How the Rich Folks Get Away with Murder

People have to wake up to the privileges of the rich and famous people in the world. The Poor, lower class across all race should stand as one against the formidable forces of the rich.  You have more power than you think but you have to stand together.  This is injustice that no one is talking about.pot injustice

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/michelle-alexander-white-men-get-rich-legal-pot-black-men-stay-prison

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You may escape justice but not the court of the citizens

Money, class and influence can  get you off jail term but the court of the people may not be so lenient as Stanford University Student Brock Turner found out when he returned home after serving half his already lenient sentence for raping an unconscious woman outside a frat party.  Read more

http://www.alternet.org/activism/stanford-rapist-brock-turner-greeted-armed-protesters-upon-returning-home?

 

 

‘Neighborhood Watchman’ Kills Unarmed 20-Year-Old Black Male

How many of young black men must be gunned down before something is done. This is getting to be too much to bear.  Unarmed young black men are gunned down at will. Why? The curse of America’s racism that is perpetuated over the generations. There can be no peace until equality  is achieve anywhere in the world. Everyone has waken up to their rights. Unfortunately some folks live in the past and expect white privilege to continue its merry way. Wake up for the sake of the future children of all races especially the white children. Do not fill their heads with the superiority nonsense that were fed to generations  before. Speak the truth and tell your children the truth that all people are c created equal.

 

Women’s holocaust

This is tragic. It seems like women are in a battlefield with the men they love and they’re losing big time. I urge men to think about your daughters, sisters, mothers and the women in your lives as friends and begin to become allies and callout those men who behave so sadly. This has to stop, the violence is unbecoming.

http://reallyrad.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/more-american-women-were-killed-by-their-husbands-and-boyfriends-than-american-soldiers-killed-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-killed-over-the-same-period/

I love this Story

Business owners who try to prevent workers organizing to protect themselves better watch out – it can get complicated.

After months of organizing, the 23 workers voted and won the right to form an independent union, the Hot and Crusty Workers Association. They won a considerable sum of stolen back pay, but soon learned that, in retaliation, Samson planned to close the store and fire all the workers. On Friday, when the manager went to close the store, the workers instead marched into the restaurant and occupied the space for nearly four hours, holding a workers’ assembly before the police arrived, arrested six supporters from Occupy who, at the request of the workers, refused to leave. The police then chained the restaurant doors shut. (The workers distracted themselves from their emotions by ridiculing the management-police duo for closing the store with exposed food still sitting in the window, waiting for rats and roaches…

  In retaliation the owner of the business shut down the establishment putting all the workers out of job but they responded and started their own Justice Cafe.  I  urge the workers to look into taking over the business permanently. Businesses should not be allowed to operate in such spiteful ways.

How can society justify paying a person $700 for 70 hours of hard work while paying other folks $700 for one hour’s work? How is this fair? We all need decent houses and good food, clothes and money for our children’s education. We need to revisit how we value labour.

I wish that more such efforts will be made for people to take responsibility for their own lives. Enough of the exploitation of those who seek to become filthy rich on the backs of poor folks.

http://www.alternet.org/activism/70-hours-week-puny-wages-exploited-workers-ditch-their-boss-start-their-own-street-cafe

Modern Day Slavery happening in Louisiana USA

This is really disturbing research about what is happening in our private prison system. As you will see these for profit institutions have no interest in rehabilitating prisoners even those who are in the institution for non-violent crimes because they want them to return to prison and they do. When prisoners are freed but have no skills and no jobs they just go back to their petty criminal behaviours and return again and again. How can a country which touts human rights turn a blind eye to this egregious injustice!

Plantations, Prisons and Profits

By CHARLES M. BLOW
Published: May 25, 2012
“Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran’s, seven times China’s and 10 times Germany’s.”

Damon Winter/The New York Times

That paragraph opens a devastating eight-part series published this month by The Times-Picayune of New Orleans about how the state’s largely private prison system profits from high incarceration rates and tough sentencing, and how many with the power to curtail the system actually have a financial incentive to perpetuate it.

The picture that emerges is one of convicts as chattel and a legal system essentially based on human commodification.

First, some facts from the series:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/26/opinion/blow-plantations-prisons-and-profits.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120526

Social Determinants of Health bad for Poor People

Recent research not surprisingly shows that social factors – rather than genetics – result in huge variations in health and life expectancy.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has carried out a three-year analysis of the “social determinants” of health and  concludes “social injustice is killing people on a grand scale”.

For instance, a boy living in the deprived Glasgow suburb of Calton will live on average 28 years less than a boy born in nearby affluent Lenzie.

The research also shows that a girl in the African country of Lesotho is, on average, likely to live 42 years less than a girl in Japan.

The report calls for governments to consider how all their policies impact on health.

It says that it is entirely possible to reduce health inequality within a relatively short period of time. But it warns that, without action, injustice and inequality will only increase.

 

Selected countries (2006)Country          

Life expectancy at birth (years)

Japan  83

Australia          82

Sweden          81

Canada          81

Italy              81

UK                79

Finland          79

US                78

Chile             78

China            73

Iran                    71

Egypt            68

India             63

Senegal          59

Tanzania          50

Mozambique          50

Lesotho          42

Source: WHO

 

 

The key message of our report is that the circumstances in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age are the fundamental drivers of health, and health inequity.

The report highlights education, affordable housing, management of access to unhealthy foods and social security protection as key.

It also said that governments should take action to ensure a living wage for workers, and working conditions that reduce work-related stress and ensure a healthy work-life balance.