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Truthout Daily Digest Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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For everyone who follows the numbers thing-I received this in email at exactly 4:44 on 9/9. Not sure what that means but it seemed interesting:-)

Between the Peacekeepers and the Protesters in Ferguson

Raven Rakia, Truthout: After the first three or four nights of protest in Ferguson, people deeming themselves “peacekeepers” began appearing at the protests. These member of an older generation are often in conflict with those who want to see justice for Michael Brown and their community.

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Noam Chomsky | What’s Next for Israel, Hamas and Gaza?

Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch: This cease-fire is just the most recent of a series of cease-fire agreements reached after each of Israel’s periodic escalations in its unremitting assault on Gaza. Throughout this period, the terms of these agreements remain essentially the same.

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The Connecting Threads

Anne Elizabeth Moore and Leela Corman, Truthout: With this strip, “Our Fashion Year” culminates a year-long comics journalism investigation into connections between the garment trade and the sex trade that has brought the authors all over the globe and revealed what’s behind fast fashion.

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Accidental Hero: Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man at 50

Ben Agger, Truthout: It is now 50 years after One-Dimensional Man, an obscure philosophical account of political conformity and quiescence that required a significant background in European theory, became an unlikely central text of the 1960s “New Left.” Its message remains ever more urgent.

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Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance

Medea Benjamin, PINKtank: The recent NATO meeting in Wales was supposed to be about how to wind down NATO’s 12-year military adventure in Afghanistan – without admitting the monumental failure of leaving behind a fractured, impoverished nation. Afghanistan, however, was barely mentioned.

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Corporations Screw Everybody

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: We need to undo the damage done by Reagan, and make CEOs answerable once again to their companies, their communities, their customers and their workers. Only then will Americans overall begin to reap the rewards of corporate successes.

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EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever

Bruno Jäntti, Truthout: The European Union is emerging as the world’s most significant political battleground for the trajectory of Israel-Palestine. As the recent Israeli military onslaught against besieged Gazans is coming to an end, opposition to Israeli policy appears stronger in Europe than ever before.

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“Fight for 15” Gets Into the Ring With Taco Bell

Mary Bottari, PR Watch: The chant “Come on out, we’ve got your back!” echoed through the air at Taco Bell as peaceful protesters took the “Fight for 15” directly to the fast food giant, calling on workers to walk off the job.

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ISIS War Needs to Be Debated in Congress and the UN Security Council

Mark Weisbrot, The Hill: It is not surprising that President Obama has been able to send 1,200 soldiers back to Iraq, carry out more than 100 airstrikes and commit himself to a longer engagement, without authorization from the US Congress.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Fast-Food Workers in More Than 150 Cities Go on Strike, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Fast-food workers in more than 150 cities go on strike to demand a living wage and the right to unionize; a coalition of over 50 organizations is calling on Google to drop ALEC; millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet, despite the fact that they’re putting in long hours at work; and more.

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Railroad Conductor: “Railroading Has Changed So Much”

Steve Early, In These Times: Brian Lewis speaks about his job as a Union Pacific Railroad conductor, which he has just retired from after 36 years. Discussing his long years in the industry, he describes diminished union influence, and increased safety hazards.

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Does California’s “Kill Switch” Bill for Smartphones Risk Privacy for Personal Safety?

Crystal Shepeard, Care2: A California law requires the “kill switch” feature to be on at the time of a smartphone activation, meaning that users would have to opt-out if they didn’t want to use it, giving the company access. Privacy rights activists worry about it being used for nefarious purposes.

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Film Exposes Militarized Police Facts Day Ahead of Hearings in Congress

Brave New Films, Truthout: A short film documents how the Pentagon has flooded small town police forces with tanks and equipment capable of waging war, a day before a congressional subcommittee is scheduled to open hearings on the phenomenon.

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US Arms Used by ISIS: The Winners in Wars Are Always the Weapons Manufacturers

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: There is no end in sight to the gruesome state of war in the Middle East, which means continued profit for the munitions industry.

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A 28-Page Void in the History of 9/11

Read the Article at The New Yorker

Eugene Robinson | ISIS: Boots, Bombs and Bluster Won’t Work

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

DA Drops Charges in Case of Blocked Coal Shipment, Says Protesters Were Right

Read the Article at The Boston Globe

CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Rising at Dramatically Faster Rate, UN Report Warns

Read the Article at The Washington Post

The Real Reason the CIA Destroyed 92 Videos of Detainees Being Tortured

Read the Article at Daily Kos

These Women Are the NRA’s Worst Nightmare

Read the Article at Mother Jones

Will Congress Finally Put a Dent in the $4.3 Billion in Surplus Military Equipment Going to Police Departments?

Read the Article at The Nation

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