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Truthout Daily Digest Sunday, 28 September 2014


Policing for Wealth

Aaron Cantú, Truthout: When proponents claim that the broken windows policing strategy reduces crime, they overlook that it has marshaled state power for a very unfair model of urban development in every city it has been applied.

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The Book of Trans-Genesis: Protecting the World’s Seeds

Roberto Rodriguez, Truthout: At the recent international “Justice Begins With Seeds” Biosafety Alliance conference in Portland, Oregon, people with biological and scientific backgrounds, educators, attorneys, human rights activists and organic farmers contrasted the apocalyptic consequences of genetically modified crop cultivation and people’s preference for non-GMO food.

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We Must Demand the Impossible to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

Naomi Klein, Truthout: Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, resets the debate over global warming by focusing on how it is integrally related to the current economic system that spans the globe.

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For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

Naveena Sadasivam, ProPublica: US Department of Labor investigations have uncovered hundreds of cases in which oil and gas workers, many involved in dangerous jobs, are being cheated of earnings.

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Truthout Interviews Featuring Paul Armentano on Marijuana, Alcohol, and the Law

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Ted Asregadoo talks to Deputy Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Paul Armentano about the health impacts of marijuana (cannabis) and alcohol and the way alcohol is exempt from Drug Enforcement Administration regulations while cannabis is classified under the strictest enforcement category.

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Fact-Checking Feinstein on the Assault Weapons Ban

Lois Beckett, ProPublica: The senator says “the evidence is clear: the ban worked.” Except there’s no evidence it saved lives – and the researcher behind the key statistic Feinstein cites says it’s an outdated figure that was based on a false assumption.

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Pledges Can Work, But It Will Take International Law to Fight Climate Change

Luke Kemp, The Conversation: The choice the world now faces is whether to accept a useful, yet likely insufficient, pledge-based approach, or find a way of having a climate treaty without US ratification.

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Uruguay’s Legalization of Marijuana Makes Sense in a Senseless Drug War

Benjamin Dangl, teleSUR: In December of last year, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize and regulate the cultivation, sale, distribution and use of marijuana.

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Some Arguments Deserve to Be Uncivil

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: Civility is a gesture of respect, and the loudest demands for civility come from those who have done nothing to earn it. Uncivil remarks by people like, well, me, you’ll find are similarly aimed at people arguing in bad faith.

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This week in Speakout:

Victoria Young discusses the failures of education “reforms” in the third installment of her series “Thirty Years Adrift on an Ocean of Reforms”; William C. Baker reveals what life is like in Chesapeake Bay, the “front line” of climate change; Darius Shahtahmasebi points out the continuity between the foreign policies of Presidents George W. Bush and Obama;Roberto (Dr. Cintli) Rodriguez reflects on his book, Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother, which was banned by Arizona schools as part of the state’s racist push to eliminate Raza Studies programs; Sarah Blum criticizes the NFL’s history of silently allowing and covering up domestic violence by its team members; Lawrence Davidson describes how educational elites have yet to catch up with Israel’s loss of popular support globally; Bill Hendersondeclares that since politicians refuse to lead on climate change, activists must step up to the plate; Shepherd Bliss reports back from the Village Building Convergence in Sebastopol, Northern California; and more.

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The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

The Economic Case for Paternity Leave

Read the Article at The Atlantic

Bay Area Activists Again Prevent Unloading of Israeli Ship

Read the Article at Electronic Intifada

Police Officer Shot in Ferguson as Protests Continue

Read the Article at Crooks and Liars

Hong Kong Police Use Teargas and Pepper Spray to Disperse Protesters

Read the Article at The Guardian

Dozens of Hikers Apparently Dead Near Peak of Erupted Volcano in Japan

Read the Article at The New York Times

Why Obama’s Assurance of “No Boots on the Ground” Isn’t So Reassuring

Read the Article at The Washington Post

US-Led Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Near Syria-Turkey Border

Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times

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The Oracle Report | Monday, September 29, 2014



NEW AUDIO: September 22, 2014

Libra 2014 Cycle: “Time to Respond”

Libra 2014 Cycle – Time to Respond


Monday, September 29, 2014

Crescent Moon Phase: challenges

Moon in Sagittarius

Skill: practice the skill of being the observant wise owl; follow the mystery

Negative Imprint: missed opportunities, temptation, division, outbursts, breaking, scattered

Positive Imprint: expression, purity, nurturance, guardianship, kindness, focus, shift

Four days into our journey to follow this month’s unfolding mystery, the Sun sends us a message just to be sure we are following along.

An M5.1-class coronal mass ejection (CME) was released Saturday at 10:58 pm ET/Sunday at 02:58 am UT. (For newer readers, we look at the position of the Moon at the time of the flare to most precisely determine the nature of the energetic effects. All of the planets are activated, but the Moon gives us the most precise message.)

