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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 9 August 2014

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Flipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind New Jersey Education Reform

Owen Davis, Truthout: In New Jersey, free-market education reformers like Chris Christie justify charter school growth on the basis of fair competition and parent demand. But behind the scenes, budget austerity and little-known development incentives have together loaded the dice for charter schools.

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What Does the Census Count; What Should It Count?

Alicia Criado, Truthout: Census data helps identify racial and ethnic disparities in not only wealth-building, but also in education, employment and health. Lumping all Latinos together as a monolithic group isn’t the solution to identifying socioeconomic injustice.

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Lessons From Social Movements: Six Notes on the Radical Imagination

Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish, Truthout: The imagination can be the catalyst for collective liberation, but only if we embrace radical ideas and radical practices, open ourselves to the possibility that our world could be radically different and refuse to be conscripted to the reproduction of injustice.

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First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada’s Dystopian Tar Sands

Liana Lopez, Yes! Magazine: In this final year of the Tar Sands Healing Walk, organizers of the indigenous-led movement were quick to point out that their fight is not yet won. Far from it, as tar sands extraction is ramping up in Canada.

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Despite Danger, Iraqis Unite to Protest Religious Persecution by IS

Mariam Elba, Waging Nonviolence: Protests against Islamic State persecution of Iraqi Christians have swept the streets, with Muslims and Christians participating together in marches and mobilizations.

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US Leaders Aid and Abet Israeli War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Marjorie Cohn, Jurist: By sending vast amounts of military aid to Israel, US lawmakers have aided and abetted the commission of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity by Israeli officials and commanders in Gaza.

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Recuperating Marcuse Against a Culture of Cruelty

James Anderson, ROAR Magazine: Berlin-born theorist Herbert Marcuse provided a critique of modern domination that inspired student-worker uprisings in May 1968 and influenced the New Left, including students at the University of California.

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How We Scapegoat Children From Gaza to the US-Mexico Borderlands

Todd Miller, NACLA: The defense of Palestinian and immigrant children converged at a recent Los Angeles march, in response to the similar strategies of dehumanization used to justify violence against them.

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Tax Dodger Running for Governor in Illinois

Ruth Conniff, PRWatch: If elected governor of Illinois, tax-dodging one-percenter Bruce Rauner may well support legislation to loosen the rules and help other wealthy investors and corporations avoid taxes by parking their assets abroad.

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Regenerative Agriculture: Sowing Health, Sustainability and Climate Stability

Sarah Streat and Katherine Paul, Organic Consumers Association: Destruction of land and soil by unsustainable farming isn’t inevitable. We can change it in large part through “regenerative agriculture,” in combination with reducing fossil fuel emissions and reversing global deforestation.

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It Is a War Crime to Target Densely Packed Gaza Homes

Read the Article at The Irish Times

Desperate Iraqi Yazidis Flee Into Syria After Kurdish Forces Secure Escape Route

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Rockets, Airstrikes After Gaza War Truce Collapses

Read the Article at USA Today

Into the Wilderness

Read the Article at Texas Observer

New Israeli Vision: Where Palestinians Are Equal and Not Separate

Read the Article at Haaretz

FCC Doesn’t Buy Verizon’s Throttling Rationale, Wants All Carriers to Explain Themselves

Read the Article at PCWorld

Obama Sets Ambitious Goals for Iraq Intervention

Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times

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