Daily News Digest April 29, 2016

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Daily News Digest April 29, 2016

Images of the Day:

The richest 1% will own more than 50% of the world’s wealth by 2016 ImageoftheDay2Champaign for the 1% Tax Dodgers and Prison for the DebtorsImageoftheDay Quotes of the Day: 

. . . The ultimate logic of racism is genocide, and if one says that one is not good enough to have a job that is a solid quality job, if one is not good enough to have access to public accommodations, if one is not good enough to have the right to vote, if one is not good enough to live next door to him, if one is not good enough to marry his daughter because of his race, then at that moment, that person is saying that that person who is not good to do all of this is not fit to exist or to live. And that is the ultimate logic of racism. . . . — Martin Luther King

Little bitty Benton Harbor was the testing ground. It was the testing ground to see what they can get away with….It’s comin’ to your city next, whether you like it or not.  — Rev. Edward Pinkney

Due to illness, CTU leader Karen Lewis was unable to run against Emanuel for mayor in the last elections. Chicago workers must continue to organize, lay the foundations for running an independent labor candidate against Emanuel as well as against Rauner at the state level. This can spark a major break from the parties of big business for the labor movement across the country. Teachers have been a bulwark against attacks on children in the age of austerity, and now this movement can and must spread to the political arena. The fight against cuts in education is inseparably linked to the struggles against mass incarceration, low wages, high rent, and police violence. These problems all have a common root: the for-profit capitalist system and its representatives in the Republican and Democratic parties. We must fight with the CTU, fight for a mass socialist party based on the working class, and fight for a socialist revolution. — Chicago Teachers Union Strikes Back

Video the Day:

How the World Runs on Looting the Congo // Empire_File024


Inequality Will Increase Until There’s a Revolution: America’s wealth concentration has increased tenfold since Bill Clinton first ran for president. by Bob LordInequalityLetter Details FBI Plan for Secretive Anti-Radicalization Committees By Cora Currier and Murtaza HussainFBITaking Page from Israel War Tactics, US Military Employs Controversial ‘Roof Knocking’: Tactic criticized by UN commission used “extensively” during Israel’s deadly 2014 bombing of Gaza by Andrea GermanosRoofKnocking Erika Rocha’s Suicide Underscores the Damage That Prison Is Wreaking on Youth By Colby LenzEriksRoca Environment:

Genocide in Michigan: Michigan Official Tried to Manipulate Lead Tests—Eight Years Ago: In 2008, a Michigan environmental official told lead test technicians to “bump out” sky-high lead results by collecting more clean water samples by Nika KnightMichiganLead Why I Wrote a Book About How to Clean Up Toxic Debates By James HogganJamesHoggan Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

Blind mice and bird brains: the silent spring of Chernobyl and Fukushima By Linda Pentz Gunter

Radioactivity warning sign on the hill at the east end of Chernobyl's Red Forest, so called due to the characteristic hue of the pine trees killed by high levels of radiation after the disaster. Photo: Timm Suess via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA).
Radioactivity warning sign on the hill at the east end of Chernobyl’s Red Forest, so called due to the characteristic hue of the pine trees killed by high levels of radiation after the disaster. Photo: Timm Suess via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA).

Energy News:

11:45 AM EST on April 28th, 2016 | TV: North America will not be safe from Fukushima radiation if plant keeps leaking — Animals “suddenly died” on west coast right after 2011 disaster… Whole world noticed this strange phenomenon — “Fatally high” levels of radioactive material has entered ocean… serious pollution is ongoing (VIDEO)

Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

Rev. Pinkney was Right: It’s Comin’ to Your City Next! by Polly Hughes


What I Told the Attorney General and the HUD Secretary About My Criminal Record By Ronald Lewis, Helen Stokes, and Tyrone PeakeCriminalRecord Sanders Prepares to Bow Down to Hillary, But Many of His Supporters Won’t by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

  • 2016 presidential campaignGlenFordBernie Sanders has endorsed President Obama’s troop escalation in Syria, once again showing that “he is no more ‘progressive’ than Obama on foreign policy, and just as dishonest – a true Democrat. Sanders will ultimately bow to Hillary Clinton, while still claiming that the Democratic Party can be transformed from the inside. However, millions will have witnessed that the campaign proves exactly the opposite ‑— and will seek alternatives. Read more


Chicago Teachers Union Strikes Back By Andrew WagnerChicagoTeachers Economy:

 Debacle at Doha: The Collapse of the Old Oil Order By Michael T. Klare DebacleAtDoha

WallStreetOnParadeIs the Wall Street Cartel Regrouping? Regulator Fires Warning Shot: Remember the chat rooms dubbed “The Cartel” and “The Bandits Club” that contributed to felony counts against the mega Wall Street banks last May for rigging the foreign currency markets? How about that classic from the Barclays chat room trader: “if you aint cheating, you aint trying.” By Pam Martens and Russ Martens


Britain: Support strong for junior doctors as the struggle escalates by Socialist AppealBritainHealth, Education, and Welfare:

How a Democrat Killed Welfare: Bill Clinton gutted welfare and criminalized the poor, all while funneling more money into the carceral state. by Premilla NadasenClintonWelfareHow the Mainstream Corporate Media Get It Wrong on Student Debt By Pam VogelStudentDebt



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