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Truthout Daily Digest December 29, 2013

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Chris Williams | Capitalism, Ecology and the Official Invisibility of Women

Chris Williams, Truthout: When the costs to society of environmental degradation and women’s unpaid and under-compensated labor are factored in, capitalism provides no profits.

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Nonviolence on Video: Interview with Filmmakers Arash and Arman Riahi

Yosef Brody, Truthout: The Riahi brothers’ inspired documentary, Everday Rebellion, lovingly examines contemporary nonviolent resistance movements in all their creativity and diversity. The brothers talk about the film, their upbringing and the technical activism platforms they are creating.

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To Win Tomorrow, Undoing Border Imperialism Is the Book We Need Now

Chris Crass, Truthout: Walia gives cutting-edge analysis from one of the most radical and highly effective immigrant-rights movements in Canada, No One Is Illegal (NOII).

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Talking Trash and Climate Crisis: A Conversation With Chicago’s Garbage Guru

Martha Bayne, Occupy.com: An expert on all things garbage, Zelechowski spoke about the need to rethink the waste stream, the economic and environmental impacts of creative reuse, and how making trash visible is key to making it manageable.

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Disgraced Former Members of Bush Justice Department Challenge Order Denying ‘True the Vote’ Intervention in Texas Photo ID Case

Ernest A. Canning, The Brad Blog: “True the Vote,” the Orwellian-named Republican “voter fraud” front group with a long and sordid history of deception and fraud won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

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Antidotes to Avarice: A 2013 Top Ten

Sam Pizzigati, Campaign for America’s Future: Nurses, philosophers, and trade unions have over the past 12 months all shared some fascinating ideas on how we can make our societies more equal — and much better — places to live.

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Poison In Our Waters: A Brief Overview of the Proposed Militarization of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Leevin T. Camacho, The Asia-Pacific Journal: The Marine’s move to Guam is just one component of DOD’s vision for the Mariana Islands. In addition to the “rebalancing” of Marine Corps forces to Guam, DOD has announced two other proposals that impact Guam and the wider region.

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Whistleblowers: Information Warriors for the Modern Age

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: In this “Truthout Interview,” Candice Bernd discusses the steps Congress is taking to protect whistleblowers in so-called “sensitive” Government jobs from legal action.

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Less Big Bang Theory, More Dana Scully: What It’s Going to Take to Lead More Girls Into Science

Christopher Zumski Finke, Yes! Magazine: Only 25 percent of STEM jobs are held by women. YouTube science sensation Emily Graslie describes how we can inspire them with better-quality pop-culture role models.

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Americans Are Paying for Health Care With More Than Money

Dr. Philip Caper, Bangor Daily News: Americans now spend close to $3 trillion a year for health care, around 18 percent of our GDP. That works out to almost $9,000 per person in Maine, almost twice as much per person as the average for other wealthy nations that provide health care for all their people.

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In America, Innocent Until Proven Guilty? Not for Most People Who Are Stuck in Jail

April M. Short, AlterNet: Most people in jail in the U.S. have not been convicted of any crime. That is unless poverty can be considered an automatic-lockup offense.

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Loathsome Wall Street Deficit Hysterics: ‘Blame the Old and Sick, Not Us’ – Part 1

Michael Hoexter, New Economic Perspectives: Besides inspiring the reduced level of government funding in the US and elsewhere, deficit hysteria is threatening to undermine what remains of the social safety net that helped form and support the American middle class over the past 70 years.

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This week in Speakout:

William K. Black discusses the Kansas Regents’ effective elimination of the academic freedom once enjoyed by tenured faculty; Lawrence Davidson looks at the media’s portrayal of the Israel-Palestine relationship; Mary W. Maxwell questions the Australian High Court’s stance against gay marriage; Patrick T. Hiller challenges Catherine Ashton’s call to arms; Julie R. Butler details drug policy reform in Colombia and Uruguay; Richard L. Fricker explains why the death penalty may hinder justice rather than help it; Paul Thomas sheds a light on our faith-based society – and more.

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BuzzFlash

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The NSA Paid to Steal Your Private Data

Read the Article at This Can’t Be Happening!

Five Pressing Health Priorities in 2014

Read the Article at the Washington Post

If Memory Swerves: The 1 Percent Laughs Last, as Wall Street Wins Again

Read the Article at Salon

ObamaCare Enrollment Tops 1 Million

Read the Article at The Hill

Organic Farmers vs. Monsanto: Final Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Crops from GMO Contamination

Read the Article at EcoWatch

The Urgency of a Middle Class Revolt

Read the Article at Daily Kos

NYT Backs Off Its Syria-Sarin Analysis

Read the Article at Consortium News

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