Tag Archives: morality

Wall Street Will Be Back for More

Jan 10, 2010      TruthDig

By Chris Hedges

Corporations, which control the levers of power in government and finance, promote and empower the psychologically maimed. Those who lack the capacity for empathy and who embrace the goals of the corporation—personal power and wealth—as the highest good succeed. Those who possess moral autonomy and individuality do not. And these corporate heads, isolated from the mass of Americans by insular corporate structures and vast personal fortunes, are no more attuned to the misery, rage and pain they cause than were the courtiers and perfumed fops who populated Versailles on the eve of the French Revolution. They play their games of high finance as if the rest of us do not exist. And it is a game that will kill us.

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Afghanistan War Resister Sentenced

Sergeant Travis Bishop being led away after his courtmartial manages to flash a peace sign to onlookers. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout)

Sergeant Travis Bishop being led away after his courtmartial manages to flash a peace sign to onlookers. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout)

By Dahr Jamail

Sergeant Travis Bishop, with the US Army’s 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, pled not guilty at a special court martial on Thursday to two counts of missing movement, disobeying a lawful order and going absent without leave (AWOL). Friday, in a trial full of theatrics from the jury, prosecution witnesses and the prosecution, he was found guilty on all counts.

Sgt. Bishop is the second soldier from Fort Hood in as many weeks to be tried by the military for his stand against an occupation he believes is “illegal.”   Continue reading