- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Tag Archives: Corporations
The celebrity trolls who currently reign on commercial television, who bill themselves as liberal or conservative, read from the same corporate script. They spin the same court gossip. They ignore what the corporate state wants ignored. They champion what the corporate state wants championed. They do not challenge or acknowledge the structures of corporate power. Their role is to funnel viewer energy back into our dead political system—to make us believe that Democrats or Republicans are not corporate pawns. The … Continue reading
Patent for most phytocannabinoids awarded by U.S. government to multinational British and Japanese pharmaceutical corporations.
They’ve gone and done it. On March 7 of this year, the U.S. Patent Office granted a patent to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd of Tokyo, Japan and GW Pharma Ltd of Salisbury, Great Britain for essentially the entire marijuana plant, to treat… wait for it… cancer! To be absolutely clear, our federal government has GIVEN a pair of pharmaceutical giants the full rights to every compound the cannabis plant produces for the treatment of cancers of the prostate, breast, skin, glioma, … Continue reading
“In 2010, Bank of America set up more than 200 subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands (which has a corporate tax rate of 0.0 percent) to avoid paying U.S. taxes. It worked. Not only did Bank of America pay nothing in federal income taxes, but it received a rebate from the IRS worth $1.9 billion that year. They are not alone. In 2010, JP Morgan Chase operated 83 subsidiaries incorporated in offshore tax havens to avoid paying some $4.9 billion in … Continue reading
This is sickening. On December 13, 2012, a Baldwin County, Alabama, jury returned a $140 million wrongful death verdict against Thomas Hospital and its outsourced medical transcription companies for a woman’s death caused by a transcription error, which resulted in a fatal medication dosage. In a complicated case that took more than four years to prepare for trial, Plaintiff’s attorneys revealed the circumstances that led to the needless death of Sharron Juno, a former patient of Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, … Continue reading