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Profiting From Human Misery by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
February 18, 2013

no human being is illegal

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Marela, an undocumented immigrant in her 40s, stood outside the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, N.J., on a chilly afternoon last week. She was there with a group of protesters who appear at the facility’s gates every year on Ash Wednesday to decry the nation’s immigration policy and conditions inside the center. She was there, she said, because of her friend Evelyn Obey.

[...]

via Truthdig


Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

Copyright © 2013 Truthdig

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9 Responses

  1. […] Profiting From Human Misery by Chris Hedges […]

  2. […] Profiting From Human Misery by Chris Hedges […]

  3. [...] Profiting From Human Misery by Chris Hedges [...]

  4. [...] Profiting From Human Misery by Chris Hedges [...]

  5. [...] which have a profit motive. One recent explosion of private industry is the partnering of Corrections Corporation of America with the federal government to detain close to 1 million undocumented people. Using public monies [...]

  6. No parent should ever be forcibly removed from their child, United States of the Gulag has a shame for our history that will be deliberately hidden from the next school books, “history repeats itself”

  7. Thank you, Chris. It isn’t easy to address this ugliness. Making prisons a profitable enterprise is in the same league, I think, as using mercenaries and putting Al-Queda on the CIA payroll. It’s all grotesque and we’ve got to stop it.

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