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Truthout Daily Digest | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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I’m glad to see this article. There are so many unaware and unconcerned people spreading this toxic stuff everywhere-where kids, pets and other unsuspecting adults are immediately and directly harmed. Plus the widespread exposure to us all due to industrial agriculture. I hope everyone realizes the benefits of organic and permaculture practices very soon.

Monsanto’s Roundup: Enough to Make You Sick

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association: In the nearly 20 years of intensifying exposure, scientists have been documenting the health consequences of Roundup and glyphosate in our food, in the water we drink, in the air we breathe and where our children play. The results are not good.

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Blessings,

ohnwentsya

US Continues Restrictions on Guatemalan Aid

Jeff Abbott, Truthout: Although the US continues aid restrictions requiring Guatemala to stop using its military as law enforcement, that country has intensified its use of the military to protect multinational business interests against communities resisting infrastructure projects.

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Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Yale Professor John Merriman speaks about his new book, Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune, providing a remarkably detailed account of an armed uprising that rejected oligarchic government.

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Corporation

Ben Cohen and John Bonifaz, Truthout: With the most politically active corporations reaping $760 for every $1 they donate to influence politics, these donors are well positioned to give 10 times the amount to national parties they were previously allowed, virtually dissolving McCain-Feingold campaign finance law gains.

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Who Needs Lobbyists? See What Big Business Spends to Win American Minds

Erin Quinn and Chris Young, The Center for Public Integrity: When Washington’s biggest trade associations want to wield influence, they often put far more of their money into advertising and public relations.

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Monsanto’s Roundup: Enough to Make You Sick

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association: In the nearly 20 years of intensifying exposure, scientists have been documenting the health consequences of Roundup and glyphosate in our food, in the water we drink, in the air we breathe and where our children play. The results are not good.

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GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Calls for Higher Costs and More Poor People Dying

Crystal Shepeard, Care2: When Republicans vote for the 60th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they will be saying to the United States that the poor and the very sick will die, and that is perfectly okay because that’s how the free market works.

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Labor Relations Board Under Renewed Attack

Meghan Byrd, Campaign for America’s Future: Conservatives in Congress launched a renewed effort to weaken the ability of workers to get justice in the workplace against anti-labor behavior by businesses. The bill furthers Republican goals in advancing business interests at a high cost to workers.

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Africa’s Rural Women Must Count in Water Management

Miriam Gathigah, Inter Press Service: Across Africa, women account for at least 80 percent of farm laborers: they are the most burdened by water stresses and best placed to implement best water practices. They should not be excluded from decisions.

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Pull Yourself Up by Your Bread Bags

Marjorie E. Wood, OtherWords: There’s no doubt that hard work and resourcefulness can get you very far. But the reason millions of Americans are struggling these days isn’t because they aren’t resourceful; it’s because the rules are stacked against them.

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This week in Speakout:

Boston University Metropolitan College staff highlight how the juvenile correction system in the US is ineffective and nonetheless increasing in population year-over-year; theInternational Campaign to Stop GE Trees, Dogwood Alliance and Biofuelwatch protest US secret approval of the introduction of genetically engineered trees; Veronika Kyrylenko and Ryan Schinault look at the results a year after the victory of Euromaidan in Ukraine; Nacira Guenif-Souilamas, Abdellali Hajjat, Marwan Mohammed and other French social scientists of Arab and African origin ask, “How does it feel to be a problem?” following the Paris attacks; Julie Matthaei’s open letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew proposes more heterodoxy and systemic challenges in economic advice to the government; Simon Johnson urges the Obama administration to nominate a qualified individual as undersecretary for domestic finance at the Treasury Department; the Western Environmental Law Center notes the ferocious opposition to a proposed Piñon Pipeline;Arthur Goodridge examines how the philosophy of nonviolence and the representation of people who espoused it have become oversimplified and offers a new response; Palestinian refugee Ramzy Baroud offers words of compassion to Syrian refugees; Alan Kritzler asks, five years after the Citizens United decision, whether the people or the major political contributors rule; and more.

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Editor of Major German Newspaper Says He Planted Stories for the CIA

Read the Article at Digital Journal

Tens of Thousands Rally in Spain for Anti-Austerity Party Podemos

Read the Article at Reuters

Census Says 16 Million US Children Are Living on Food Stamps, Double the Number in 2007

Read the Article at The Guardian

The British Army Is Creating a Battalion of “Facebook Warriors”

Read the Article at BBC

Governors’ Big Oil-Assisted Lobbying Pays Off in Obama’s Atlantic Drilling Plan

Read the Article at Facing South

Why Bigger Snowstorms Come With Global Warming

Read the Article at InsideClimate News

I Was an American Sniper, and Chris Kyle’s War Was Not My War

Read the Article at Salon

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