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America? Men Tortured in Solitary for Having the Wrong Tattoo or Political Books #WTFnews

AlterNet / By Charlotte Silver The only evidence needed to get someone thrown in solitary is a tattoo, letter, photo or piece of political material. November 6, 2013  | Ronnie Dewberry is 54 years old. For more than half of his life he has… Continue Reading →

UN Top Torture Investigator Wants Access to American Prisons

By Alex Kane, AlterNet 21 October 13   UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez wants access to California prisons to look into isolation units. he top torture investigator in the United Nations wants access to California prisons to determine whether prisoners’… Continue Reading →

How Did a Form of Torture Become Policy in America’s Prison System?

Alternet  By Andrew Gumbel The cruel rise of solitary confinement in America. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Scott Richardson October 11, 2013  | In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville visited the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to observe first-hand the effects of a peculiar — and,… Continue Reading →

Remembering Defense Attorney Clarence Darrow – Abolish #Deathpenalty #mustread

A landmark in the fight against capital punishment in the US By Shannon Jones The United States remains one of the few advanced industrialized countries in the world that still practices capital punishment. Since the US Supreme Court reinstated the… Continue Reading →

The CIA Admits to Snooping on Noam Chomsky #WTFnews

Posted By John Hudson Tuesday, August 13, 2013 , foreignpolicy.com   For years, the Central Intelligence Agency denied it had a secret file on MIT professor and famed dissident Noam Chomsky. But a new government disclosure obtained by The Cable reveals for the first… Continue Reading →

Role of America in Mid Day Meal Deaths in India #mustshare

Thanks for the Pesticides, America! By Evan Mascagni, Salon 11 August 13 fter eating a school lunch that was made with cooking oil tainted with the toxic pesticide monocrotophos, 23 Indian children were recently killed. While the media has highlighted… Continue Reading →

US Wars, Dehumanization, and Me

 Common Dreams by Brandon Toy “I was experiencing an epiphany,” writes Toy, “a complete spiritual awakening that became almost unbearable at times. I was overwhelmed by a new connection to humanity. A part of me that had been dead, or never… Continue Reading →

America’s Business of Mass Incarceration #prisons

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 Illustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges Debbie Bourne, 45, was at her apartment in the Liberty Village housing projects in Plainfield, N.J., on the afternoon of April 30 when police banged on the door and pushed their… Continue Reading →

#Wisconsin Gurudwara shooting probed as ‘domestic terrorism’

    The Associated Press Published Sunday, Aug. 05 2012, 1:07 PM EDT Police in Wisconsin say seven people are dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman. The FBI says it is investigating whether the shootings were… Continue Reading →

“Guns don’t kill people,Americans kill people”-Michael Moore

Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by Common Dreams It’s the Guns – But We All Know, It’s Not Really the Guns by Michael Moore Since Cain went nuts and whacked Abel, there have always been those humans who, for… Continue Reading →

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