November 17, 2011

Private Prison Charges Inmates $5 A Minute For Phone Calls While They Work For $1 A Day

Last year the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest private prison company, received $74 million of taxpayers’ money to run immigration detention centers. Their largest facility in Lumpkin, Georgia, receives $200 a night for each of the 2,000 detainees it holds, and rakes in yearly profits between $35 million and $50 million. Read.

July 2, 2011

Hot Coffee Documentary by Susan Saladoff

Negative impacts of mandatory arbitration, US Chamber of Commerce clout, Karl Rove and tort reform blocking the ability to seek justice via a jury of one's peers, and a complicit media.

May 17, 2011

Can you make it to the end of the month?

Play "Spent" and see how well you do after you've lost your job and/or lost your home and have $1,000 left to your name.

April 27, 2011

After a school collapse

Photojournalist Shiho Fukada captured families and communities after the 2008 earthquake in China. Today, I thought of his photo (number 9 in the series) when I saw a picture from Japan of nuclear plant officials bowing and asking forgiveness from survivors. What made the China earthquake's aftermath so piercing was that many parents, per government policy, only had one child. Due to governmental corruption, many poorly built schools collapsed in the quake, killing thousands of only children.

March 4, 2011

Poynter's Website for Writers

"Poynter's News University is one of the world's most innovative online journalism and media training programs. We are open to journalists, bloggers, freelance writers, journalism students. Anyone who wants to improve their journalism-based skills.We serve more than 170,000 users through self-directed courses, group seminars, and Webinars, covering subjects from multimedia techniques, to writing, to reporting, and beyond."

February 24, 2011

The Nicholas Brothers

The Nicholas Brothers from Stormy Weather. One of my favs.