‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent by Adam Winkler Atlantic edited by O Society June 22, 2019 Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of … Continue reading ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

Alabama Governor quietly signs law allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Mega-Church to have its own police force

What could possibly go wrong? by Leonardo Blair Christian Post edited by O Society June 22, 2019 After several years of seeking to establish a private police force to protect its church and school campuses, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation allowing the Briarwood Presbyterian Church to do just that despite objections from critics. The Associated Press reported Ivey … Continue reading Alabama Governor quietly signs law allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Mega-Church to have its own police force

Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

by O Society June 17, 2019 We've been talking about HyperNormalisation and Disneyfication of America. The Spectacle, the Structure, Agnotology, and so on... And here is a random event from today's newsfeed, which illustrates all of the above perfectly. Woman driving around mentally impaired from alcohol, in a toy truck of all things, on a … Continue reading Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns Julian Assange could die in prison

  In a June 1 interview with ABC Radio Adelaide, which you can find here, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer warned Julian Assange could die in prison if his persecution is not stopped immediately. by Kevin Reed WSWS edited by O Society June 7, 2019 Last week, Melzer issued a scathing denunciation of … Continue reading UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns Julian Assange could die in prison

Judgment Day for John Brennan

by Mike Whitney Unz edited by O Society Jun 4, 2019 Sometime in the next 4 weeks, the Justice Department’s inspector general will release an internal review that will reveal the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. Among other matters, the IG’s report is expected to determine “whether there was sufficient justification under existing guidelines for … Continue reading Judgment Day for John Brennan

Abuses show Assange case was never about law

by Jonathan Cook edited by O Society June 1, 2019 It is astonishing how often one still hears well-informed, otherwise reasonable people say about Julian Assange: “But he ran away from Swedish rape charges by hiding in Ecuador’s embassy in London.” That short sentence includes at least three factual errors. In fact, to repeat it, … Continue reading Abuses show Assange case was never about law

UN Report: “Mr. Assange shows all symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture”

The UN special rapporteur blasts four nations for their psychological torture of Julian Assange. by Joe Lauria ConsortiumNews edited by O Society May 31, 2019 ‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation, and Defamation’  Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’ The UN special rapporteur on torture issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, … Continue reading UN Report: “Mr. Assange shows all symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture”