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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 14 June 2014



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Southern States See Movement Toward Marijuana Reform

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Some Southern states have passed narrow medical marijuana laws this legislative session, as decriminalization and legalization groups continue to push bills through state legislatures. These states could see victories on marijuana policy in only a few short years.

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No Solution to Record Number of Homeless Families in San Francisco

David Krause, Truthout: Homelessness in San Francisco has reached record highs, but the city provides multimillion-dollar tax breaks to companies like Twitter as it deems permanent supportive housing for the homeless too costly.

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Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

Lois Beckett, ProPublica: Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, a professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, and one of the leading researchers on mental health and violence, separates fact from media hype when it comes to mass shootings and mental illness.

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In Harm’s Way: The Dangers of a World Without Net Neutrality

April Glaser, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Last month the FCC released its proposal for the United States’ new net neutrality rules. Unfortunately, the agency’s proposal included rules that would permit internet providers to prioritize some websites who pay over others.

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Restoring the Right to Vote

Marge Baker, OtherWords: Last year, the Supreme Court decimated one of the civil rights movement’s crowning achievements, the Voting Rights Act. Now, it’s time for Congress to pick up the pieces, put them back together and protect our crucial right to vote.

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Israel in Political Isolation Over New Palestinian Government

Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service: The United States’ decision to work with the new Palestinian government has virtually isolated Israel, the only country so far to have publicly rejected the political alliance between Fatah and Hamas.

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A Question of Torture

Luciana Bohne, CounterPunch: The purpose of torture is not only to torment victims but also to condition society to feeling a sense of impotence before the awesome power of the state. Torture is the spectacle on the stage of power intended to render the spectator mute.

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When Nature Gets a Price Tag

Kanya D’Almeida, Inter Press Service: How much does a forest cost? What’s the true economic value of an ocean? Can you pay for an alpine forest or a glacial meadow? And, more importantly, will such calculus save the planet, or subordinate a rapidly collapsing natural world to market forces?

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Blaming Obama for Iraq’s Chaos

Robert Parry, Consortium News: As Islamic militants gain ground in Iraq, Washington’s neocons and the mainstream media are blaming President Obama for ending the US military occupation, but they ignore their own role in destabilizing Iraq with the 2003 invasion.

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The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

Woman Dies in Jail While Serving Sentence for Her Kids’ Unpaid School Fines

Read the Article at Salon

Immigrant Parents Urge US Officials to Help Their Children Flee Central American Violence

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Bold Nebraska Director Jane Kleeb Explains the Science Behind Climate Denial

Read the Article at EcoWatch

Tenure Is Not the Problem

Read the Article at Slate

Crossfire Clueless on Israeli Occupation

Read the Article at FAIR

Recycling Workers, in Their Own Words

Read the Article at San Francisco Bay Guardian

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

Read the Article at The Guardian

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2 thoughts on “Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 14 June 2014

  1. oh those statistics are frightening!

    • Thank you for pointing that out Cindy! I think I fixed it. I don’t know why it inserts things inside other things where I didn’t put them but I think WordPress is well endowed with soggy Mogwai; -) (otherwise known as gremlins!)

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