You’d have to be Rush Limbaugh living on a sail boat in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle to not have some sense of how bad the American prison system has become in the last few decades. But, for those readers who still turn the other cheek, who scoff and dismiss prisoners abducted by the “justice system” to be beaten, raped and forgotten about, left in the hole to rot for decades upon decades, allow John Oliver and his fabulous program Last Week Tonight to clarify a few points for you that you’ve glaringly chosen to overlook.
John Oliver, Puppets And Prison: How The U.S. Justice System Keeps Americans Dropping The Soap (VIDEOS)
Conservative ‘Christian’ Says President Obama’s Execution Should Be Worse Than Being Drawn And Quartered (VIDEO)
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Image Credit: Salon.com In June of last year, economist, professor and political commentator, Robert Reich released this short but highly informative video...
Bomb Palestinian homes to smithereens. Impose a life of constant, horrific terror. And kill their children. But that isn’t enough punishment for Dr....
Pro-Palestine Chicagoans flooded the streets on Sunday, July 20th, for a rally “to show their support for the Palestinians who’ve died and the thousands of others who are still in danger.” The rally focused on the recent tensions between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza, and the dead and injured […]Read more ›
To cap off the deadliest day of fighting for both sides, Israel launched an aerial offensive so intense that even seasoned journalists didn’t imagine it was possible. When the dust settled over Gaza, over a hundred were dead, thousands were wounded and, in at least one case, two dozen members […]Read more ›
Private prison firm GEO Group has become infamous for inhumane and violent acts to inmates, fraudulent reporting in its facilities over the past few years. Despite these incidences, Florida governor Rick Scott (R) is headlining a $10,000-per-plate VIP fundraiser at the CEO of GEO Group George Zoley’s home on Monday, with […]Read more ›
NYC luxury condo building Extell has just been given the go-ahead to create a “poor door,” or a separate entrance, for the low-income tenants of its Upper West Side 33-story complex. The company intends to build a special door for the 55 more affordable units it’s adding to the building. These units […]Read more ›
The Tea Party was furious when an 11-year-old girl was diagnosed with gender dysphoria which is a conflict between a person’s physical appearance and a different internal gender role, won her lawsuit after her family, filed a human rights complaint with her school for not accommodating her condition. Tracey Wilson was […]Read more ›
The state of California is currently in the midst of the worst drought on record. According to research published in mid July, 2014, the current drought has created “the greatest absolute reduction in water availability ever seen” in California. Given that information, it makes sense that state and local authorities […]Read more ›
British news channel Sky News has issued an apology after a reporter rummaged through the luggage of a MH17 victim live on air Sunday. The news segment showed reporter Colin Brazier sorting through the victim’s open suitcase, touching their personal belongings. The reporter even picked up a set of keys […]Read more ›
This group sounds like an unholy alliance between neo-nazis, Alex Jones and Occupy Wall Street.Read more ›
There have been no shortage of shock and horrors since Israel invaded Gaza and the bloodshed is showing no signs of slowing down or stopping, despite demonstrations and protests. According to UNICEF, innocent children have accounted for one third of the civilian deaths. Israelis, almost as if using the violence […]Read more ›
A Tennessee Republican county commissioner and self-professed Christian patriot, Mark Kelly can come up with just one reason why voters should choose him over his Democratic challenger: He’s a Christian and the other guy is undeniably Muslim. On July 16th, Kelly sent out a campaign letter to constituents asking that […]Read more ›
Every once in a while, justice is served, even in Maricopa County, Arizona.Read more ›
It’s a desperation move that can’t be vetted. And it’s a move that should result in a straight jacket and rubber room for Sarah Palin.Read more ›
Last year in November, St. Clair Michigan police responded to a barking complaint about a dog running loose in the area of Yale and Princeton streets. Lexie, the dog, belonged to Brittany Preston and she had accidentally been left outside by Preston’s grandfather, who suffers from dementia. Lexie was shot […]Read more ›
Israeli snipers have been caught on camera firing upon a Palestinian civilian of Gaza while he searches for relatives among the rubble of his city. He is surrounded by medics and international volunteers who are supporting the search, and bear witness to his shooting. He is shot first in the […]Read more ›
I don’t just see a city struggling with crushing poverty. I see a legal and constitutional precedent being set where corporations can deprive millions of fresh water unless they pay extortionist prices.Read more ›
When Florida-based Amanda Selby discovered that her video camera had been stolen out of her minivan, she was devastated. She had stored the $500 Nikon camera in her pregnancy travel bag so that she could record her baby’s first moments. She said: “I went to look for my camera the […]Read more ›
Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, and an elected lawmaker representing the Likud Party of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has used an Op Ed in the Israel National News to call for the ‘elimination’ of Gaza as a final solution to the ‘Palestinian Problem’. Before we address Feiglin’s […]Read more ›
This week, a new billboard popped up in San Francisco threatening service staff pushing for the minimum wage that they could just easily be replaced by iPads. As Pando Daily reports: Its message — that minimum wage increases will lead to service workers being replaced by apps — is continued […]Read more ›
His dead ancestors told him he must marry her. So says nine-year-old schoolboy Sanele Masilela who last week renewed wedding vows with his 62-year old bride Helen Shabangu in South Africa. As the Huffington Post reports: The ceremony was held at the home of the bride in Ximhungwe in Mpumalanga, […]Read more ›
On July 15, 2014, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on SB 1696, otherwise known as The Women’s Health Protection Act. The bill was first introduced in November of last year, by Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. The bill now has 35 cosponsors, all democrats, except Bernie Sanders, the […]Read more ›