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Truthout Daily Digest Tuesday, 4 November 2014

“Prison Inflicts Mass Violence”: Bill Ayers Interviews Maya Schenwar

Bill Ayers, Truthout: In this interview, author and activist Bill Ayers speaks with Truthout’s editor-in-chief Maya Schenwar about her new book, the universal impact of mass incarceration, and how we can create a society that doesn’t use prison to “solve” its problems.

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Pay Rent or Drink Water: The Human Rights Crisis in Detroit Escalates

Ben Ptashnik, Truthout: With the spotlight on mass protests and celebrities gone, water shutoffs in Detroit have resumed, targeting the “most vulnerable and poorest” of the city’s population, according to UN observers who have called them “contrary to human rights.”

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The European Conundrum: Stagnation, Massive Unemployment and Rising Debt – Despite Austerity

C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout: Five years after the 2008 financial crash reached Europe, its crisis is actually spreading, affecting more and more EU member states and giving rise to growing popular discontent about the European integration process with far-reaching and unforeseen consequences.

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How Will Georgia Voters Turnout for Equal Pay?

Andrea Flynn, Kameel Mir and Kathleen Wilson, Next New Deal: In Georgia, the US Senate candidates’ most interesting records on equal pay are in business, and they’re worth close attention. Early observers pegged the Georgia midterm race as one to watch, and they’ve been spot on so far.

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FBI Infringes the Associated Press Trademark, and AP Yawns

Sharon Adams, Truthout: Despite claims of outrage, the press really doesn’t care about the FBI’s infringement of the Associated Press trademark to run a fake news story that the FBI used to ensnare a youth in a sting operation.

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Jim Crow Returns: Interstate “Crosscheck” Program Could Strip Millions of the Right to Vote

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: Investigative journalist Greg Palast details how new voter ID laws risk disenfranchising millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters. Twenty-seven states are now participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Fighting for Tougher Bank Sanctions, Stymies Bank of America Settlement

Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism: SEC commissioner Kara Stein has been using her post as a surprisingly effective bully pulpit to pressure the agency and other regulators into upping their game. It’s unusual for an SEC commissioner to play that role.

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As Vote Nears, North Dakota Amendment Stirs Debate About More Than Abortion

Nina Martin, ProPublica: North Dakota voters will decide the fate of a proposed amendment to the state constitution that has provoked excitement and fear among the combatants in the country’s never-ending abortion wars. Money and strategists are shaping a nationally watched campaign amid talk of in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care.

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Arizona Agrees to Settlement to Improve Prison Health Care, Limit Use of Solitary Confinement

Lisa Dawson, Solitary Watch: The Arizona Department of Corrections has agreed to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Prison Law Office and their co-counsel on behalf of more than 33,000 people held in state prisons.

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For Moment, the World Embraces the Cuba Model – and Slaps the Empire

Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report: This week, the nations of the world – with two savage exceptions – instructed their emissaries at the UN General Assembly to tell the world’s self-designated “indispensable” country to end its 54-year-long trade embargo against Cuba.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: 2 Million Barrels of Oil Still Trapped on the Ocean Floor After BP Spill, and More

In today’s On the News segment: According to a new study, about 2 million barrels of oil are still trapped on the ocean floor after the 2010 BP disaster; Pope Francis says that evolution does not conflict with the story of creation; protesters are fighting to stop a Texas-based energy corporation from turning Seneca Lake in New York into a natural gas storage station; and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

2014 Election Night Coverage With Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!: The hosts will interview journalists, scholars, politicians and activists around the country about important ballot initiatives and key local and state races. This Democracy Now! special program will also report election results live as polls close, starting at 7 pm EST.

Watch the Livestream: 2014 Election


The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

Jon Stewart: GOP Says “Vote for Us or Poop Blood and Die”

Watch the Video at Comedy Central

The Right’s Scary Turning Point: Why This Election Matters More Than You Think

Read the Article at Salon

Why Dr. Evil Is Targeting Anti-Fracking Activists as “Big Green Radicals”

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

The Waiting Game: Why Do Black Precincts Have Longer Lines?

