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Article: Should an Innocent Person Be Forced to Pay for Their Arrest? | OpEdNews

Article: Should an Innocent Person Be Forced to Pay for Their Arrest? | OpEdNews – Donald Trump takes office in two short weeks. As I’ve written previously, I don’t expect much in the way of prison reform or sentencing reform. Indeed, I’ve urged readers to take to the courts for redress because we obviously won’t […]

U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show – Washington Post

The U.S. money for Syrian opposition figures began flowing under President George W. Bush after he effectively froze political ties with Damascus in 2005. The financial backing has continued under President Obama, even as his administration sought to rebuild relations with Assad. In January, the White House posted an ambassador to Damascus for the first […]

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran – By Shane Harris and Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy

In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq’s war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein‘s military would attack with […]

Fourth World Radyo: African Economics: Capitalism, Socialism or Something Else? 08.03.2013 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary:  TheAngryindian speaks with Twitter comrade SelfMade_G22 about the issue of African economic independence across the entire Afro-Diaspora. The discussion looks at capitalism, its paradigms, its faults and how Africans at home and ALA’s Africans Living Abroad must learn the rules of the game for the sake of community survival. This is an excellent dispatch […]

Libya’s “growing” drugs/HIV problem :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dal medio oriente :: information from middle east :: [vs-1]

TRIPOLI, June 17, 2013 (IRIN) – Doctors in Libya say they are seeing a “growing” number of patients with drug problems and a corresponding risk of HIV infection, in a post-Gaddafi era marked by limited law enforcement and government capacity. “Every month more people come to us needing help,” said Abdullah Fannir, deputy director of […]

Fuck Yeah Marxism-Leninism – June 28, 1942 – Birthday of Comrade Chris Hani,…

  Fuck Yeah Marxism-Leninism – June 28, 1942 – Birthday of Comrade Chris Hani,….

APNS Editorial: America Needs Social Justice, Not ‘Soul Searching’

How the Obama Administration ‘s Apathy Concerning Institutional Racism Passively Allows the African in America to be Mistreated by the Far-Right TheAngryindian 03.26.2012 ‘Other races were engaged in seeing their cause through — the Jews through their Zionist movement and the Irish through their Irish movement — and I decided that, cost what it might, […]

Homeless Hotspots: Exploitation Masquerading as Charity » Cyborgology

This week, an ad agency (BBH Labs [see: previous stunt]) succeeded at its goal of grabbing headlines (see: Pitchfork and Wired) by employing homeless people as mobile WiFi hotspots for SXSW. While the scheme purports to be an attempt at “charitable innovation;” it is, in reality, a stunning expansion of neoliberal economic principles by turning […]

Drummond paid to kill unionists: Ex-paramilitary – Colombia news | Colombia Reports

A former paramilitary has testified before a U.S. court that coal giant Drummond Ltd. paid paramilitaries $1.5 million to murder union leaders, Colombian media reported Tuesday.Alcides Mattos Tabares, alias “El Samario,” claimed to have taken part in the murder of employees that Drummond ordered the Northern Bloc of the AUC paramilitary group to carry out […]

Afghanistan’s My Lai

[wsws.org] The action of the unidentified US staff sergeant in Panjwai district in Kandahar province, slaughtering at least 18 innocent civilians, including nine children, is a demonstration of both the brutality and the deepening crisis of American imperialism’s war of aggression in Afghanistan and Pakistan.The atrocity recalls, in both its horror and its potential political impact, […]

Plaintiff challenging healthcare law went bankrupt – with unpaid medical bills – Democratic Underground

Mary Brown, a 56-year-old Florida woman who owned a small auto repair shop but had no health insurance, became the lead plaintiff challenging President Obama’s healthcare law because she was passionate about the issue. Brown “doesn’t have insurance. She doesn’t want to pay for it. And she doesn’t want the government to tell her she […]

France to EU: Stop Monsantos Corn | Common Dreams

Agence France-Presse reports:The request is “based on the latest scientific studies” which show that the use of the GM crops “pose significant risks for the environment,” the ministry said in a statement.The ministry pointed to a recent study by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA that raised concerns with another form of GM crop, BT11, […]

Spain: Urgent call for action in solidarity with protesters in Valencia « Contra Info

On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, large police force attacked a protest of school students outside the IES Lluís Vives Institute of Secondary Education, with students from 13 to 18 years in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The cops brutally beat many of the students who had gathered to express […]

Democracy Now! | Former IMF Chief Held, Questioned in Prostitution Inquiry

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being questioned by French police for his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring. Police have questioned several prostitutes who had reported having sex with Strauss-Kahn, who resigned from the IMF in May after he was charged with the attempted rape of a hotel maid in New York […]

Marxist update: “Red Tails” retreats from history

Marxist update: “Red Tails” retreats from history. The movie focuses on the all-Black squadron in their segregated, ramshackle boot camp, with their dilapidated planes, while stationed in an Italian town. After much protest and many demands the airmen are finally given permission to fly in combat with decent planes against the Nazi Germany air force. […]

PressTV – US private jail owners capitalizing on prisoners

James Kilgore, University of Illinois professor and author, says privately-run prisons have become a lucrative source of income for their owners. In an interview with Press TVs U.S. Desk on Sunday, Kilgore said, “Basically, capitalizing on the process of mass incarceration which has been going since the early 1980s, largely focused around a war on drugs […]

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