PRISON LABOR IS SLAVE LABOR, AND WE SHOULD GET RID OF IT

US (OW) – As wildfires rage across California, some of the people risking their lives to fight them are paid only a few dollars a day. They’re part of a 2.3 million-strong underclass of American employees making sweatshop wages: incarcerated workers. Slave wages are just one of the many reasons why incarcerated people around the U.S. on strike. The strike was organized in response to deadly violence at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina earlier this year, a result of the prison’s abysmal living conditions. Organizers have a list of 10 demands, which include the…

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‘Cancer on Steroids’ 15 Men Exposed to 9/11 Wreckage Now Have Breast Cancer

New York, NY (Sputnik) – Over a dozen men who were in the vicinity of the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001, attacks destroyed the towers have acquired breast cancer – a statistical rarity for men, of whom only 1 percent nationwide will get the illness, the New York Post reported. When the two 110-story World Trade Towers collapsed after airliners smashed into them on the morning of September 11, 2001, the huge pile of rubble and building debris blew an enormous cloud of dust into the sky, and the fires at Ground Zero burned for months,…

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Why Chromebooks are decent, cheap, and versatile machines

US (PT) – After the purchase of an ACER Chromebook 15, which came equipped with 16GB eMMC storage and 4GB of DDR3 ram. In this article I’m going to explain the benefits and versatility of this machine. General Chrome OSIn the very basics, the chrome Operating System (OS) is actually extremely effective and secure. All Chromebooks past 2016 have a bounty of 50k if you can effectively hack and install a modified APK without google catching it. Since in the first year the bounty was not claimed they doubled it. On another…

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FBI Final Word on Clinton Server China Hack Accusation: ‘Not Found Any Evidence’

US (Sputnik) – The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has officially announced that the agency has no evidence that former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email servers were hacked by China. The FBI refuted on Wednesday a tweet by the current US president, Donald Trump, that the former Democratic presidential front-runner’s private email server was compromised by Chinese hackers, according to Ars Technica. In an August 29 tweet, Trump declared that unidentified actors attributed to Beijing had “hacked” Clinton’s private email server. The FBI has now released an official statement detailing that there is…

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US Senators Skeptical of Reported WH Plans to Send Daesh Militants to Guantanamo

Washington, DC (Sputnik) – The notorious US prison in Cuba is largely known for keeping its detainees indefinitely without trial and for allegations of torturing prisoners. The US claims to incarcerate individuals that are too dangerous for conventional prisons there and has refuted UN demands to close the facility. The idea of sending several high-profile Daesh* captives to the offshore US prison in Guantanamo Bay has reportedly been met with stiff criticism by some US politicians, according to NBC News. Senator Jeanne Shaheen expressed concern that sending them to the Cuban prison will turn those terrorists into martyrs, making…

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DEMAND FOR TRANSPARENCY AFTER CONTROVERSIAL RALEIGH ARREST

Raleigh, NC (PT) – The family of a man, whose beating at the hands of Police went viral on social media following his arrest less than a fortnight ago, have demanded transparency in connection with an incident which community activists have branded as a another example of excessive use of force by Police. Frederick Darnell Hall. Image source; public domain. Exclusive video shot by Thomasi McDonald of the North Carolina ‘News and Observer‘ seems to be suggestive of oppressive conduct by police following the arrest of a man whose story…

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No place back home: A year after Harvey, Rockport can’t house all its displaced residents

Rockport, TX (TT) – Since all that’s left of the old Aransas County Courthouse is a pile of rubble and a slab of concrete, these days County Judge Burt Mills holds office in a strip mall storefront, flanked by a Chinese buffet and a boutique. “It’s very nice, actually,” Mills said last week from his office in what used to be a hardware store. This 23,000-square-foot building, hastily renovated after Hurricane Harvey into a temporary courthouse in 45 days, is a testament to the region’s remarkably speedy recovery, Mills said —…

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Futures Denied

California (HRW) – After decades of handling youth 15 and younger in its rehabilitation-focused juvenile justice system, in 1995 California discarded its longstanding approach and adopted a new law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to be tried in adult criminal court. In present day California, a young teenager in criminal court is treated in every way just like an adult: the same procedures, laws, and sentences—including adult prison—are applied with virtually no exception. When a young person is tried as an adult, it means he or she is denied the full services…

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TASER USE ON ELDERLY WOMAN: POLICE MAY HAVE USED EXCESSIVE FORCE

Chatsworth Ga, (PT) –  Officers from Chatsworth Police Department in Chatsworth, GA may have used excessive force when they tased an elderly woman gathering dandelions as an ingredient for a salad she is accustomed to making for her husband on Friday 10th August. However, due to a number of legal anomalies posed by Georgia state law, which allow special privileges for police officers, attempted prosecution of those involved may prove fruitless. Image Source: MURRAY COUNTY JAIL Public Domain According to a report on the CNN website, officers who arrived on…

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Legal Collective Aims To Help Ex-NoDAPL Activists Resolve Warrants

US, (PT) Scores of people who resisted the Dakota Access Pipeline are still trailed by outstanding warrants. Many either don’t have legal representation, or aren’t even aware they have active warrants. Hundreds traveled from across America to support the pipeline resistance from 2016-2017, making the over 100 outstanding warrants a national issue. To help resolve them, the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) is offering its expertise to former NoDAPL activists. “Staff hope to have informal face-to-face conversations in a relaxed, familiar setting in which they can explain what Protectors can…

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