Daily News Digest May 18, 2016

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Daily News Digest May 18, 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!

Images of the Day:

To Hell With the New World Order!


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Quote of the Day:

Jodie Foster  QuotesoftheDayVideos the Day: 

The Life of Afeni Shakur: Mother, Revolutionary & Activist

Minneapolis Truck Strike of 1934 poem by David Smith

Fukushima The Coming Global Disaster


‘Stunning’: CIA Admits ‘Mistakenly’ Deleting Copy of Senate Torture Report: The CIA inspector general — the agency’s internal watchdog — admits to deleting its copy of the U.S. Senate’s torture report, as well as a backup by Nika Knight CIAThe Intercept Is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why By Glenn Greenwald GlenGreenwald The Mainstream Media and Its Discontents by CJ HopkinsMAINSTREAMDesire to Kill the Streetcar By MessyNessy StreetcarsEnvironment:

From Flint Michigan to Colorado — United States Genocide of Native Americans and African Americans by Poisoned Water: “Water Is Our Life”: How a Mining Disaster Affected the Navajo Nation By Paloma Beamer, Karletta Chief, Nathan Borrero and Benjamin Rivera WaterOngoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

When Nuclear Plants Expire: Stick the Taxpayers With the Bill (and the Waste) by Linda Pentz GunterNuclearPlants Black Liberation/Civil Rights: 

Black Agenda Radio for Week of May 16, 2016

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    Black Brazil Will Resist “Soft Coup” Against Workers Partya:Dilma Rousseff, of the Brazilian Workers Party, was removed from her office as president, last week, and put on trial by the nation’s Senate on charges of manipulating the budget. Dr. Gerald Horne, the prolific author and professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Houston, predicts the Workers Party will mount waves of protests, sit-ins and occupations against what they call a “soft coup” encouraged and abetted by the United States. “I think that during the Olympics, when the global spotlight will be on Brazil, there will be an exhibition by poor, working class folk to express their disapproval of what’s going on in their country,” said Dr. Horne.

Jill Stein: “I’m Not Holding My Breath” Waiting on Bernie: Kshama Sawant, of the Socialist Alternative Party, is circulating a petition asking Bernie Sanders to either run for president on the Green Party ticket, or pave the way for a “new party of the 99%.” The Greens Party are already a party of the 99%, and will be on the ballot in most states, said presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein. She said the Greens have been “reaching out to Bernie Sanders since 2011, looking for ways that we might collaborate, and Bernie has always declined our invitation for dialogue by not responding. I’m not holding my breath,” said Stein. “He regards third parties as renegades and threats to political order.”

Alabama Prison Work Stoppages Wind Down: Inmates at prisons across the state of Alabama trickled back to work after officials filled their jobs with people on work-release and starved the protestors of needed calories. “They were getting bird-fed, meaning they were getting real low portions of food because of the peaceful strike,” said Pastor Kenneth Glascow, who negotiated with state officials on behalf of the inmates. Glascow is the half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, and a former inmate, himself, who heads the prison reform group TOPS, The Ordinary People Society. Prisoners earn as little as 17 cents an hour at for-profit prison enterprises, and are not paid at all for kitchen and laundry work. The strike was called by inmates of the Free Alabama Movement. “We already have a Free Mississippi Movement, there’s a Free California Movement, there’s a Free Pennsylvania Movement,” said inmate activist Bennu Hannibal, of the St. Clair prison. Brothers and sisters behind bars have to organize “because the system is organized, and the only way we’re going to have an impact against them is if we organize in a likewise manner. Listen, Read more


Left Cover for Hoffa? The Rise and Fall of a Model Teamsters Local by Steve EarlyTeamsters1934 Economy:WallStreetOnParadeJamie Dimon and Mike Bloomberg, Two New York Billionaires, Think They Know What Poor Kids Need By Pam Martens and Russ MartensMartens


South Africa: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) before the elections – necessary remarks on the manifestoSouth AfricaHealth, Education, and Welfare:

Support Conn College Occupation: Students have been occupying the Administration Building for the past four days at Connecticut College in New London. ConnecticutCollegeDoing Harm: Medical Professionals and the Death Penalty By Jack ShulerMedicalProfessionalA Revolutionary Art Form That Leads to Social Change (Multimedia) By Eric Ortiz


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