Basic Income Guarantee: A Surprisingly Cost-Effective Method for Eliminating Poverty Wake Up World’s Latest  Article Headlines


Basic Income Guarantee: A Surprisingly Cost-Effective Method for Eliminating Poverty

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Psychiatric Industry Corruption: 6-Year-Old Boy Committed to a Psych Ward for Throwing a Temper Tantrum at School

 
I don’t think there is any more terrifying prospect than having your child abducted by a stranger. But what if your child was kidnapped ‘legally’ by a psychiatric hospital? This is exactly what happened to a six-year-old boy named Nicholas in Jacksonville, Florida…
By contributing writer Carolanne Wright 

 

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Ο JO DI ΣΧΟΛΙΆΖΕΙ ΤΟ ΒΑΣΙΚΌ ΜΙΣΘΌ


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Ο JO DI ΣΧΟΛΙΆΖΕΙ ΤΟ ΒΑΣΙΚΌ ΜΙΣΘΌ

Μέσα από μια σειρά γραφημάτων ο Jo Di σχολιάζει τη μείωση του βασικού μισθού στην Ελλάδα σε συνδυασμό με την αύξηση των τιμών των προϊόντων που χρησιμοποιούμε καθημερινά.
Υπολογίζει το ποσοστό του μισθού που απαιτείται να δίνουμε κάθε μήνα για τα απαραίτητα και το συγκρίνει με αυτά που ισχύουν σε άλλες ευρωπαϊκές χώρες και με αυτά που ίσχυαν για την Ελλάδα πριν δύο δεκαετίες.
Και έπειτα βλέπει τί επίπτωση έχει η αύξηση των τιμών ακόμα και των ειδών πρώτης ανάγκης σε συνδυασμό με τη μείωση του βασικού μισθού, στο «καλάθι της νοικοκυράς»:
Όλα αυτά αποτυπώνονται αναλυτικά στην πρόσφατη έρευνα της ΓΣΕΒΕΕ για το εισόδημα και τις δαπάνες των νοικοκυριών, για το 2016. Σύμφωνα με αυτή, μεγάλο τμήμα του πληθυσμού σημείωσε περικοπές στις δαπάνες ένδυσης- υπόδησης (53%), στις εξόδους (48,2%) και στα είδη διατροφής (40,2%), ένδειξη στροφής στην κατανάλωση χαμηλότερης ποιότητας αγαθών.

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Mapping mass incarceration means looking at more than big cities By Christian Henrichson, opinion contributor – 01/18/17 07:20 AM EST


Mapping mass incarceration means looking at more than big cities

Earlier this month, the Vera Institute of Justice published a special report on the massive jail in Scranton, Penn. The Lackawanna County jail, in Scranton, is 15 times larger than it was in 1970 and the incarceration rate is now twice as high as nearby New York City.

This is not an anomaly: the rise of jail incarceration has been most acute in the smallest U.S. counties like Lackawanna County, which has only 213,000 residents. What’s more, jails in small counties continue to grow, as they shrink in the largest cities across the country. … http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/crime/314658-mapping-mass-incarceration-means-looking-at-more-than-big-cities

by Mary Ratcliff In late September, prisoners in the Santa Clara County jails who are part of what they then called the Prisoners’ Human Rights Movement sent a letter to Sheriff Laurie Smith with a list of demands and a notice that in October the inmates would initiate a hunger strike to continue their “peaceful […]


by Mary Ratcliff In late September, prisoners in the Santa Clara County jails who are part of what they then called the Prisoners’ Human Rights Movement sent a letter to Sheriff Laurie Smith with a list of demands and a notice that in October the inmates would initiate a hunger strike to continue their “peaceful […]

via Prisonerz United of Silicon Valley thank each other and supporterz for a largely successful hunger strike against solitary confinement — Moorbey’z Blog

An Interview with Melvin Ray of Free Alabama Movement, by Dan Brent


Free Alabama Movement

Spokesperson Ray Oct 2014 (2)An Interview with Melvin Ray of Free Alabama Movement, by Dan Brent

From: People’s World

Dec. 1st, 2014

In August of 2013, a young man named Melvin Ray, incarcerated in Alabama’s St. Clair Correctional Facility, began developing and sharing a philosophy and plan for resistance to mass incarceration from within the confines of the prison itself. He penned what some might characterize as a manifesto for what would become the Free Alabama Movement.

Incarcerated individuals who joined this movement since January of 2014 have used several tactics of resistance, including filming the conditions of these facilities with cell phones and posting the videos to YouTube.

The use of this new technology as a subversive tool spurred a media campaign by the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) emphasizing the “danger” of cell phones in the hands of prisoners. It was claimed that it might lead to “overseeing drug deals or calling…

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Meet The Women Fighting For Prisoners With No Release Date


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Meet The Women Fighting For Prisoners With No Release Date

Almost 4,000 prisoners in England and Wales have indeterminate sentences and don’t know when, or if, they will be released. BuzzFeed News speaks to three women who are fighting for their loved ones to come home.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/meet-the-women-fighting-for-prisoners-with-no-release-date

Editors’ note: Call for short contributions in reaction to upcoming Miller judgment


UK Constitutional Law Association

cropped-ukcla-logo.pngThe blog editors are inviting those seeking to contribute reactions to the upcoming Supreme Court judgment in Miller to submit posts not exceeding 500 words. The posts can relate to any aspect of the judgment but should presume reader familiarity with the basics of the decision. Such shorter analysis pieces will allow a fast editorial turnover and higher number of contributions, as well as prevent reader fatigue. There will be a single summary of the judgment posted on the blog shortly after the decision is published.

If you are interested in contributing, please send your posts as usual to both editors at jeff.king@ucl.ac.uk and s.tierney@ed.ac.uk and CC our blog manager at s.suteu@ucl.ac.uk.

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Oscar Lopez Rivera to Be Freed After 36 Years in US Prison — The Free


News > Latin America But Oscar will have to rot for another 4 months. Miserable Obama hasn’t got the guts to just finally pardon him, just cut his sentence… and what about Peltier.. Mumia.. and dozens more innocent political prisoners! Puerto Rico’s independence leader and longest held political prisoner in the U.S. from Latin America […]

via Oscar Lopez Rivera to Be Freed After 36 Years in US Prison — The Free