U.S. Legal System
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IRS seizes hundreds of perfectly legal bank accounts, refuses to give money back
The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing bank accounts belonging to small businesses and individuals who regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, but broke no laws. And the government is ref...
New Evidence Shows Main Chevron Witness Lied In $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit
A key witness has admitted under oath that he lied on behalf of Chevron, the California oil multinational, when the company sued to overturn a $9.5 billion verdict for pollution of the Ecuadorian Amaz...
Obama Crowned Himself on New Year's Eve
Obama signs police state legislation
Militarism and aggressive war abroad go hand in hand with authoritarianism and dictatorship at home.
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
Last week Biloxi, Mississippi became the latest city to be sued by the ACLU for running a "modern-day debtors’ prison."
Police Unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic: Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?
Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police vi...
Political Prisoners Remain Behind Bars as Obama's Term Nears End
In the last full week of Barack Obama's eight year tenure as President of the United States of America, dozens of political prisoners still sit in cages across the nation's prisons, rotting away as Ob...
A Travesty of Justice: Why Peltier Remains in Prison: Against The Current vol. 85
“It's 1999. Why is Leonard Peltier still in prison?” These words were on the huge banner behind the speakers' table for last summer's gathering of forces at Haskell Indian Nations College & Institute...
Assange completes second year in Ecuadorean embassy in London
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has just completed his second year under permanent British police surveillance in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he sought refuge to avoid extradition to the ...
Mumia Abu-Jamal: Awaiting the Decision
AT PRESS TIME internationally renowned author and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal still waits on Pennsylvania's death row for the state Supreme Court to issue a verdict on his appeal for a new trial. There ...
Pharmageddon: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs
White House declares prescription drug abuse in US 'alarming' as thousands flock to Florida – the home of oxycodone pill mills
An investigation into the underground trade of oxycodone, a widely abused prescription drug. Ninety-eight percent of prescriptions in the United States come from southern Florida, where doctors at "pi...
US has a new tool to control the masses
No one should want the state to have power to strip your clothes off. And yet that's what is happening, thanks to the supreme court
Denouncing a new US Supreme court ruling that allows police to strip search any person who is placed under arrest for any offence at any time. Wolf says this state sanctioned sexual humiliation is a t...