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    Write to Chelsea Manning (Click Here) →


    Thanks to Chelsea’s heroic actions, the public learned the following startling truths:

    • Most Guantanamo detainees were innocent.
    • Deliberate civilian killings by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan went unpunished.
    • Thousands of civilian casualties were never acknowledged publicly.
    • Donald Rumsfeld and General Petraeus helped support torture in Iraq.
    • And most notably, a video of U.S. soldiers murdering a civilian family and two Reuters journalist from an Apache helicopter.

    See even more of What WikiLeaks revealed

    PVT Manning is currently eligible to receive mail from anyone who wishes to write.

    Unfortunately, the address must be marked “Bradley Manning,” but PVT Manning will be happy to accept letters and postcards that refer to her with her chosen name Chelsea.

    The reason is due to the Obama Administration’s refusal to recognize Chelsea as a women, disregarding the fact that two army behavioral health specialists diagnosed her with gender dysphoria before the trial.

    There are restrictions on what you can send. The military will reject any mail that violates postal regulations or contains obscenity, blackmail, contraband or threats.

    Her legal team is currently responsible for ensuring that she has sufficient funds in her detainee account to purchase items such as stamps, envelopes, toothpaste, etc.

    Incoming mail will be returned to the sender if, in the opinion of the confinement facility, falls into any of the following categories: 1) Contains inflammatory material or advocates escape, violence, disorder or assault; 2) Directly or indirectly threatens the security, safety or order of the facility; 3) Contains coded or otherwise undecipherable language that prevents adequate review of the material.

    Click here for more guidelines on writing to political prisoners.

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    Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours' →


    This is like straight out of Clockwork Orange

    Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner’s mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.

     Dr Roache said drugs could be developed to distort prisoners’ minds into thinking time was passing more slowly.

    "There are a number of psychoactive drugs that distort people’s sense of time, so you could imagine developing a pill or a liquid that made someone feel like they were serving a 1,000-year sentence," she said.

    And if that weren’t scary enough:

    A second scenario would be to upload human minds to computers to speed up the rate at which the mind works, she wrote on her blog.

    "If the speed-up were a factor of a million, a millennium of thinking would be accomplished in eight and a half hours… Uploading the mind of a convicted criminal and running it a million times faster than normal would enable the uploaded criminal to serve a 1,000 year sentence in eight-and-a-half hours. This would, obviously, be much cheaper for the taxpayer than extending criminals’ lifespans to enable them to serve 1,000 years in real time."


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    Reports: Israeli planes attack Hezbollah targets on Lebanon-Syria border →

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  6.   thefireflyfeminist:


Tough Decisions…

YES. greenwashing is a thing and even marginally ethical things are hella expensive and we cannot put all the burden on the consumer. Let’s put it on the corporations who do this shit.

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    Tough Decisions…

    YES. greenwashing is a thing and even marginally ethical things are hella expensive and we cannot put all the burden on the consumer. Let’s put it on the corporations who do this shit.

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    Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever →


    Kinda skeptical but not really surprised in the slightest. Read it:

    You may have heard of the Libor scandal, in which at least three – and perhaps as many as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion (that’s trillion, with a “t”) worth of financial instruments. When that sprawling con burst into public view last year, it was easily the biggest financial scandal in history – MIT professor Andrew Lo even said it “dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets.”

    That was bad enough, but now Libor may have a twin brother. Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.

    Interest-rate swaps are a tool used by big cities, major corporations and sovereign governments to manage their debt, and the scale of their use is almost unimaginably massive. It’s about a $379 trillion market, meaning that any manipulation would affect a pile of assets about 100 times the size of the United States federal budget.

    tl;dr Banks control everything. 

    Source: anticapitalist