Posts Tagged ‘prisons’

Kevin Carson on the criminal injustice system ‘shrills’ pushing the narrative that the letter of the law aides criminals against so-called ‘crime fighters’.

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Reported sexual abuse is rising in prisons and jails across the U.S. Most inmates accuse guards inflicting the crime than other captives.

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The RAND Corporation estimates the legalization of marijuana would lower the untaxed price to $38/oz.

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An estimated 9,000 Palestinians kidnapped to Israeli jails every year. Up to 700 minors were among those detained last year. More than 270 Palestinian children are currently held captive in Israeli prisons. Those who have been released share claims of having been tortured during captivity. More than 20% of patients at Palestine’s only torture victim center are indeed children as post-traumatic stress disorder soars among the demographic. Nour Odeh reports at Al Jazeera English from Ramallah in the occupied West Bank (2:23):

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:
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Legal scholar on the ‘criminal justice system’ in the U.S. Michelle Alexander gave this extremely sad and illuminating interview to Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez at Democracy Now! highlighting the extensive racism in the framing and execution of law enforcement. She’s written the book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and is touring the lecture circuit on the topic. What you’re about to see is shocking and heartbreaking to those with the most cynical outlook toward the State, let alone the almost helplessly naïve. As men of color, we felt this deeply and that it’s imperative that consciousness is heavily raised to the snowball effects of tyrannical laws and the way slavery has been overtly executed under our noses.

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via Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson’s blog: Freedom is not a conservative idea. It is not a prop for corporate power and the political-economic statist quo. Libertarianism is, in fact, a revolutionary doctrine, which would undermine and overthrow every form of state coercion and authoritarian control. If we want liberty in our lifetimes, the realities of our politics need to live up to the promise our principles—we should be radicals, not reformists; anarchists, not smaller-governmentalists; defenders of real freed markets and private property, not apologists for corporate capitalism, halfway privatization or existing concentrations of wealth. Libertarianism should be a people’s movement and a liberation movement, and we should take our cues not from what’s politically polite, but from what works for a revolutionary people-power movement. Here’s how:

Part One (10:00):

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The economic war being waged against Greece, the E.U.—and North America! (40:07):

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Freedomain Radio host Stefan Molyneux on the problem of who watches the watchdogs — recent corruption with the British Parliament, rape in the U.S. military, domestic violence among police officers.

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Stefan Molyneux on the president’s order to shut down Gitmo — a ‘concentration camp’. Molyneux critiques the lack of justice in Obama’s lack of abolition, lack of morality in debating whether or not torture is just, and his smug narcissism in discussing current events (20:20): (more…)