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Truthout Daily Digest Tuesday, 19 August 2014

I’m sorry that so much is still so desperately wrong, unfair and miserable for so many but grateful to see that people are no longer patiently waiting for change to be handed down from on high.

I pray for the safety and healing of all involved in these violent altercation in Ferguson and elsewhere. I hope that this time the hidden and ignored misery of so many will truly be addressed and changed instead of swept back under the rug when the people vacate the streets.

Henry A. Giroux on The Violence of Organized Forgetting

Victoria Harper, Truthout: Discussing his new book, Henry A. Giroux argues that what unites racist killings, loss of privacy, the surveillance state’s rise, the increasing corporatization of US institutions and growing poverty and inequality “is a growing threat of authoritarianism – or what might be otherwise called totalitarianism with elections.”

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As Police Continue Ferguson Crackdown, Protesters Vow to Keep Taking the Streets

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: People in Ferguson, Missouri, have been protesting for 10 days now and are showing no sign of stopping, following the killing 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a local police officer. Protesters have made their point: If there is no justice for Michael Brown, there will be no peace.

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The Killing of Black Men Continues

Ron Daniels, Institute of the Black World: It doesn’t matter that there is an African-American president of the United States or that blacks run Fortune 500 companies or are pace-setters as high paid entertainers and athletes; the killing of black men continues.

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Police in Ferguson Are Firing Tear Gas Canisters Manufactured During the Cold War Era

Joanne Stocker and Robin Jacks, Truthout: Analysis of less-lethal weapons deployed against residents of Ferguson, Missouri, reveals that police are using decades-old tear gas and riot control agents that may pose health risks to the community.

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Laura Flanders | Activist Mab Segrest Discusses Civil Rights, History of Structural Racism in the US

Laura Flanders, GRITtv: From police killings, to Stand Your Ground laws, to Medicaid refusal in majority-minority states, 50 years after Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act, activist Mab Segrest says structural racism is not just a problem for Missouri.

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“Unraveling”: Anti-Trafficking NGOs and the Garment Industry

Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout: “Our Fashion Year” – the year-long comics journalism investigation into connections between the garment trade and the sex trade – finally comes back home in this strip. In “Unraveling,” the threads that tie anti-human trafficking organizations to the international garment trade finally give way.

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The Ferguson Effect on Our Great-Grandchildren

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Not only are the people of Ferguson dealing with the traumatic death of Michael Brown and the resulting violent reactions to that death, they’re also dealing with debilitating poverty. Unfortunately, both of those experiences are likely to stick within the DNA of the Ferguson community for decades to come, thanks to something called epigenetics.

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“Overpoliced and Underprotected”: In Michael Brown Killing, Neglect of Black Communities Laid Bare

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: As violence continues against protesters in Ferguson, we turn to john a. powell, professor of law, African-American studies and ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. “The black community tends be overpoliced and underprotected,” powell says. “That’s a very serious problem.”

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How the New Monopoly Capitalism Will Crush You to Smithereens

Lynn Parramore, AlterNet: Journalist and author Barry Lynn sounds the alarm about one of the greatest threats to our liberty today: “When one or a handful of players dominate the marketplace, get ready for higher prices, low-quality products and crap wages for you and me.”

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The American Cult of Bombing: Why You Should Expect More Bombs to Be Dropped Everywhere

William J. Astore, TomDispatch: The latest US campaign in Iraq is an innovative profit center for the US arms industry and a jobs-creation exercise of the first order: we provide the weapons, we destroy them, then we provide more.

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The Way the Wind Blows May Not Be Enough to Prevent Ocean “Dead Zones” From Growing

Raquel Vaquer-Sunyer, The Conversation: Taking everything into account, it seems that the process of warming oceans under climate change will inexorably lead to larger areas of oxygen-poor ocean, with all the knock-on effects for marine life that entails.

