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Sterilized behind bars – California was sterilizing its female prisoners as late as 2010 #Vaw #WTFnews

  California banned force sterilizations in 1979, but as recently as 2010, female inmates in the state were getting the procedure   Corey Johnson theguardian.com, Friday 8 November 2013 15.15 GMT   The Young Turks in conjunction with The Center for… Continue Reading →

UN Top Torture Investigator Wants Access to American Prisons

By Alex Kane, AlterNet 21 October 13   UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez wants access to California prisons to look into isolation units. he top torture investigator in the United Nations wants access to California prisons to determine whether prisoners’… Continue Reading →

California inmate in prison hunger strike ‘Each minute has been torturous’

Hundreds of inmates across the state enter second month of protest against ‘inhumane’ solitary confinement units Rory Carroll in Los Angeles Friday 9 August 2013 The Guardian California’s prison hunger strike is pitting hundreds of inmates against authorities in a… Continue Reading →

Why the US locks up prisoners for life

By Kate DaileyBBC News Magazine Life  prison are rare in the UK but common in the US. Why is this punishment so prevalent in the US? Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including… Continue Reading →

Visions of a Nuclear Free World-Ending Atomic Power One Plant at a Time

      by KARL GROSSMAN   Southern California Edison’s announcement last week that it will close its troubled twin-reactor San Onofre nuclear power plant—along with other recent setbacks for atomic energy in the United States—marks a downward spiral for… Continue Reading →

San Onofre is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power

by Harvey Wasserman The sun sets on San Onofre. (Photo: dolanh/cc/flickr)From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of June 7, 2013, all three are permanently shut. It’s a… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to close permanently #goodnews

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Media Relations (626) 302-2255 Investor Relations Contact: Scott Cunningham (626) 302-2540 Southern California Edison Announces Plans to Retire San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Company Will Continue its Work with State Agencies on Electric Grid… Continue Reading →

Chemical Disasters, Agent Orange, and GMOs: Monsanto’s Legacy Traced in Exposé

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Common Dreams Food & Water Watch highlights toxic ‘corporatization and industrialization of our food supply’ – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer Chemical disasters, Agent Orange, and the first genetically modified plant cell are among just… Continue Reading →

Obama Deports Record Number of Immigrants, Using Scary Private GEO Group to Get the Job Done

The largest deportation prison in the U.S. is a former jail in the hyper-corrupt City of Adelanto, California, where public officials are often criminals. March 31, 2013  |  alternet This article was first published by Not Safe for Work Corporation. Last year,… Continue Reading →

Corporations Are Robbing Us Of Our Right to a Fair Trial #civiliberties #CSR

AlterNet / By Jim Hightower _ If you’ve been gouged by your bank, discriminated against, sexually harassed, unfairly fired, you’ll most likely find that you’re barred from the courthouse door. March 27, 2013 | Being wronged by a corporation is… Continue Reading →

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