Hitting Private Prisons Where it Hurts: Prison Divestment

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Divesting from the Prison Industrial Complex

The National Prison Divestment Campaign has been in the news the last few weeks, after the University of California became the second US college to sell their shares in private prison companies.

Founded by Enlace* in May 2011, the National Prison Divestment Campaign consists of a coalition of over 150 grassroots organizations, worker centers, unions, and other nonprofits. Over the past four years, this coalition has won numerous victories, such as the recent divestments of SCOPIA, Amica Mutual Insurance, and DSM Netherlands, and the implementation of a investment policy for the City of Portland, OR, that will prevent the city from ever investing in private prisons.

The National Prison Divestment Campaign focuses primarily on two companies: Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Geo Group (GEO). These companies have a history of buying politicians and using lobbying for policies that criminalize immigrants and people of…

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US Role as State Sponsor of Terrorism Implied in US Congressional Research Service Report on Syria Conflict

The U.S. Occupation of Syria: The truth, and right from the red-white-and-blue horse’s own mouth!

Stephen Gowans

January 10, 2016

By Stephen Gowans

The implication of a report written for the US Congress is that the United States is a state sponsor of terrorism in Syria. At the same time, the report challenges widely held beliefs about the conflict, including the idea that the opposition has grass-roots support and that the conflict is a sectarian war between Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect and the majority Sunnis.

Written in October 2015, the report was prepared by the Congressional Research Service, an arm of the United States Library of Congress. The Congressional Research Service provides policy and legal analysis to committees and members of the US House and Senate.

Titled “Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and US Response,” the report reveals that:

1. The Syrian conflict is between Islamists and secularists, not Sunnis and Alawites.

Media reports often emphasize the dominant Sunni character of the rebels…

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The ‘United’ Penal Colonies of America: “The Land of the Free?”

Image: activistpost.com Beyond poisoned-medication (Pig Pharma/FDA) and quack-pushers (the AMA), and worldwide war, death and destruction, the U.S. Corporation's only other true industry is prison: 1 in 36 Americans Are Tied up in the Prison System… And That's a 20-Year Low By Carey Wedler Over the last several years, the United States has earned the … Continue reading The ‘United’ Penal Colonies of America: “The Land of the Free?”

Let’s Pick on Police Meme Day

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The US Has Been Giving Afghan Children Violent Books to Indoctrinate them to Jihad – It Worked

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By John Vibes The Unites States government has played a crucial role in the development of the complex and volatile political situation that now exists in the Middle East, and they have had a heavy hand in influencing the region since the first world war. From propping up dictators to funding rebel groups for regime change, the U.S. and their […]

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