Findings from the High Pay Centre show jaw-dropping levels of inequality in Britain, where executives earning £1,000 per hour exceeded the average U.K. annual salary of £28,000 by lunchtime on Jan. 3 – dubbed Fat Cat Wednesday.
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Police arrested six protesters, including the national NAACP president, after they spent hours staging a sit-in Tuesday at a Mobile, Alabama, office of Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general.
A recent report on “jail leasing” exposes the extent of a practice that harms prisoners and raises ethical questions about public institutions profiting off incarceration.
No discussion of race is possible without a discussion of capitalism and class – and until that happens, despite reforms to the criminal justice system, the state will continue to murder and imprison poor people of color with impunity.
Columbia Prison Divest pressured the university to dump $8 million in Corrections Corporation of America, the country’s largest private prison company, as well as shares in other behemoths of the private security industry.