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Sarah Lazare – Whistleblower Exposes Torture and Child Abuse at For-Profit Prison

A social worker formerly employed at a for-profit family immigrant detention center in Texas blew the whistle this week on the prison’s inhumane conditions—from solitary confinement to medical neglect—that she said amount to child abuse and torture. The Karnes County Residential Center is operated by GEO Group—the second largest private prison company in the country that has faced numerous accusations …

“I think America is out of hand”: The shocking numbers that reveal just how burnt out American workers are – MATT SACCARO

The American worker is overworked, underpaid, and suffering from severe burnout. This sentiment isn’t populist rhetoric, there are numbers to back it up. A new studyfrom Staples Advantage and WorkPlaceTrends — an HR-focused research firm — polled over 2,500 workers and reached troubling results. According to the data, 53 percent of American workers report feeling burned out at work. With current …

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Mass Incarceration: The Most Important Political Issue of 2016 No One Wants to Talk About By David J. Krajicek

Five years ago, while America clutched a tin cup during the recession, politicians shouted hallelujah about saving money by reducing the country’s grossly bloated prison population. The national inmate count declined fractionally for a few years, reaping celebratory headlines. One expert quoted by the New York Times declared “the beginning of the end of mass incarceration.” Then came the bipartisan …

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Did We Almost Lose New York? – Harvey Wasserman

For the third time in a decade, a major fire/explosion has ripped apart a transformer at the Indian Pointreactor complex. News reports have taken great care to emphasize that the accident happened in the “non nuclear” segment of the plant. Ironically, the disaster spewed more than 15,000 gallons of oil into the Hudson River, infecting it with a toxic sheen that carried downstream for miles. Entergy, …

Green Power and Wellness – 05.12.15

Yet another EXPLOSION AT INDIAN POINT has threatened the entire New York/New England region with a RADIOACTIVE APOCALYPSE. Another transformer has yet again blown up at Entergy’s rogue reactors on the Hudson River some 40 miles north of Manhattan. More than $8 TRILLION worth of damage could have followed along with more HUMAN DEATH AND INJURY than could ever be …

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Our Nuke is Burning! – KARL GROSSMAN

In 1976, Robert Pollard, a rarity among U.S. government nuclear officials—honest and safety-committed—said of the Indian Point nuclear power station that it was “an accident waiting to happen.” Pollard had been project manager at Indian Point for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from which he resigned at that time charging the NRC “suppresses the existence of unresolved safety questions …

Unexplained Explosion Shakes Nuclear Power Plant North of New York City – Sarah Lazare

In what witnesses described as a huge explosion, a transformer at the Indian Point nuclear power plant just north of New York City caught on fire Saturday, billowing smoke and prompting the operator to shut down the impacted unit. Onlookers documented the explosion on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/pABGZZN50F — Gustavus Gricius (@GustavusHimself) May 9, 2015 At a wedding at #monteverde at old stone and just …