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Truthout Daily Digest Friday, 11 July 2014

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With apologies for getting behind on these again-will be posting three today so sorry for the info overload!

What We Don’t Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Abortion

Sarah Grey, Truthout: “I stayed silent about my abortion for four years. After the Supreme Court’s new round of assaults on reproductive rights, I’m speaking out because if we continue to remain silent, it’s a right that can be taken away from us.”

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Experts Say NSA Surveillance Compromises Internet Security; Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Unless you are a skilled hacker or programmer, it’s difficult to guarantee total protection from the prying eyes of the government and others online, but there are many tools out there that can help.

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Laura Flanders | Joel Berg: How Hungry Is America?

Laura Flanders, GRITtv: Did you know that New York City is home to some of the nation’s top food deserts? Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, hopes to make a dent in that problem with a community-supported agriculture project that puts low- and middle-income residents at the center of its plan.

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Thousands Gather for NYC Protest for Palestine

Megan Iorio, Just Foreign Policy: Protesters were particularly concerned with Israel’s ongoing collective punishment of Palestinians following the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank and the biased media coverage of these events.

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Dispatches From Freedom Summer: Ghosts of Greenwood

Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica: “As the nation prepared to mark the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, I felt pulled to finally visit this place that ran in my blood but that I had never seen. Last month, I visited Mississippi for the first time, where the limitations of Freedom Summer stand in stark relief in the nation’s most heavily black state, which is also its poorest.”

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Netanyahu’s War: What It Is Good For?

Robert Naiman, Truthout: The administration knows full well that it has various levers to pull to respond to the Gaza crisis, manufactured by Benjamin Netanyahu for political ends, but it lacks sufficient public political pressure to end the killing.

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Michigan, Nation Must Look at North Carolina’s “Moral Mondays”

Robert Weiner and Bridget Mora, Michigan Chronicle: Majorities in states around the country are under attack by right-wing governors and legislatures. They should look at North Carolina’s “Moral Mondays” movement. “Moral Mondays,” spreading rapidly to other states, aim to help ordinary citizens take back their state governments from corporate-backed extremists.

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A New Generation of Nuclear Subs

Lawrence S. Wittner, Consortium News: Despite President Obama’s noble words about eliminating nuclear weapons, the US government continues to modernize its nuclear arsenal, including major new investments in a dozen state-of-the-art nuclear-armed submarines.

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Security, Refugees and Profit at the US Border

Anton Woronczuk, The Real News Network: As record numbers of child migrants from Central America arrive at the US-Mexico border, journalist Todd Miller says the crisis should be treated as a refugee issue, not a security issue.

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“Indonesia Is on a Different Path”: US-Trained General Defeated After Alleged Plot to Rig Vote

Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!: An initial count in Indonesia’s hotly contested presidential election shows Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo has a several-point lead over former army general Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo has refused to concede defeat, and official results won’t be known until after July 20.

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Cuban Ex-Guerilla Is Consultant for Venezuelan Economic Reform

ZC Dutka, Venezuelanalysis.com: Cuban economist and ex-guerilla combatant Orland Borrego, who fought alongside Che Guevara during the Cuban revolution, will be advising Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on how to establish a “total restructuring” of the Venezuelan economy.

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More Than $6.5 Trillion Lost in US Income Due to Tax Cuts for the Rich

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Trickle-down economics has proven to be nothing more than a multi-trillion dollar drainage ditch in lost income for those who need it the most.

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Planet Irony: SCOTUS Buffer Zone Ruling Could Protect Environmental and AntiWar Protesters

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

The Hobby LobbyShock: It’s High Time for an Equal Rights Amendment

Read the Article at The Guardian

Eugene Robinson | The Overriding Necessity for Immediate Immigration Reform

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

The Loathsome Legacy of Dick Cheney, Part II

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Report: Bundy Ranch Standoff “Highly Coordinated,” Evidence of Larger National Movement

Read the Article at the Southern Poverty Law Center

Judge Rules Florida Illegally Redrew Districts to Benefit GOP

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

Why the Suspected Texas Shooter’s Domestic-Violence History Didn’t Keep Him From Owning Guns

Read the Article at Mother Jones


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