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Truthout Daily Digest Thursday, 2 October 2014

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Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized “Cop Watch” Groups Across the US

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Organizations that use police scanners to monitor police activities by legally filming cops on duty have said they’ve experienced retaliation in the form of unjustified detainment and arrests, as well as police intimidation. Some groups have even been labeled “domestic terrorists.”

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Noam Chomsky | Facts on the Ground

Noam Chomsky, Truthout: On Aug. 26, Israel and the Palestinian Authority both accepted a cease-fire agreement. This is, however, just the most recent of a series of cease-fire agreements reached after each of Israel’s periodic escalations of its unremitting assault on Gaza.

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The FBI and the Shattering of Students for a Democratic Society

Aaron Leonard, Truthout: The FBI destroyed the largest radical student organization of the 1960s, utilizing the press and anti-SDS comics and reinforcing schisms within the group. The agency’s practices during that time paved the way for even more insidious tactics used today.

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Talking Black Writers, “Bring Back Our Girls” and All the Buzz About Bridgett M. Davis’ New Book

Eisa Ulen, Truthout: Filmmaker and author Bridgett Davis’ beautiful novel Into the Go-Slow begins in 1987 Detroit and follows its protagonist on a journey to Lagos, whose infamous go-slow traffic provides the background for her quest to honor the radical legacy of her deceased sister.

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Modi and the Environment

Armin Rosencranz, Truthout: India’s government has taken a number of actions that dilute the scope of environment-related legislation, specifically in the instance of clearances for development.

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How Privatizing Medical Records Will Harm You

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Across the country, doctors and health-care workers are finding it increasingly hard to treat patients because of electronic health record systems that don’t share information with competing systems. But the companies that make these systems are doing just fine.

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Sixteen for ’16 – Number 14: Stop Torturing and Stop Assassinating

Salvatore Babones, Truthout: In the 21st century, the United States adopted torture and assassination as tools of foreign policy. A progressive administration would repudiate their use forever.

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A Change in the Climate: The Climate Movement Steps Up

Todd Gitlin, TomDispatch: Less than two weeks have passed, and yet it isn’t too early to say it: The People’s Climate March changed the social map – many maps, in fact, since hundreds of smaller marches took place in 162 countries.

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“Massive Chick Deaths” in Seabird Colonies; Climate, Oceanic Changes Blamed

Cheryl Katz, Environmental Health News: Warming oceans and earlier thaws are driving away many seabirds’ prey, unleashing deadly, unseasonal storms and knocking tight breeding schedules off kilter. Mounting carbon dioxide absorption and melting glaciers are jeopardizing marine life and creatures that depend on it.

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On National Day of Maize in Mexico, Protecting the Sacred Plant

Adelita San Vicente Tello, Other Worlds: Since the 1990s, the Mexican government has been waging an agrocide, trying to kill the countryside and its small farmers, who still use native seeds and rainwater for sowing. Mexico has suffered grave consequences from the import model.

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Economic Update: The Economics of Corporations

Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: This episode covers the economics of migration, choosing not to go to college, and corporate tax dodgers and their effects. We also discuss the basic economics of capitalist corporations, and respond to listeners’ questions on mutual funds and the Rockefellers selling their fossil fuel holdings.

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Silicon Valley Is Great if You’re a Dude, Not so Much if You’re a Woman

Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet: How many times have we heard of Silicon Valley’s wondrous innovations and the glories of its bold venture capitalism that joins brilliant entrepreneurs with eager financial backing? Except there’s just one thing: It only works for dudes.

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Maybe the Plight of the Walruses Will Awaken People to Global Warming

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The 35,000 walruses forced to crowd onto a beach in Alaska due to the receding Arctic ice shelf should be the canary in the coal mine for humans.

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Ebola Infecting Five New People Every Hour in Sierra Leone, Figures Show

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Reducing Meat and Dairy Consumption Important for Healthy People and Planet

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Fears of a Tiananmen-Style Crackdown Swirl in Hong Kong as Pro-Democracy Protests Continue

Read the Article at Global Voices

Megabanks Have the Federal Prison System Locked Up

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

Leaked TTIP Documents Reveal Powerful Chemical Industry Wins

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Obama Does “Stupid Stuff” in ISIS War

Read the Article at Consortium News

Lessons From the British Columbia Teachers’ Strike

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