Private Prisons Spend Millions On Lobbying To Put... →
occupyonline: somepolitics: Yesterday, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released areport chronicling the political strategies of private prison companies “working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.” The report’s authors note that while the total number of people in prison increased less than 16 percent, the number of people held in private federal and state facilities...
'Human Rights' Warriors for Empire →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have chosen sides in the Washington-backed belligerency – the side of Empire. Faced with the certainty of superpower-backed attack under the guise of ‘protecting’ civilians in ‘liberated’ territory, Syria has no choice but to secure every square foot of its territory.
I expect to see the coming decades transform the planet into an art form. The...– Marshall McLuhan (via ideasandopinions)
But how has A4E, a company with an “abysmal” record, according to...– Who is making the money as private firms move in on the public sector? | Politics | The Observer
Don’t tell us it’s not a class war - The Globe and... →
A ‘Lack of Completely Selfish Societies’ -... →
Why You Should Clear Your Google Search History... →
The first battle to be waged now is an ideological one, dismantling one by one...– The welfare mirage
Hundreds Try to Storm So-Called Friends of Syria... →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Feb. 24 - TUNIS, (SANA) – Hundreds of Tunisians on Friday demonstrated in front of the hotel where the so-called “friends of Syria” meeting is being held and tried to storm the hotel. Demonstrators, according to Associated Press and United Press International, expressed rejection of the meeting, depicting it as a shame on Tunis. They condemned turning Tunisia into...
Extreme poverty in US has more than doubled since... →
leftliberty: A policy brief recently issued by the National Poverty Center (NPC) reveals that the number of households in the US living on less than $2 a day per person has increased by 130 percent since 1996, from 636,000 to some 1.46 million today. This means that some 4 million people in “the richest country on earth” (according to US capitalism’s apologists) are surviving on less than...
Criminalizing the Poor: From Welfare to Cellfare →
ideasandopinions: On August 22, 1996 President Bill Clinton signed into law his now infamous Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act thereby “end[ing] welfare as we have come to know it.” The Act replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). TANF establishes a lifetime limit of 60 months (5 years) for federal assistance,...