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Truthout Daily Digest Monday, 17 November 2014

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Dahr Jamail | Climate Disruption Depression and 2013 Emissions Set New Records

Dahr Jamail, Truthout: In spite of announced clean-energy policies, the world isn’t moving anywhere near fast enough to have a chance at mitigating the ever-more alarming impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption in any real way.

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I Love a Paranoid Country

Niall McLaren, Truthout: The Anglophone world has recently erupted into rage over the threat of fanatical jihadist terrorists trying to overturn our way of life. However, our tightly interwoven governments fail to see how we have contributed to the rise of Islamist fanaticism.

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Egg Freeze vs. Wage Freeze? Family Choices Complicated for Working Women

Kate Baldwin, Truthout: Some say Facebook’s and Apple’s policy of paying for egg freezing for women employees reveals an increasing submission to inflexible work structures that prioritize manhood over momhood.

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Two Detroits, Separate and Unequal: A Journey Across a City Divided

Laura Gottesdiener, TomDispatch: Detroit is really two cities. One is comprised of wealthy enclaves. The other is made up of the rest of the 139-square-mile urban expanse, populated by longtime residents who have fought for decades to survive in an environment that has become increasingly uninhabitable.

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Dean Baker | The Problem of “Stupid” in Economics

Dean Baker, Truthout: There is something grating about seeing a prominent economist refer to the US public as “stupid.” After all, the country and the world have suffered enormously because the leading lights of the economic profession were oblivious to the largest bubble in history.

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The Pentagon Wants $5 Billion for Iraq-Syria War? Three Reasons to Oppose

Robert Naiman, Truthout: Though the war is three months old, Congress still has not debated and voted to authorize use of military force in Iraq and Syria. Now, the Pentagon wants $5 billion.

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Why the Mainstream Media Is Gung-Ho on War and Silencing Antiwar Voices

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Know that when you see an ex-general on the air, or an advertisement for a company that makes weapons of war, it’s all about influencing the US public to support wars, not for the good of the country, but for the profits of the weapons industry.

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Richard D. Wolff | System Change, or There and Back Again: Capitalism, Socialism, Fascism

Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: Traditional capitalism yields recurring crises of unemployment and deepening economic inequalities, which often have provoked transitions to traditional socialism and fascism. Yet most societies that opted for the latter systems have transitioned back. Today‘s crisis capitalism moves again toward those transitions, but something different is emerging.

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Citizens Protest Fracking Permit in Louisiana’s St. Tammany Parish

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog: On November 13, more than 600 people filled the Lakeshore High School gym for a public hearing on a drilling permit for the first hydraulic fracturing site in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. It was the first public hearing for a drilling permit that anyone can remember.

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Finding Justice at Guantánamo: An Interview With a Former Military Lawyer

Aisha Maniar, One Small Window: Former. Lt. Col. Barry Wingard, who represents Fayiz Al-Kandari, a remaining Kuwaiti prisoner held at Guantánamo, speaks about what the release of another Kuwaiti prisoner means and what lies ahead for Al-Kandari and the other 147 Guantánamo prisoners.

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How We’re Failing Black Girls

Sikivu Hutchinson, The Feminist Wire: The disfiguring images and messages that young black girls consume are ones that we as black women – feminist, womanist or somewhere in between – have not been vigilant enough in challenging on the ground.

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Investigation Uncovers “Culture of Impunity” for Chicago Police Department

Jaisal Noor, The Real News Network: A recent Truthout investigation has uncovered systemic abuse by police officers who’ve remained on the force while the city has paid out millions in settlements. Chicago police have one in a thousand chance of being held accountable for alleged abuse.

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James Risen Says He Will Not Reveal a Confidential Source Whatever Supreme Court Rules

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Risen understands that to release the name of a confidential source is to eliminate any journalistic checks and balances on the governmental abuse of power.

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Ten Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Child Homelessness Surges in the US

Read the Article at Al Jazeera

Sordid Tales of Selfishness in the Superrich

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Report: 35.8 Million People Worldwide Living in Modern-Day Slavery

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Prosecutors Troubled by Extent of US Military Fraud

Read the Article at The Associated Press

The TTIP Trade Pact Would Be Disastrous for Europe

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Day Before Vote, Activists Bring Keystone Fight to Democratic Senator’s Front Door

Read the Article at Common Dreams

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