Posts Tagged ‘profiteers’

Seattle, WA: Rolling Picket Shuts Down ICE Profiteers

Seattle, WA: Rolling Picket Shuts Down ICE Profiteers Above Photo: From Report from Seattle, WA on recent anti-ICE divestment actions against banks invested in private detention facilities and prisons. On July 26th a lively rolling picket of over 40 people marched through downtown Seattle, shutting down bank branches and occupying the lobbies of investment […]

Crisis at the Whitney: ‘no safe space for profiteers of state violence’

New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art is one of the most celebrated art institutions in the world. Its legendary Biennial exhibit opens on Friday. But the Whitney has a problem. Not just a problem, a crisis, and it’s coming to a head tomorrow, May 17. Warren B. Kanders, the vice chairmen of the […]

UN holds back names of Israel settlement profiteers

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 31 January 2018 Israeli media say a UN database of firms involved in Israeli settlements was held back due to US and Israeli pressure, but the UN human rights office says names of the companies will be published. Mahfouz Abu Turk APA images The United Nations human rights office had […]

UN must not cave in to Israeli pressure to bury database of settlement profiteers

Adri Nieuwhof Rights and Accountability 29 November 2017 Volvo trucks used by Elidori Green, an Israeli company that runs a waste dump in the occupied West Bank to service settlements built on Palestinian land in violation of international law. (via Facebook) Israeli officials are reportedly doing everything they can to prevent the publication of a […]

UN must name and shame settlement profiteers

Adri Nieuwhof Rights and Accountability 29 August 2017 Israel and the US are trying to prevent the United Nations from publishing a database of firms which abet war crimes in the occupied West Bank. (The White House/Flickr) It is vital that a planned United Nations database of companies doing business in Israel’s illegal settlements is […]

100 Sheroes Just Posed Nude At The Republican National Convention

Print Friendly Above Photo: LINDSEY BYRNES The photography project was a peaceful protest against the hateful, anti-woman rhetoric present in the Republican Party. Warning: This piece contains nudity and may be inappropriate for work environments. LINDSEY BYRNES On July 17, 2016, in the midst of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, 100 women joined forces and got naked. […]

Washington Obsessed With Punishing Secrecy-Until Hillary Clinton

Secrecy is a virtual religion in Washington. Those who violate its dogma have been punished in the harshest and most excessive manner – at least when they possess little political power or influence. As has been widely noted, the Obama administration has prosecuted more leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined. Secrecy in DC is […]

Ford’s Jewish Critique Was Largely Accurate

Related Posts Resource: Tracking Israel’s support for illegal outposts The Israeli government has been quietly authorizing illegal settlement outposts in recent years. Democratic voters support cutting aid to Israel, so why have only two candidates even mentioned it? A new report shows that a net majority of Democratic voters support cutting aid to […]

Contract With Atrocity: Flying With the Torture Profiteers

CHRIS FLOYDEmpire Burlesque Friday, September 2, 2011 “Up over my head, nothing but clouds of blood” — Bob Dylan, “Cold Irons Bound” Here’s a story where it all comes together, where the guiding ethos of the age is exposed: torture turned to private profit, state terror as a business deal. The Guardian reports on a […]

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