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Truthout Daily Digest Thursday, 5 June 2014

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For Immigrants Who Return After Deportation, Little Chance at Due Process, Say Advocates

Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: Despite increased risks of jail time or deportation without a hearing in immigration court, deported immigrants still struggle to return to the United States.

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Border Patrol Nation: How US Creates War Zones at Boundaries With Mexico, Canada

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Todd Miller speaks with Truthout about his new book, Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security, and about how the public is unaware that this country’s borders are being transformed into heavily militarized zones, north and south.

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Who Is Behind the National Right to Work Committee and Its Anti-Union Crusade?

Jay Riestenberg and Mary Bottari, PRWatch: The National Right to Work Committee’s success and the demise of unions in the United States has directly contributed to the erosion of high-paying middle-class jobs and to growing inequality.

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VA Also Not Telling the Truth About Veteran Disability Claims

Glenn R. Bergmann and Joseph R. Moore, Truthout: Instead of actually reducing the delays for veterans receiving medical care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is gaming the system by changing how it counts the claims backlog, making it harder for the most vulnerable veterans to file claims.

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Is the US Headed Toward Another Recession?

Jessica Desvarieux and Paul Jay, The Real News Network: Economists Dean Baker and Robert Pollin say that the US economy remains weak more than five years after the recession, despite recent job growth, due to low wages and weakened unions.

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Anti-Choice Extremism: Cultural Denial and Political Consequences

Katie Klabusich, Truthout: The extremist rhetoric and subculture of violence within the anti-abortion movement is largely ignored, leading to political as well as real-world consequences. We cannot afford to disregard the danger to providers and loss of access to reproductive health care for millions of Americans.

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Questions Raised About Integrity of Keystone XL’s Southern Route After Conditions Added for Northern Leg

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog: According to an Associated Press story on the new conditions, the defects in the southern route of the pipeline “have all been fixed,” but the story doesn’t explain how they came to that conclusion.

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The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: By floating around anti-Obama conspiracy theories, and by using Republicans in Washington to do their dirty work, the billionaires and economic royalists of the United States know that they’re weakening and disempowering the Democratic Party.

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The Real Villains of the Bergdahl Tale

Ray McGovern, Consortium News: The right-wing media is denouncing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as a “deserter” who wasn’t worth ransoming from the Taliban, but the real villains are the architects of the disastrous Iraq and Afghan wars, who frivolously put the many Bergdahls in harm’s way.

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Portland’s E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It

James Trimarco, YES! Magazine: Mycologist Paul Stamets believes that cities like Portland should consider an out-of-the-box solution to prevent future E. Coli scares: running water through filters that contain fungi specially selected for their antibiotic abilities.

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Clueless in Cairo

Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch: Egypt has undergone a tumultuous journey, and the US has been reduced to the role of a helpless bystander. The Egypt case study is indicative of how so many ruling elites no longer feel that listening to Washington is a must.

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Ukraine’s IMF Agreement Could Worsen the Country’s Problems

Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic Policy and Research: Ukrainian President-elect Petro O. Poroshenko wouldn’t want to leave himself completely at the mercy of the IMF-Washington-EU decision makers. They have a plan to restructure Ukraine’s economy, and it could turn out to be a mass-unemployment nightmare.

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Paul Krugman | The Unlucky Unemployed

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: The association between worker quality and unemployment should be much stronger in a good economy than in a bad economy. However, what people are actually experiencing is the opposite.

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BuzzFlash

Trickle-Down Economics Confronts an Insurmountable Challenge: Reality

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: We should be wary of an economic system that is based on a fairy tale. One day, it will implode.

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How Acidification, Overfishing and Plastics Threaten the World’s Oceans

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

German Nuclear Waste May Be Headed to South Carolina Site

Read the Article at Reuters

The Obama Administration’s Ongoing Assault on Freedom of the Press

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

McCain Called Out on Prisoner Swap Shift

Read the Article at The Huffington Post

Democrats Unveil Program to Boost Voter Registration

Read the Article at MSNBC

Families of Drone Victims: No Hope for Justice in US Courts

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Failed GOP Senate Candidate Arrested for Perjury, Election Fraud

Read the Article at USA Today

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