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Truthout Daily Digest Friday, 26 September 2014

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Faith and Science, Heart and Brain: An Interview With Katharine Hayhoe

Leslie Thatcher, Truthout: The director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University talks about her climate change research, her work with the Evangelical Environmental Network, the politics of mitigating climate change and how she brings Christian values to all her work.

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Burns Overlooks Secret of FDR’s Success: Power of the People

Peter Dreier, Truthout: Ken Burns’ documentary The Roosevelts fails to report the real secret of FDR’s success at instigating change in US law and society: escalating citizen protests that created a sense of urgency throughout the country, combined with the political savvy of a small cadre of FDR’s progressive advisers.

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Code Black: Murder, Mass Incarceration, Militarization and Genocide in Progress

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends, Black Agenda Report: Since the 1989 Supreme Court ruling in Graham v. Connor we don’t have lynchings per se in the US anymore. We now enjoy the spectacle of the fraternal-order-of-police executing blacks and browns as sport.

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Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better?

Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: Reducing work times with no reduction in pay is a perfectly viable economic development strategy and the democratically preferred method of coping with changing global labor conditions.

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Another War, Another Evil: Haven’t We Learned That the Devil Cannot Be Slain?

Brad Evans, Truthout: The drums of war follow a very well-rehearsed strategy, where slowly but surely the public is sold the idea of the need for violence to cure the world’s ills, despite our responsibility for creating those ills.

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After Koch-Tied Judge Is Reversed, Walker Probe Rests With Conflicted Wisconsin Supreme Court

Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: A federal appellate court has shut down Judge Rudolph Randa’s decision halting the criminal probe into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and allied groups, rejecting Randa’s interpretation of campaign finance law and declaring the investigation best resolved by state courts.

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Bill Moyers | What’s Possible, a New Film for World Leaders on the Urgency of Global Warming

Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: More than 120 world leaders – including President Obama – kicked off a one-day United Nations’ summit on climate change in New York City by viewing What’s Possible, a short film on the urgency of global warming.

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EU Case Against Google Shows Need for New Publishing Models in the Information Age

Madeline Carr, The Conversation: On a deeper level, the EU’s case against Google highlights some of the significant implications that access to information has for our social and political well-being. And, as is usually the case with these debates about new technology, there are many sides to the story.

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Reports Condemn Health Care and Solitary Confinement in Arizona State Prisons

Lisa Dawson, Solitary Watch: The ACLU, along with California-based Prison Law Office and their co-counsel in the federal class action lawsuit Parsons v. Ryan, has released a series of 26 reports alleging extensive problems with the Arizona Department of Corrections’ health-care program and its use of solitary confinement.

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Scrambling Birds’ Brains: Could This Toxic Algae Offer Clues to Human Diseases?

Lindsey Konkel, Environmental Health News: A mysterious toxin – with no name and no cure – lurking in lakes in the South has drilled holes in the brains of various waterbirds, rendering them unable to swim, eat and fly. In humans, researchers suspect that the neurotoxin may be linked to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Five Arrested at White House in Antiwar Protest

Anne Meador, Popular Resistance: A few dozen proponents of nonviolence demonstrated in front of the White House the morning after US-led airstrikes on targets in Syria. They attempted to deliver a letter to President Obama calling for drastic changes in policy regarding militarism, poverty and the environment.

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Sustainable Businesses Applaud Corporations for Leaving ALEC

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The impact on ALEC as a result of the desertion of large corporations weakens it as an entity that sponsors and passes widespread destructive legislation at almost every level of government.

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A GOP Senate’s First Target: Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Protection Agency

Read the Article at Mother Jones

The “American Dream” Is Now a Myth: How Bad Policies and Worse Ideology Ruined Us

Read the Article at Salon

The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Read the Article at Bloomberg News

“Ebola Is Winning”: Sierra Leone Quarantines 1.2 Million People

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Measure D: The American Beverage Association Has Gone Beast-Mode on Berkeley Over Taxing Soda

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

300,000 US Students Live in Shelters, Motels or on the Street

Read the Article at AllGov

New Generation of GM Crops Puts Agriculture in a “Crisis Situation”

Read the Article at Wired

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