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4 Ways Greedy Capitalists Rig the System to Profit Off Our Misery
Business  (tags: capitalism, greed, poverty, water, resources, housing, foreclosure, savings, banks, injustice, prisons, incarceration )

Freya
- 105 days ago - alternet.org
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer."
Remove Transgender Teen From Solitary Confinement - PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: Transgender, LGBT, teen, teenagers, gay, prisons, solitary confinement )

AniMae
- 207 days ago - forcechange.com
Remove Transgender Teen from Solitary Confinement
Nobel Prize Economists Call for End to War on Drugs
World  (tags: world, drug war, government, politics, prisons, society, corruption, violence, crime, ethics )

Carrie
- 228 days ago - theverge.com
Five Nobel Prize-winning economists are calling for an end to the global war on drugs and a shift over to policies that focus on public health.
U.S. Prisons Home to 10 Times More Mentally Ill Than State Hospitals
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, government, media, medications, Mental health, politics, prisons, safety, society )

Kit
- 229 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
New report slams lack of treatment for seriously ill inmates as 'inhumane,' calls for reforms.
Report: US Prison Rates An 'Injustice'
Offbeat  (tags: prisons, injustice, rates, USA )

Ray
- 231 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Since the 1970s the rate of incarceration in the United States has quadrupled, after having been relatively flat over the prior half-century. In 1973 the number of Americans in prison was around 200,000. By 2009 that number had grown to 1.5 million.
Citing Budget Deficit, Philadelphia Closes 23 Schools But Spends Historic Sum On New Prison
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Austerity, budget cuts, Philadelphia, Prisons, school closings )

Judy
- 561 days ago - mintpressnews.com
While officials blamed the decision on a $304 million debt, others are questioning the state's decision to simultaneously spend hundreds of millions on corporate tax breaks and a new prison.
Lives in the Balance While America's Prison Profiteers Rake in Massive Profits
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, ethics, business, prisons, culture, crime, government )

Cal
- 564 days ago - truth-out.org
The massive growth in the prison population in the United States over the past four decades has been accompanied by the privatization of America's prisons. While we know a fair amount about these companies, we know little about the individuals who investe
UN Chief: Resolve Palestinian Prisoners' Hunger Strike in Israel
World  (tags: UN, Ban Ki -Moon, Palestine, hunger strikers, Israel, prisons, human rights )

Angelika
- 669 days ago - en.trend.az
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Tuesday for a prompt resolution to the hunger strike by Palestinians under Israeli custody, saying that the detainees' rights should be "fully respected" by Israel,
ACTION ALERT: Stop New Dolphinarium in the Turks and Caicos Islands! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: dolphins, captivity, suffering, prisons, dolphinarium, protection wild dolphines )

Simone
- 719 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The waters around Turks and Caicos are home to an impressive variety of marine life, attracting tourists, snorkelers and divers. A shadow has been cast, though, with a business pushing to exploit dolphins.
Tell Bank Cop to Fail Payday Lender Wells Fargo ACTION US
Business  (tags: money, investors, big banks, corruption, corporate, Wells Fargo, lending, prisons, business, investments )

Nancy
- 774 days ago - care2.com
Wells Fargo's investment in private prisons is just one of the banks' failures. It also lends money to payday loan companies and issues its own version of a payday loan that charges customers up to 274 percent interest. Wells
Correctional Corporation of America Accreditation Report Misses Stark Reality
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, finance, government, Jails, money, politics, Prisons, society )

Kit
- 872 days ago - truth-out.org
But below the spin is a different reality for the company and the prisoners that it oversees - food riots and abuse scandals. And alongside all this, the accreditations for its facilities come from a company that the American Civil Liberties Union's->
ACTION ALERT: Demand the Australian Government End Puppy Factories in Australia! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: australian government, puppy mills, puppy factories, cruelty, prisons, neglect, animal welfare )

Simone
- 875 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Puppy factories farm puppies and sell them to pet shops and trade them online with most animal owners not knowing of the cruelty behind their puppies beginnings. The dogs are often kept in deplorable conditions for their entire lives with barely
ACTION ALERT: No Stalling on the 2013 Sow Stall Ban! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: pig stalls, sow stalls, inhumane, prisons, suffering, pigs, laws, protection, welfare )

Simone
- 904 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Currently millions of Europe's pigs spend almost their entire pregnancies -- months at a time -- in restrictive and prison-like conditions. In a sow stall, a pig's movement is so limited that she cannot carry out most of her basic natural behaviours --
ACTION ALERT: Protect Pigs: Implement the Ban on Sow Stalls in the EU! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: sows stalls, prisons, horrendous cruelty, ban sow stalls, pigs welfare, legalisation )

Simone
- 942 days ago - e-activist.com
In 2001, the European Union enacted a legislative decision to improve the welfare of pigs by phasing out the use of individual crates for confining pregnant sows. These "sow stalls" restrict movement so severely that sows cannot even turn around
ACTION ALERT: Against Balconies Prisons for Animals! PLEASE SIGN PETITION!
Animals  (tags: balconies, suffering, cruetly, imprisonment, prisons, legalisation, animal welfare )

Simone
- 970 days ago - actuanimaux.com
But how many other dogs are literally crumbling, forgotten on balconies converted into prisons for life, poorly fed, never released, alive with their droppings?
 

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