February 16, 2015

Hundreds of Inmates Are in Solitary for Using Facebook

Earlier this week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation released the results of a study that found that, “in the South Carolina prison system, accessing Facebook is an offense on par with murder, rape, rioting, escape and hostage-taking.” They’re not exaggerating. The EFF study found that, over the last three years, South Carolina prison officials have bought… Read more »

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February 10, 2015

Did the Fed Ignore Tax Evasion by HSBC?

Senator Sherrod Brown Demands Answers from the Federal Reserve Leaked documents from financial giant HSBC show that from 2005-2007, the bank helped wealthy and powerful clients evade taxes, and did business with blood diamond traffickers and arms dealers. And reports show that U.S. authorities knew about it back in 2010, two years before they allowed… Read more »

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