Daily News Digest May 13, 2016

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Daily News Digest May 13, 2016

As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99% — Only the 1% Voted For Austerity — The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From Austerity!

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Firefighters turn their hoses full force on civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 15, 1963.Brimingham1963The ‘Social Security is Bankrupt’ Fraud:ImageoftheDay Quotes of the Day:

 One year ago, at a conference held in Chicago on Independent Left Politics, the International Socialist Organization’s Lance Selfa observed that the United States’ corporate and imperial Democratic Party had recurrently demonstrated a remarkable capacity to seemingly “reinvent itself” by coopting once-insurgent social forces and identities. Selfa cited the party’s development of Black Democratic political machines across urban America in the wake of the Black Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the 1960s and 1970s. — Reinvention and Whiplash: Bernie, Hillary, and “Strange Bedfellows” in the Democratic Party

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Naomi Klein: Let them Drown — The Violence of Othering in a Warming World

What are the top 10 most secretive tax havens?


Obama Chugs Flint Water, Dodges Federal Responsibility, Delivers Another Cynical Lecture to Black Folks by BAR managing editor Bruce A. DixonBruceDixonTo the Next U.S. President, the Unlimited Power to Spy, Imprison and Kill  By David SwansonNextU.S.PresidentTo end corruption, start with the US and UK.: They allow it in broad daylight — Their support for shell companies, tax havens and impunity facilitate wrongdoing. Delegates at the Anti-Corruption summit should not forget that.   By Jeffrey Sachs Corruption Reinvention and Whiplash: Bernie, Hillary, and “Strange Bedfellows” in the Democratic Party by Paul Street  Paul Street Amid Embrace of Endless War, Report Shows Epic US Failure to Assist Refugees: U.S. is on track to come up drastically short on its goal to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by September by Nika Knight  Nika Knight Environment:

Naomi Klein: Radical Solutions Only Proper Response to ‘Unyielding Science-Based Deadline’: Climate crisis, argues author and activist, ‘might just be the catalyst we need to knit together the great many powerful movements bound together by the inherent worth and value of all people.’by Common Dreams staff NaomiKlein Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

Louisiana’s Green Army declares war on polluters By Stuart Smith

Fracking’s Air Pollution Puts Infants and Children at Risk of Developing Heart, Lung Problems: New Study By Sharon Kelly  FrackingSharonKellyEnergy News:

01:44 PM EST on May 12th, 2016 | Reporter: Many experts now believe Fukushima’s melted fuel burned through the concrete floors and has gone down into the groundwater — “No one yet knows how deeply those 3 cores melted into the ground… No one knows where the cores are” (AUDIO)

Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

Louisiana is Number One… in Incarceration by Bill Quigley  BillQuigleyIn Alabama, a Landfill Operator Sues Its Black Critics Amid Civil Rights Complaints By Mike LudwigAlabamaLabor:


WallStreetOnParadeBeware the “Proven 15-Year Track Record” on Wall Street By Pam Martens and Russ Martens  Martens


Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of World Humanitarian Summit, Says It No Longer Has Hope: Doctors Without Borders announced that it will not be participating in the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, calling it a mere “fig-leaf of good intentions” that will not actually hold states accountable for their failure to address the humanitarian crisis in the world today. by Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani DoctorsWithoutBoardersBeware Israeli doublespeak: A Palestinian perspective on Britain’s ‘anti-Semitic’ controversy By Ramzy Baroud IsraeliDoublespeak Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff – the Brazilian ruling class on the warpath by Fred Weston  Brazil

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