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The larger political dialogue around private prisons fails to acknowledge that a wide range of companies, organizations, individuals, and even towns have a profit-driven interest in keeping people behind bars.
A wide range of companies, organizations, individuals and even towns profit economically or politically from prisons.
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While purporting to "address" the plight of refugees, the West simultaneously implements policies that inflame climate change and wars, destabilizing regions with populations already facing turmoil, says William C. Anderson.
Western nations have sought to absolve themselves of the refugee crisis. But the problem is primarily their fault.
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The infrequency of a blooded harvest moon is nothing compared to the rarity of an event like Boehner's exit, writes William Rivers Pitt.
The infrequency of a blood moon is nothing compared to the rarity of an event like Boehner's exit.
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The Fed should require solid evidence that inflation poses a threat before it tries to slow the economy.
The Fed should require solid evidence that inflation poses a threat before it tries to slow the economy.
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Pope Francis' progressive discourse must be understood in the context of an institution that continues to perpetuate the marginalization of women and indigenous people, says Armando Carmona.
While some have called Pope Francis a progressive, we must consider his actions in the context of the hierarchical institution he represents.
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   Pope  OR   POOP ......  THEY BOTH SEEM THE SAME  UNDESIRABLE IN THE EXTREME !
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People all over the US are being deprived of revenue that should be going to education and infrastructure.
People all over the US are being deprived of revenue that should be going to education and infrastructure.
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Over the years, the overwhelmingly white local elected leadership in Irving, Texas has reacted in a less-than-welcoming way to the Dallas suburb's rapidly diversifying population.
The white local elected leadership in Irving has reacted in an unwelcoming way to the diversifying population.
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The Urban Shield expo is one of the clearest and most spectacular examples of how the rhetoric of emergency preparedness and public safety are propelling the militarization of law enforcement entities around the country.
If we push military weapons expo Urban Shield out of the United States, we delegitimize the US war machine at its core.
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Community Development Credit Unions are a lifeline to business owners in gentrifying neighborhoods, but these member-owned banks face a number of challenges in the current economic climate.
They're a lifeline to business owners in gentrifying neighborhoods, but these credit unions have struggles of their own.
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According to the Department of Defense's recently released "Law of War Manual," journalists who cover the US military in a way the Pentagon interprets as "dangerous" could be subject to censorship, incarceration or even the death penalty.
The US Department of Defense's Law of War Manual gives the US military the legal opportunity to censor, capture and even kill US journalists.
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Why the US lies to the world about Puerto Rico?
The governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro Garcia Padilla recently wrote a letter to the secretary general of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon about the White House’s position regarding the Puerto Rico v. Sánchez Valle case where it said that Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States (US).  The governor said in his letter that either the US lied to the UN in 1953, or it is lying now.  
In 1953, the US told the UN that Puerto Rico had obtained self-government in 1952 through its new government called the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  The US petitioned the UN to remove Puerto Rico from its list of colonies.  Since then, Puerto Rico does not appear in the UN’s list of colonies.
In 2008, the then governor of Puerto Rico Anibal Acevedo Vila spoke before the UN’s annual hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization, because he was upset about President Bush’s report on Puerto Rico.  The report said that the US government could sell Puerto Rico to any country it wants, if it desires.  He also asked the UN the same question.  Either the US lied to the UN in 1953, or it is lying in President’s Bush’s report.  Still, the US lies some more!
Our Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera has been in prison for 34 years for “seditious conspiracy to overthrow the US government in Puerto Rico”.  This is yet another lie!
This law was made during the US Civil War to make it a crime for the South to secede from the Union.  The law is for first class US citizens.  After the war, it was never used again until it was used against Puerto Ricans who fought for Puerto Rico independence. 
The United States invaded Puerto Rico militarily in 1898.  After the October 30th, 1950 Nationalist’s Insurrection that focused the world’s attention to the fact that Puerto Rico was a colony of the United States, the US decided to create another lie to mask that fact.  The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was that lie. 
Despite the fact that Oscar is the one in jail, it is the US government that is the real criminal.  The US is violating the 1960 international law (UN Resolution 1514 XV) which prohibits colonialism, because it is a threat to world peace.  In fact, colonialism is considered by the international community as a crime against humanity.  President Bush asked, why do people hate us?  People do because the US government goes around committing crimes against humanity all over the world!  This is also why the world believes that the US government is the biggest threat to world peace!  The fact of the matter is that Oscar has the right under this law to use any means necessary to decolonize Puerto Rico.
The UN in 34 resolutions has asked the US to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico.  Since it refuses, in order to perpetuate its illegal relationship, it promotes plebiscites, supposedly so that Puerto Ricans could decide what they want.  This is, once again, another lie.  It doesn’t matter what Puerto Ricans want.  Colonialism is illegal, and Puerto Rico must be decolonized.  Once she is, Puerto Rico could do what she wants.
The US government lies, because it wants to keep Puerto Rico as its colony forever.  It’s time that we realize this, so that we could protest peacefully and permanently for Puerto Rico decolonization.  The protests are necessary, because those who lie to keep their colonies don’t believe in JUSTICE FOR ALL! www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com
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When corporations set up Doctivity-induced programs, even the best physicians reluctantly sacrifice the art and science of medicine.
Under the Doctrine of Doctivity, health care has evolved from care and compassion to the surgical sterility of a business model.
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The EPA's hearings on draft rules for new emissions standards could help propel climate policy negotiations forward internationally.
The emissions rules are expected to become a negotiating point during year-end international climate talks in Paris.
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