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Truthout Daily Digest Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Backed by Big Telecom, GOP Takes Aim at Net Neutrality and Community Broadband

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Why are members of Congress trying to derail popular efforts at the Federal Communications Commission to protect local broadband competition and establish meaningful net neutrality rules? The answer is easy: just follow the money.

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New Blueprint for US Workplace: Ellen Bravo on the Fight for Paid Family Leave

Amy Dean, Truthout: Too many Americans are going to work sick or unable to take time to care for a family member. Ellen Bravo, who has worked to organize women and men around this one policy goal for several decades, explains how we can change that.

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Israel’s Grinding Ground War in Gaza

Richard Silverstein, Truthout: For there to be a viable Palestine, Israel and the international community must recognize Hamas as a valid political interlocutor, rather than purely a terrorist organization.

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Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to Block

Julia Angwin, ProPublica: A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. This type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s web browser to draw a hidden image.

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Screeching to the Choir: Anti-Abortion Terrorism and Christian Fundamentalism

Douglas Jamiel, Truthout: Like a social thermostat, the virulence of the anti-abortion movement has intensified with every victory in women’s rights, its rage stoked with each instance of female empowerment and self-determination.

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Legalized Bribery Has Allowed Sheldon Adelson to Buy and Sell Politicians

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Sheldon Adelson, the same man who dropped a cool $150 million during the 2012 election cycle, is now talking about spending tens of millions more in the 2014 midterm elections. Make no mistake about it; when rich people or corporations put money into politics, it’s an investment, and they’re expecting a financial return.

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Stop Calling Soldiers “Heroes”: It Stops Us From Seeing Them as Human

Cara Hoffman, Salon: Last month the Institute of Medicine released a study showing that only half the veterans with PTSD are getting treatment for the condition. While this might seem a failure on the part of the Veterans Administration, there are likely bigger cultural issues at play.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Fewer Than 12 Percent of US Workers Belong to Unions, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Today, fewer than 12 percent of all workers belong to a labor group; since Congress can’t agree to increase the minimum wage, perhaps we should let small businesses decide; a Bush-appointed federal judge in California has declared that the death penalty in that state is unconstitutional; and more.

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Jonathan Schell | The Path to a New 1914? How the United States Chose War After 9/11

Jonathan Schell, TomDispatch: After 9/11, the Bush administration summoned into action the immense, technically revolutionized, post-Cold War US military machine, licensing military operations anywhere in the world. In the ensuing months, the aims and means of the war expanded. “Regime change” was established as a means for advancing the new policies.

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As Winds of Change Blow, South America Builds Its House With BRICS

Diana Cariboni, Inter Press Service: While this month’s summit of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) might have been off the radar of Western powers, the leaders of its five member countries launched a financial system to rival Bretton Woods institutions.

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Generational Warriors? Secure Your Wallet

Jenny Brown, Labor Notes: Those trying to drum up a war between the generations claim Social Security won’t be there for younger folks when they retire – but carefully avoid mentioning that Social Security is there for us now, supporting our parents.

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Lack of International Pressure Permits Endless Assault on Gaza

Anton Woronczuk, The Real News Network: Vijay Prashad, the Edward Said chair at the American University of Beirut, says that without international pressure, Israel will not be held accountable for the crimes it commits against the Palestinians.

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An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, Said Gandhi, and Israel Is Losing Its Sight in Gaza

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: There is no exclusivity to victimhood.

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Federal Appeals Courts Clash Over Obamacare Subsidies

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“True Blood”‘s Ted Cruz Fundraiser at Bush Library Driving Wingnuts Crazy

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Eight Key Questions That Will Decide Control of the Senate

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Nancy Pelosi Supports Jump Start for Middle-Class Women

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Twenty Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

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Evangelical Group Aims to Convert Children as Young as Five at Portland Parks and Pools

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World Breaks Temperature Record for June After Hottest May

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A message from Mother

Thank you Aisha! I Love it that the stone people talk to you and your sister too. I’ve been telling people they are alive and aware since I was a toddler-with the predictable reactions of being ignored or called “crazy” of course:-) It appears that every living being is joining in on this creative Shift and changes. I’ve been feeling very trapped inside and missing the wilderness lately. I so deeply appreciate your photos of the gorgeous landscape and skies there!

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And here it is that we begin another cooperation again, for I am the one that will once again raise my voice above the din and greet you all as the female incarnate, the She, the one majestic force that for so long has been kept at bay on you shores. But now, my multicolored robes will once again flow freely around you all as the the state of languishing in hiding is now over. I go by many names, but all of them carry the same meaning. For I am She, the giver of life, the force of nature, the One that will join the other half and become complete once again.

For we are ONE, but for eons, mankind has simply experienced a disjointed half of the whole, a travesty of imbalance, a make believe of existence. But now, you have all helped to give free way to…

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Get Over Yourself – Accept Joy

Thank you Brenda! What a wonderful perspective. Especially in the midst of all the violence and horror in the news. Calculated to drag down the hearts of all caring people in the opposite direction from joy.
Emma Goldman once said”If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution! “. She was speaking to the Bolsheviks but her meaning applies to all agents of change.
What kind of change do we want? Well then that’s the kind we have to live and be!
Growing up in patriarchal colonized society, it truly is revolutionary to think that our being joyful can help create change more than our crying over the suffering and mass murder going on right now. It’s hard to grasp with our minds, but it makes sense.
There is an old saying “A nation is never truly conquered until the hearts of its women are laying on the ground.”. Our hearts are powerful!

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Summary of Brenda’s July 18, 2014 channeled, free, 15-minute, channeled “Creation Energies” show at  http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/brenda-hoffman: Those of you who cleared your core fear in the past few days will discover that your next big piece is expecting and accepting joy. A seemingly easy task until you attempt to do so.

The title of last week’s “Brenda’s Blog” – her free, weekly, channeled blog for  www.LifeTapestryCreations.com: “What’ and ‘Why’ – New Earth Clearing Tools”

Brenda’s “Creation Energies” show and “Brenda’s Blog” contain different channeled information.

Dear Ones,

Many fear outcomes despite moving beyond the need to do so. You expect the same result true for this lifetime – before your transition – and many, if not all, previous lifetimes. It is as if someone has gifted you millions of dollars and you wonder when it will be taken away. Or…

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