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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
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
Hate-Mongering in America - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:53PM
Firestorm Over Steven Salaita's Sacking - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:12AM
How Television stole your family from your family. - by Lloyd Hart
Television stole your family.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:51AM
FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Crime Report - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information on crime in the United States.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:07AM
Naomi Klein Breaks a Taboo - by The Indypendent
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Klein’s much-anticipated new book, is both surprisingly hopeful and deeply personal as she deftly weaves in her story of struggling to conceive her first child while researching the potential collapse of the natural world.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:01AM
16th Annual, California Kwanzaa Ag Expo ~ Expression of the Best Pan-African Traditions - by khubaka, michael harris
California Kwanzaa Ag Expo, is preparing to showcase Black Agriculture collaborative partnerships the #1 Agriculture County in America, December 5-7, 2014, Fresno, California
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:06PM
People's Climate Train Leaves CA En Route to Historic Climate March in New York City - by Center for Biological Diversity
EMERYVILLE, Calif.— More than 100 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders and student activists — boarded the People’s Climate Train this morning for a four-day cross-country trip en route to the large demonstration in the history of the climate movement. The train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will include workshops, discussions and activist trainings as the train passes through lands threatened by the climate crisis.
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:31PM
TISA versus Public Services, 28 pp - by Public Services International
Public Services International published its 28-page study "TISA versus Public Services" on April 28, 2014.
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:32AM
Federal Court Rules BP’s Reckless Behavior to Blame for 2010 Deepwater Oil Disaster - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – On September 4, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23PM
3 More NW Illinois Counties Show Insect Resistance to Monsanto's GMO Bt Corn - by Nature Bats Last
Five counties in northwestern Illinois have now shown resistance in western corn rootworms to Monsanto's GMO "Cry3Bb1" Bt protein. This trend of pest insects evolving resistance is expected to continue throughout the corn belt region of the Midwestern U.S., the result raising prices at the supermarkets. The recommendation is to avoid consumption of any and all corn products not specifically labeled "non-GMO" though even these are questionable due to pollen resistance. Humans will take longer ...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:50AM
Washington Hawks Want Greater Middle East Spending - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:40PM
How to Combat ISIS Without War - by Phyllis Bennis and Michael Eisenscher
The president yesterday announced his "strategy" for dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. He has given terror networks and the international arms industry cause for great celebration. The former because he is giving them just what they want - a direct confrontation with the "Great Satan" and powerful recruiting inducement, both in the region and around the world. The latter because at a moment when actual cuts are possible in the obscene level of f...
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:41AM
Beyond Development: Alternative Visions from Latin America - by www.rosalux.de
First translated edited edition: Transnational Institute / Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. August 2013 Originally printed in Spanish ‘Mas alla del desarrollo’ by Fundación Rosa Luxemburg/Abya Yala Ediciones in November 2011.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:00PM
A kingdom was lost - by Ted Rudow III ,MA
It's incredible that the governments of the world are on track to invest nearly a trillion dollars a year in killing people. You can't tell me that that amount spent on weapons is for "defense," "self-protection," etc. It's mainly for the most lethal and advanced methods of slaughter and murder that money can buy!
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:23PM
Video: John Paul Stevens on BookTV, 56 min - by www.booktv.org
Justice John Paul Stevens was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. He was appointed by President Gerald Ford and was the second longest-service justice in the Court's history, after Justice William Douglas, whom he replaced.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:12AM
We Are Lab Animals in Fluoridation Experiment - by NYSCOF
Government agencies recommend more research on the human population to see if fluoride chemicals purposely added to water supplies has damaged our bones, thyroid, teeth, lowered our IQ and more. If you don't rebel, it will continue. Even if it's not in your water, it's in your food.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:13AM