Daily Archives: November 17, 2011

Why Republicans love privatization…

… and high incarceration rates: Last year the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest private prison company, received $74 million of taxpayers’ money to run immigration detention centers. Their largest facility in Lumpkin, Georgia, receives $200 a night … Continue reading

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Anarchy in Occupy Philly!

Daniel Denvir in The Naked City, regarding a rumor Philadelphia Daily News helped spread yesterday with its cover story (sub-head: “How the homeless hijacked Occupy Philly”): I received a call nearly two weeks ago touting the same conspiracy theory: anarchists … Continue reading

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Camping without tents or tarps

Cold ground was my bed last night, And rock was my pillow, too.

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Occupy without encampments? I don’t think so.

I share Robert Reich’s opinion of the corporate kingpins who are working to drive a stake through the ailing heart of our democracy: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to … Continue reading

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