Tag Archives: Prison–industrial complex

Chris Hedges: America’s Social Hell

“Kabir is one of America’s tens of millions of second-class citizens, most of whom are poor people of color, who have been stripped of basic civil and human rights and are subject to legalized discrimination for life. “

Chris Hedges | Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July

“They are doing to us on the inside what they are doing to us on the outside,” he said. “They are letting poor people die or killing them for profit. Things will get worse and worse until people can’t take it anymore. These corporations won’t stop. No one in the political class will make them stop. It is up to us.”

Chris Hedges: America’s Slave Empire

Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”

Juan Thompson: Did the US Prison Boom Lead to the Crime Drop? New Study Says No

While Law and order politicians certainly deserve blame for Louisiana’s massive prison population, the anti-black prison industrial complex, and the for-profit jail industry, have proven to be lucrative hustles for local authorities. “Additionally, the sheriffs are given financial incentive in order to keep their local jails full. They are actually paid per inmate,” Eisen said.

BethAnne Nelson: Humanity at the Border

 It is an act of peace, a necessary act of justice, for us to provide care to them when they are in need.  Immigration is a peace and justice issue. Immigration is a feminist issue. By BethAnne Nelson  WAMM Newsletter   Spring II Nothing but experience can really capture the truth of the desert. It […]

▶ Noam Chomsky: The Race War of Drug Prohibition

Noam Chomsky speaks with Stefan Molyneux about the race war of drug prohibition, the prison-industrial complex, the erosion of civil liberties under Barack Obama, moral inconsistencies within government, the removal of media gatekeepers and the reinforcement of societal norms through social ostracism. By Noam Chomsky and Stefan Molyneux  Wednesday, December 25, 2013   zcommunications.org Source: Freedomain Radio  Noam Chomsky’s ZSpace Page […]