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Truthout Daily Digest February 25, 2014. “America’s Secret Police”

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America’s Secret Police

Aaron Leonard, Truthout: Who did the FBI spy on in the 1960s and why? Betty Medsger’s The Burglary and Seth Rosenfeld’sSubversives tell the story of FBI spying on activists, but Aaron Leonard argues that they don’t adequately explain why certain targets were chosen.

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Obama Pins Fate of Nuclear Pact on Documents From an Iranian “Curveball”

Gareth Porter, Truthout: Obama administration officials insist “possible military dimensions” of Iran’s nuclear program must be resolved to the satisfaction of the IAEA to complete a nuclear agreement. But the term refers to discredited intelligence from suspect sources.

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Privacy as the New Free-Trade Zone of Corporate Exploitation

Fred Guerin, Truthout: Global surveillance is not only an unnecessary, unconstitutional infringement on our private lives, a violation of the boundaries between the private and the public, but also the precondition for totalitarian control.

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Hidden History: The War on Poverty at 50

Ted Morgan, Truthout: Despite mass media attention to the War on Poverty at 50, its centerpiece, the Community Action Program, is ignored. Thus an important story – how the poor were empowered and then cast aside – is lost.

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If Hillary Is the Only Candidate, Where Does She Stand on Keystone XL?

Robert Naiman, Truthout: Hillary Clinton may be the only candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, but we still need to know what her positions are. Where does she stand on the Keystone XL pipeline?

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Sixteen for ’16 – Number 1: JOBS

Salvatore Babones, Truthout: The first article in a new series – previewing 16 topics that should be on every progressive’s agenda for 2016 – details an aggressive government jobs creation program to put 10 million people back to work.

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Soundtrack for Abortion Clinic Escort: Lies and Vituperation With a Side of Prayer

Lauren Rankin, Truthout: In a pro-choice town in a pro-choice state, abortion clinic patients cannot reach the clinic door without negotiating a pathway of screams, hostility and lies. Lauren Rankin describes her experience volunteering as a clinic escort.

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Is It Time for a New Church Committee?

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: President Ford once referred to the Nixon era in America as this nation’s “long national nightmare.” The out-of-control nature of our national security agencies today is our new “national nightmare.” And the only way to wake up is to create a new Church Commission, which will investigate the intelligence community.

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“The Paragraph Began to Self-Delete”: Did NSA Hack Computer of Snowden Biographer and Edit Book Draft?

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: Is the National Security Agency breaking into computers and tampering with unpublished manuscripts? Award-winning Guardian journalist Luke Harding says paragraphs of his writing mysteriously disappeared when he was working on his latest book.

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A New Neocon Push for Syrian War

Coleen Rowley, Consortium News: The neocon agenda of “regime change” in disfavored countries continues unabated with new pressure for a US military intervention in Syria, billed as “humanitarian” and coupled with ridicule for anyone who favors the frustrating course of diplomacy.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: The USDA Has Opened a Public Comment Period on GMO Policy, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Right now, you can tell the US Department of Agriculture what you think on the so-called “co-existence” of organic, conventional and genetically engineered crops; low-water levels are more dangerous for California residents; over-the-counter and prescription drugs from India are a big concern right now; and more.

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Air Force Bombings Endanger and Kill Civilians in Colombia

Dawn Paley, Upside Down World: Overnight, Giovanni Yamid Aldana, his wife and their 8-year-old son were transformed from small farmers subsisting off of their 10-hectare plot to three more among over 5.3 million people internally displaced by the armed conflict in Colombia.

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Welcome to the New Enhanced BuzzFlash at Truthout: Reader Tips

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: In response to readers, Truthout has updated options on its BuzzFlash sites to offer a more diverse and interactive experience combined with a streamlined contemporary look.

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Glenn Greenwald | How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet To Manipulate, Deceive, Destroy Reputations

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Obama Administration Proposes Cuts to Rates in Medicare Payments

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BP Gets Slick in Trying To Undermine Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

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New Documents Prove US Army Actively Targeted Iraq War Protesters, Group Says

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The Importance of “The Monuments Men”

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Groups Launch Ballot Initiative To Give Coloradans Local Control Over Fracking

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Detroit Pension Protesters Offer Own Bankruptcy Plan, Vow To Shut Down City

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