Corporations like Aramark and CCA make money at almost every step of our justice and prison systems, from processing fines to monitoring ankle bracelets and drug testing. And they make a lot of it.
In demonstrations organized by the Union of Internal Security Forces, 300 of those detained had broken a strict curfew put in place nationwide last Friday after widespread looting and rioting broke out.
The stench of odorized methane fumes has sickened scores of people since the leak began on Oct. 23 and has forced SoCalGas to move residents from more than 7,700 homes in northern L.A. at the edge of the leaking gas storage field.
The state changed its water testing rules as a lawsuit filed by residents and advocacy groups sought to compel city and state officials to follow federal requirements for testing and treating water for lead content.
From the Syriza Party in Greece and the Podemos Party in Spain, to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, contenders with their fingers on the popular pulse are surging ahead of their establishment rivals.