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Truthout Daily Digest November 10, 2013

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Aid Efforts Begin After Typhoon Haiyan Kills 10,000 in Philippines

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Wage Theft Outstrips Bank, Gas Station and Convenience Store Robberies

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Train Carrying 2.7 Million Gallons of Crude Oil Explodes, Spills Into Alabama Wetlands

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The Terrorism That Torture Didn’t Stop

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Why ALEC’s Attacks on Renewable Energy Failed Nationwide

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Obama’s Portable Zone of Secrecy (Some Assembly Required)

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GOP Did Contribute to Obamacare, Study Finds – Turns Out They Wrote a Large Portion

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The Original “Occupy”: Novel Was Written 100 Years Before Zuccotti Park

John de Graaf, Truthout: Affluenzaauthor John de Graaf investigates the origins of the slogan “Bread and Roses” and discovers a little-known American classic and a history that should repeat itself.

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Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth: Six Theses on Saving the Humans

Richard Smith, Truthout: Why are we, as a species, marching to disaster? Why can’t we slam on the brakes before we ride off the cliff to collapse? The problem is rooted in the requirements of capitalist reproduction, that large corporations are destroying life on Earth.

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Will the Tea Party Pay for the Shutdown?

Amy B. Dean, Truthout: Analyst Steve Cobble explains how the Democratic Party’s failure to seriously challenge Wall Street could allow the Tea Party to hold on to the populist mantle.

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Guns but No Butter

John LaForge, Consortium News: The Right’s war on the poor rages on, driven in part by the belief that racial and ethnic minorities are getting much of the help. Yet, as food stamps are slashed, Congress lavishes money on military projects that are judged wasteful or useless.

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Seven Things Veterans Need More Than a Holiday

Kevin Mathews, Care2: If the US were really committed to its troops after they complete their tours of duty, why are veterans facing so many hardships back at home?

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Truthout TV Interviews Rania Khalek About Privilege in Israel, the NSA and Drones

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Rania Khalek discusses the culture of privilege in Israel; the way communities of color have often been at the forefront of surveillance efforts by the government; and the first drone victims to ever address Congress.

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Four Signs That Regular Folks Can Still Win (and One That Shows the Power of Money)

Sarah van Gelder, Yes! Magazine: Here are four cases in Tuesday’s election where people power won out over corporate interests. And one that went the other way.

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US a Favorite Roost of Vulture Funds

Carey L. Biron, Inter Press Service: Countries that have gone through severe external debt crisis may have been saved the severe shocks to their economies and austerity restructuring if reasonable principles were in place.

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Japanese Prime Minister and President Obama Want Japan to Be Able to Wage War

Ann Wright, War Is a Crime: After the end of World War II, the Japanese constitution rejected war as a solution for conflict. Now the US wants Japan to “modify” Article 9 of its constitution and end its renunciation of war.

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This week in SpeakOut:

John Morlino discusses how his recent health crisis has impacted his “decades-long quest to fully understand the meaning of compassion”; Stafford Smith takes a look at what future historians might think of our current political state – constantly on the brink of economic disaster; Jack A. Smith tells the story of Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who helped defeat Japan, then France, then the United States in a 35-year war for national independence; Les Adler writes about how Big Oil pushed for the “peaceful” use of atomic energy to harvest oil in the tar sands; freelance writer and activist Ergoat gives a critical “autopsy” to the supposedly dead Occupy movement; and more.

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