Thursday, December 26, 2013
THIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE was WRITTEN BY MICHAEL EDWARDS, ACTIVIST POST & SHOWS UP STEPS OF HELP:
The Debtors Prison System Resurrected From The Grave
Update about the revival of the debtors prison in America
|Debtors prisons were abolished on the federal level in 1833. In Accomack County, VA it took until 1849.|
Michael Edwards Activist Post
Debtors prisons have a sordid history that was thought to be best left behind in Medieval Europe and in Charles Dickens‘ fictionalized accounts of the 19th-century hellholes of Victorian England.
However, debtors prisons were also widespread in the United States, and stories of the conditions in New York’s debtors prisons could make one question if repayment of debts was really the purpose; violent criminals were much better clothed and fed. In fact, history shows that terror and slavery have always had a close relationship with debt, and it follows a path from…
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Edward Snowden Christmas Message
Video and Transcript
A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves — an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought.
December 25, 2013
Hi, and Merry Christmas.
I’m honored to have the chance to speak with you and your family this year.
Recently, we learned that our governments, working in concert, have created a system of worldwide mass surveillance, watching everything we do.
Great Britain’s George Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information. The types of collection in the book — microphones and video cameras, TVs that watch us — are nothing compared to what we have available today. We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go.
Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person. A child born…
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NSA whistleblower records message from Russia, filmed by Laura Poitras, warning of the dangers of a loss of privacy
Edward Snowden says: ‚A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all.‘ Photograph: Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras/AP/The Guardian
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who prompted a worldwide debate when he leaked a cache of top secret documents about US and UK spying, has recorded a Christmas Day television message in which he calls for an end to the mass surveillance revealed by his disclosures.
The short film was recorded for Channel 4, which has 20-year history of providing unusual but relevant figures as an alternative to the Queen’s Christmas message shown by other UK broadcasters. It will be Snowden’s first television appearance since arriving in…
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At his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis urged Christians to imitate Jesus Christ by being humble and “small among the small.”
“It is an ugly thing,” he said, according to Vatican Radio, “when you see a Christian who doesn’t want to humble himself, who doesn’t want to serve, a Christian who struts about everywhere: it’s ugly, eh? That is not a Christian: that’s a pagan!”
He warned Christians against placing themselves above others and called on the faithful to be in solidarity with the poor.
VIDEO: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan: http://youtu.be/WNf6SPywLTY
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By Edward Snowden
December 17, 2013 „Information Clearing House – Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera.
I shared with the world evidence proving some governments are building a world-wide surveillance system to secretly track how we live, who we talk to, and what we say.
I went in front of that camera with open eyes, knowing that the decision would cost me family and my home, and would risk my life. I was motivated by a belief that the citizens of the world deserve to understand the system in which they live.
My greatest fear was that no one would listen to my warning. Never have I been so glad to have been so wrong. The reaction in…
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UN Claims Uruguay Not Allowed to End Marijuana Prohibition
Written by Alex Newman
As the United Nations, which is widely ridiculed as the “dictators club,” becomes increasingly bold in purporting to dictate policy to nations and governments, the controversial global body is now under fire from many of its traditional allies after claiming that Uruguay’s recent decision to end marijuana prohibition violates „international law.” The United Nation’s claim about Uruguayan drug laws follows recent demands by it that Obamadefy state voters and the U.S. Constitution to smash cannabis legalization in American states.
With the recent decision to end decades of pot prohibition in Uruguay making it the first entire nation to take the step, analysts widely anticipate similar efforts around the world to accelerate. Already, voters in Colorado and Washington statehave completely nullified the federal and international…
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Uruguay legalises production and sale of cannabis
Government experiment reaches new heights as it attempts to regulate marijuana business and find alternative to war on drugs
The world’s most far-reaching cannabis law has been passed by the Uruguayan parliament, opening the way for the state to regulate the production, distribution, sale and consumption of the planet’s favourite illegal drug.
The law, effective from next year, will: allow registered users to buy up to 40g of marijuana a month from a chemist’s; registered growers to keep up to six plants; and cannabis clubs to have up to 45 members and cultivate as…
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