Tag Archives: Joe Wright

ActivistPost – Joe Wright – Police Brutality Continues Unchecked Across The Nation: Report – 12 August 2014

Logo_activistpost-comThe escalation of police brutality continues unchecked across the United States. Literally unchecked, according to the video report and sources posted below.

Citing the Bureau of Justice Statistics data collection of “Arrest-Related Deaths”, it is clear that reports involving potential police misconduct – even including deaths – are submitted on a completely voluntary basis, which has resulted in glaring holes and a long delay in those submissions that are offered.

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ActivistPost – Joe Wright – Citizen Journalism Is Winning The News War In Syria – 16 June 2014

Logo_activistpost-comThe press release posted below from Index on Censorship correctly highlights the importance of everyday citizens getting involved and reporting on issues that corporate media cannot or will not address.

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ActivistPost – Joe Wright – Kids For Cash Scheme Exposes Horrors Of For-Profit Prisons: Documentary – 4 March 2014

Logo_activistpost-comThe fact that the United States leads the world in prison population is becoming common knowledge. Somewhat lesser known is the direct connection between corporate prisons and incarceration rates. There is no starker example of this than Louisiana which leads the world in for-profit prisons and, just coincidentally, happens to have the world’s highest prison population per capita.

The U.S. prison business has become the essence of predatory corporatism: it privatizes profits and socializes losses. This combination has led to a situation where correctional facilities have very little incentive to correct the behavior of those who reside within their walls, but every incentive to ensure that new bodies arrive as fast as possible, and keep them in a state of indentured servitude. This is even happening with the return of debtors’ prisons in some states – once thought to be intelligently left behind as a brutal chapter of Medieval Europe or Victorian England.

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ActivistPost – Joe Wright – Is Solitary Confinement About To Be Outlawed In The U.S.? – 3 March 2014

Logo_activistpost-comHuman rights activists have for decades been urging the U.S. government to prohibit the use of solitary confinement as a means of punishment.First, it is important to note that articles such as this one invariably elicit a fair amount of comments that say something to the effect of, “Hey, like we should care about hardened criminals … what about the people and families they have destroyed? Screw ’em, lock ’em up and throw away the key. Let ’em rot.” I’ll admit to having that visceral reaction myself when reading about some of the most sadistic crimes one can imagine perpetrated upon another human being. However, this is only a limited view of the entire situation.

The fact is that the U.S. prison system has transformed into a for-profit model which is leading to a greater number of non-violent (and innocent) people being locked up and subjected to this form of punishment. Worse still, the prison system mentality has trickled all the way down into general society where an increasing number of outrageous abuse cases are being reported among police, and even into our elementary schools.

ActivistPost – Joe Wright – Powerful Protests Against Chevron And Fracking In Romania – 12 December 2013

Logo_activistpost-comIt is often easy to forget that the battles we face against corporate invasion on American soil are playing out across the planet. It is a global agenda after all. But we rarely see the faces and hear the stories of people similarly affected by the same monstrosity that aims to eliminate national sovereignty and individual rights, while completely disregarding the health of people and the environment.

Fracking has gone beyond a contentious issue as study after study has not only called into question the health and environmental safety of the practice, but studies have even linked fracking to earthquakes and other regional earth changes.

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Activist Post – Joe Wright – Food Banks Trying To Cope With Thanksgiving Rush – 22 November 2012

It is a tangible sign of just how bad the American economy is when food banks report that they are falling short of supplying the demand in ways they’ve never seen before.

One food pantry distributing turkeys at a café in Framingham, Massachusetts, simply cannot meet the demand this holiday season.  Continue reading

Activist Post – Joe Wright – Monsanto Award Of $1 Billion Against Dupont Reveals New Dimension Of Genetic Patent Wars – 13 August 2012

The legal battle between Monsanto and farmers around the world continues unabated. On one hand, farming groups of all sizes, as well as seed businesses, are increasingly suing Monsanto for widespread genetic manipulation; and also to counter Monsanto’s own vast patent infringement attacks against those unwitting enough to have their (even organic) crops cross-pollenated by Monsanto’s GM products. Continue reading