Posts Tagged ‘jail’

Worth Watching: Wells Fargo Furthers For-Profit Prisons

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Here’s a solid video making a nice follow up to yesterday’s post about the prison problems in Canada.

Wells Fargo, the too-big-to-fail entity bailed out by taxpayers only to give CEO’s ridiculous bonuses, is the primary investor in for-profit prisons across America. (more…)

USA’s Secret Prisons

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

One more American torture facility has been uncovered, this time in Poland. Under backlash from the US Government, prominent Poles have revealed damning details of a prison run by the CIA on Polish soil.

A similar CIA ‘interrogation’ program, unmasked in 2009, was being held at an exclusive horseback riding academy in Lithuania. Inmates, suspected of harboring violent intent against the United States, were subjected to various forms of torture including “sleep deprivation, forced standing, painful stress positions.”

Just to be clear, these clandestine prisons have zero public oversight. Most Americans have no knowledge of said places, nor would they authorize such atrocities were it up to them. (more…)

America’s War Machine Comes Home

Friday, November 25th, 2011

(Come and see the violence inherent in the system!)

Americans are finding themselves surrounded by more and more members of the armed forces. Unfortunately, this isn’t due to the US withdrawing from Iraq or Afghanistan – the Military Industrial Complex will surely find more hapless victims to brutalize for as long as the American people allow it to continue.

No, when I say that the US population is being increasingly exposed to a military force, sadly, I’m referring to their local police departments. Peaceful protesters met with heavy handed tactics and civilly disobedient students being nonchalantly pepper sprayed has got citizens everywhere asking ‘How could this happen in America?

Of course, some have been sounding the alarm bells for decades now, trying to awaken the rest to the looming threat of totalitarianism. But most have remained oblivious to the reality, caught up the bubble of modern day living. Now, as the establishment faces a serious threat in the Occupy movement, the ugly face of a militarized police force comes into the light.

Fortunately, it is not too late to fix this. It will take a concerted effort on the part of many individuals, but police departments will fall into check as long as there is enough public pressure to warrant them doing so.

This puts the onus on you, people who like freedom. Stand up and be counted. Speak out against police brutality. Make noise whenever you see armor clad goons crushing unarmed activists. If you want your country to stay free, you need to stay vigilant against tyranny wherever it lies.