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Truthout Daily Digest April 18, 2014

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Arundhati Roy: Another World Is Not Only Possible, She Is on Her Way

Arundhati Roy, Haymarket Books: Roy offers an eloquent tribute to the Occupy movement after it was evicted from Zucotti Park. Despite Roy’s scathing analysis of the injustices and ravages of capitalism and its political puppets, she is filled with hope.

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John Pilger | The Strangelove Effect – or How We Are Hoodwinked Into Fighting a New Cold War

John Pilger, Truthout: While President Obama seeks more money for nuclear weapons than at the peak of the Cold War, the era of the comedy movie, Dr. Strangelove, it’s no joke that the United States is seeking to dominate the Eurasian landmass, stretching from China to Europe.

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Jesus Is an Economic Engine: Dismantling the Metaphoric Mechanization of Everything

Adam Bessie, Truthout: While it may be part of common usage, “economic engine” is a profoundly misleading metaphor. And while our economy currently runs on machines, it is not a machine itself – no, the economy consists of actual human beings working, people doing things for other people.

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The Code of Crisis and Disaster

Joseph Natoli, Truthout: To respond to a week of triple catastrophe – a UN climate change report, the Ryan budget, the McCutcheon decision – it is crucial to confront and decode our own “reptilian” desires.

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Highway Trust Fund Bankruptcy Will Halt Nation’s Transportation Projects

Crystal Shepeard, Care2: Since Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, funding has been allocated for various public works projects, including repairs to the nation’s ailing highways and bridges. Today, all of those projects risk being halted before completion.

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The Resegregation of American Schools

Jaisal Noor, The Real News Network: Reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses her year-long investigation into how one of desegregation’s success stories in Tuscaloosa, Alabama became one of the most segregated school systems in the country, as well as the high levels of segregation in northern schools 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education.

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Eugene Robinson | On Climate, Business as Usual

Eugene Robinson, Truthout: Despite mounting evidence that global warming is an urgent crisis, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases grew faster between 2000 and 2010 than over the previous three decades. We’re doing a Michael Jackson moonwalk, appearing to move ahead while actually sliding backward – toward what scientists fear is an abyss.

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Valparaíso Blaze Highlights the City’s Poverty

Marianela Jarroud, Inter Press Service: The blaze that tore through the Chilean port city of Valparaíso revealed the dark side of one of the most important tourist destinations in this South American country, which hides in its hills high levels of poverty and inequality.

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The Business Interests Behind America’s Costly Medical Care

Dr. Philip Caper, Bangor Daily News: The United States spends far more on medical care than other wealthy countries, due mostly to higher prices for health care goods and services. There is a reason for this. In US politics, social progress comes at a high price if it threatens business interests.

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We Don’t Want You to Swim in the River

Kathy Kelly, Truthout: These weapons we tout aren’t futuristic; they announce our lack of a future. But everywhere around us, we can spot people who are volunteering to live simply so that others can simply live. And that choice is, in reality, open to each of us.

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“We Are Not Beginning a New Cold War, We Are Well Into It”: Stephen Cohen on Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!: “We are not at the beginning of a new Cold War, we are well into it,” says Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University, “which alerts us to the fact ‘hot war’ is imaginable now. It’s unlikely, but it’s conceivable – and if it’s conceivable, something has to be done about it.”

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Banking Industry Shamelessly Fleeces Even the Paltry Savings of Ex-Prisoners

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: After incarceration, prisoners often have a small savings account that has accrued from work – and money provided by family and friends. Now, in some states, they are being forced to accept a fee-gouging debit card to access their funds upon release.

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Sen. Reid Calls Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”

Read the Article at The Las Vegas Review-Journal

Climate Change Is Here – It’s Too Late for Pessimism

Read the Article at The Nation

A John Hagee Fairytale: “Blood Moons” and The End of Times

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Elizabeth Warren’s New Book Skewers the White House Boys Club

Read the Article at The Huffington Post

Paul Krugman | Salvation Gets Cheap

Read the Article at The New York Times

Guantanamo Judge to CIA: Disclose “Black Site” Details to USS Cole Defense Lawyers

Read the Article at The Miami Herald

Oklahoma School District OK’s “Bible Curriculum” Created by Hobby Lobby President

Read the Article at Raw Story

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