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Truthout Daily Digest Wednesday, 8 October 2014

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Developers Aren’t Going to Solve the Housing Crisis in San Francisco

Dyan Ruiz and Joseph Smooke, Truthout and [people. power. media]: The authors deconstruct and refute supply-side myths about how to create affordable housing in San Francisco – or any city – and propose some new approaches to affordable housing.

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The Tyrant Jean-Claude Duvalier Is Dead, but His Legacy Still Lives in UN-Occupied Haiti

Roger Annis, Truthout: Jean-Claude Duvalier’s death will not change the realities of foreign occupation and meddling in Haiti that continue to bolster much of the authoritarian Duvalier legacy – one which has always been about excluding the Haitian people from governing their own country.

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Sixteen for ’16 – Number 15: Care for Child Refugees

Salvatore Babones, Truthout: What the United States did to its indigenous people more than 100 years ago, Central American governments and drug gangs are doing to their indigenous peoples today. As they flee persecution in Central America to the United States, they should be treated as the refugees they are – with a right to asylum.

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Applying to College With a Criminal Record

Levi LaChappelle, Truthout: Colleges are staging areas for economic success and personal prosperity. They should not create new barriers to entry.

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Why Are Teach for America and a California Billionaire Investing in a Minnesota School Board Race?

Sarah Lahm, In These Times: Local school board races are being heavily influenced by the political and financial heft of outside groups – often extremely wealthy hedge fund managers and large philanthropic foundations seeking “education reform.”

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Guatemalan Government, Canadian Mining Industry Responsible for Violent Conflicts

Cyril Mychalejko, teleSUR: A September report by Amnesty International holds the Guatemalan government and Canadian mining industry responsible for violent conflicts and repression against predominantly indigenous communities in Guatemala.

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Paul Krugman | Conservatives Revive the Canadian Fantasy

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: Conservatives just won’t let the idea that austerity is somehow beneficial die. They are again hawking Canada’s experiment with austerity in the 1990s, using faulty economic models. Their imaginary Canada has nothing in common with current reality.

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Loon, Interrupted: Chicks Dying, Social Chaos; Is Their Comeback Unraveling?

Lindsey Konkel, Environmental Health News: Loons are raising fewer chicks to fledgling stage than they were two decades ago. Scientists suspect pollutants are to blame.

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Amy Goodman | Anti-Choice Law Leaves Vast Swaths of Texas With No Abortion Provider

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: San Antonio is now the last outpost for legal abortion in southern Texas after an appeals court allowed sweeping provisions that shuttered most clinics to go into effect.

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Mobilizing for Racial Justice in the Face of Tragedy

Kate Aronoff, Waging Nonviolence: The Ohio Student Association has mobilized after John Crawford became one of a series of young, unarmed black men to be killed by police. They are pressuring the Justice Department to investigate Crawford’s death.

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Fed Whistleblower Carmen Segarra, Snowden and the Closing of the Journalistic Mind

Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism: Reporting on tapes made public by former New York Fed bank examiner Carmen Segarra show how utterly craven the central bank was when it came to matters Goldman. The resulting media storm reveals the financial press has been asleep at the wheel.

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The Shock Doctrine of the Oligarchy Cannot Be Allowed to Debilitate Us

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The mainstream media and political narrative that we have lived with for years – of lurching from one sensationalist crisis to another – has evolved into a continuous “shock doctrine.”

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The Most Important National Security Secrets Case You’ve Never Heard of

Read the Article at The Guardian

Dangers of Coal Ash Gets Much-Needed National Media Attention

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Justice Department Will Review Practice of Creating Fake Facebook Profiles

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Jim Hightower | Marriott’s Shameful Hotel Tipping Scam

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Police Violated Constitutional Rights of Ferguson Protesters, Federal Judge Rules

Read the Article at The Huffington Post

Glenn Greenwald | Key Democrats, Led by Hillary Clinton, Leave No Doubt That Endless War Is Official US Doctrine

Read the Article at The Intercept

The Injustice of Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences

Read the Article at Rolling Stone

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