Donnerstag, 29. August 2013

Why Is the U.S. Destabilizing One Country After Another?

Obama Pushes Nations into World War 3

72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered 'Potential Terrorists' In Official Government Documents

Secrets Result in Abuse of Power: The New Era Is Becoming One of Transparency

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Truthout: Transparency is the cure for a long off-kilter US foreign policy. By reducing secrecy in US diplomacy and embracing transparency, we shall begin to behave in ways that are just and honorable such that our reputation is enhanced and improved.

America s private prison companies have expanded across the globe

As the growth of the U.S. prison population has stalled, American private prison companies have expanded their reach across the globe, operating prisons and detention centers in at least 11 countries, according to a new report by The Sentencing Project, a non-profit advocacy group.

'Low-Crime Tax' Keeps For-Profit Prisons Profitable

Compare these two tales of corruption that illustrate how the opportunity to turn a profit distorts our supposedly impartial judicial system.

US Nun Faces Up To 30 Years in Prison for Protesting at Nuclear Weapons Facility

By Karen McVeigh

District judge denies appeal of Sister Megan Rice, 83, and two other activists, citing their intent to 'disarm' Oak Ridge.

The U.S. s 64-Square-Foot "Torture Chambers"

He has not had human contact or a good night s sleep in nearly three decades. Every single day, he wakes to the sound of metal doors clanging open and a pair of disembodied hands pushing a tray of food through a slot into his 64-square-foot cell.

Locked Up in America: One quarter of the World s Prisoners

With well over half the prison population performing victimless crimes.

A Living Death: Sentenced to Die Behind Bars for What?

For 3,278 people, it was nonviolent offenses like stealing a $159 jacket or serving as a middleman in the sale of $10 of marijuana. An estimated 65% of them are Black.

This Man Was Sentenced to Die in Prison for Shoplifting a $159 Jacket

This Happens More Than You Think: Thousands of lives have been ruined by life sentences for crimes such as shoplifting.¤t_page=1#bookmark

American private jails reap record profits

If you are looking for somewhere to invest, and aren t too bothered about the moral implications, private jails could be an option. The number of inmates being held in them has swelled. And that s giving private shareholders bumper profits. But as RT's Marina Portnaya explains, there's a huge conflict of interests.

US prison population jumps 27% in a decade over harsh drug sentencing

The number of Americans incarcerated in federal prisons throughout the country has increased by nearly 30 percent over the past ten years, according to a new report by an investigative arm of Congress.

From Information Clearing House


State Guarantee Private Prisons 96% Occupancy


Divest Funds From Private For-Profit Prison Corporations

With 2.3 Million People Incarcerated in the US, Prisons Are Big Business

UN Expert: Torture of 'Angola 3' Shows Inhumanity of US Prisons

Corporations Reap Billions from Mass Incarceration

Massive Investment in For-Profit Private Prison Industry


Lockup Quotas Help For-Profit Prison Companies Keep Profits High and Prisons Full

Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: Given the longstanding, cozy relationships between for-profit prison companies and legislators, questions have long been raised about their role in promoting policies that put more people behind bars and create more demand for prisons.

Fifteen Things That We Relearned About the Prison Industrial Complex in 2013

Mariame Kaba, Prison Culture: The engine of the prison industrial complex unfortunately kept on chugging in 2013. The author highlights some of the key developments within the US prison industrial complex during this year.


The prison industrial complex

How Wall Street profits from human misery


America s prisons: The worst national disgrace

Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory


The U.S. correctional system is the worst of America s domestic disgraces. More people languish behind bars in the United States than in any other country, except perhaps China if we factor in the unknown numbers in labor camps...In practice, U.S. imprisonment has become an institution of slavery, torture, and rape...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Hans Blix: Even if Assad used chemical weapons, the west has no mandate to act as a global policeman


By ordering air strikes against Syria without UN security council support, Obama will be doing the same as Bush in 2003.

