Prison Industries: "Don't Let Society Improve or... →
There are two very large and influential prison companies in the United States who are manipulating the system to make sure they have plenty of business: The GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut) and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). In the first part of this two-part series, I will explore The GEO Group’s influence peddling; next week, I will look at CCA. If you have any doubt in your mind...
Mayhem 2012: Gearing Up for a Global Spring of... →
amodernmanifesto: In May, the 99 percent will open up new avenues of resistance as activists around the world gear up for the intensification of popular protest and direct action. And we’re back! After months of relative quiet, interspersed with a handful of mass protests and radical events — like the general strike in Spain and the re-occupation of Wall Street — our movement is on course to...
Once upon a time, American presidents didn’t consider micro-managing a permanent...– Obama: Clark Kent at home, Imperial Superman Abroad. Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch, calling a spade a spade. Very important and relevant points made. For instance: Almost unnoted in the U.S., for instance, American drones recently carried out a strike in the Philippines killing 15 and the Air...
Info Wars Trooper: CISPA is even worse than SOPA →
infowarstrooper: Big Business and Big Government don’t want a free internet. The reason they don’t want a free internet is because people are waking up to the raping and looting of the world being carried on by the global banking elite. It is truly an information war and they don’t want ‘us’, the people, to have…
Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then... →
truthstream: Not only did CISPA get pushed through early, but NOW they edited it to make the 4th Amendment not even apply to the Internet! On top of that, as long as someone is in danger of bodily harm or children are threatened, they can do WHATEVER THEY WANT with your data—no oversight, no limit to government power—no nothing. Crazy. This is Crazyland.
The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know...– Noam Chomsky (via theyoungradical)
19 Crazy Things That School Children Are Being... →
lost-and-searching-in-america: #1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume. #2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class. #3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched...
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants...– Noam Chomsky oh Noam, you make it sound so easy! wait.. (via theyoungradical)
theyoungradical: Breast cancer survivor handcuffed... →
brandx: How did breast cancer survivor Lisa Lindsay end up behind bars? She didn’t pay a medical bill — one the Herrin, Ill., teaching assistant was told she didn’t owe. “She got a $280 medical bill in error and was told she didn’t have to pay it,” The Associated Press reports. “But the…
The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling...– Arundhati Roy (via theyoungradical)
As soon as I reached the OR, the staff began prepping me for surgery. I stated...– Mother forced to undergo surgery during birth without complications against her consent. (via jonathan-cunningham) That’s so fucked up.
If everyone is a product of this society, who will say the things that need to...– Lauryn Hill (via theyoungradical)
The military slang for a man killed by a drone strike is ‘bug splat,’ since...– Michael Hastings, The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret (via theyoungradical)
Budget cuts Choices, choices →
ab0mb: Well, a couple of weeks ago, the Defence Department announced that the F-35 programme’s procurement costs had increased by $17 billion. This is partly because the developer has been unable to finalise the jet on time, leading to expensive slowdowns. The actual production cost per plane of the cheapest version, according to Defence talking points, is $83.4m. So if the programme had a fixed...
When a rich woman wants to stay home with her... →
Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors...– Michael Ellner (via remorphabeing)
The Unhappiness of Austerity: rising numbers of... →
globalsmc: We’ve spent the year examining the theme of “Health, Wellness, and the Pursuit of Happiness”. Thanks to a variety of interesting and provocative lectures, films, readings, and classroom discussions, our understanding of happiness has increased greatly, although we’ll probably never fully know what makes us happy. One thing is for sure, though: austerity is not a pathway to bliss. ...
Nok: Amazing Bolivian Law Will Give Nature Human... →
forfieldandforest: edibleethics: Evo Morales is Bolivia’s first indigenous president, and he’s bringing some back-to-the-earth philosophy to the country. Bolivia is set to pass The Law of Mother Earth, a sweeping piece of legislation that, as Vice-President Alvaro García Linera…
Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators... →
cultureofresistance: April 4, 2012 | By Will Allen and Ronnie Cummins | via @CyranoNymous The world’s most hated corporation is at it again, this time in Vermont. Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of Vermont’s Agriculture Committee, Vermont legislators are dragging their feet on a proposed GMO labeling bill. Why? Because Monsanto has threatened to sue the...
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The country is headed toward a single and splendid government of an aristocracy...– Thomas Jefferson (via losangeleno)
illustrious;: Arizona bill declares women pregnant... →
politicsd00d: Published: 05 April, 2012, 23:35 A new bill up for vote in the state of Arizona would ban abortions for some expectant mothers, but that’s only the start of what lawmakers have in store. If the legislation passes, the state will consider a child to exist even before conception. Under…
theyoungradical: The Year of the Drone →
leptiir: An Analysis of U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan, 2004-2012 (Source) According to Wikipedia US Drone Strike statistic based on months of research by a team of journalists of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Total reported…
Update: 11 year old trans girl lost appeal →
transawareness: The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her. Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your...
kad budu gorjeli gradovi: Spain: General strike... →
kadbudugorjeligradovi: against the aggression of the rich and their politicians: self-defense Protests and demonstrations across Spain began in the early hours of Thursday, March 29th, in the first general strike since 2010. In almost all major cities pickets were held ahead of demos (an estimated 111…