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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Forgotten Coup: How the US and Britain Crushed Their “Ally” Australia’s Government

John Pilger, Truthout: John Pilger marks the death of former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam with the one story missing from the “tributes” to a man whose extraordinary political demise is one of the United States’ dirtiest secrets.

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Live From the Ebola Capital of the United States

Kali Gross, Truthout: Guarding against the spread of Ebola and other diseases means suspending the national pastime of withholding life-saving resources from those in need – if only to save ourselves.

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Students Are “More Than a Score” on Standardized Tests

Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout: More Than a Score is a collection of thoughts by students, parents, teachers and administrators across the United States who are participating in a growing movement to end standardized testing as a measure of learning and teacher effectiveness.

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Greek Mainstream Media: Economic Interests Come Before the Law

Michael Nevradakis, Truthout: One factor connecting censorship, political favoritism, violence toward journalists and selective enforcement of the law is economic influence, and in Greece, the media is dominated by a few business tycoons, with significant commercial, industrial and financial interests.

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AG Candidate Supports Reforming John Doe Law to Protect Politicians

Mary Bottari, PR Watch: Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel suggested he would work to change Wisconsin’s John Doe statute to give politicians more protections than average citizens.

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Protesters Call for Justice for Transgender Filipina Allegedly Killed by Marine

Adam Hudson, The Post News Group: About 100 people gathered in San Francisco’s Union Square on Wednesday night to hold a candlelight vigil for Jennifer Laude, the 26-year-old transgender Filipina woman who was allegedly murdered by a US Marine in the Philippines.

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Building Trades Chief Lauds Fracking Boom, Shrugs Off Environmental Concerns

Cole Stangler, In These Times: In its quest for jobs, the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO hasn’t shied away from taking on environmentalists and progressives over fracking, even though public tolerance is waning.

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Detroit: The Dispersal of Urban Black America Begins

Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report: With water shut-offs, forced foreclosures and evictions in Detroit, the Great Black Urban Dispersal is set to accelerate. It is obvious that the water disconnections and housing foreclosures are coordinated prongs of a hyper-aggressive gentrification movement.

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Irked by Israel’s Foot-Dragging

John Feffer, OtherWords: Longtime allies are losing patience after waiting for years to see Israel recognize Palestine, though Benjamin Netanyahu continues to demonstrate he’s not interested in negotiating a two-state solution with the Palestinian people.

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Did Elizabeth Warren Just Change Her Tune on Running for President?

George Zornick, The Nation: Though she continues to deny plans to run for president, Elizabeth Warren has been increasingly explicit in her criticisms of the Democratic establishment and its relationship with big banks.

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Jim Crow Persists: How Ferguson Case Leaks Revive a Shameful Tradition

Read the Article at Salon

Outrage Continues at Susan G. Komen’s “Frack for the Cure” Pinkwashing Campaign

Read the Article at EcoWatch

Iran Executes Woman Who Killed Her Alleged Rapist

Read the Article at CNN

First-Year Teacher Intervened With Marysville Shooter, Saved Lives

Read the Article at Crooks and Liars

Lockheed, Pentagon Reach $4 Billion Deal for More F-35 Jets

Read the Article at Reuters

Autopsy: St. Louis Officer Shot Vonderrit Myers From Behind

Read the Article at The Huffington Post

In Brazilian City, Homeless Face “Extermination”

Read the Article at Al Jazeera America

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