Less than 24 hours after the highly dubious and conspicuously timed chemical attack — reported to be sarin gas and chlorine gas — in Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province of Syria, wide-scale unsubstantiated condemnation of the…
Civil & Human Rights
A 2014 lawsuit filed against GEO Group, one of the largest private prison contractors, alleges that as many as 60,000 immigrants detained by ICE were forced to work for $1 a day or no money at all, under threat of solitary confinement — a violation of federal anti-slavery laws. In March, the lawsuit reached a historic class action status.
With Trump’s plan to expand the use of private federal prisons, and his executive order to increase the number of immigration officers and escalate deportation enforcement raids nationwide, those private prisons are guaranteed a constant, plentiful supply of ICE detainees to occupy their cells — and even more so, to profit immensely from their barely paid, compulsory labor.
The ruling corporate elites no longer seek to build. They seek to destroy. They are agents of death. They crave the unimpeded power to cannibalize the country and pollute and degrade the ecosystem to feed…
Despite agreeing that Supreme Court decisions have an effect on their everyday lives as citizens, 57% of likely American voters could not name a single U.S. Supreme Court Justice, a new C-SPAN/PSB poll found.
Since the United States was founded in 1776, the country has been at war during 220 out of its 241 calendar years of existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. has spent at peace, without waging or joining any wars.
Human trafficking is still on the rise in India as 20,000 women and children are lured into modern-day slavery, a rise of nearly 25 percent since the previous year.
The Western corporate media’s increasingly hysterical denunciations of the Syrian “regime” (never referred to as a legitimate sovereign government), along with allies Russia and Iran, for alleged atrocities in the retaking of Aleppo, painting democratically elected President Bashar al-Assad as a “brutal dictator” who “butchers his own people”, is a measure of the disillusionment and bitterness within the Western neo-liberal power elite over this strategic reversal in the drive to overthrow the sovereign government of President al-Assad.
The execution of Ronald Smith last week took far longer than it should have, 34 minutes, during which time he was almost certainly awake when the prison administered the agonizing drugs, whose administration without sedation is an open and shut violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
Faced with the dire U.N. warning of a possible genocide, the United States was set this week to finally embrace an arms embargo against South Sudan to cut back the military might of its warring…