Category Archives: Prisons

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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Seven Ways Racism Is Built Into the System by David Swanson

#BlackoutDC 2015 26

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 27, 2015

1. WEALTH GAP: The playing field is not level. The median wealth of a white household in the United States is over 13 times that of a black household, and the gap is widening. Most black households have less than $350 in savings. It takes money not just to make money but to get a start, to live near good schools, to live free of lead paint poisoning, or to address the special needs that every person has.

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Larry Hamm: The Long Distance Revolutionary, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Don't Shoot

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Aug 18, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Hedges sits down with founder of the People’s Organization for Progress Larry Hamm to dissect periods of American resistance, and explain how shifts in political climate have and will shape new modes of community organizing.

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Chris Hedges: Nobody Wants the Wars in Iraq or Afghanistan Except Raytheon, Halliburton, Northrop Grumman

Nov 19 March & Re-Occupy Oakland 038

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Updated: June 12, 2015

with Chris Hedges

talkingsticktv on Jun 9, 2015

Talk by Chris Hedges author of “The Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” recorded June 8, 2015 at Town Hall Seattle.

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Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders is Giving Legitimacy to the Democratic Party

Gaza Protest at Israeli Consulate in San Francisco 11-19-2012

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with Chris Hedges

VulgarTrader on May 7, 2015

You can get this and other episodes of Null’s show here: https://thegarynullshow.podbean.com/e/the-gary-null-show-050615/

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Chris Hedges: Prison State America: Corporations Use Inmates Like Slaves

America - We're Number One!

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 14, 2015

For-profit prisons have created a “neo-slavery” in the US, according to award-winning journalist Chris Hedges. Inmates work eight hours per day for major corporations such as Chevron, Motorola, Nordstrom’s and Target, yet only have the possibility of making up [to] $1.25 an hour. In addition, companies that provide services like phone calls overcharge prisoners on even the most basic services, making hundreds of millions in profits annually. RT’s Ben Swann speaks to Hedges, who explains how this shadowy system came into existence.

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Chris Hedges on Roots of Terrorism, Free Speech Hypocrisy and Translating #JeSuisCharlie + Rage of the Dispossessed

"Je Suis Charlie" The I AM has turned into I FOLLOW - protest canalised

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Updated: Jan. 14, 2015

with Chris Hedges

breakingtheset  on Jan 12, 2015

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the lack of media coverage of the massacre of as many as 2,000 people in the town of Baga by Boko Haram militants. Abby then goes over the most outrageous responses to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and why the clash of civilizations mentality when it comes to these type of acts is so misleading. Abby then speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Chris Hedges, about the roots of the attacks in France and the relationship between global events and the rise of radicalization.

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Chris Hedges: How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 2

Decarcerate PA rally #occupyPhilly

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 7, 2015

Eddie Conway and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges continue their discussion about the forms of slavery and exploitation thriving in today’s U.S. prison system

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Chris Hedges: How Prisons Ripoff and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 1

Rally against private prisons at 2012 United Methodist General Conference

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 5, 2015

Eddie Conway and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discuss the forms of slavery and exploitation thriving in today’s U.S. prison system.

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David Remes: Why the Senate Torture Report Doesn’t Matter + Redacted: What does the CIA #torturereport leave out?

The Torture Team: Yoo, Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld

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Why the Senate Torture Report Doesn’t Matter | Interview with David Remes

breakingtheset  on Dec 9, 2014

Abby Martin speaks with human rights lawyer, David Remes, about the contents of the newly released Senate torture report summary and how it will impact the future of the “war on terror”.

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Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties (#NDAA)

Witness Against Torture: Captive Hands

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with Chris Hedges

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How Is a Prison Like a War? by David Swanson + Chris Hedges: Poverty, Racism & Policing, Mass Incarceration, Resistance and Social Transformation

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
Nov. 13, 2014

America - We're Number One!

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The similarities between mass incarceration and mass murder have been haunting me for a while, and I now find myself inspired by Maya Schenwar’s excellent new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better. This is one of three books everyone should read right away. The others are The New Jim Crow and Burning Down the House, the former with a focus on racism in incarceration, the latter with a focus on the incarceration of youth. Schenwar’s is an overview of incarceration in all its absurd and unfathomable evil — as well as being a spotlight leading away from this brutal institution. Continue reading

Rev. Chris Hedges: The Cancer of Mass Incarceration

Stop Mass Incarceration

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with Rev. Chris Hedges

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ on Nov 5, 2014

Moral Monday Rally at the New Jersey State House on October 27, 2014.

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Ralph Nader and Grover Norquist Agree on Corporate Welfare and Auditing the Pentagon

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with Ralph Nader

Corporate welfare corrupts democracy

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The National Press Club on Sep 4, 2014

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke on issues where the left and right can come together at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 4, 2014.

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Noam Chomsky: The Relentless Class War

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with Noam Chomsky

University of California Television (UCTV) on Apr 28, 2014

Noam Chomsky Mural

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Jan Nederveen Pieterse in conversation with Noam Chomsky, linguist, philosopher and political commentator. Chomsky is Emeritus professor of linguistics at MIT. Jan Nederveen Pieterse is professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. Series: “Carsey-Wolf Center” [5/2014] [Humanities] [Show ID: 28120] (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/)

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