pro-israel messages are always from anons because they literally cannot back up anything they say at all and don’t wanna get completely owned on the dance floor by the pro-Palestine bloggers
July 25th, 2014
A US appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against banana grower Chiquita brought by at least 4,000 Colombians who accused the company of supporting paramilitary forces who killed or tortured their relatives.
In the 2-1 decision on Thursday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found a 2013 US Supreme Court ruling limited foreign nationals’ ability to seek damages against corporations in US courts.
Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, pleaded guilty in 2007 to making over 100 payments beginning in 1997 to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a right-wing paramilitary group the United States considered a terror organization. Chiquita handed AUC $1.7 million in cash and checks before ending the practice in February 2004.
In 2001, Chiquita was identified in invoices and other documents as the recipient of a shipment from Nicaragua of 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition. The shipment was actually intended for the AUC.
Banana giant Chiquita has spent around $780,000 in the past year and a half to block a 9/11 victims’ bill in the US Congress. The legislation aims to aid victims and families in their claims against supporters or sponsors of terror attacks.
The bill would attempt to impose civil liabilities on those found to have aided and abetted US-designated terrorist groups overseas.
Now-Attorney General Eric Holder represented the fruit company in the previous lawsuit.
Breaking news: wealthy US corporation does horrible thing, US government lets them get away with it. More at 6.
i know its supposed to be like social list but did anyone think this through
organize the things you love, like the economy
collaborate in the workplace
share lists, photos, and the means of production
An Indiana police officer has kept his job after pushing over a man in a wheelchair – despite his entire department demanding he be fired.
Lafayette Police Department Lieutenant Tom Davidson can be seen on video, dated October 1st last year, shoving paraplegic Nicholas Kincade.
The assault appears to be prompted by Mr Kincade bumping Lt Davidson’s foot with his motorised wheelchair.The incident occurred near the Excel School in Indianapolis, where police were called by school staff after Mr Kincade allegedly told them he had a gun in his backpack. Responding officers quickly found the man didn’t have a gun and he was told that he could leave with a trespassing warning, at the school’s request. According to Turnto23, Lt Davidson was put on leave during an investigation into his actions, but despite his department saying that he should be fired, the Lafayette Police Civil Service Commision – who vote on hiring and firing officers – instead ruled ‘unbecoming conduct’ and sentenced him to a 30-day unpaid suspension and a drop in rank. http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/05/police-officer-pushes-over-man-in-wheelchair-doesnt-get-fired-4787679/
Oh, but thank god we have government to protect us and look after marginalized people.
Das Kapital spoiler; Marx dies at the end
But there is debate within the anarchist movement over the use of the strike, which is merely one of many possibilities for fighting the elite. Workers and communities can and do try other methods, from go-slows, occupations, boss-nappings, concerted sick days, public shaming and indeed boycotts and sabotage, all the way up to riots and insurrections.
Striking is a tactic, not something to be fetishised, and key in any understanding of a tactic is to know how it does and doesn’t work."Why strikes are important to anarchists (via herbivorexvx)
Blame Both Sides Syndrome
US―A a poem by John J. Sharkey