From the December 2004 Idaho Observer: The corporation prefers prison slave labor “I know my rights!” many non-represented Americans have oft stated over the years when they believe government agents have overstepped their authority. “I know my client’s rights!” say … Read more . . .
SLAVERY REINSTITUTED IN AMERICA Most of us think of slavery as a degrading, immoral institution that existed in the southern states prior to the Civil War. When we hear about slavery, we think of abducted Africans who were forced to … Read more . . .
THE PENALISATION OF POVERTY AND THE RISE OF NEOLIBERALISM by Loic Wacquant (Loïc Wacquant Professor of Sociology, University of California Researcher, Centre de sociologie européenne, Collège de France) ABSTRACT. This article explicates and extends the analyses put forth … Read more . . .
The criminalization of poverty by Kaaryn Gustafson,Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Summer 2009 I. INTRODUCTION The word welfare is now commonly used pejoratively–as in “welfare mother” or “welfare queen.” We often hear the word welfare used to describe a … Read more . . .
CRIMINALIZING RACE, CRIMINALIZING POVERTY Welfare Fraud Enforcement in Canada Wendy Chan, Kiran Mirchandani The criminalization and penalization of poverty through increased surveillance and control of welfare recipients in recent years has led many poverty advocates to claim that “a war against … Read more . . .
Criminalization of Poverty in Capitalist America by Jalil Abdul Muntaquin The Poor, Welfare and Prisons An anonymous poet in the 1700’s wrote about crime: “The law will punish a man or woman who steals the goose from the hillside, but … Read more . . .
Is It Now a Crime to Be Poor? By BARBARA EHRENREICHNew York Times, August 9, 2009 IT’S too bad so many people are falling into poverty at a time when it’s almost illegal to be poor. You won’t be arrested … Read more . . .
Criminalization of Poverty in Canada by OWJN, July 2008 http://www.owjn.org/owjn_2009/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=67 What is Poverty? In Canada, poverty is commonly defined by the low income cut-offs (LICOs) established by Statistics Canada. LICOs represent the poverty line in Canada and “convey the … Read more . . .
Bonn, 26 May 2010 By Elias Davidsson Germany’s President justifies international aggression for economic reasons In an interview with Germany’s President, Mr. Horst Koehler on German Radio (Deutschlandsfunk), made on 22 May 2010 after his return from Afghanistan, he said: “A country … Read more . . .
A non liquet on nuclear weapons – The ICJ avoids the application of general principles of international humanitarian law 28-02-1997 International Review of the Red Cross no 316, p.76-91 by Timothy L.H. McCormack Dr Timothy L.H. McCormack is the inaugural Australian Red Cross Professor of … Read more . . .
Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons ICJ Documents … Read more . . .
The Legality of Nuclear Weapons: Dissenting Opinion of Judge Shahabuddeen … Read more . . .
The International Court of Justice and the Scottish High Court Published as Peter Weiss, The International Court of Justice and the Scottish High Court: Two Views of the Illegality of Nuclear Weapons, Waseda Proceedings of Comparative Law, Vol.4 (2001), p. … Read more . . .
Decision of the International Court of Justice on the legality of nuclear weapons The court undertook seven separate votes, all of which were passed: 1. The court decided to comply with the request for an advisory opinion; 2. The court … Read more . . .
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2011124571_apasafghanpaybacktime.html Posted on Fri, Feb. 19, 2010 US compensates Afghans for death, damage from war CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA The Associated Press BADULA QULP, Afghanistan – The fallout of war has a price in southern Afghanistan. U.S. Army units fighting the Taliban … Read more . . .
Evidence Showing That The USA Is Becoming A Police State By Zack Smith (2006-2007) See: http://home.comcast.net/~plutarch/PoliceState.html … Read more . . .
Rewriting the rules of American justice Sunday, July 27, 2008 We are, sadly, accustomed to hearing President George W. Bush’s lawyers justify this administration’s ceaseless efforts to undermine the Constitution and the rule of law: intrusions on privacy, warrantless wiretapping, … Read more . . .
Finding solutions to a shared problem By Stewart Baker Tuesday, July 22, 2008 WASHINGTON: Illegal immigration is increasingly forcing itself onto the European agenda. President Nicolas Sarkozy recently announced that France will make illegal immigration a top priority for its … Read more . . .
June 29, 2007 U.S. Reaches Tentative Deal With Europe on Bank Data By JAMES RISEN WASHINGTON, June 28 ? A new agreement between the Bush administration and the European Union will allow the United States government to continue a once … Read more . . .
The SWIFT-CIA Program: The Tempest or Much Ado About Nothing? … Read more . . .