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Truthout Daily Digest Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Henry A. Giroux | ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism: Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: The spectacle of neoliberal terrorism, violence and misery has become one of the major organizing principles of everyday life. Therefore, we must examine the significance of a range of old and new media apparatuses as powerful political and pedagogical forces that shape this spectacle.

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“Government, Not Gangsters, Should Control the Drug Market”: But Will That Stop Mass Incarceration?

Victoria Law, Truthout: Will the Global Commission on Drug Policy’s recommendations for decriminalization – along with government regulation of the drug market – suffice to stem the tide of the mass incarceration of people of color?

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Did We Really Create ISIS?

Zach McKoon, Truthout: It has been alleged in many circles that Western powers and their allies created ISIS, which a US-led coalition is now battling in Syria. How accurate is this claim?

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Dean Baker | Eric Holder: The Reason Robert Rubin Isn’t Behind Bars

Dean Baker, Truthout: There are positives to Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general, but one really big minus is his decision not to prosecute any of the Wall Street crew whose actions helped to prop up the housing bubble. As a result of this failure, the main culprits walked away incredibly wealthy.

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How Carbon Is Changing the Price of Everything: An Interview With the Author of Carbon Shock

Shay Totten, Truthout: Author Mark Schapiro explains how climate change is affecting the cost of everything – and the wrong people are paying the price. His book takes readers on a journey to the front lines of a changing world, where the same chaotic forces reshaping our weather patterns are also transforming the global economy.

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Why the Web of Life Is Dying

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: As more and more species continue to die off, our planet is losing its interconnectedness and balance, and the web of life is becoming unraveled. Fortunately, there’s still time for us to prevent a complete disaster.

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Winged Warnings: Built for Survival, Birds in Trouble From Pole to Pole

Alanna Mitchell, Environmental Health News: Sole descendants of the dinosaurs, birds have penetrated nearly every ecosystem on earth and then tailored their own size, habits and colors to each one, pollinating, dispersing seeds, controlling bugs, cleaning up carrion and fertilizing plants. But they are in trouble.

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Story of a War Foretold: Why We’re Fighting ISIS

Nafeez Ahmed, Ceasefire Magazine: The rise of ISIS was both predicted and evitable, and the West’s current military campaign is already being used to neuter mass surveillance reforms at home and will likely produce further political destabilization in the region.

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The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning – and Why We Don’t Talk About It

Valerie Tarico, Grist: Analysis of population trajectories and effects seems like an obvious and necessary part of the climate dialogue. But in recent decades, public talk about population has been taboo, even among people who are keenly aware of the issues.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Activists Take Over Wall Street After Climate March, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Activists take over Wall Street after the massive march for action on climate change; the Obama administration is standing up to corporate tax dodgers; Google finally drops ALEC; and more.

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Marjorie Cohn | “I’m Just a Kid”: Tariq’s Ordeal

Marjorie Cohn, Marjorie Cohn’s Blog: Tariq Khdeir, a 15-year-old US citizen from Baltimore, came back alive from Jerusalem after being beaten and arrested by Israeli police – but only because his assault was caught on tape and because he was a US citizen.

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Conflict Keeps Mothers From Health Care Services

Stella Paul, Inter Press Service: Increasing levels of violence across India due to ethnic tensions and armed insurgencies are taking their toll on women and cutting off access to crucial reproductive health services. This could have huge repercussions in India, home to more than 31 million women in the reproductive age group.

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Another Study Proves That Only the Richest Are Gaining Income From Economic Growth

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: This country’s distribution of earnings and wealth has regressed at an accelerating pace, devolving into a feudal system.

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Time to Drive a Stake Through the Heart of US Exceptionalism

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The Supreme Court That Made It Easier to Buy Elections Just Made It Harder for People to Vote in Them

Read the Article at The Nation

The Power to Solve Climate Change

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

John Cleese Weighs In on Fox News

Watch the Video at YouTube

Poll: 70 Percent of Troops Say No More Boots on the Ground in Iraq

Read the Article at the Army Times

The South’s Victim Complex: How Right-Wing Paranoia Is Driving New Wave of Radicals

Read the Article at Salon

George Zimmerman’s Big Pity Party

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