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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 30 August 2014

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Fast-Food Workers Challenge Stereotypes, Globalize Question of Fairness

Jeffrey Nall, Truthout: Fast-food workers are disrupting slick corporate ad campaigns by challenging consumers to do something more revolutionary than “think outside the bun.” They want them to “think outside of the self” about the economic conditions and lives of the people behind the logos, catchy slogans and dollar-menu selections.

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Seafood Produced by “Modern Slaves” Leaves a Bad Taste

Jeffrey McCord, Truthout: US seafood producers are competing already with at least some imports caught, farmed or processed by slaves. So why is the Obama administration pushing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which will exacerbate the existing situation?

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More Subversive Than You Think

Paul Buhle, Truthout: Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan is a significant book that details the rise of the right wing in the United States.

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Students Step Up Efforts to Protect Youth Vote

Chris Kromm, Facing South: Access to the vote is now in jeopardy for many students and youth due to a slew of changes to state election laws passed in North Carolina, Texas and other states in recent years.

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Boosting Resilience in the Caribbean Countries

Jessica Faieta, Inter Press Service: The upcoming UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, taking place in Samoa in early September, will provide an opportunity to increase international cooperation and knowledge sharing between and within regions.

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Can This Undercover Nail Polish Detect Date Rape Drugs?

Crystal Shepeard, Care2: We know that when girls and women are attacked, it has nothing to do with their actions and everything to do with the men who choose to violate them. Still, there is something to be said about feeling in control in the face of potential danger. Undercover Colors is a line of nail polish that is chemically designed to detect some commonly known date rape drugs.

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In Senate-CIA Fight on Interrogation Report, Another Controversy

Ali Watkins and Marisa Taylor, The Sacramento Bee: The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration’s objectivity in handling the study’s public release.

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Building Public Trust Is a Key Factor in Fighting West Africa’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

Marc-Andre Boisvert, Inter Press Service: While the attention on the Ebola epidemic that has now been declared “out-of-control” is focused on the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, unaffected countries in the region, like Côte d’Ivoire, are struggling to understand what to do keep the disease away.

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Government Surveillance Undermines Attorney-Client Privilege

Faiza Patel, Brennan Center for Justice: The government’s practice of monitoring attorney-client communications over prison email systems was on display in two New York cases this summer when prosecutors argued that inmates wanting to speak privately with their attorneys should have sent letters or arranged visits through the prison’s Byzantine bureaucracy.

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Advancing Backwards: Bolivia’s Child Labor Law

Malavika Krishnan, Council on Hemispheric Affairs: In the midst of a global fight against child labor and poverty, Bolivia stands alone on an empty street. As the world actively seeks to reduce the exploitation of young children in the workforce, La Paz recently amended its child labor law, making it more flexible and allowing children as young as 10 years old to work legally.

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The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

Keeping the Police Honest

Read the Article at Slate

Indefinite Ceasefire in War-Battered Gaza

Read the Article at Global Voices

California Lawmakers Send Governor a Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times

Inequality and the United States: A Nation in Denial?

Read the Article at inequality.org

CNN Attempts Actual Journalism – But Reverts to Embedded Reporting

Read the Article at FAIR

Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration

Read the Article at The New York Times

LAPD Names Two Sergeants Involved in Struggle With Man Who Died

Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times

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