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Truthout Daily Digest Monday, 8 September 2014

Dahr Jamail | From Pine Beetles to Disappearing Glaciers, NASA Scientists Tell of “Dramatic” Planetary Changes

Dahr Jamail, Truthout: In addition to droughts and floods, anthropogenic climate disturbances scientists and astronauts can see from space include fires, insect outbreaks and more direct human impacts like excessive logging.

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Ellen Brown | Preparing to Asset-Strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog: In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks.

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Surprise! GOP Lawmakers Investigating EPA and Climate Advocates Backed by Big Coal

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Congressional Republicans are on the offensive against the Environmental Protection Agency after launching a probe into alleged “collusion” between the agency and a major environmental group in drafting proposed carbon emission rules for power plants.

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Bill Moyers | Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Those Wall St. Giants

Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: Senator Warren speaks about the problems facing middle-class Americans. “Washington works for those who can hire armies of lobbyists, armies of lawyers, and get just the rules they want. It doesn’t work so well for American families,” she says.

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Obama Strategy to Beat Islamic State Likely to Draw US Into Years of Conflict

Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy: The nascent strategy calls for working with European and Arab allies to confront the group not only in Iraq, where the United States is conducting air strikes, but also in Syria, where the United States has failed to fulfill its years-long promise to help build a moderate rebel force.

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Time to Get Rid of Racist Policing in the United States

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: This is the 21st century – and, supposedly, the “land of the free and the home of the brave” – and it’s time our policing reflected that. We can take steps toward that goal by introducing national standards for policing – and working to end systemic racism.

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Defeat of Ukraine Army Brings Cease-Fire, but Underlying Political Conflicts Unresolved

Roger Annis, Truthout: The cease-fire in Ukraine is indubitably good news, as is the resistance to both war and austerity the months of fighting have instigated in both eastern and western Ukraine. But winter is coming, and many uncertainties remain.

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Dean Baker | The Inflation Fighters Want to Increase the Debt Burden on Our Children

Dean Baker, Truthout: Are you worried about the government running deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars and a debt in the trillions? If so, then you should be really angry at people calling for the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: California Is Suffering an Extreme Drought, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: California is still suffering with an extreme drought; we already know what trade agreements do to our economy, but the proposed EU-US deal also poses a threat to our food safety; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission just solved one of the industry’s greatest dilemmas – where they can store all that radioactive waste; and more.

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Mass Deportations Don’t Squelch Hondurans’ Migration Dreams

Thelma Mejia, Inter Press Service: Poverty and violent crime are the main factors driving Hondurans to attempt the dangerous trek to the United States, experts say. Between October 2013 and May 2014, an estimated 13,000 unaccompanied Honduran minors reached the United States.

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Liar in a Tan Suit

Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report: The substance of the president’s August 28 statements was lost in the repetition of nonsense and silly jokes about his tan suit. That is unfortunate because the president used this occasion to tell terribly dangerous lies about this country and the rest of the world.

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BuzzFlash

GOP Dilemma: Government Has Made Health Insurance Available for More People, and They Vote

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Even with its privatized bias and flaws, Obamacare has proven that improving health care options for the population strengthens the nation’s well-being – and directly confronts the pernicious impact of rule by domination, individualism and exclusion.

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Paul Buchheit | Profiting From America’s Misery

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The US Government’s Secret Plans to Spy for American Corporations

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Bad News For Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

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Finally, Wall Street Gets Put on Trial

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The NRA’s Multimillion-Dollar New Ad Campaign Is Despicable

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

The European Court Confirms: The CIA’s “Black Sites” Operated in Poland

Read the Article at Global Voices

In Battle for Senate, a Debate Over “Corporate Deserters”?

Read the Article at The Washington Post