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Truthout Daily Digest Friday, 19 September 2014

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The Political Economy of Israeli Apartheid and the Specter of Genocide

William I. Robinson, Truthout: Restructuring through capitalist globalization has brought about an important shift in Palestinians’ relationship to Israel and generated conditions that make it easier for the Israeli right to raise the specter of genocide.

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A New Way Insurers Are Shifting Costs to the Sick

Charles Ornstein, ProPublica: By charging higher prices for generic drugs that treat certain illnesses, health insurers may be violating the spirit of the Affordable Care Act, which bans discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions.

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Corruption, Clientelism and Censorship in Greece’s Media Landscape

Michael Nevradakis, Truthout: This is the first in a series of articles chronicling the long – and ongoing – history of corruption and censorship in Greece’s media landscape, one that has been marked by ever-declining freedoms of speech and the press.

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Stanford’s Coal Divestment: Meet Two Students – and One President – Who Made It Happen

Dana Drugmand, YES! Magazine: The movement to persuade schools to divest from fossil fuels has taken off around the country. Meet a few people who helped make Stanford the first major university to make a commitment to divest from coal.

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Historic Climate Change Protests Only Days Away

Jaisal Noor, The Real News Network: Activists Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese discuss the major climate change events taking place this weekend in New York City.

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Is Modern Technology Killing Us?

Erica Etelson, Truthout: Technology has thus far largely shielded us from the real-life consequences of our hedonism, but ecosystem failures are starting to catch up with us faster than technology can respond. The delusion that we are separate from nature is the perilous essence of the techno-topian myth.

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Climate Change You Can Believe In

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: Climate change deniers persist in telling us it just ain’t so, like the tobacco industry claiming for decade after decade that nicotine wasn’t addictive or that cigarettes couldn’t kill you.

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A Simpler Solution to Climate Change

Emily Schwartz Greco, OtherWords: In her powerful new book, Naomi Klein drills through the noisy climate debate and finds that humanity has no choice but to ditch its fossil fuel-driven global economy for a local model powered by renewable energy.

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Wisconsin Election Officials and Advocates Scrambling After Voter ID Reinstated

Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: Wisconsin election officials and advocates are being forced to make an “extraordinary effort” to adjust to voter ID restrictions that were just reinstated by a federal appellate court. Thousands of absentee ballots have already been sent to voters.

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Honduran Mothers and Grandmothers Search Far and Wide for Missing Migrants

Thelma Mejia, Inter Press Service: United by grief and anxiety, the grandmothers, mothers and other relatives of people who disappeared on the migration route to the United States formed a committee in this city in northern Honduras to search for their missing loved ones.

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Abortion Opponents Take Fight With Planned Parenthood to Ridiculous Extreme in Miss America Battle

Robin Marty, Care2: Miss New York’s Kira Kazantsev has just been crowned the new Miss America, and that should be a happy occasion. Instead, she’s being dubbed a baby killer after the right wing discovered that she spent three months interning for Planned Parenthood.

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Cliven Bundy’s Chutzpah: He Blames Government for His Cow Severely Injuring Woman

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Cliven Bundy is such an extreme caricature of egregious hypocrisy – not to mention being a crass racist – that he appears to be the invention of a cynical satirist.

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Islamic State: “US Failure to Look Into Saudi Role in 9/11 Has Helped ISIS”

Read the Article at The Independent

Paul Krugman | Errors and Emissions

Read the Article at The New York Times

Deep Inside the Wild World of China’s Fracking Boom

Read the Article at Mother Jones

Survivalist Killer on the Run Brings Life in the Poconos to a Standstill

Read the Article at The Guardian

While We March for the Climate, Governments Meet With Polluters

Read the Article at The Nation

Are We at War?

Read the Article at The New Yorker

Eight Dead in Attack on Ebola Team in Guinea: “Killed in Cold Blood”

Read the Article at The Washington Post

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