Daily News Digest April 19, 2016

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Daily News Digest April 19, 2016

Images of the Day:

The Tragedy of ‘American’ Healthcare ImageoftheDayPresident StrangeloveImageoftheDay2Quotes of the Day:

I think one of the most important things for all of us to keep in mind is that these problems can’t be solved simply through elections…My concern with endorsing candidates is that, given our two-party system, we are often seduced into believing that if we just vote for the right guy–or the right gal–then everything will be fine, when in reality, we are going to have to build a new party or an independent movement. — Michelle Alexander

We Are Ruled by CriminalsOuoteAnother MythQuote2The Sanctity of LifeOuate3

Videos the Day:

Greg Palast: Where did this guy, Barrack Obama come from, anyway?: Billionaire fraudster, Penny Pritzker picked Barrack Obama to become US president

Michael Sheen and Massive Attack members support Welsh anti-fracking film

U.S.:

From Flint’s Children to Nuclear Weapons, Funding our Nations Priorities by Robert Dodge

Dr. Strangelove’s Legacy: US’ $1,000,000,000 Nuclear Arms Program Lacks SenseDr.StrangeloveTerrorismUSSLiberty

Bill Clinton’s crime bill destroyed lives, and there’s no point denying it: The former president made sure low-level drug users felt the full weight of state power at the same moment bankers saw the shackles that bound them removed By  Thomas FrankBillClinton

The Inevitability of Nuclear War?: Nuclear war is coming. Our officials are currently increasing the chances of that. by Winslow Myers

It Took a FOIA Lawsuit to Uncover How the Obama Administration Killed FOIA Reform By Jason LeopoldObamaFOIA

New York Primary’s Dirty Little Secrets Come Out of the Shadows : According to OpenPrimaries.org, 43 percent of Americans identify as politically independent. In New York state, voters who haven’t chosen a party affiliation total more than 2 million – more than 20 percent of all registered voters in New York. Unfortunately for them, they will be shut out of tomorrow’s New York primary where the stakes for the country’s future have never been greater. By Pam Martens and Russ Martens

Environment:

Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

The Problem: Nuclear Radiation and its Biological Effects Part I The Problem51 Sailors from USS Ronald Reagan Suffering Thyroid Cancer, Leukemia, Brain Tumors After Participating in Fukushima Nuclear Rescue Efforts Video Reports 51SailorsEnergy News:

08:14 AM EST on April 18th, 2016 | TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

Labor:

Disposable Workers: Readers discuss the culture and lack of job security in tech companies today.

DisposableWorkers Economy:

China Says “No Dollars” For New Yuan:In a shocking move likely to crush the US economy overnight, China is refusing to make its new gold-backed Yuan, convertible from or to US Dollars.New YaunShadow Government Statistics No. 800: March Industrial Production, Economic Review ShadowShadow2

Shadow3World:

Just 62 people now own the same wealth as half the world’s population, research finds: The world’s richest are getting richer while the wealth of the poorest is being spread more thinly.62PeoplePanama and the Criminalization of the Global Finance System by Sharmini Peries and Michael HudsonMichael Hudson Health, Education and Welfare:

Hundreds of Baltimore Students Stage A Walkout Against Standardized TestingBaltimoreBlanket Student Debt Amnesty Now by Mike WhitneyMikeWhitney

 

 

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