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Truthout Daily Digest Friday, 29 August 2014

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Hawaii’s GMO Battle: Federal Judge Strikes Down Kauai’s Pesticide Regulations

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: A federal judge in Hawaii has struck down a local ordinance that would have regulated pesticide use at farms on the island of Kauai, where four of the world’s largest agrichemical companies take advantage of long growing seasons to develop genetically engineered crop seeds.

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Five Things About Canada Every American Climate Activist Should Know

Joseph Boutilier, Truthout: For being such a global issue, with the potential to unite across borders both physical and virtual, the climate movement remains shockingly isolated in domestic dialogue.

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Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address “Appearance of Corruption”

John Nichols, The Nation: Despite serious concerns that changing Wisconsin’s mining regulations would cause harm, Gov. Scott Walker supported it. Now newly released documents show a mining firm secretly steered $700,000 into “independent” efforts to provide political cover for the embattled governor.

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Should Japan Restart Its Nuclear Reactors?

Arnie Gundersen, The Mark News: The untold story of March 11, 2011 is how close Japan came to three more spent fuel pool fires at Fukushima Daiichi and four meltdowns at Fukushima Daini after the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

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Seven Disturbing Quotes From the Koch Summit Speeches

Jay Riestenberg, Common Cause: Speeches from elected leaders like Mitch McConnell at a secretive donor summit hosted in June by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch betray troubling perspectives on what the relationships between the ultra-wealthy, mega-corporations and lawmakers should be.

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A Prescription for Treating Runaway CEO Pay

Marjorie E. Wood, OtherWords: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, your premiums are now guaranteed to pay for health care instead of executives’ yachts. And more than 10 million Americans have gained coverage because of it. That the ACA also holds the profit-making side of the health care industry accountable is a great benefit.

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How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School

Liz Pleasant, YES! Magazine: The killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown and the aftermath in Ferguson, Missouri left teachers wondering how to address it with their students. So teachers have connected on Twitter using #FergusonSyllabus, to share suggested readings, discussion topics and classroom activities for students of any age.

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Why Nurture Is Just as Important as Nature for Understanding Genetics

Claire Haworth, The Conversation: Genetic variation is only half the story. Environmental influences are important too, and we now know that our environments can interact with our genetic makeup, in ways that can be good and bad for our health.

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Learning #EverydaySexualViolence: Women Telling Our Stories

Stephanie Gilmore and Pia Guerrero, The Feminist Wire: “Social structures such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, capitalism and imperialism thrive on unmitigated and often state-sanctioned violence. The brutal murder of Michael Brown is but one example.”

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How Midwives on Sierra Leone’s Almost Untouched Turtle Islands are Improving Women’s Health

Joan Erakit, Inter Press Service: Marie Stopes is a British-based nonprofit that provides family planning and reproductive health services to over 30 countries around the world, including the tiny, hard-to-reach Turtle Island in Sierra Leone. They are a lifeline for women seeking reproductive, prenatal and maternal health care.

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Surfers Defy Wealthy California Oceanfront Property Owners Denying Beach Access

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: A battle for public access to the California beaches on the Pacific Ocean is raging. Many wealthy property owners want to hinder people from using the state-owned coastline in front of their homes.

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How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism

Read the Article at The Nation

The Courage to Disarm

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

How Does a 9-Year-Old Come to Shoot a Fully Automatic Weapon?

Read the Article at Mother Jones

Tax Dollars for Oil Wars and Weapons Should Be Spent on Improving the Common Good

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Ferguson Protesters Sue Missouri Police for $40 Million

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

Global Community Must Face Deeper Roots of Growing Ebola Crisis

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Jon Stewart: Rick Perry Will Be a Creepy Inmate

Watch the Video at Comedy Central

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