The Sabian symbol of the degree of the Moon at the time of the CME is “a woman drawing aside two dark curtains that closed the entrance to a sacred pathway.” This is the symbol formysteries revealed.

The Moon was in close conjunction (at the same place in the sky) with Saturn at the time of the CME. Mysteries are revealed to restructure.

There are currently four sunspot groups with active regions, so we will see if any other messages are destined for us today. The Moon will conjunct Mars at 2:30 pm ET/6:30 pm UT today; the Sun may amp Mars’ energy just as Saturn’s energy was amped.

What was concealed is now revealed. What is revealing for you?

We are under energetics that are like a month-long Full Moon, bringing the clarity of the fullest light. This brings to light whatever is needed to venture down new paths, investigate new opportunities, and enter new territory. With this we are required to muster – muster courage to follow and change.

Today’s energy also requires a gentle, nurturing approach. Underlying elements of fear and division have been deeply imprinted into the signatures of today’s energetics. This causes a generalized uneasy feeling within the collective. We will re-imprint this energy by guarding, protecting, and caring for the people, places, and things we love, all that is natural order. We will keep a keen owl eye on events today, and we will not succumb to the tired tactic (trick) of divide and conquer.

Today’s energy also brings a sense of urgency to get on with something. It brings wonderful energy for focused attention. The energy may go the other way also, pressing the avoidance of something by drifting off with distractions. Don’t be hard on yourself if you are working the distracted end. Your psyche is processing all the information and changes that are happening in its own time. We all process information (light) at the rate that is best for us (and certain astrological aspects affect this rate at different times). Detach if it is emotionally overwhelming, but try not to turn away from what you are seeing.

This energy can be shattering. It “busts up” consciousness and creates shifts. Be receptive to where it is taking you. It’s goal is to rearrange all of the parts as it integrates all of the parts. This is inner change and it enables us to become more of who we are.

If the energy becomes overwhelming at times today, work with it by shifting your focus back to the idea of the mystery that is being revealed to us today. Step back and take an objective view. Ask yourself where the mystery might be leading you.

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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 27 September 2014


Why Good News for the Ozone Is Bad News for the Climate

Steve Breyman, Truthout: Recent good ozone news is due to bad climate news. Even more troublesome, the Montreal Protocol, which is the source of the so-called good news, is not the model for a climate treaty its proponents claim.

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Film Celebrates Blackness, Authenticity and the Glory of Photography

Eisa Ulen, Truthout: Thomas Allen Harris’ movie Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, inspired by Deborah Willis’ book, Reflections in Black: African America Photographers from 1840 – Present, provides a new image of American life and history for everyone.

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Savage Deregulation: Further Censorship and Crackdowns in Greek Media

Michael Nevradakis, Truthout: The “controlled chaos” of the late 20th Century Greek broadcast media landscape hid extensive political manipulation of content in plain sight.

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

Jake Bernstein, ProPublica: A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator – and its history of deference to banks.

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Militarizing the Ebola Crisis

Joeva Rock, Foreign Policy In Focus: Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration’s deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

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“Therapeutic Abortion” Could Soon Be Legal in Chile

Marianela Jarroud, Inter Press Service: Chile, one of the most conservative countries in Latin America, is getting ready for an unprecedented debate on the legalization of therapeutic abortion. It’s expected to be approved this year.

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A Conservative Disdain for the Unemployed

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: The idea that unemployment benefits are being paid to those who simply don’t want to work is a fantasy concocted by conservatives that isn’t borne out by the facts.

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Financial Relief Finally Coming for Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Victims

Renee Schoof, McClatchy DC: The VA announced it will cover health care costs for Marine dependents who contracted cancer and other illnesses from toxic water at Camp Lejeune, as promised two years ago.

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Poll Shows How Democrats Can Win With a Public Education Agenda

Jeff Bryant, Campaign For America’s Future: Whether Democrats can overcome the staggering odds against them this election remains to be seen. But one thing is clear: Democratic candidates in these contests and others need to make support for public education front-and-center of their campaigns.

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Obama’s Propagandistic UN Address

Robert Parry, Consortium News: The longer President Obama has been in office the less honest he has become, a problem growing more apparent in his second term as he reads speeches containing information that he knows to be false or at least highly misleading, Robert Parry recounts.

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Carbon Neutral and Sustainable Are Simply Not Enough

Read the Article at EcoWatch

Texas Woman Denied Driver’s License Over Same-Sex Marriage

Read the Article at Texas Observer

Justice Department Tells Ferguson Police to Stop Wearing Bracelets

Read the Article at Reuters

Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out NSA

Read the Article at The New York Times

US Carbon Emissions Tick Higher; Obama Tells UN: “We Have to Do More”

Read the Article at the Washington Post

Coalition of Religious Groups, Defying Law, Will Shelter Undocumented Immigrants

Read the Article at Slate

The Society of Fugitives

Read the Article at The Atlantic