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Truthout Daily Digest February 15, 2014

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Bob Dylan and the Ethics of Market Fascism

Tony Kashani, Truthout: Bob Dylan’s SuperBowl commercial for Chrysler opens, “Is there anything more American than America?” Answer: Maybe this commercial – and not necessarily in a good way.

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On Fred Korematsu Day: From Evacuation to Deportation on the Anniversary of Japanese-American Internment

Sarah Macaraeg, Truthout: What have we learned since the internment of Japanese-Americans in desert concentration camps and converted race tracks? Other brown-skinned peoples are detained in the desert and deported.

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Rage Against the Dying of a Light: Stuart Hall (1932-2014)

Lawrence Grossberg, Truthout: “It is difficult for me to write a farewell to Stuart Hall, my teacher, mentor, interlocutor and friend… I do not wish to sanctify him. My grief is both deeply personal and intensely political.”

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Congressional Democrats Are Done Waiting on Republicans, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Congressional Democrats are done waiting on Republicans; scientists are taking a closer look at the deep-sea impacts of the BP oil spill; a federal judge says Kentucky must respect same-sex marriages from other states; and more.

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Building the Morale of Missileers

David Krieger, Truthout: We wonder how the conversation went when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called six Air Force nuclear launch officers during their shifts at underground launch control centers recently.

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Kansas Takes the Sanctity of Marriage a Little Too Far

Mindy Townsend, Care2: The Kansas legislature is going to do whatever it takes to make sure marriage in Kansas remains oppressive and exclusively hetero. Their new tactic? Eliminate no-fault divorce.

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Ten Reasons to Call for More Than $10.10 as a Minimum Wage

Richard Eskow, Campaign for America’s Future: President Obama signed an executive order on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for some federally contracted workers to $10.10. This move illustrates the fact that we need a higher minimum wage for all workers.

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No Fast Track to TPP: Fix NAFTA First

Dave Johnson, Campaign for America’s Future: It is not only the wrong time to bring fast track up for a vote in Congress, it is time to scrap the TPP agreement. Instead we need to fix NAFTA first.

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The Dangers of Stereotyping

Lawrence Davidson, Consortium News: Ignorance in the form of stereotyping people from other parts of the world can have unpredictable consequences, sometimes leading to mass suffering that a more enlightened view might have avoided, as Lawrence Davidson reflects.

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Lying to Survive at the Air Force Academy: An Open Letter to Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson

Mikey Weinstein, AlterNet: “There is only one accepted aroma in the pack. It’s the unforgiving stench of brutal evangelism, fundamentalism, restriction, and judgment.”

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Foodopoly: Big Agribusiness and the Monopoly on the Food Industry

George Lavender, National Radio Project: We all want the freedom and opportunity to choose what ends up on our plate, but when a handful of companies control most of the brands you see at the grocery store, what choices are really left?

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NSA Uses Google Cookies To Find Targets for Hacking, Spying

Read the article at the Sydney Morning Herald

Volkswagen Workers Reject Union at Chattanooga Plant, a Blow to UAW

Read the article at the Los Angeles Times

White House Pledges $1 Billion to Prepare for Climate Change

Read the article at Bangor Daily News

Shaun White, Olympic Moments, and Mettle Without a Color

Read the article at The Washington Post

GOP’s Epic Internal Struggle: The Modernists Vs. Libertarian Fabulists

Read the article at Salon

Securities Fraud Investigation Nabs Ohio Republican Along With A ‘Secretive’ Church

Read the article at Crooks and Liars

Obama DOJ’s New Abuse of State-Secrets Privilege Revealed

Read the article at Common Dreams

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