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Truthout Daily Digest Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Dahr Jamail | Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted by the United States

Dahr Jamail, Truthout: Rasmea Odeh was arrested and tortured by the Israel Defense Forces in 1969 when she was 22 years old. Today, Odeh is on trial in the United States, charged with immigration fraud stemming from her 35-year-old IDF file, and under threat of deportation.

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Protecting Abortion Clinics – Without a Buffer Zone

Katie Klabusich, Truthout: The unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down the 35-foot Massachusetts abortion clinic buffer zone has left other such laws in jeopardy and inspired people around the country to volunteer for clinic defense, sometimes in unhelpful ways.

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Art After War

Stacy Bannerman, Truthout: The arts are moving center stage as providers brace for a tidal wave of invisible injuries in troops and veterans. Painting, writing and drumming help heal the hearts and souls of veterans and their families.

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Even the Council on Foreign Relations Is Saying It: Time to Rain Money on Main Street

Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog: When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending that the Federal Reserve do a money drop directly on the 99%, you know the central bank must be down to its last bullet.

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The GOP War on Workers Has Killed Again

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Maria Fernandes’ tragic death is a stark reminder of the challenges and struggles that low-wage working-class Americans face. But workers like Fernandes wouldn’t have to face those struggles if it weren’t for the 34-year conservative war on working people.

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New Documents Undermine Walker Statements on Criminal Probe

Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: Despite claims that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is not a “target” in the state’s criminal campaign finance probe, newly-released documents demonstrate that prosecutors are indeed looking at potentially criminal activity by the first-term governor and 2016 presidential hopeful.

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How the US Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch: ISIS lives and breathes and grows, and across the greater Middle East Islamic extremist organizations are gaining traction in ways that should illuminate just what the war on terror has really delivered. The US record is a shameful one. “Do it again” should not be an option.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: When Big Oil Pays for Its Disasters, the Environment May Recover, and More

Thom Hartmann, The Thom Hartmann Program: When Big Oil is forced to pay for its disasters, the environment has a much better chance to recover; the recent earthquake in Southern California cost over a billion dollars in damages and left more than 100 people injured; Nixon’s war on drugs demonized marijuana, but science keeps finding new benefits of that miracle plant; and more.

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Can Tiny Houses Solve Homelessness in Portland?

Tex Dworkin, Care2: When it comes to homes for the homeless, smaller could be better if it reduces housing costs, but not if the dwellings are sub-par, and not if they are tucked off into one separate section of the city. Homelessness will not be solved by new housing alone.

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Resisting the Surveillance State in Germany

Staff, The Real News Network/Weltnetz: On Saturday, more than 6,000 people took to the streets of Berlin, Germany, to protest against intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance. A broad alliance of more than 80 organizations had called for the demonstration under the slogan “Freedom Not Fear.”

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If You’re Black and Openly Carry a Firearm You Are Gunned Down; If You Are White the Police Consider You a “Good Guy”

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: A legacy pervades the United States: from our unjust incarceration system to the police labeling of black men as “criminal until proven innocent” to the lethal shooting of a young black man for choosing to look at a toy gun in Walmart.

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Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

Climate Change and Food Riots: Learn to Farm

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Fast-Food Workers Are Planning Massive Protests Across the US

Read the Article at Business Insider

Why the Republicans Actually Like Big Government

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The Right’s Food Stamp Embarrassment: A History Lesson for the Haters

Read the Article at Salon

DNA Evidence Could Exonerate Two in North Carolina Death Row Case

Read the Article at The Guardian

“Pompous Blowhard” Stephen Colbert Continues to Annoy Howard Kurtz

Read the Article and Watch the Video at Talking Points Memo

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