The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA

Chris Hedges Truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_last_chance_to_stop_the_ndaa_20130902/ Laws passed in the so-called war on terror will be used to turn all dissidents and activists into terrorism suspects, subjecting them to draconian forms of state repression and control   I and my fellow plaintiffs have begun the third and final round of our battle...

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America’s Disappeared

Chris Hedges truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/americas_disappeared_20130812/ Big Frankie, Little Frankie and Al, three black men who spent a lot of time in prison and have put their lives back together in the face of joblessness, crushing poverty and the violence of city streets, abruptly stopped appearing at the prison support group I...

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The Business of Mass Incarceration

Chris Hedges TruthDig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_business_of_mass_incarceration_20130728/ Poor people, especially those of color, are worth nothing to corporations and private contractors if they are on the street. In jails and prisons, however, they each can generate corporate revenues of $30,000 to $40,000 a year. This use of the bodies of the poor to...

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A Brief History of Hunger Strikes

Michael Ratner Popular Resistance http://www.popularresistance.org/hunger-strikes-an-important-tool-for-mistreated-prisoners/ A Last Resort for Desperate Prisoners, but an Effective One   I’ve been very concerned for a long time about the situation both in Pelican Bay, which is the big prison in California where my office has a lawsuit around solitary confinement, obviously concerned by...

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