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Truthout Daily Digest November 13 2013

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I would like to highlight this article from the Buzzflash section- Will an Unlikely Coalition of Democrats and Tea Partiers Derail Obama’s TPP Deal?

Read the Article at Mother Jones

Because that is Us! We who are choosing despite occasionally being uncomfortable to associate with, read, share and organize with people we are supposed to hate.

We refuse to be divided and conquered so imho this article is the leading edge of a sea change in organizing for change in America.

We see beyond false divisiveness to the real things we share.

We all-left, right and center-see that the corruption and corporate control of our planet has gone too far. We see that despite different ideas on how to get there we all want the same things-and the 1% want us to not have those things (life, liberty and happiness-a world that works for everyone).

So keep it up folks from all “sides”:-) We the people are winning!

Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed and Why They Will Get Tougher

Gareth Porter, Truthout: This weekend France scuttled a preliminary agreement with Iran to resolve the decade-long conflict over Iran’s nuclear program – almost certainly at the behest Israel. That, combined with the Obama administration’s lack of commitment to a comprehensive end solution to the issue clouds the prospects of an agreement.

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Pivotal Trans-Pacific Partnership Section Revealed

Staff, PopularResistance.org: The release of the full Intellectual Property chapter today by WikiLeaks confirms what had been suspected: The Obama administration has been an advocate for transnational corporate interests in the negotiations even though they run counter to the needs and desires of the public.

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In Wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Youth Climate Justice Leaders Call for Climate Reparations at UN Summit

Candice Bernd, Truthout: After Haiyan devastated the Philippines during the weekend, young climate justice activists are standing in solidarity with Filipinos and Philippine negotiator Yeb Saño, calling for those nations most responsible for the climate crisis to pay for the nation’s recovery.

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“They Were Soldiers” Author Discusses High Cost of War for America’s Veterans

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Ann Jones, author of They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars: The Untold Story, talks with Truthout about the high price American soldiers are paying in the country’s post-9/11 wars.

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The Real Web of America’s Economic Life

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Right now, there are 10 giant corporations that control, either directly or indirectly, virtually everything we buy. These 10 corporations in turn own, market, or distribute what people think of as the products of hundreds of other companies.

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Armed Drones Becoming the Norm? At the Crossroads of Robotic Warfare

Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Truthout: Armed drones are deployed by the US executive in such secrecy that the degree of human rights violation is indeterminable. Civil society groups argue for making drone strikes conform to current law; others argue that only a complete ban will bring these weapons within international law.

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Coast Guard Moves to Approve Barging of Hazardous Fracking Waste on Major Rivers

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: The Coast Guard is moving forward with a proposal that would allow barges to transport large amounts of hazardous and radioactive wastewater from fracking operations on America’s major rivers.

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Proactive Heckling: Ray Kelly Shouted Down at Brown University

Adam Hudson, Truthout: When “king of stop-and-frisk” New York City police Commissioner Ray Kelly was shouted down at Brown University on October 29, were his free-speech rights violated?

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: GDP Grew by 2.8 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2013, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Our GDP growth rate was 2.8 percent in the third quarter of 2013; it turns out that consumer choice is an illusion; Germany has smashed the world record for solar power; and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

As Texas Clinics Shut Down, Organizers Help Women From Rural Areas Seeking Abortions

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Grassroots organizers are working to provide transportation to women in rural areas after a court ruling has forced the closure of more than one-third of all abortion clinics in Texas.

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Real-Life Hunger Is No Game

Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: “So let me get this straight: fast-food submarine sandwiches are being used to market a motion picture about people who will do anything to survive a dystopian society in which there’s nothing to eat?”

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Bush Pushes Jews for Jesus as He Competes for Worst Ex-President

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout:Bush’s public relations staff won’t say whether or not Bush is taking his usual six figure speaking fee for a Jews for Jesus keynoter. But if he isn’t, then why is he the main attraction at the Messianic conversion organization?

Read the BuzzFlash Commentary

American Cities Installing Ominous Surveillance Tech Despite NSA Scandal

Read the Article at RT News

Jim Hightower: Peeking Under the Big Top at This Year’s Three-Ring Election Circus

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Over 3,000 US Prisoners Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Crimes

Read the Article at The Guardian

Will an Unlikely Coalition of Democrats and Tea Partiers Derail Obama’s TPP Deal?

Read the Article at Mother Jones

TV Violence: America’s Dark Night of the Knoll

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Elizabeth Warren Challenges Obama to Break Up “Too Big to Fail” Wall Street Banks

Read the Article at The Guardian

Our Response Plan for Oil Spills Isn’t Working

Read the Article at In These Times

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