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Truthout Daily Digest November 27, 2013

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Maya Schenwar | Why Health Care Isn’t Just About Insurance

Maya Schenwar, Truthout: As Epilepsy Awareness Month winds down, let’s take on the class-based obstacles to seizure management. Sleep, relaxation, nutritious food and time aren’t covered by any insurance plan.

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“They Call Us Illegal”: Fast-Food Workers Face Silent Raids

David Bacon, Truthout: In each of the past five years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has audited the records of more than 2,000 employers, ordering them to fire undocumented workers. Now these so-called “silent raids” have arrived at fast-food joints, just in time to scare workers as they stage more walkouts and protests.

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Walmart Workers Will Make History on Friday as America Confronts Growing Inequality

Peter Dreier, Truthout: This year, the day after Thanksgiving will be remembered as the day Americans took action to demand that Walmart, the country’s largest employer, pay workers livable wages and play a part in improving our economy.

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Tilting at Gas Wells: What’s the Best Way to Defend Your Community From Fracking?

Adam Briggle, Truthout: An increasing number of communities are passing anti-fracking ordinances. But what kind of community fracking bans make sense? Counter-intuitively, the most effective bans may make the fewest rights claims.

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New Satire Campaign Launches War Against Irrational Fear

Candice Bernd, Truthout: A new campaign inspired by Edward Snowden satirizes the “war on terror” and the surveillance state by highlighting statistics that show Americans are more likely to die from lightning strikes, dog attacks and playing football than domestic terrorism.

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Violence Against Demonstrators Follows Contested Result in Honduras Elections

Sarah Blaskey and Jesse Chapman: Students protesting what they claim are fraudulent election results in Honduras’ presidential elections were met by police violence Tuesday. Observers document voting irregularities.

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Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance

Ellen Brown, Web of Debt: Global food control has nearly been achieved, by reducing seed diversity with genetically modified seeds that are distributed by only a few transnational corporations. But if the Trans-Pacific Partnership passes, control over not just our food but our health, our environment and our financial system will be in the hands of those corporations.

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Biomass Thermal: The Logs That Break the Forest’s Back

Josh Schlossberg, Energy Justice Network: A sector of the biomass incineration industry claims to be turning over a new “green” leaf by building smaller, slightly more energy-efficient facilities focused on heating rather than electricity. Meanwhile, behind the smokescreen, biomass thermal advocates are supporting much of the same climate-busting policies as the biomass power pushers.

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Common Cause Unites Women, LGBT and Immigrant Rights Leaders

Elena Shore, New America Media: LGBT inmates in immigration detention often are put in solitary confinement, ostensibly for their own protection from the general population of detainees. But Eddy Arias said he never felt that the other detainees posed a threat to his safety. Being in solitary, he said, just made him feel like he was going crazy.

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Investigating the Saudi Government’s 9/11 Connection and the Path to Disillusionment

Paul Jay, The Real News Network: If Saudi Arabia has so much influence on US foreign policy, shouldn’t we pay attention to the words of Sen. Bob Graham, who wrote a book,Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America’s War on Terror? Paul Jay speaks with Graham on “Reality Asserts Itself.”

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Robert Scheer | Heroic Diplomacy: How Barack Obama Finally Earned That Peace Prize

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

American Workers: From Bounty to Bleakness

Read the Article at In These Times

The Climate Movement Needs to Stop “Winning”

Read the Article at The Huffington Post

How Many Unnamed Officials Does It Take to Deny Civilian Deaths?

Read the Article at FAIR

There Is No Thanksgiving for Violence, Poverty and Injustice

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Microsoft Plans to Boost Security Over NSA Fears

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Kentucky Gay Couple Arrested, Fined 1 Cent for Protesting at County Clerk’s Office

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