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Truthout Daily Digest November 30, 2013

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Privatization and the Affordable Care Act

Charles M Smith, Truthout: The roots of the Affordable Care Act web site failures may start in the Reagan Administration’s fixation with contracting out federal services, even when they were performed better and at less cost by the government.

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Six of the Top Ten US Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh, Yes! Magazine: The profits of corporate giants that crash our economy and corrupt our politics deserve your outrage. But the efforts to curb them need your creative energy.

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Dialectical Communitarian Anarchism as the Negation of Domination: A Review of The Impossible Community

Javier Sethness, Truthout: John P. Clark’s latest book represents a crucial contribution to the struggle against the oppression of capitalism and patriarchy by encouraging the intervention of a mass-confluence of anarcho-communist – or communitarian anarchist – socio-political movements.

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US Commander in Afghanistan Apologizes for Civilian Death, Injuries

David Zucchino, LA Times: The American commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai to apologize for an airstrike that killed at least one Afghan civilian and badly wounded two others.

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Misled by Mainstream Media

L Michael Hager, Truthout: Michael Hager points out the glaring gaps in mainstream media news coverage and how it has created a society of citizens forced to navigate through a sea of misinformation.

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The Massacre in Marikana: Questions Raised About Role of British Company In South African Mining Massacre

Maeve McClenaghan and David Smith, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Fifteen months after the massacre that left 34 striking miners shot dead and 78 wounded, executives from British-owned Lonmin, have still not yet been called to appear before the official commission of inquiry into the massacre.

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Is the Pope Getting the Catholics Ready for an Economic Revolution? (Maybe He Read Marx)

Lynn Parramore, AlterNet: As Pope Francis’ latest indictment against free market capitalism takes its cue from atheist economist Karl Marx, Lynne Parramore explains how this is not the first time the church has shaped its views with the words of this 19th century philosopher.

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Conquest: Sexual Violence and Native American Genocide

Staff, Making Contact National Radio Project: One in three native women have been victims of sexual assault and the murder rate of indigenous women is consistently higher than the national average. Andrea Smith, author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and Native American Genocideexplains the connection between violence against women, and the colonization of native lands and bodies.

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Repro Wrap: Your Boss May Get to Veto Your Birth Control and Other News

Robin Marty, Care2: The Supreme Court has agreed to review complaints over the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which will allow them to decide whether private corporations have the right to deny employees birth control coverage because of the company owners’ “religious or moral” beliefs.

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Tiny Tim Time at Walmart

Jim Hightower, OtherWords: Shouldn’t Sam Walton’s heirs at least pony up a pittance from their prodigious inheritance for a few turkey-and-sweet-potato dinners on Thanksgiving for their own underpaid employees instead of asking for donations?

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The Empire Strikes Back: How Wall Street Has Turned Housing Into a Dangerous Get-Rich-Quick Scheme — Again

Read the Article at Common Dreams

The NSA’s Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy

Read the Article at The Atlantic

Whole Foods Strike Wins Thanksgiving Day Off, Workers Say

Read the Article at Salon

‘Black Friday’ Civil Disobedience Targets Walmart’s Poverty Wages

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Here’s Why Wall Street Has a Hard Time Being Ethical

Read the Article at The Guardian

HealthCare.govWill Meet Deadline for Fixes, White House Officials Say

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Airlines Urged by US to Give Notice to China

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