says that the idea of prisons, and the ethical results, are themselves criminal, and render the society that uses them a criminal society.
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:48PM
Democracy at gunpoint - by Ted Rudow III, MA
The U.S. talks about promoting peace and freedom and democracy, while it’s occupying Afghanistan and Iraq and spreading democracy at gunpoint. One Western reporter said, “We haven’t brought democracy to Iraq. We’ve brought blood, killing and death!
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:02AM
Enlisting Support for Imperial War - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:09AM
Karl Polanyi - Still Actual 50 Years After His Death - by Claus Thomasberger
Karl Polanyi was the author of "The Great Transformation." As in Polanyi's times, the absurdity of the market utopia must be made clear and confronted with social reality. Freedom and democracy are goals to defend, not markets. "Embedding the economy in society" has long been part of socioeconomic discourse. The disaster of the 20th century must be understood as a crisis of modern civilization, not as an economic crisis.
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:41AM
Telling It Like It Is On Israel - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:45AM
Video: "The Roosevelts," 7 episodes - by www.pbs.org
FDR lived out boundless enthusiasm and boundless optimism. 45,000 schools were built and 7,800 bridges built; social security, minimum wage and 4 million jobs within two or three months show the welcoming side. FDR preserved the capitalist system in a time of its unwinding.
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:17PM
Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:40PM
MSM War on VEnezuela - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:12AM
Anti-Apartheid Group Announces Campaign to Block Zim Ships to Oakland - by GA Gaza
We are people of Oakland who hate apartheid, racism and genocide in all its forms. We were inspired by the historic actions that occurred on August 16th and afterward that delayed the Zim Piraeus for five days, eventually forcing it to leave after unloading only a fraction of the cargo destined for our city’s port. We seek to aid and augment the actions by the organizations and individuals that took to the streets to block the Zim Piraeus in August. Our goal is to support and enhance effo...
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:31AM
EBALDC targets African-American tenant protester with restraining order and eviction - by Lynda Carson
According to court documents, from August 20 through August 25, and according to Mark Johnson, he has been protesting in front of EBALDC's main corporate office, and has been holding up various picket signs during his five days of protesting against EBALDC's policies, poor living conditions, harassment and mistreatment!
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29AM
Somalia: Somaliland's Comparison to Scotland, Gabilay Protesters - by Ahmed Said Abwaankuluc
Somalia: Somaliland's Comparison to Scotland, Gabilay Protesters
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:39PM
Hate-Mongering in America - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:53PM
9/20/14 Police Shut SF Stockton Tunnel on Pretext of Accident - by SOS
According to KTVU, there was a fatal car crash around 10 a.m. this morning, Saturday, Sept 20, 2014 somewhere near the Stockton Tunnel in San Francisco. By 11:15 a.m., the tunnel was cleared, there was no sign of anything at all, but the heavily used 30 and 45 buses were not allowed to go through the tunnel so the workingclass Chinese immigrants were forced to walk by the hundreds through the tunnel and bicycles were allowed. As of this moment, the Stockton Tunnel IS STILL CLOSED. Diesel b...
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:13PM
Firestorm Over Steven Salaita's Sacking - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:12AM
Scotand's Referendum: Fair or Foul? - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:00AM
Israel's Hannibal Directive - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:48PM
How Television stole your family from your family. - by Lloyd Hart
Television stole your family.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:51AM
Turkey again caught arming ISIS - by hawara
Turkey again caught arming ISIS; Turkish civil society setting up a camp on the border to prevent Turkish support to ISIS
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:29AM
Corruption in the Urban Areas Security Initiative Training Services? - by Lynda Carson
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office requested the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute the fully negotiated contracts for Master Contract No. 900926, with the following pool of vendors, to provide Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) training services for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) at an estimated total pool amount of $2,300,000.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:18AM
Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Washington - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:51AM