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Truthout Daily Digest November 9, 2013

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Amid Lingering Hunger Strike, Guantanamo Abuses Press On

Adam Hudson, Truthout: While the president professes his wish to close Guantanamo, rendition, indefinite detention and black sites continue to operate while prisoners’ plights are overshadowed by events like the government shutdown.

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Congress Weighing Laws to Let People Keep Health Insurance

Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers: As President Barack Obama signals he will do something on his own to make good on his broken promise that Americans could keep their insurance plans if they liked them, members of both parties in Congress are proposing to do it by law.

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Between Two Worlds: An Author Returns to His Roots in Iran

By Jon Letman, Truthout: The author of the new memoir The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran talks about his book, claiming that while Iran is still “shrouded in darkness” to the West, “Iranians are prepared to turn the lights back on at a moment’s notice.”

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The Scandal of Scandals

Paul R. Pillar, Consortium News: The term “scandal” used to mean something, a serious abuse of power or some truly outrageous conduct – Watergate, Iran-Contra, lying a nation into war – but the word has grown almost meaningless, just one more partisan insult.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Policy Holders Sue Anthem Blue Cross for Intentionally Misleading Clients, and More

On today‘s On the News segment: Millions of insurance policies are being canceled across the nation and while blame shifts from Insurance companies to Obamacare, Americans still suffer; We have more prisons than schools in the US; For the second time in two decades, conservation groups have stopped uranium mining in the Grand Canyon; and More.

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South Korea: Ground Zero for Food Sovereignty and Community Resilience

Christine Ahn, Foreign Policy in Focus: South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

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Bam. Bam. Bam. The Lostness of Man

Jason Flores Williams, Truthout: “The story of this life, this country, this world is a history of falsity masquerading as knowledge. We are muted explosions of failed and rejected prayers. Five thousand years of culture – a hungry child screaming on the kitchen floor banging pots and pans. Bam. Bam. Bam,” writes Williams about the current state of our failing society.

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Attention Spans and Histories of Racial Violence

David Palumbo-Liu, Truthout: Taking a look that the films, The Butler andFruitvale Station Palumbo-Liu asks: “Can we really ‘feel’ history, particularly the history of racial violence, anymore?”

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Breaking New Ground for Trans Children

Marcela Valente, Inter Press Service: While non-heterosexual orientation is punishable by death in some parts of the world, many South American countries and others are respecting the right to choose one’s gender identity from early childhood, giving rise to a new field of challenges.

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Behind the Kitchen Door: Restaurant Workers’ Fight for Justice

Staff, Making Contact National Radio Project: Americans eat out more than any other people, but the workers who put food on our restaurant tables are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Saru Jayaraman, co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and author of Behind the Kitchen Door makes the case for bringing justice to restaurants and how ordinary diners can help.

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Israeli leaders voice objections to Iran’s possible nuclear deal

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Former ’60 Minutes’ Producer: Discredited Benghazi Story Was Done To Appeal To Conservatives

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

Democracy Trampled as Big Money Overwhelms Grassroots Campaigns

Read the Article at Common Dreams

SNAP Cuts Mean Millions Could Go Hungry

Read the Article at Moyers & Company

New Rules Improve Mental Health Access for Millions

Watch the Video at CBS News

Pentagon: Reports of Sexual Assaults Up 46 Percent

Read the Article at The Washington Post

California was Sterilizing its Female Prisoners as Late as 2010

Read the Article at The Guardian

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