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Truthout Daily Digest November 21, 2013

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On the Front Lines of Hawaii’s GMO War

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: High demand on the mainland has made biotech corn and other seeds one of Hawaii’s top agricultural commodities. The state has become a flashpoint for the debate and a center of anti-GMO activism.

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Warsaw Climate Talks Go Up in Smoke

Chris Williams, Truthout: As the Conference of the Parties met in Warsaw for the 19th consecutive year of annual climate negotiations, prospects of a meaningful global treaty receded ever farther, while a train filled with activists demonstrated what kind of new world is possible.

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Wage Gap for Women of Color Persists, Fuels Poverty, New Study Finds

Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: A new study by the National Women’s Law Center shows that, in the same full-time jobs as their male counterparts, women earn significantly less per year, while women of color earn less than men of the same race and white women.

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“It Was Like Being an Alien”: Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three Speaks About Healing After Death Row

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Truthout spoke with the Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three during an event at the University of North Texas, which screened a new documentary about the case, West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg and produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh.

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November Days of Drums

Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: “While many will recall the sound of muffled drums as Kennedy’s horse-drawn funeral caisson was moved through the streets of Washington, I’ll remember Friday, 2 p.m., and the echo of drums in a dark and empty school auditorium.”

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Elizabeth Warren on Social Security: “It’s Values, Not Math”

Elizabeth Warren, Campaign for America’s Future: Warren places the debate about Social Security in the context of a broader “retirement crisis” for the American middle class and explains why, “We should be talking about expanding Social Security benefits – not cutting them.”

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Does a 2011 Terrorist Episode Foreshadow the Talibanization of Sindh?

Zulfiqar Shah, Truthout: An investigator into the murder of three Hindus, the first reported episode of religious extremist terrorism in Sindh since Pakistan’s independence, believes rejection of his panel’s report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan suggests that the security establishment of Pakistan wants to Talibanize Sindh.

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Economic Update: Learning From History

Richard D Wolff, Economic Update/Truthout: Updates on key economic causes of Obamacare difficulties, risks of global deflation, Madrid’s garbage strike, and the $13 billion settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase. Wolff interviews professor Sheila D. Collins on new book about lessons from the New Deal for today‘s crisis and responds to listeners on super PACs and issues of socialism.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: J.P. Morgan Has Agreed to a $13 Billion Settlement With the Justice Department, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: The Justice Department announced that J.P. Morgan has agreed to a $13 billion settlement over the fraudulent sale of mortgage-backed securities; Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller is trying to protect the internet; there is a lot of radiation activity today; and more.

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Paul Krugman | The Confidence Fairy and Gnome, Debunked

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: “Maybe I can somewhat package my attempts to debunk the Hellenization of our discourse by pointing out that the scare stories seem to involve invoking a related set of characters, the confidence gnomes.”

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How to Reverse a Slow-Motion Apocalypse: Why the Divestment Movement Against Big Energy Matters

Todd Gitlin, TomDispatch: A movement to forestall the climate crisis must convince many more millions outside Bangladesh or the Pacific islands that what’s “out there” is not remote in time or geographically far away, but remarkably close at hand, already lapping at many shores.

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“Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel vs. The 99%

Jaisal Noor, The Real News Network: Jaisal Noor speaks with Chicago journalist Kari Lydersen. She wrote Mayor 1% to explore what Rahm Emanuel’s leadership means for Chicago, including the way he has galvanized the city labor movement and fueled a debate about economic priorities.

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BuzzFlash

Revolving Door Sham: J.P. Morgan CFO Admits $7 Billion of DOJ Settlement Is Tax-Deductible

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: J.P. Morgan Chase gets a $13 billion fine from the Department of Justice, but no one is being charged with a crime. Also, the fine is dramatically diminished by a likely tax cut and a multi-billion payment to Chase from the FDIC.

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Eugene Robinson | Harry Goes Nuclear: Enough of GOP Obstruction

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When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose, Too

Read the Article at Wired

Why the Hawaii Legislature Should Reprimand or Censure Rep. Tom Brower for his Sledgehammer Attacks Against the Homeless

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Sleepwalking to Extinction

Read the Article at Adbusters

An Economic Cancer: The Top 1% Earns More Than the Bottom 50 Percent

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Most of NSA’s Data Collection Authorized by Order Ronald Reagan Issued

Read the Article at McClatchy News

Support Grows in House To Save Food Stamps by Killing Farm Bill

Read the Article at Mother Jones

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