Are private prisoners the new slaves of the USA?

1451518_472866606164936_962033498_n

A new form of slavery is running strong in the United States.

With only 5 percent of the total global population, the United States holds approximately 25 percent of the entire global prison population.

China has a half million fewer prisoners than the United States, despite a population five times larger than the United States. In total, 2.2 million people are currently in U.S. prisons or jails.

Inside U.S. prisons, inmates reportedly produce 93% of U.S. paints and paintbrushes, 92% of U.S. stove assemblies, 100% of military helmets, and more, including products for companies including IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Dell, Compaq, and Nordstrom’s.

(more…)

WeAreChange questions Van Jones on Libertarians Are Racist Comment & Co-Opting Occupy Wall Street

WeAreChange questions Van Jones on whether or not he is trying to co-opt the Occupy Wall Street movement and asks him to address his comment about libertarians being racists.

Follow Luke @ twitter.com/lukewearechange

Thank You to all the WeAreChange Sponsors who donate monthly and make these videos possible! Please consider supporting us by becoming a WeAreChange Sponsor!

Pin It on Pinterest

Member Login

Forgot Password?

Join Us

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.