Monthly Archives: March 2013

Retirement Giant Refuses to Place Human Rights Issue on its Shareholder Ballot

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 26, 2013 Contact: We Divest Campaign, info@wedivest.org CREF Deaf to Shareholders’ Socially Responsible Investment Concerns: Retirement Giant Refuses to Place Human Rights Issue on its Shareholder Ballot ST LOUIS – TIAA-CREF has asked the Securities and Exchange … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald: Meet the Journalist Rotting in Prison for Crossing the FBI | Alternet

The US government’s serial prosecutorial excesses aimed at internet freedom activists, journalists, whistleblowers and the like are designed to crush meaningful efforts to challenge their power and conduct. It is, I believe, incumbent on everyone who believes in those values … Continue reading

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Detroit Police Officer Accused of Shooting 7-Year-Old Will Go to Trial

“The question is, why has this case taken so long?” says Scott. “The raid was obviously not conducted according to police regulations. There are many other cases where the Michigan State Police have brought in and adjudicated within 18 months.” … Continue reading

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Prison Profiteers Are Neo-Slaveholders and Solitary Is Their Weapon of Choice

If, as Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote, “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons” then we are a nation of barbarians … And until we slay the beast of corporate capitalism, until we wrest power … Continue reading

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5 Exciting Verdicts: Occupy Keeps Winning in Court | Care2 Causes

While Occupy might not be grabbing as many headlines as of late, many of the cases from previous years’ incidents are finally reaching their conclusions in court. The good news is that the outcomes are overwhelmingly in favor of the … Continue reading

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Israel launches segregated bus service – Middle East – Al Jazeera English

“Creating separate bus lines for Israeli Jews and Palestinians is a revolting plan,” Jessica Montell, director of the B’Tselem rights group, said on Army Radio. “This is simply racism. Such a plan cannot be justified with claims of security needs or overcrowding.” via Israel … Continue reading

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Florida’s Jim Crow felon rights restoration process is too serious to spin

The Front Burner: Felons rights restoration – OrlandoSentinel.com In March 2011, during their first meeting as the Clemency Board, Attorney General Pam Bondi urged Gov. Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to adopt arguably … Continue reading

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