Nice recent episode I missed to include in the video weekend compilation of the last two days:
It’s much nicer than its title made it seem.
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Redacted Tonight, Lee Camp, and the title: “~220~ Lies About California Fires, Foreign Influence In Midterms, US Funding A Cult”)
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Trumpcare 2.0 – They are trying to sneak it quietly through the Senate
From Reuters and other sources emerges: “Democratic” Senators criticize the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare (as you know, even worse than Obamacare). They are calling for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly. Continue reading “Catching up on the News and Activism 6/20/2017: Trumpcare, Medicare for All, Gerrymandering, Jail Injustice…”
Little of the cruelty, injustice, and nefarious intent is hidden at the bottom:
»Ninety-four percent of the people in our prison system never had a trial. In fact, the students I teach who have the longest sentences, went to trial, and they were punished for it. Because they stack charges against you, and then they barter, like a poker game. But if you go to court, all of those charges are arrayed against you. And they have to give you a longer sentence because they use you as an example. They say, “Look he went to trial, or she went to trial, and that’s the sentence they got, so you better take the sentence we’re offering.” You can understand the awful dynamics of the corporate state by looking at what it does to the most vulnerable among us, and the best place to do that is in a prison where corporations have reached their deadly tentacles down to every facet of prison life.«
The above is a quote from a speech given by Chris Hedges, the former New York Times war correspondent who has seen a lot of evil in the world and recognizes a lot of it here back at home. It’s titled “Chris Hedges: Prison System Slave Labor”:
It is hard not to learn from what Mr. Hedges has to tell. Continue reading…