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Truthout Daily Digest Friday, 13 June 2014

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CommonBound: A Revolution Needing a Spirit

Aaron Cantú, Truthout: The CommonBound conference, organized by the New Economy Coalition, was an invaluable summit for building a coherent vision of a post-capitalist economic system. What it needs now is a unifying revolutionary spirit.

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Presbyterians Poised for Historic Vote Against Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

Robert Naiman, Truthout: Next week, Presbyterians meeting in Detroit have a historic opportunity to help change the fundamental dynamics of the Israel-Palestine conflict by considering divestment from three companies significantly tied to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

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Why Online Tracking Is Getting Creepier

Julia Angwin, ProPublica: Online marketers are increasingly seeking to track users offline, as well, by collecting data about people’s offline habits – such as recent purchases, where you live, how many kids you have, and what kind of car you drive.

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Terminal Life: On the Pure Space of Neoliberalism

Brad Evans, Truthout: Airport terminals are places where we give up all our rights, where we are literally lined up according to class and encouraged to consume mindlessly. They symbolize how neoliberalism is transforming our societies.

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Tutors in the Fine Art of Eviction Under Fire in San Francisco

Toshio Meronek, Truthout: San Francisco lawyers Bornstein & Bornstein and their “Rent Control Boot Camps” – which increasingly involves aiding in the ejection of long-term San Franciscans from their homes in the midst of the worst housing crisis the area has ever seen – have become the latest symbol for inequality in the Bay Area.

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Does Feminism Have a Class Problem?

Kathleen Geier and Staff and Contributors, The Nation: There is little reason to have faith that Sheryl Sandberg-style “trickle-down” feminism will benefit the masses any more than its economic equivalent has.

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The 37 Senators Who Today Voted for Millionaires Over Students

Derek Pugh, Campaign For America’s Future: Senate Republicans today sided with 22,000 millionaires over 40 million Americans with student debt by blocking the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.

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Black Co-Ops Were a Method of Economic Survival

Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo, Grassroots Economic Organizing: Jessica Gordon Nembhard discusses her book chronicling the black cooperative experience in the United States, as well as economic alternatives, cooperation and solidarity.

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Despite Promised Jobs, Desert Town Opposes Giant Copper Mine

Kari Lydersen, In These Times: While Superior, Arizona, residents are strongly opposed to multinational corporation Rio Tinto’s plan to mine the land, there is significant political support for the mine from civic leaders in surrounding towns and state elected officials. But many locals see Rio Tinto’s current plan as a very different story.

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Mexico City Bans Circus Animals in Shows

Lizabeth Paulat, Care2: Although some employees insist they use humane methods in training circus animals, numerous activist groups claim that abuse happens more often than not. Recently, Mexico City has decided that any instance of abuse was simply too much.

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Free to Eat Whatever You Want

Jill Richardson, OtherWords: Europe’s not perfect, but it’s several steps ahead of us when it comes to food standards. Europeans don’t find many – if any – artificial dyes in their food. They can also rest assured that their cows aren’t shot up with artificial growth hormones.

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Economic Update: Capitalism’s Mounting Contradictions

Richard D. Wolff, Economic Update / Truthout: Updates on the Rhode Island Senate rewarding firms limiting inequality; recession-driven increases in suicide rates; opposition to the Dodd-Frank Act; negative effects of lower federal deficits; and the human costs of Detroit-type declines. Major discussions of economics of advertising and privatization.

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Iraq Descends Into Bloody Factional Chaos: Bush and Cheney Should Be Tried for War Crimes

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: As the Republicans continue to yammer on about Benghazi, the neocons responsible for war crimes go unprosecuted – and the horror unleashed on the Iraqi people is once again opened, like an infected wound that never has healed.

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Jon Stewart: What Is Going On in Iraq?

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Eugene Robinson | The Republican Party Is Drowning in Tea

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An Ex-Banker and Occupier Walk Into a Jail. Guess Which One’s Serving Time?

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First Nations Vow: There Will Be No Tar Sands Pipeline

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Paul Krugman | Movement Conservatism Is Dying

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How a New Class of Activists Is Changing Immigration Politics

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Bowe Bergdahl and the Pathologizing of Dissent

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