Chicago Police Caught Disappearing People Into Secret CIA-Style Detention Center

By Carey Wedler CHICAGO, IL — The Guardian has reported that Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating state of freedom and justice in the United States. According the the Guardian’s investigation, the process at Homan is as follows:…

Empire or Republic: Imperial Wars, Scaremongering and the Ebola Epidemic

“You Can’t Have Wars and Public Health” ~ By Prof. James Petras Washington escalates its military interventions abroad, launching simultaneous air and ground attacks in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan; multiplying drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia; training, arming and financing proxy mercenaries in Jordan, the Gulf States and Iraq; and dispatching National Guard battalions to…

Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

by Angela Y. Davis, ColorLines September 1st, 1998 Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty.  These problems often are veiled by being conveniently grouped together under the category “crime” and by the automatic attribution of criminal behavior to people of…

Iz the End of Marijuana Prohibition the End of the War On Drugz? Probably Not.

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon What if policymakers wanted to make marijuana safe for taxation and corporate profit, but needed to make sure legalization didn’t produce new jobs and economic opportunities for poor and working class communities, or make them lay off any cops and judges, or have…

Police unlawful harassment and racial profiling 9/27/13 Philly,Pa

Look how these cops treat people for no damn reason other than he said hi to someone and then the cops act like complete tools. Related articles Police State USA: Stop and Frisk 9/27/13 Philly,Pa (willyloman.wordpress.com) Philly Cops Captured in Disturbing Video Abusing Stop and Frisk Tactics (hiphopandpolitics.com) VIDEO: Philly Has a Stop-and-Frisk Problem (phillymag.com)…

Armageddon watch over Syria

Experts on arms control policy, confirmed by multiple independent sources, indicate that Syria has been hit, in recent days, by at least four tactical nuclear weapons. In addition, a Syrian Army brigade suffered massive casualties from a Sarin gas attack.  Not only are these attacks pushing the world to the brink of war but they…

Apocalyptic images reveal the shocking scale of devastation in Syria

The district of Khaldiyeh in the central Syrian city of Homs. Black smoke can be seen ascending during fighting between rebel forces and pro-government troops Getty Images   Syrian troops drove insurgents from central Homs on Monday, tightening their siege on remaining rebel bastions in the strategically important city, which links Damascus to the Mediterranean…

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Welcome to my new edition of, ( Weekly )..Politically Incorrect Jewish News – 8/1/13.

Joint Statement: Hunger strikes, force feeding and imprisonment

http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=627   Joint Statement: Hunger strikes, force feeding and imprisonment   Occupied Ramallah, 31 July 3013 – Following the growing international discourse surrounding hunger strikes and force-feeding of Palestinians in Israeli prisons, detainees in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp and California prisons, we the undersigned Palestinian and Israeli civil society organizations, express our…

The Murder of Billy Sell

  The above image is a self-portrait of Billy “Guero” Sell, hunger striker who died at Corcoran state prison on July 22, 2013. CDCR attempted to cover this up, not even informing prisoner advocates it met with in the following days that a death had occurred. When outside supporters were informed days later by other…

Avoiding Big Bro: Prying eyes make privacy a thing of the past

Published on Jul 23, 2013 Snowden’s become a wanted man after showing the world just how much US security services watch people all over the world. The NSA’s stranglehold on digital data communications makes privacy seem like a thing of the past. RT’s Marina Portnaya tried to see if she could avoid Big Brother, while going…

1700 patient prisoners risk death in Israeli jails

http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/en/default.aspx?xyz=U6Qq7k%2bcOd87MDI46m9rUxJEpMO%2bi1s7pflF1Bsi%2bNZTdYmlYnmaEJeRc06KikE7cr9jRuxQ4oMI2FwjNw%2b3sm8TctwiN6%2baVwGFMnTP%2faeUzPwBfeVRNk0z9MXUS292ew%2bOsHAQxuU%3d GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian patient prisoners in Israeli jails suffer deliberate Israeli medical negligence and lack of medical care where they risk death at any moment. Riad al-Ashqar, prisoners’ ministry media director, stated that the number of patient prisoners has escalated in Israeli jails due to the Israeli medical negligence and the bad detention conditions…

Palestinian prisoners pledge solidarity with California prisoners on hunger strike!

by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network   Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our solidarity and support with the U.S. prisoners in California prisons who have announced plans to launch their hunger strike on July 8 with a national and international day of action. The prisoners have five key demands for their strike:   End…

