Adding Lying Insult To Traumatic Injury by Elizabeth Terzakis + A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry + US Locks Up Central American Refugees That It’s Helped Displace

Adding Lying Insult To Traumatic Injury by Elizabeth Terzakis

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Updated: June 27, 2018

by Elizabeth Terzakis
Socialist Worker, June 21, 2018
June 23, 2018

IT IS difficult to decide which of the Trump administration’s lackeys involved in the sickening new “zero tolerance” policy for the is the most hypocritical and deserves the most ire.

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Immigrant Prisons

Immigrant Prisons

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Brave New Films on Oct 18, 2017

Few Americans know about our nation’s system of immigrant detention centers. Each year, the U.S. government locks up roughly 440,000 immigrants in over 200 immigrant prisons. Companies like the CCA and Geo Group, got started in the 1980s, and have since made over $12 billion in profits, largely from immigrant detention.

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Immigrants for Sale

Indianapolis immigration rally

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Brave New Films on Aug 27, 2015

The detention of migrants has become a multi-billion dollar industry in which immigrants are sold to the highest bidder and traded like mere products. The Corrections Corporation of America, The Geo Group, and the Management and Training Corporation run over 200 facilities all over the nation. These facilities offer over 150,000 bed spaces and rake in a total profit of close to five billion dollars per year. The fact that these detention centers get paid for the number of people that are in the center per night offers, therefore, no incentive to speed up the legal processes and let the detainees leave the facility.

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We’ve had a military coup in the United States!

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Indefinite Detention

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Then They Came for Me

by Stephen F. Rohde, Esq.

First they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Muslim.

Then they came to detain immigrants indefinitely solely upon the certification of the Attorney General, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an immigrant.

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It’s Not About the Mosque: When do the Muslim Roundups Begin? by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
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September 1, 2010

As Alan Grayson said (Email message, 8/22/10): “As far as the Republican Party is concerned, they wouldn’t mind if Timothy McVeigh wins the Republican primary [in his Florida Congressional district] on Tuesday. (And by the way, if McVeigh ran, he would win.) The National Republican Party doesn’t care who wins on Tuesday. They just want to get rid of me.  Whoever wins the Republican primary, you can be sure that he fits the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, hateful, fearful mold that is the National Republican Party of 2010. And that mold gets moldier every day.”

Do you think that Mr. Grayson went too far with the Timothy McVeigh comment?  In a speech last month, talking to the faithful, Sean Hannity referred to them as “Timothy McVeigh wannabees” — to great applause.

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Peter Phillips: The American Media Empire of Managed News

with Peter Phillips
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
Aug 4, 2010

Propaganda model post 9/11 becomes deliberate disinformation; consolidation of media and public relations groups; prison torture across the US; domestic secret detention centers; Operation FALCON mass arrests; suspension of habeas corpus by the Chief Executive; US and NATO as protectors of global capital; structure of inequality maintained by global capital and military empire worldwide; repression that addresses us all; the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights.

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Peter Dale Scott: Continuity of Government Planning

with Peter Dale Scott
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
July 14, 2010

The process by which the U.S. Constitution has already been superseded.

from the archives:

Ellen Brown: The Financial Hijacking of America

9/11, Deep Events, and the Curtailment of U.S. Freedoms by Prof. Peter Dale Scott

Secret Bush Administration Plan to Suspend US Constitution

Bush Extends 9/11 National Emergency Yet Again by Peter Dale Scott

Continuity of Government and the “ENDGAME” Scenario by Tom Burghardt

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The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom Part 2: Revolution and Repression in America by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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June 30, 2010

This is Part 2 of the series, The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom

Part 1: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order


As outlined in Part 1 of this series, “The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom,” there are two major geopolitical realities in the world today, both largely brought about as a result of the “Technological Revolution” in which technology and electronics have come to define and shape our society.

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Nuremberg: It’s Lessons For Today! + Nazi Concentration Camps


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Department of Homeland Security Expands Controversial 287g Program Empowering Local Police to Enforce Immigration Laws

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Oct. 19, 2009

Department of Homeland Security Expands Controversial 287g Program Empowering Local Police to Enforce Immigration Laws

The Department of Homeland Security said Friday it plans to enter into new agreements with sixty-seven state and local law enforcement agencies. These agreements expand the existing 287g program, which delegates some federal immigration enforcement authority to certain state and local agencies. The 287g program has come under intense criticism in recent months, with over 500 organizations, including the ACLU and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, calling on the government to end the program. Many of the agencies involved have been accused of racial profiling, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Phoenix, Arizona is being investigated by the Justice Department. We host a debate between the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the Center for Immigration Studies. [includes rush transcript]

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ICE Should End, Not Expand Agreements With Local And State Law Enforcement, Says ACLU

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Michel Chossudovsky: America’s Fiscal Collapse – Obama’s Budget Will Impoverish America

Capitalism Kills

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Interview with Michel Chossudovsky
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
September 2, 2009

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David Neiwert: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right

August 28, 2009

Interview with David Neiwert author of “The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right”.

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Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health: The Worldwide H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, July 26, 2009

“The flu season is upon us. Which type will we worry about this year, and what kind of shots will we be told to take? Remember the swine flu scare of 1976? That was the year the U.S. government told us all that swine flu could turn out to be a killer that could spread across the nation, and Washington decided that every man, woman and child in the nation should get a shot to prevent a nation-wide outbreak, a pandemic.” (Mike Wallace, CBS, 60 Minutes, November 4, 1979)

“The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency’s massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines — thimerosal — appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children….

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Pepe Escobar: There will be class war and blood

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Deep Recession in America: The Crash of 2009, The Collapse of 2010

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by Humayun Gauhar
Global Research, April 5, 2009
The Nation (Pakistan)

The real economic collapse could come by the end of this year

Editor’s Note

This article is meant to be provocative. Global Research does not necessarily share its conclusions.


Letter to my son

My dear Muhammad Ali:

I told you that it’s a funny world getting funnier. Many American analysts are saying that America’s real economic collapse could come by the end of this year. “It will come to be known as ‘The Crash of 09’, they say. Others, especially a Russian political analyst, are predicting its physical collapse too. There’s no doubt that the country is up the dirtiest of imaginable creeks without a paddle. But what’s amazing is that America remains mired in stunning denial, continuing to make bad situations worse with useless bailout plans and messing around with the world instead of facing up to the reality that its time as a hyper-power is up, that’s its economic system has failed and that its only recourse is to end its adversarial doctrine and get out of its lost wars as painlessly and honourably as possible. There’s no point in going on flogging dead horses. The only sensible thing that survival demands is to craft a new moral economic and financial system and a moral foreign policy.

The deep recession verging on depression that we have seen so far was caused by the crash in the US housing market. Since other developed industrialised nations, especially of Europe, were aping the shenanigans of unchecked and poorly regulated American bankers and financiers, the collapse of their markets, banks and economies followed like dominoes. Iceland was the first to officially declare bankruptcy. Its GDP is only about $6.5 billion but its banks had lent something like $65 billion while its regulators were asleep on the wheel. Britain has not declared bankruptcy officially but we all know that it is bankrupt for all intents and purposes and none of its banks and financial institutions has any legs left.

However, this is only the aperitif. Wait for the crash of US commercial real estate, which analysts think will happen by autumn this year.

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