There are a lot of really important stories in Truthout today. The concept of history repeating as David Wilcock discussed in his last book is eerily apparent here tho the time spans involved are much shorter.
From the distraction tactics being used to cement oil oligarchs ability to exterminate life on Earth, to the racist removal of indigenous children nothing we are seeing in the news of late is actually “new”.
It is time for the collective of Earth to say no more from the depths of our inherent spiritual power of creation. All that is not of love must end.
We must withdraw our consent and call forth the transformation of this power-over based society into something rooted in love, compassion and caring before it truly is too late for our species and so many others.
John Pilger, Truthout: Echoing the infamous Stolen Generation of the 20th century, Australia once again is “removing” Aboriginal children from their families under a government policy that smacks of social engineering and racism.
Josephine Simmons, Truthout: In Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on corporate contributions in federal elections was unconstitutional. As countries in Europe consistently have managed to find ways to regulate campaign financing, the US has moved toward a system of big-dollar contributions.
Raven Rakia, Truthout: International Monetary Fund austerity policies, as well as policies that have supported foreign acquisition of Sudanese agricultural land, have increased poverty and civil unrest in Sudan.
Samantha Wyatt, Michelle Leung, Emily Arrowood and Olivia Kittel, Media Matters for America: Hobby Lobby plans to wrongly argue before the Supreme Court today that emergency contraception, a form of preventive service such as birth control that all health insurance policies must cover under the Affordable Care Act, amounts to abortion and thus violates the corporation’s religious liberty.
Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog: Heavy fuel oil that spilled from a Kirby Inland Marine oil barge after it collided with a cargo ship on March 22, began washing up on Galveston Bay’s shoreline Sunday. The Coast Guard received its first reports of affected birds by Sunday afternoon.
The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is now officially a killer, and Charlene Dill is one of his victims. Dill fell into what’s called the “Red State Doughnut Hole,” created by Republican lawmakers. It says that if you make more than $5,400 and less than $11,400, you get no health insurance.
Salvatore Babones, Truthout: “To avoid waste, reduce inequality and maintain some semblance of market efficiency, income taxes should be used to make money as meaningful to a millionaire as it is to you or me.”
Jessica Desvarieux, The Real News Network: It’s been almost three years since the United States completed its withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. But what did they leave behind? Journalist Dahr Jamail discusses how the city of Fallujah went from welcoming American intervention to fighting the US-backed Iraqi government.
Papri Sri Raman, Truthout: The world’s most populous democracy will go to the polls from April 7 to May 12 to elect the lower House of Parliament and ultimately determine the – at present unpredictable – makeup of India’s next government.
Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: Home Depot tycoon Ken Langone said that he hopes populist sentiment is “not working, because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don’t survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.” This envy and jealousy meme won’t disappear anytime soon.
Vicente Navarro, Social Europe Journal: What we are seeing in Spain is a dream for conservative forces that have been the dominant forces over the Spanish state. They are achieving what they always wanted: a reduction of salaries, a very frightened labor force, weak labor unions and the dismantling of the welfare state.
Oliver Stone and Mark Weisbrot, The Boston Globe: The Bush administration had a stated policy of trying to isolate Venezuela, and the strategy ended up isolating Washington instead. President Obama promised to turn a new page. But today, his administration finds itself even more isolated than that of his predecessor.
The Numbing Down of America About How Big Oil Is Bringing Us to the Precipice of Extinction
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: As the mainstream media distracts Americans by obsessively covering the missing Malaysian airplane, Big Oil is precipitating a massive extermination of species around the globe.
William Greider | Spy Agencies, Not Politicians, Hold the Cards in Washington
Eugene Robinson | An Excuse To Do Nothing: Paul Ryan’s Cruel Agenda
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America’s Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted
Billy Graham’s Daughter Sees the Rapture in Malaysian Airlines Disappearance
New Research Points to Nixon in My Lai Cover-Up Attempt
Four Really Important Things You Should Know About the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS Case