A 2014 lawsuit filed against GEO Group, one of the largest private prison contractors, alleges that as many as 60,000 immigrants detained by ICE were forced to work for $1 a day or no money at all, under threat of solitary confinement — a violation of federal anti-slavery laws. In March, the lawsuit reached a historic class action status.
With Trump’s plan to expand the use of private federal prisons, and his executive order to increase the number of immigration officers and escalate deportation enforcement raids nationwide, those private prisons are guaranteed a constant, plentiful supply of ICE detainees to occupy their cells — and even more so, to profit immensely from their barely paid, compulsory labor.
The ruling corporate elites no longer seek to build. They seek to destroy. They are agents of death. They crave the unimpeded power to cannibalize the country and pollute and Read More…
Despite agreeing that Supreme Court decisions have an effect on their everyday lives as citizens, 57% of likely American voters could not name a single U.S. Supreme Court Justice, a new C-SPAN/PSB poll found.
Since the United States was founded in 1776, the country has been at war during 220 out of its 241 calendar years of existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. has spent at peace, without waging or joining any wars.
Figures show that four services facing elimination under Trump’s proposed cuts could be maintained at the cost of the President’s weekly visits to his private Florida resort over four years.
Photographer James Balog and his film crew were gathering footage in Greenland when they managed to witness and capture on video a gigantic chunk of a glacier suddenly snapping off and melting into the ocean.
UN report says pesticides are having ‘catastrophic impacts’ on human health and environment while failing to end hunger.
Human trafficking is still on the rise in India as 20,000 women and children are lured into modern-day slavery, a rise of nearly 25 percent since the previous year.
Scientists at NASA and the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru, have successfully grown tubers in an experiment that recreates the extreme conditions on the surface of Mars, in a NASA-backed project called “Potatoes on Mars.”
According to a new study, brain activity may continue for over 10 minutes after one’s body appears to have died.
The Mummies were an American garage punk band from San Bruno, CA. Formed in late 1988, they exhibited a defiantly raw and lo-fi sound, dubbed “budget rock.” The Mummies, with their unique sound coupled with their rebellious attitude and distinctive performance costumes, established themselves as a major influence on garage punk and garage rock revival acts later in the decade, as well as in the 1990s.