Daily Archives: November 13, 2014
Truthout Daily Digest Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
Richard Smith, Truthout: To prevent wholesale global ecological collapse we must radically retrench and close down swathes of unsustainable industries in the North, sustainably industrialize the South, and “converge and contract” around a sustainable mode of life within the framework of a global eco-socialist economy.
Broken Bonds, Un-Broken Cages: Some Thoughts onLocked Down, Locked Out
Mariame Kaba, Prison Culture: In her new book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, Maya Schenwar writes heart-wrenchingly and unsparingly about the ravages wrought on human beings by the prison-industrial complex. She tells a personal story of how her sister Kayla’s repeated encounters and contacts with the criminal punishment system have impacted her and her family’s lives.
Documents: Houston Police Use “StingRay” Surveillance Technology to Sweep Up Cellphone Data
Candice Bernd, Truthout: Purchase orders reveal the Houston Police Department has been using the technology since 2012 to sweep up not only the cellphone data of targeted suspects – but also innocent bystanders. Civil liberties groups in Texas are pushing more stringent guidelines in the next legislative session.
Kurt Busch, Ray Rice and How Sports Disseminates the Burdens of Racism
Dave Zirin, The Nation: In the sports world, crimes of white athletes are seen as the moral failings of an individual, while the crimes of black athletes are processed by the media as a collective commentary on everyone who both happens to play sports and have black skin.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Failures of Actually Existing Economic Systems
Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: What “freedoms” were achieved with the fall of the Berlin Wall? What “freedoms” are still denied citizens of the former German Democratic Republic, and citizens of most capitalist countries?
UN Scrutinizes Obama Administration’s Policies on Torture
Annie Hylton, Truthout: As the United States “celebrates” Veterans Day, President Obama has sent a delegation to appear before the United Nations Committee Against Torture. It is the first time during his presidency that independent experts will review the United States’ record.
Is George W. Bush Responsible for the Death of Tomas Young?
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are guilty of murder, including that of paralyzed Iraq War veteran and antiwar activist Tomas Young. They knowingly sent thousands of young people to die in a fight that was a based on a lie.
Arthur MacEwan, Dollars & Sense: The rapid growth of several low-income and middle-income countries has pulled many people out of abject poverty. However, rising inequality within a country tends to undermine social cohesion and generate stress at virtually all levels of society.
Minimum-Wage Workers Just Gost a Raise, but Will Bosses Steal It?
Michelle Chen, The Nation: Employers get away with rampant wage theft because of ineffective, understaffed regulatory agencies, or because workers are fearful about complaining, or just unaware of their legal entitlements.
ALEC Corporate Board Chair Quits Over Climate Change, Renewables and Voting Rights
Nick Surgey, PR Watch: Amid increased criticism of its role opposing action to tackle climate change and teaching climate change denial, ALEC lost the software company SAP America due to ALEC’s position on climate change, gun safety, opposition to renewable energy, and its attacks on voter rights.
Lucy McKeon, Dissent: Using camera phones and social media, it’s now easier to document and publicize police brutality cases. More importantly, such recordings provide accounts of incidents that were once simply the word of a witness against that of an officer.
Tar Sands Oil Could Flow in Canada Through Largest Capacity Pipeline in North America
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Approval of the Energy East project by the conservative government in Ottawa would have perilous implications for accelerating global warming on a massive scale.
Watch Out: The US Government Wants to Pass New Spying Laws Behind Your Back
Read the Article at The Guardian
Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: Gun Sales Spike, Missouri Governor Vows Strong Response to Protests
US-China Emission Targets Should “Be Floor, Not Ceiling” of Climate Action
Read the Article at Common Dreams
How the GOP Bought, Rigged, Stole and Lynched the 2014 Election
After an Errant Drone Strike in Yemen, a Trail of Secret Meetings and US Cash
Read the Article at Yahoo News
Fox News Talk Show Hosts Apologize to Obama for Fear-Mongering Ebola Threat in US (NOT)
California’s Drought Is So Bad, There’s a Black Market for Water
Read the Article at National Journal
This must stop! U.S. Navy wargames to kill hundreds of whales, dolphins
Thank you Lada! This is so horrible. I hope everyone will sign and share this widely.
Outrageous! This must stop!
The Natural Resources Defense Council is suing the US government for allowing the Navy to train off the California coast, imperiling vast amounts of marine life. High intensity sonar used by ships and submarines frequently result in the deaths of dolphins, whales, and many endangered animals, yet the armed forces have been granted vast authority in how they train.
Many dolphins and whales get beached with painfully burst auditory canals! Disruptions of behavior, disorientation, abandoning of feeding of their young and death are also the result!
As usual, US Army/Navy turn the blind eye and deaf ear on the carnage their wargames leave behind!
Thank you, Maddie of 1EarthUnited Blog, for the petition links to stop this outrage!
A short update on the energies
Thank you Aisha!
By now, the acceleration will be palpable on all levels, and so, we will once more take the opportunity to remind you all that even if the pace seems to be more than a little wild at times, know that as always, no thing and no one will be left to chance. For in this, it is as always a carefully orchestrated plan behind it all, one where the light at all times is doing what it can to help the majority amongst you fully embrace the all-pervading message of love that is being pumped in through countless channels at this moment in time. For even if some of you will still feel as if you are simply awash in chaotic sequences of ever changing fields of energy, know that they are all coming from the same Source and they are all sending out the same message of “LOVE thyself…
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