Syrian PM: We'll surprise invaders like on Yom Kippur

Addressing possible US strike, Wael al-Halqi says Assad forces will surprise 'aggressors' just as they surprised Israel during 1973 war; says West inventing 'face scenarios' to justify intervention.,7340,L-4423500,00.html

Remember bogus U.S. excuses for Iraq war before attacking Syria

China s Xinhua: An attack on Syria would be dangerous and irresponsible, and the world should remember the Iraq war was started by U.S. allegations of weapons of mass destruction which turned out to be false, China s official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

The U.S. Has Repeatedly Falsely Accused Others of Chemical and Biological Weapons Use

In 1981, the U.S. accused the Soviets of supplying chemical weapons to Communist states in Vietnam and Laos for use in counterinsurgency warfare. The U.S. bombed a chemical weapons factory in Sudan in 1998. It turned out that it only made pharmaceutical drugs. The U.S. accused Iraq of possessing chemical weapons...even though everyone knew that it didn t.

An attack on Syria will only spread the war and killing


All the signs are they are going to do it again. The attack on Syria now being planned by the US and its allies will be the ninth direct western military intervention in an Arab or Muslim country in 15 years.

Bombing Syria: War as Therapy

By Brendan O'Neill

The narcissism of the bomb-Syria brigade is terrifying.

George Galloway: 'Who Are You To Decide That You Will Launch A War?'


George Galloway speaks as The British House of Commons.

Moral Obscenity: Toxic Background To US Chemical 'Highground'

Video Report

Washington claims there s a moral reason to attack. But the use of chemical weapons was of no concern in the wars that the US waged in the past.

Here are 3 other places the US military bombed in the past month

Not every bombing campaign is as well publicized as the one probably coming soon to Syria.

From Information Clearing House


In Syria, Obama s Calculations Reveal Stupidity of US Imperialism

US Strikes on Syria Loom Large

In Rush to Strike Syria, US Tried to Derail UN Probe

As Strikes on Syria Loom, U.S. Ignores Diplomatic Track

UN Cannot Foster Peace When US Sidesteps It for War

Heading to War with Syria and the US Media


Why the rush to war?
by Justin Raimondo


That the very same people who told us we couldn t wait for the mushroom cloud to blossom over Manhattan (or Israel) before we acted in Iraq are now signing letters demanding intervention in Syria ought to set off your BS-detector. I love the headline on this release by Bill Kristol s Foreign Policy Initiative: 'Foreign Policy Experts Urge President Obama to Respond to Assad s Chemical Attack.' These people are experts, all right, at creating disasters...

To war!

Campaign for Liberty
by Tim Shoemaker


The war drums are beating loudly in Washington. But I have to ask, what s the rush? For the second time in this administration, we find the President eagerly bolting headlong into war without congressional approval. As in Libya, uncertainties abound, and serious questions remain unanswered: Who are the rebels? What are America s strategic goals?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


The Liefare-Warfare State


When Will We Attack Syria?'Neill

The War on Iran Begins in Syria

By Eric Draitser

Despite the high-minded talk of humanitarianism, the US is advancing a transparently neo-colonialist agenda aimed at securing hegemony in the region by destroying what little opposition remains.

The Craziest Detail About the CIA s 1953 Coup in Iran

By J. Dana Stuster

In 1953, CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, oversaw the planning of TPAJAX, the CIA's plan for the 'quasi-legal overthrow' (the CIA s euphemistic term of art) of Mossadegh. The CIA has confirmed his role in declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive.

The Real Target of These Attacks is Not Syria

By Robert Fisk

Why a victory for Assad is a victory for Iran.


The Iran Threat

yber-Mobbing ohne Hemmungen: Grausame Schikane für ein Millionenpublikum

FOCUS Online

Opfer von Cyber-Mobbing-Attacken werden druch Beschimpfungen, Belästigungen und durch die Verbreitung falscher Behauptungen im Internet bloßgestellt.

Quelle: Google News

Windenergie: Ausbau etwas schneller

Verbände legen positive Halbjahresbilanz vor und kritisieren Bürokratie und Politiker, die die Energiewende behindern würden.


Weltweit 18 Prozent Windstrom bis 2050

Windkraft könnte zur Mitte des Jahrhunderts rund 18 Prozent der weltweiten Stromerzeugung decken.

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