Spirit In Action

Change IS coming. WE can make it GOOD.

Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 19 July 2014

Leave a comment


Love and Loathing in North Texas Amid Child Refugee Crisis

Candice Bernd, Truthout: While a Dallas judge and area charities continue to work to provide social services to thousands of refugee children, others in the area and across the state are pushing back against the recent influx by advocating for rapid deportation and increased militarization at the border.

Read the Article

This Machine Clowns Fascists: Reykjavik’s Former Anarchist-Comedian Mayor Talks Politics and Life After City Hall

Sam Knight, Truthout: In 2010, an anarchistic Icelandic comedian named Jón Gnarr became an unlikely face of successful alternative politics. The former mayor of Reykjavik – home to one in three Icelanders – speaks about his philosophy, future and new book about his mayoral reign.

Read the Article

The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: Since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision established a woman’s right to an abortion decades ago, conservatives and the religious right have patiently and relentlessly campaigned against it for decades.

Watch the Video and Read the Article

The End of Pot Prohibition as We Know It

Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins, OtherWords: Most Americans don’t want anyone jailed for being caught with small amounts of pot. Without federal leadership, you can count on marijuana legalization to keep spreading one state at a time.

Read the Article


10427284 790584394294937 1535957778529351503 n

Why No Vetoed Resolutions on Civilian Killings in Gaza?

Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service: The question now looming large over the United Nations is why there isn’t a new draft resolution condemning the aerial bombardments of civilians in Gaza, demanding a no-fly zone and accusing Israelis of war crimes.

Read the Article

Mowing the Lawn in Gaza

John Feffer, Foreign Policy In Focus: Some Israelis refer to their periodic shelling of the Palestinian territory as “mowing the lawn.” Israel believes it can bomb Gazans into changing their interests, but how long will Obama support this delusion?

Read the Article

Denton City Council Rejects Fracking Ban: Referendum Will Be on November Ballot

Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog: The failure of the Denton city council to pass a fracking ban in Denton, Texas, after a meeting that went on for over eight hours didn’t surprise many residents, who called the vote “theater.”

Read the Article

Hong Kong’s Occupy Central Pushes for “Genuine Democracy”

Elaine Yu, Waging Nonviolence: Hundreds of protesters staged an overnight and peaceful sit-in in Central, the city’s government and financial district, in what was seen as a dress-rehearsal for the Occupy Central civil disobedience action that will take place if the authorities reject their demand for a “genuine democracy” in the next two years.

Read the Article

TBTF Strike Back! SEC Commissioner Calls FSOC “Vast Left Wing Conspiracy”

Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism: One of the favored practices of the banking industry in recent years has been to engage in not merely shameless, but truly deranged hyperbole when anyone dares voice so much as an itty bitty threat against their prerogatives.

Read the Article

Neighbors Turn Foes in Bekaa

Mona Alami, Inter Press Service: Hezbollah clashes with Syrian rebels on the outskirts of Ersal seem to be widening the divide between residents of the Eastern Bekaa town.

Read the Article


The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

Man’s Death After Chokehold Raises Old Issue for the Police

Read the Article at The New York Times

Rhetoric Escalating, but Maybe It Shouldn’t

Read the Article at the Chicago Tribune

GOP Congressman’s Staffer Arrested at US Capitol With Handgun

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia’s Post-Coal Economy

Read the Article at Yes! Magazine

CBS Host Feels for Frightened Israelis – but Not Dead Palestinians

Read the Article at FAIR

Hundreds of Sites Set to Protest Child Migrants, Immigration Reform

Read the Article at Colorlines

On Capitol Hill, a Brief Simulation of What Poor Americans Go Through Each Day

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Author: ohnwentsya

Be the change you wish to see, let's co-create the win-win future we know is possible together!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s