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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 2 August 2014

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Protests Greet Lawmakers, Corporate Officials Gathering in Dallas as New Arm of ALEC Is Announced

Candice Bernd, Truthout: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), whose corporate members have heavily influenced lawmakers in creating national legislation and is now targeting local lawmaking, is meeting in Dallas, greeted by a wide array of actions by protesters, some of whom chained themselves to hotel doors.

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Twenty Lessons From Couples Trying to Create a More Equitable Relationship Balance

Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout: Author Sarah Mirk’s sharp eye and ability to interview a wide array of people makes Sex from Scratch not only engaging, but insightful and entertaining.

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No Hate, No Fear: The State of Black Music in the US

Prince Charles Alexander, Truthout: Black music in the United States sounds the way it does because musicians are not at the table trying to make 21st century music. All musicians need to stop hating and get busy creating music that speaks to this generation.

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The Dahiya Doctrine: State Terrorism and a Philosophy of War Crime

Stephen Benavides, Truthout: Israel is using disproportionate and indiscriminate force against civilians through the targeting of schools, religious institutions and government infrastructure.

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Gaza Ceasefire Collapses; What Should We Do Now?

Robert Naiman, Truthout: While the resumption of violence is terrible news, there are positive, important things to report. Here are some ideas to pressure leaders for humanitarian relief in Gaza.

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Laws That Kill Protesters in Mexico

Daniela Pastrana, Inter Press Service: A new law passed in Puebla makes it possible for police to use firearms or deadly force to break up demonstrations. Local inhabitants felt the impact of the measure during a harsh crackdown on a protest against another law that they say undermines their autonomy.

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“If Not Now, When?” Jewish-American Peace Activists Organize to Oppose War on Gaza

Mariam Elba, Waging Nonviolence: Over the past few weeks as the Israeli offensive in Gaza brings more tragic consequences for Palestinians, there have also been large solidarity demonstrations throughout the world. Among the youngest and most remarkable of the groups protesting against the destruction in Gaza is If Not Now, When?

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Getting Out: The Journey Out of Prison

Aaron Mendelson, Making Contact: Nationally, American prisons release more than 650,000 people into society every year. That’s equivalent to the entire population of Memphis or Boston. This is the story of one man’s journey beyond bars.

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Tony Dungy, a Hypocritical Creature From the Ignorant Abyss of American Christian Extremism

Mikey Weinstein, AlterNet: A maelstrom of extremism is battering the United States of America, weakening and eroding the fundamental values of tolerance and inclusion embodied by our beautiful Constitution.

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Exploitation Awaits Migrant Children on Mexico’s Southern Edge

Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times

Ugandan Court Strikes Down Widely Criticized Anti-Gay Law

Read the Article at The Irish Times

Ann Coulter: Why Can’t We Deal With Our Border the Way Netanyahu Deals With Hamas?

Read the Article at The Raw Story

UN Warns Against Deportations of Child Migrants

Read the Article at Colorlines

Inside LA’s “Teacher Jail”: Educators Are “Broken, Depressed, Suicidal”

Read the Article at Al Jazeera America

Arizona Inmate Was Injected 15 Times With Execution Drugs

Read the Article at The Guardian

Gaza’s Worst Day Yet

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