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The American Injustice System

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report ** Willie Smith Ward, 43, a habitual offender, attempted to steal a $35 rack of pork ribs from a grocery store in Waco, Texas. SENTENCE:  50 years in prison. He must serve at least a … Continue reading

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“CORPORATE TOTALITARIANISM” EXPOSED

Bradley Manning and the Gangster State By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/August 22, 2013 AP/Patrick SemanskyArmy Pfc. Bradley Manning after a                                           … Continue reading

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The CIA’s Record of Detention, Rendition and Torture

From the GeorgeSoros.com newsletter: Dear Friends, Ghost flights, black sites, and stories of appalling abuse. Please take a minute to watch Amrit Singh of the Open Society Justice Initiative describe the grim realities of the CIA’s post-9/11 campaign of secret … Continue reading

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Torturers Go Free, Whistleblowers Go To Prison

That the United States tortured prisoners, sometimes resulting in death, is no secret, even though denied by the government. So what message are we sending when American torturers are never prosecuted, but those who blow the whistle on these crimes … Continue reading

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The New Abnormal

Over the last ten or more years since 9/11, despite any spike in terrorism on our soil, Americans have easily acquiesced to substantially invasive national security measures. Inspections, body searches, surveillance, torture, loss of constitutional liberties–Americans shrug their shoulders and … Continue reading

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Early Problems With “Enhanced Interrogation”

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Human Rights: It’s So Last Decade

In a NY Times Op-Ed, Jimmy Carter calls out the U.S. government (while carefully omitting President Obama’s name) for it’s worsening human rights record. The former American president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, clearly unafraid to speak his mind (Carter … Continue reading

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Millions of Americans Suffering From OLS

OBAMA LETDOWN SYNDROME (OLS): NO CURE ON THE HORIZON  by Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report Do you feel Angry? Frustrated?  Cynical? Hopeless?  If your politics lean liberal/progressive, you are not alone with these nagging symptoms. You may be suffering … Continue reading

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Is It Still Torture If We Do It?

New Bush-Era Torture Memo Released, Raises Questions About What Has Changed And What Hasn’t by Dan Foomkin/ Huffington Post/ April 6, 2012 WASHINGTON — A six-year-old memo from within the George W. Bush administration that came to light this week … Continue reading

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