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Truthout Daily Digest Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Thanksgiving Day and the Powerful Play

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: We live in a world of shrinking margins, of narrowing visions, a world ruled and ruined by fools. This is the fact of our time, and no one is going to fix it today. Tomorrow, perhaps, but in the meantime, hold close what you hold most dear, and give thanks for the chance of that holding.

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Thanksgiving and the Socialist Imaginary

Ben Agger, Truthout: Canadians can access socialist imaginary through the Canadian New Democratic Party; with a Democratic Party that has no vision of utopia, US Americans access socialist imaginary through Thanksgiving. Holidays bear utopia as the negation of present suffering, a political resource at a time when mainstream Democrats cannot out-right the right.

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Show Up on Thanksgiving or Get Fired

Jim Hightower, OtherWords: Most Americans will get a much-deserved break from work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions of others won’t. Wal-Mart, Target, Macy’s, Radio Shack, and other retailers are requiring their low-paid workers to put in a shift.

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Privateers Make a Water Grab

Ellen Dannin, Portside: Facing increasing opposition abroad over the past several decades, global water privatizers have begun to see US cities as expansion markets.

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Ferguson Thanksgiving: A Former Slave Proposed the Holiday 55 Years Before Lincoln. Why His Version Matters Today

Jedediah Purdy, YES! Magazine: For some, racial inequality and fear are raw realities every day, and anything inspiring in American history rings false and remote. For others, the call to reflect on injustice feels like a personal accusation. But we are caught in this history together.

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#Not1More Means Not One More

Carlos Garcia, Puente Movement: Our organizing is based in the idea that when you organize from below, defending the most vulnerable, you lift everyone else up with you. When the most stigmatized have their humanity recognized, everyone else’s expands as well.

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How ACA Fuels Corporatization of American Health Care

Dr. Philip Caper, Bangor Daily News: Patients are losing confidence in their doctors, while doctors are losing confidence in our ability to do the right thing for our patients. These trends are collateral damage caused by our increasingly corporatized, commodified and commercialized US health care “industry.”

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“Coercive Diplomacy” and the Failure of the Nuclear Negotiations

Gareth Porter, Middle East Eye: The US posture in talks with Iran has reflected the perspective of a dominant power accustomed to employing coercive power.

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The Second Term That Movements Build

Kate Arnoff, Waging Nonviolence: The work grassroots organizers have been doing to put pressure on the White House since well before the 2008 election is paying off.

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The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

Mexican Activist Who Fed Train-Hopping Immigrants is Slain

Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times

Mass Imprisonment and Public Health

Read the Article at The New York Times

Video Shows Cleveland Officer Shooting 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice Within Seconds

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Lawmakers Urge Calm, Offer Few Policy Prescriptions in Wake of Ferguson

Read the Article at Al Jazeera America

A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees Well

Read the Article at The Atlantic

Thomas Piketty Is Right: Income Inequality Is Holding Us Back

Read the Article at Salon

California Case Could Be a Pivotal Moment in Ending the War on Marijuana

Read the Article at MintPress News

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