Read the Article at Mother Jones

NSA Chief Bet Money on AT&T as It Spied on You

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

Rotten Odors Rouse Citizen Sleuths in Pennsylvania Gas Patch

Read the Article at Grist

Charles P. Pierce: Justice Is Blind but It Can Count

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The Oracle Report | Thursday, November 6, 2014

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The Oracle Report – Thursday, November 6, 2014

“To Boldly Go…” Scorpio Lunar Cycle Overview – October 22, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Full Moon Phase: illumination

Moon in Taurus

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (The Goddess of Assurance) with Tara and Shodashi

Skill: connect with nature and visually “mainline” it to remain grounded

Negative Imprint: discomfort, harsh words and actions, out of tune, being too late, disconnected, aggression

Positive Imprint: determination, playfulness, spiritual attunement, fruitful, infusions, poise, good tidings

The “sight-seeing bus” we are metaphorically riding on all this month enters a forest as we begin the Full Moon phase today. The light of this Full Moon is super-luminal, catching the branches in different ways, morphing into new scenes. This forest is alive with the dreaming of all of the trees.

The Sabian symbol for the Full Moon is “a man with a rakish (unconventional) silk hat muffled against the cold, braves a storm.” Certainly this implies the theme of weathering, but we have what we need. Silk is an exceptionally good insulator. In the cold, most of our body’s heat is lost without a hat, so with a silk hat, we are in good form. We are prepared. As for the rakish or unconventional part, well, who among us isn’t? Would we have it any other way?

The storms will come in many forms. One storm is in the form of emotional storms and abrupt changes. Cold comes down from the North, the land of the Winds of Change. The Sacred Masculine is also coming from the direction of the North and will respond to the energetics that are in place. Masculine energy will dominate during this Moon phase. Since Uranus is involved in the dynamic over the Full Moon phase, we can trust that the changes that are happening in our lives are to designed to make things better.

But another storm blows open greater potential. Things that were forgotten are remembered and brought back to life. These are things from our younger days. They are revitalizing and they help us engage more of our personal power. When this happens, we are able to tap and actualize our potential, our mission, our destiny.

The Wisdom Goddess Kamala brings in back up – the “big guns” you might say – with Tara and Shodashi for this Full Moon phase. The Goddess of Assurance has made sure! There is ample support in place not just to weather personal or global storms, but also attune us to greater understanding of ourselves and the reflection of our lives, greater understanding of spiritual connections, and greater understanding of how to operate in the post-matrix world – the world that is emerging. It’s an altogether greater harmonic wave that comes in with this Full Moon.

Another Mahavidya will join these three on Saturday for the real story of this Full Moon phase: Mars conjunct Pluto square Uranus. I bet you can guess who it is…

The message is clear: Rest assured. Watch the scenes change.

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Common Dreams Highlights Thursday, November 6, 2014

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News & Views | 11.5.14


‘We Will Only Get Louder’: Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics


Voters Reject Oil Titan Chevron, Elect Progressive Bloc in Richmond, California

Hawaiians Win Community GMO Victory Over Monsanto

Minimum Wage Measures Pass Overwhelmingly, Even in Red States

‘Just the Beginning’: Communities Across Nation Ban Fracking

California Voters Pass ‘Historic’ Mass Incarceration Reform

Trend Towards Ending Marijuana Prohibition Continues as Legalization Wins Big

Republicans Take Control: Senate Takeover, House Gains, Governor Surge

and more…



Ruth Conniff: After The Republican Sweep

Harvey Wasserman: The Corporate Coup d’Etat is Nearly Complete

Wendy Weiser: How Much of a Difference Did New Voting Restrictions Make in Yesterday’s Close Races?

Robert Naiman: There Is No Republican Mandate for More War

Frances Beinecke: Ignoring the Public, GOP Leadership Promises Worst Attack on Environmental Protection in Decades



Friends of the Earth: Greatest Congress the Kochs Ever Bought

Center for Biological Diversity: California County Bans Fracking, Despite Deluge of Oil Industry Cash

Move to Amend Wins Big at the Ballot: Americans Ready to Amend the Constitution

Reprieve: BT Accused of Complicity in Intelligence Sharing for US Drone Strikes

and more…