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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 6 September 2014

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Israel’s Video Justifying Destruction of a Gaza Hospital Was From 2009

Gareth Porter, Truthout: A Truthout investigation reveals that a video prepared by the Israeli military to justify the destruction of Gaza’s Al-Wafa Hospital used audio and video clips from two other incidents to suggest that Palestinian fighters had been firing from the hospital.

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NATO Should Be Retired, Not Repurposed!

Joseph Gerson, Truthout: In this speech delivered at the NATO Counter Summit in Wales on August 31, peace activist Joseph Gerson decries NATO’s role in the Ukraine conflict, warns of the nuclear dangers first strike threats pose and offers hope for nuclear disarmament.

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Emmett Till, Michael Brown and the Ongoing Struggle for Racial Justice

Peter Dreier, Truthout: Will the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown play a similar catalytic role that Emmett Till’s murder, and the acquittal of his killers, did back then? Will it spark the necessary action for racial justice in the United States which has never been effected?

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Better Off Dead: Black Women Speak to the United Nations CERD Committee

Farah Tanis and Aishah Shahidah Simmons, The Feminist Wire: A historic delegation of black women from the United States went to face the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to speak of the atrocities and havoc wrought by racism on lives of women across sexualities and gender identities in this country.

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Postcards From the County

Hugh Christopher Brown, Truthout: The number of people in prison who have experienced violence and loss is humbling, as a jail house music program director learns. But their voices sound quite different from those calling for vengeance on the outside.

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Six Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet

Liz Pleasant, YES! Magazine: Psychologists, user experience designers and writers were asked what web users could to do to promote more empathic interaction in online places. Here’s what they said.

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Marta Harnecker: New Paths Require a New Culture on the Left

Marta Harnecker, Translated by Federico Fuentes, International Journal of Socialist Renewal: Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez was convinced that socialism could not be decreed from above, that it had to be built with the people. He also understood that participation is what allows people to develop themselves as human beings.

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Dealer Joins Dots Between Climate and Aboriginal Art

Mat Ward, Green Left Weekly: Australian Aboriginal art could be viewed as a particular culture’s prescient response to the most pressing threat to humankind. An art dealer asks if humankind and Aboriginal art could help save each other.

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Willie Nelson and Neil Young Come to the Aid of Bold Nebraska

Dave Saldana, PRWatch: Country music legend Willie Nelson and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young will be performing next month in Neligh, Nebraska, to raise money for Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, groups continuing to fight against Keystone XL and the threat it poses to their land and water.

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Golden Weapons of Destruction Take Aim at El Salvador

John Cavanagh and Robin Broad, OtherWords: Why do companies have the right to sue countries over environmental protection measures? The government of El Salvador is fighting a foreign mining company to protect its main water source. The outcome will be precedent-setting.

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BP, Found Grossly Negligent, May Face $18 Billion in Gulf Spill Fines

Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times

Approximately a Third of Americans Have Been the Victim of Sexual Violence

Read the Article at the Smithsonian

More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According to New Housing Report

Read the Article at CBS Local

Obama to Delay Executive Action on Immigration Until After Election

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Feds Planning Massive Family Detention Center in South Texas

Read the Article at the Texas Observer

Republicans Make Big Advances Thanks to Citizens United

Read the Article at The Institute for Southern Studies

Get on the Bus: Inside the Black Life Matters “Freedom Ride” to Ferguson

Read the Article at Colorlines

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