My life at Guantánamo

A detainee at the US prison explains that hunger striking is the only way left to cry out for life, freedom and dignity http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/07/201373145723725101.html by Moath al-Alwi Moath al-Alwi is a Yemeni national who has been in US custody since 2002. He was one of the very first prisoners moved to Guantanamo, where the US military assigned…

Lawlessness Is The New Normal — Paul Craig Roberts

Lawlessness Is The New Normal Paul Craig Roberts In various articles and in my latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism And Economic Dissolution Of The West, I have pointed out that the European sovereign debt crisis is being used to terminate the sovereignty of the countries that are members of the EU. There…

The Battle Against Control Unit Prisons

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/07/05/the-battle-against-control-unit-prisons/ Out of Control The Battle Against Control Unit Prisons by NANCY KURSHAN In 1985 some colleagues and I in Chicago registered, with shock, the brutality of the US Penitentiary at Marion in southern Illinois and organized a program to alert the public (really, the movement) about what was going on.  We would do just…

Guantanamo force-feedings to be synchronized with Ramadan fasting schedule

http://rt.com/usa/guantanamo-force-feeding-ramadan-fasting-581/ Published time: July 03, 2013 03:13 While a mass hunger strike continues at Guantanamo, a spokesperson for the American prison camp has confirmed that the upcoming monthlong fast for Ramadan will be observed by synchronizing the force-feeding of Muslim inmates. Navy Capt. Robert Durand has stated that the facility is sufficiently equipped to synchronize…

A Letter From Guantanamo

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abdelhadi-faraj/guantanamo-hunger-strike_b_3536463.html?utm_hp_ref=politics This is my call to the outside world from behind these rusty bars, in this monstrous cell. Does the world know what is happening in this prison? Despite the long years we the prisoners have spent in this place from 2002 to 2013, the American government does not seem interested in solving the problem.…

Towards a Truth and Reconciliation Commission For New African/Black Political Prisoners, Prisoners of War and Freedom Fighters

Discussion Paper by Dr. Mutulu Shakur Dated: May 5th, 2010There is a need for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S. to resolve the history of slavery, oppression, racism, segregation, lynching and the issues of political prisoners of the Civil Rights Black Liberation Struggle who fought against these gross human rights abuses.The Truth and Reconciliation…

Texas prison chaplain: ‘I’ve come to see the death penalty as totally wrong’

Reverend explains why being present at 95 executions informed his decision to campaign against capital punishment           Carroll Pickett guardian.co.uk, Anti-death penalty protests took place outside the Huntsville Unit in Texas earlier this week.  Photograph: David J. Phillip/AP Reverend Carroll Pickett served from 1980 to 1995 as the chaplain of Huntsville prison in Texas…

The Military Prosecution Continues to Deny Investigations of Israeli Army and Police Torture

Ramallah http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=616 In light of recent developments in the case of Mohammad Halabiyeh, a child who was brutally tortured during interrogation in 2010, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association reconfirms the Occupation’s policy to deny genuine investigations into cases where the Israeli army has violated the fundamental rights of Palestinian prisoners. Mohammad was 16 years…

New Israel’s proposed Terrorism Law: legalising Administrative Detention

UFree Network | Media Centre http://ufree-p.net/index.php/site/index/news/275/3 A new draft of “Terrorism Law” was recently proposed by the Israeli government. The new law seems to add to legalise the existing human rights violations especially the detention of Palestinians.  It also targets non-governmental organisations in occupied Palestine 1948 and the West Bank. Many of the law’s articles…

US government black investments are just the tip of the iceberg

Rebel of Oz — January 11, 2013   The CAFR Swindle – The Biggest Game In Town   “Last year the Government of the United Sates generated over 7.5 trillion dollars in revenue. The amount generated from taxes came to just over 2.5 trillion while they earned over 5 trillion dollars on investment income. Only…

Israel bars children over eight from visiting fathers in prison

Joe Catron http://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-bars-children-over-eight-visiting-fathers-prison/12519 10 June 2013 On 20 May, Obeida Shamali visited his father, Ahmad Abd Alraheem Shamali, in Israel’s Nafha prison. It was the first time they had seen each other since Israeli forces captured Ahmad in August 2008. “I was very happy,” the seven-year-old said. He was sitting under a picture of his father in his family’s…

WARNING & ALERT….Mass Surveillance in America

Category: Steve Lendman Created on 10 June 2013 Written by Steve Lendman It shouldn’t surprise. It’s longstanding policy. Post-9/11, it escalated. Previous articles said Big Brother is real. It’s no longer fiction. Mass surveillance is official US policy. It’s not for national security. It’s not about discovering terror or other threats. None whatever exist. Claiming…