When our prison system becomes privatized, the goal of that system is to turn a profit without consideration for – and often to the detriment of – any benefit to society. This is true of all public resources that are being undermined by privatization – water, land, education, even the administration of public assistance benefits (for a description of how JP Morgan profits from food stamps, check out: http://seekingalpha.com/article/247234-jp-morgan-profits-from-food-stamp-processing-business). People will argue that privatization is more efficient. I agree. Private prisons are more efficient at turning public funds into profit … Continued
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As the Occupy Oakland website undergoes reorganization, there have been some challenges in updating that calendar. Please note that the People of Color/Queer People of Color Caucus currently meets three times a week at the following times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30PM Sundays, 4:00PM Meeting locations change based on available space. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and we will try to respond in a timely manner. We do, however, ask for your patience as we are still creating our communication infrastructure.
We are so excited to be on the ground, in the plaza, in the streets and in our communities with allies of such diverse experiences and identities! At this time, please be patient with our ability to respond (which will likely be slow). There is much work, joy, healing and inspiration to be shared! Our meeting times & locations are listed at the bottom of this post so that you can join us. THIS WEDNESDAY IS THE CITYWIDE GENERAL STRIKE!! Mass meetings in the plaza are scheduled for 9AM, 12 … Continued