The Michael Slate Show May 18, 2016

The Mentally Ill Murdered and Tortured in Prison and Obama and His Oil Company Gangsters Continue to Rape the Planet

 Darren Rainey, Murdered by guards in a Florida prison

Darren Rainey, Murdered by guards in a Florida prison

In "Madness: in Florida prisons, mentally ill inmates have been tortured, driven to suicide, and killed by guards," recently published in The New Yorker, reporter Eyal Press tells the story of the horrific death of Darren Rainey, who died after two hours in a shower of scalding hot water -- boiled to death. He was not the only prisoner subjected to this form of torture. Prisons are now the dominant mental-health institutions in the United States. This is the story not only of abuse comparable to that in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib, but of the mental health professionals who are caught in the cover-up of brutality toward people they are morally and professionally required to protect.

Eyal Press is an author an investigative journalist. Check out his website.


Six Years After the BP Spill, More Drilling Planned

 Oil operations in the Arctic

Oil operations in the Arctic

Journalist Mike Ludwig discusses the continuing push by the Obama regime and the Oil corporations to expand their drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean.

 

 

 

 


"Not fit caretakers of the earth"

Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, speaks on the capitalists are not fit caretakers for the planet. This is an excerpt from a talk, "Revolution, Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible and What It's All About." Find out more about Bob Avakian here.