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Prison Profits

“The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by criminal laws…” … Continue reading

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Afghan End-Game

Other consequences, all deleterious, flowed from the militarization of foreign policy. In Afghanistan and the United States, so intimately ensnarled over all these years, the income gap between the rich and everyone else has grown exponentially, in large part because … Continue reading

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The Foreign Policy “Community”

So given this extreme human suffering and repression imposed by the Saudi monarchy in multiple countries, what should the US – the Leader of the Free World and the self-proclaimed Deliverer of Freedom and Democracy – do? To Riedel, the … Continue reading

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Life After Death

Egalitarians must work to take over the Democratic party as the Tea Party has recently taken over the Republicans. Action in the streets will lead the way, but we must have electoral strength to make our leaders follow through with the changes we demand. Continue reading

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Twitter Terrorists

The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: ‘Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?’ … Continue reading

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On Americans

“We have a decision to make every day. Every hour of every day. And that is whether to represent the sword or the shield. Democracy Now!“ –Amy Goodman

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Over There

“Most Chinese aren’t angry about rising inequality. It’s not rich versus poor. It’s the system of power and procedural injustices that they’re upset about.” -Harvard sociologist Martin K. Whyte, who may as well have been talking about Americans, as quoted … Continue reading

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American Don’t Rebel

How do you break through the inertia, fear of embarrassment, isolation and aversion to doing anything different that surrounds most middle-class Americans like a moat? –Gary Kamiya on the needed ad campaign to swell the ranks of Occupy Wall Street, … Continue reading

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Green Plazas

“…the city should not be taking away our streets to give green plazas to private developments and calling them public parks.” -Jeremiah Moss, reporting on a plan to erase Astor Place from the map

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A Radical Proposal

Want to end the threat of terrorism against this country? Put George Bush on trial for war crimes. Continue reading

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