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Social Security Still Going Strong at 70

Lisa Graves, PR Watch: For more than 30 years, opponents of Social Security have peddled the lie that the Social Security Trust Fund is going bankrupt or is nearly insolvent. The truth is that Social Security wasn’t broke in 1980, 1990 or 2012, and it’s not broke today.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Wind Power Is One Step Closer to Coal Country, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Wyoming recently approved a permit for a massive wind farm, which could eventually power nearly a million homes; Keystone XL could be even worse than we thought; a new documentary shows that music has the power to help people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other disorders; and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript


Most Whites Still Don’t Understand the Dangers of Being a Black Man in the US

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The murder of Michael Brown, and the disastrous aftermath of police oppression in Ferguson, Missouri, reminds us that we cannot continue in a state of “snug unawareness” if we are to achieve full equality under the law – and in reality.

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Police in the US: Preserving and Protecting Disorder

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Israel Bars Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch From Entering Gaza, Hindering Investigations

Read the Article at The Independent

Eugene Robinson | The Rage in Ferguson Comes From the Ones Left Behind

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Willie Nelson, Neil Young to Help Raise Money for Anti-Keystone Fight

Read the Article at The Hill

In Ferguson, the Violence of the State Created the Violence of the Street

Read the Article at The Guardian

WHO Says Ebola Has Killed More Than 1,200

Read the Article at The Associated Press

Falling Stars: GOP’s Top 2016 Hopefuls Embroiled in Scandal

Read the Article at NBC News

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The Oracle Report | Wednesday, August 20, 2014



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign

Moon in Cancer

Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi (The Goddess Who Calls to Action)

Skill: wise owl in the tree peering out and observing

Negative Imprint: resistance, duality, insincerity, exaggeration, masks, slacking off and expecting others to do the work or take the responsibility, rigidity, anger, lashing out, control issues

Positive Imprint: participation, cohesion, integration, sincerity, clarity, confidence, healing

As Mars closes in on Saturn, anger and control issues continue to build. But we will take the other approach – the higher path.

The conjunction of Mars and Saturn occurs at 18 degrees of Scorpio. The Sabian symbol for this degree is “a path in the woods rich in autumn coloring.” This symbol speaks to preparations for change, “fruits” or rewards of labor, and a time of harvest.

If angry or controlling emotions come upon us, we can remember the symbol and switch our mindsets (paths) to one that recognizes that the emotions are coming as a result of impending change toward the better. Knowing this, we can accept and flow with the changes, maintaining emotional equilibrium.

Today’s energy asks us to come into fuller participation with life. The energy presents conditions and circumstances where we can build confidence and feelings of security. Creativity is also heightened under the astrological effects in play.

The energy also reveals another side or second perspective of things. Situations or feelings that were unclear seek cohesion and integration. This may turn into the need for a decision or choice. Examine things sincerely. Be honest with yourself. Are you trying to push yourself into doing something you don’t want to do? Why? Is it truly your responsibility? Your feelings are as valid as another’s.

There is a tendency toward things being exaggerated or hidden under false appearances. The theme of “masks” has been strong all month long but it is enhanced today.

Another main theme has been the expanding and energizing of deep and meaningful changes and corrections that heal, transform, and liberate. Today is the last day of the Third Quarter Moon phase, which means the last day of the complete energy of this lunar cycle. (The next phase, the Balsamic phase, is an “in-between” phase that prepares us for the next cycle.) Completion of tasks, revision, and realignment are the missions during Third Quarter Moon phase. As we close out the month, what has healed, transformed, or liberated for you during this time?

No doubt about it, the energy is intense. People are angry and many things appear to be spinning out of control. Remember the potential for exaggeration and masks. Although it looks rough on the surface, deeper things are happening. Don’t lose sight of this in the midst of the swirling emotions. Invoke the skill of the wise owl in a tree, safe and secure, peering out and observing what’s happening. Take yourself out of the chaos. Commune with Mother Nature. She will fix you right up!

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A lesson in co-creation

Thank you Aisha!

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Dear brothers and sisters of the light!

Even before I sat down to channel today’s message, I could tell from the energies coming in that something “new” had arrived. And when I sat down and connected to The constant companions, they confirmed that this was indeed the case, and here is the message they gave me:
“Today’s message will be given not just by way of words, but also in images, some of which will be supplied by others frequenting these pages. In other words, think of this as a truly co-creative experience, where words are being given through the usual channel, but where each and every one of your reading these words will be asked to connect with the energy contained within them and then try to open up for any additional information that will come your way, either directly into your mind or through other sources out there…

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