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Truthout Daily Digest Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Dahr Jamail | Domestic Military Expansion Spreads Through the US, Ignites Dissent

Dahr Jamail, Truthout: The US military is using more domestic land, air and sea space for training than ever before – despite widespread public protests. A Navy pilot told a group of people who oppose Navy training expansion: “You are not important. In fact, you scumbags are completely expendable.”

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Wisconsin Legislature Votes to Turn Back the Clock on Labor Rights

Cedric de Leon, Truthout: By voting to pass a right-to-work bill, the Wisconsin State Legislature is depriving all workers, both public and private, of the organizational resources needed to pressure recalcitrant employers, turning the clock back to the Gilded Age.

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Netanyahu at Congress: Not the Only Israeli Imposition on US Politics

David Palumbo-Liu, Truthout: Given the growing success of efforts to boycott and divest, we can expect to see increased pressure from the Israeli government on progressive politics in the United States.

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Dean Baker | The Supreme Court and the Democrats’ Preemptive Surrender on Obamacare

Dean Baker, Truthout: As the Supreme Court listened to arguments over subsidies in the state exchanges, Democrats were making their plans for preemptive surrender. Many were warning that an adverse ruling would be the death of Obamacare.

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Mr. Poroshenko’s Parallel Reality

Halyna Mokrushyna, Truthout: “I see no end to Ukraine’s troubles until the bulk of the Ukrainian population sobers up and sees the reality: The Euromaidan revolution did not destroy the old regime; rather, it propelled a different set of oligarchs to power.”

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Talking About Climate Change Banned in Florida?

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Officials working for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, “have been ordered not to use the terms ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ in any official communications, emails, or reports,” according to a new report from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

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The Intellectual as Servant of the State

Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch: People who specialized in thinking about national insecurity came to be known as “defense intellectuals.” Pioneers in this endeavor back in the 1950s were as likely to collect their paychecks from think tanks like the prototypical RAND Corporation as from more traditional academic institutions.

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Confronting the Rhetoric of “Black on Black Crime”: A Response to Derailing Strategies

Xhercis Méndez, The Feminist Wire: The author defines and examines a set of derailing strategies currently being used by mainstream media and state representatives to halt all conversation and protest regarding a long and well-documented history of police brutality.

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Climate Change Poses Serious Threats to Food Distribution

Elizabeth Grossman, Earth Island Journal: By now there has been a steady stream of news about climate change’s impacts on food production. Heat waves, drought and wildfire are damaging harvests in California, Australia and Brazil. Warming and acidifying oceans threaten seafood stocks.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Latest Challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: It’s anyone’s guess as to whether the Affordable Care Act will survive its latest challenge; one of the best ways to fight inequality is to fight for workers’ unions; fifteen brave students said that they won’t pay back their unjust student loans; and more.

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“Own the Change”: The Move to a New Co-Op Economy

David Morgan, Truthout: “Your coffee will always be served by an owner, and made with great care, one cup at a time,” Berkeley’s Alchemy Collective Cafe boasts. Alchemy’s workers are part of a growing group who “own the change,” as well as their process and progress, documented in a new movie.

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Rahm Emanuel Runs on an Attitude of Contempt for the Less-Rich Citizens of Chicago

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Mayor 1% rules Chicago as if he were Nero and his unwealthy constituents should sit down and shut up.

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Oklahoma Students Protest Fraternity’s Racist Video

Watch the Video at USA Today

How to Become a Conservative in Four Embarrassing Steps

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

China Harasses Women Activists on the Eve of International Women’s Day

Read the Article at Global Voices

Bibi Does Congress, Adelson Does Bibi

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Juan Williams: How Conservatives Capsized School Reform

Read the Article at The Hill

Argentina Wants US Citizens to Think Alberto Nisman Was Full of It

Read the Article at Vice

Republican Senators Write to Leaders of Iran, Attempt to Sabotage Nuclear Deal

Read the Article at ThinkProgress

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