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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 12 July 2014

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William Rivers Pitt | The Lost, Lingering Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: When his brother was murdered in Dallas, the comfortable world of Robert Kennedy exploded. He would unleash himself upon American politics as an avatar for the poor, the downtrodden, the sick and the hopeless.

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A Deluded Consensus on Discrimination

Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins, OtherWords: As the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act passes, studies show racial biases, characterized by the likes of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, are alive and well.

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Predatory Capitalism: Old Trends and New Realities

C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout: The future of a progressive social order that works for the benefit of all requires a reversal of predatory capitalism’s escape from regulation, power over labor and stranglehold over a globalized operating environment.

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US Groups Reject Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill Over Religious Exemption

Julia Hotz, Inter Press Service: Civil rights groups have withdrawn their support for a major legislative proposal that would outlaw workplace discrimination against sexual minorities, warning the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobbydecision could exempt companies on religious grounds.

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The Limitations and Possibilities of Student-Labor Coalitions

Sarah Jaffe, In These Times: An NYU incident teaches lessons about the possibilities and limitations of student-labor coalitions, the latest anti-union strategies of corporations and the current state of labor struggles.

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State to Pay Millions in Wrongful Conviction Case

Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica: A Brooklyn man who spent more than a dozen years in prison for a crime he likely did not commit will receive $3 million from New York State. He may get even more from New York City.

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From El Barrio to La Realidad, Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World

Jessica Davies, CIP Americas Program: In May, hundreds of members of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio from New York, mostly women of all ages, came together to honor the life and struggle of the murdered Zapatista from La Realidad known as Galeano.

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Fracking Is Causing an Earthquake Boom in Oklahoma

John Light, Moyers & Company: A study published last week in the journal Science adds more detail to the already widely acknowledged finding that fracking leads to earthquakes. It’s not the extraction of oil and gas that causes the tremors, it’s the method of disposing the wastewater that’s to blame.

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War Is Our Business and Business Looks Good

Edward S. Herman, Z Magazine: Violence in Ukraine terminated a negotiated settlement brokered by EU members that would have ended the chaos, created an interim government and required elections by December.

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BuzzFlash

The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

A “Nationwide Gentrification Effect” Is Segregating Us by Education

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Martin O’Malley: Don’t Send Kids to “Certain Death”

Read the Article at Politico

Outrage Turns to Satire After ABC News Misidentifies Palestinian Victims

Read the Article at Al Jazeera English

Walmart Planned for Endangered Forest Lands in South Florida

Read the Article at the Miami Herald

South Miami Mayor: Marco Rubio Is an “Idiot”

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

This Road Work Made Possible by Underfunding Pensions

Read the Article at The New York Times

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