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image Behind 12-day statewide Pennsylvania prison lockdown: Control, power, money 480_medical-personnel-in-haz-mat-suits-clean-up-after-6-sci-mercer-staff-belief-they___d-been-poisoned-led-to-severe-mail-visiting-restrictions-in-penn-080618-by-gary-diday-herald-web_1.jpg by Major Tillery
The lockdown of 47,000 prisoners in all 25 Pennsylvania prisons began Aug. 29, 2018, and lasted for 12 days. Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel backed by Gov. Tom Wolf said the lockdown was an emergency measure to protect prison guards. They claimed there was widespread illness of guards from physical contact with synthetic drugs. This is false....
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 11:25PM
image Afterword – Once upon a time there was an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan 480_d622b478-8784-4beb-91ec-e5c6b5be3af8_1.jpg by CW
Two months ago we published here an appeal for an international meeting in Kurdistan signed by “Militants in Kurdistan, Iraq” in relation with the increasing and intensification of the class struggle in the region of Middle East and especially in Iraq and Iran....
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 9:08AM
text Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices by Rudolf Hickel and Lukas Hermsmeier
Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should serve the public interest and reduce poverty. Instead, private or special interests are in the driver's seat. Trumponomics is a disaster that is like a sleight of hand. $8 trillion was given to the super-rich. The poor, seniors, children and students are under a vicious attack....
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 3:40AM
text 8 GOP Candidates For Governor Want Executions To Continue In Their States by Abolition
As 42 states have refused to execute in 2018, the 8 Republican candidates in the execution states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas are all either current executioners, execution facilitaters or supporters...
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 2:16AM
image Australian minister used Aboriginal funds to fight Aboriginal land claims 480_2018-11-04_092915.jpg by WGAR News
The peak organisation representing the rights of Australian indigenous peoples seeks answers from Nigel Scullion, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, for allocating Indigenous Advancement Strategy funds to industry groups to oppose land rights claims....
Posted: Sun Nov 4, 2018 3:36AM
image Gathering of Nations extended – begins 10am 23 November 2018 480_1540638515_thumbnail.jpg by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Due to the high level of interest in the Gathering of Nations we have decided to begin at 10am Friday 23 November 2018 so that our people have more opportunity to share their messages. Media will be advised of a time they can attend....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 3:18AM
image Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Renews Legal Challenge Against DAPL 480_dakota_access_pipeline_-_new_salem_north_dakota_-_photo_by_tony_webster_1.jpg by Earthjustice
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers downplayed oil spill risk; ignored Tribe’s well-documented concerns...
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 7:08PM
text Nuke Plants Cause Cancer Deaths, Rates Fall When They Shut Down by Michael Steinberg
A recent study shows that nuclear power plants cause excess cancer deaths though their routine radioactive releases when they are operating. The rate of cancer deaths declines after they shut down....
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:08PM
text Right-wing Populism: A Wave of Nostalgia by Cornelia Koppetsch
For decades, western societies were marked by pluralization, individualization, and liberalization. Why are attitudes and pressures of society against these trends becoming dominant? Why are escalating inequalities leading to the rise of right-wing parties and not primarily to renewed capitalism criticism? Right-wing populism is anti-liberal....
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:58AM
image Support Riseup.net, the Friendly, Radical, Tech Collective That Supports You 120_we-riseup-net.jpg by The Riseup Collective
There is a war being fought over your communication....
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:03PM
image Brazil's 2018 Election, The Working Class, Fascism and Capitalism In Brazil 480_brazil_sao_paulo_teachers_1.jpg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek Radio looks at the recent election of anti-labor racist militarist Jair Bolsonaro and how the failure of the Workers Party PT brought this reactionary to power in Brazil....
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:16PM
image Australian politicians are starting to sound alarmingly like Trump 480_color_code.jpg by GetUp!
Australian politicians are starting to sound alarmingly like Trump. From the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton trying to scare Melbournians from going out to dinner [1,2], to politicians thundering in Federal Parliament about a 'final solution' and an end to non-white immigration [3], and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs eagerly voting for a Neo-Nazi slogan [4]. We know that politics like this sees a spike in racist abuse towards our communities [5]. But we are standing up....
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25PM
text Democracy in the Madhouse by Darryl Robert Schoon
With unprecedented attention on the US midterms, democracy's origins should be considered to help explain and accept next week's outcomes. Note: democracy's origins are as suspect as its results....
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:19AM
document Shocking Study: 15 Million U.S. Residents Had Water Shut Off in 2016 rpt_water_shutoffs_survey-web.pdf_140_.jpg by Food & Water Watch
First of its kind national survey by Food & Water Watch reveals hidden and massive water affordability crisis...
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:14PM
image Australian coalmining executives pledge to talk with impacted South African woman 480_south32_1.jpg by Michelle at Action Aid Australia
Today was an incredible testament to the power of our movement.I flew into Perth this morning to join activists stationed outside the AGM of big Australian mining company, South32, calling on them to listen to the women of Phola impacted directly by South32’s coal mine in South Africa. The women of Phola have repeatedly tried to meet with South32 to discuss their concerns about the serious mining impacts affecting their community, but to no avail....
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:01AM
text 5 Pigs Liberated by ALF from Iron Maiden Farm (Owensboro, Kentucky) by Animal Liberation Press Office
2014 Undercover Investigation On Same Farm Discovered 900 Baby Piglets Had Died of Diarrheal Disease and Were Ground Up and Fed Back to Their Mothers...
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:49PM
text Trump Administration Approves Offshore Oil Drilling Project in the Arctic by Center for Biological Diversity
Liberty Project OKed as Officials Seek to Expand Offshore Leasing, Relax Drilling Safety Rules...
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:25PM
image URGENT: Yanomami are dying of measles 480_18cbbed5-a886-4dbd-a439-a5255bd6bc18_1.jpg by Survival International
Yanomami indigenous people in Venezuela and Brazil are dying from a devastating measles outbreak which is sweeping through their communities. Survival has been sounding the alarm about the deadly epidemic, but this urgent humanitarian crisis is getting worse. Many more Yanomami are sick and dying....
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:20AM
image TV programme blows the lid on the Australian gun lobby 480_guns.jpg by GetUp!
By GetUp! - An explosive 4Corners report https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/big-guns/10406306?t=joADGu8Xy&utm_campaign=4Corners has revealed how our gun laws are being steadily eroded by a cashed-up gun lobby.1 These laws have kept our communities safe for decades — likely preventing 16 mass shootings since the tragedies of Port Arthur.2 **And whenever our gun laws are weakened, people pay for it with their lives.**...
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:51PM
image Women Charged with Grand Theft for Removing Living Calf from Graveyard at Massive Dairy 480_oakdale1-dxe-oct212018_1.jpg by Direct Action Everywhere
Activists Say Repeated Animal Cruelty Reports Ignored By Authorities...
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:30PM