Daily News Digest May 20, 2016

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Daily News Digest May 20, 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:

CapitalismImageoftheDatRobert SmallsRobertSmalls Quote of the Day:

These are times of decisiveness, either you are revolutionary or you are capitalist, the ability of social-democracy of making fiery speeches and then acting as a firefighter to put them down is coming to an end.” This is correct. As we have explained, the attempt to regulate capitalism has failed. There are only two ways out: either to go back to “normal” capitalism (that is, to make the workers pay the price for the crisis), or to go forward to socialism (that is to make the capitalists pay). It it not too late. The hour is one of extreme danger. This can only be overcome by extreme measures and firmness. Enough with vacillations. Carry out the revolution to the end! — Venezuela – a last warning

… “If you wanted to medicate the masses to create mindless, slave-like prisoners who didn’t even know they were imprisoned, this is surely a good way to do it. Spraying lithium into our skies, along with countless other bacteria, viruses, prions, parasites, fungi, carcinogens, toxins, hormone-altering drugs, anti-flora and anti-fauna, as well as gene-altering micro-dust is nothing more than bio-warfare against the world’s citizenry.” — New evidence suggests the government is using NASA to air drop Lithium on the masses

Videos the Day:

The coming pension meltdown: Low interest rates destroying pensions


(Fifty Years Later) U.S. finally admits Agent Orange residue poisoned its own soldiers (Audio)AgentOrange Poll Finds Two-Thirds of Americans Teetering on Financial Edge: ‘The more we learn about the balance sheets of Americans, it becomes quite alarming.’ By Deirdre FultonOnFinancialEdgeNew evidence suggests the government is using NASA to air drop Lithium on the masses By D. SamuelsonLithium


With New Drinking Water Advisory, Dozens of Communities Suddenly Have Dangerous Water: The EPA announced new drinking water health advisory levels today for the industrial chemicals PFOA and PFOS. The new levels — .07 parts per billion (ppb) for both chemicals — are significantly lower than standards the agency issued in 2009, which were .4 ppb for PFOA and .2 ppb for PFOS. In areas where both PFOA and PFOS are present, the advisory suggests a maximum combined level of .07 ppb. While the old levels were calculated based on the assumption that people were drinking the contaminants only for weeks or months, the new standards assume lifetime exposure and reflect more recent research.  By Sharon LernerharonLernerGreenwashing, Welfarism, and Capitalism: The Humane Society and the Selling of the TPP by Richard FosterGreenwashing United Nations, in the Service of Monsanto, Greenwashing of Glyphosate: (Why the UN Hasn’t Give Glyphosate a Clean Bill of Health by Georgina Downs) No, the UN Has Not Given Glyphosate a ‘Clean Bill of Health’: News headlines today suggest that a UN report on glyphosate residues has given the controversial herbicide a clean bill of health, but that’s seriously misleading by Georgina DownsGlyphosate

Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

“End the Circus”: Big Oil Group Plots to Exclude Public from Public Lands Bidding at IOGCC Meeting By Steve HornSteveHorn

Energy News:

11:02 AM EST on May 19th, 2016 | Expert: Billions of pieces Fukushima nuclear fuel have spread pretty much everywhere — “It’s truly frightening… wherever there’s cesium, there’s plutonium” — Atomic bomb had one pound of uranium… Fukushima had hundreds of tons — TV: “Abundant quantities” of plutonium are being found (VIDEO)

Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

The Day the Music Died — Malcolm Xs Assassination By Roland Sheppard (The below image is of William Bradley — the man that Talmadge Hayer identified as the one who shot the shotgun. Zak Kondo also identified William Bradley as the assassin with the shotgun.)WilliamBradely

Down with the Duopoly: The Republicans Have Split; Now It’s the Democrat’s Turn by BAR executive editor Glen Ford



Tyson Foods runs slave camp as workers are forced to wear diapers, denied bathroom breaks by Isabelle Z.TysonFoods


Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Turn Silicon Valley Into Detroit?: The proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) like to describe it as a free-trade deal for the 21st century. That might be a good sales pitch, but it’s not accurate. The TPP has little to with reducing trade barriers, which in most cases were already low. The TPP can more accurately be described as a piñata that is chock full of special deals for the corporate interests who negotiated it. It will likely do more to impede trade than promote it, and in the process it creates rules that potentially override democratic decision-making at all levels of government.  By Dean BakerDean Baker


France begins a week of rolling strikes By Catherine HardyFranceVenezuela – a last warning: The assault against the Bolivarian revolution has intensified in the recent days and weeks. Editorials and front pages in US and Spanish newspapers are screaming about hunger in Venezuela and demanding the removal of the “dictatorial regime”. by Jorge MartínVenezuelaIs China a House of Cards?: Let’s start by examining what the Dragon himself – President Xi Jinping – has to say about China being largely derided in influential Beltway circles as a House of Cards. by Pepe EscobarChina

Health, Education, and Welfare:

‘We Don’t Need Their Education — We Don’tNeed Their Thought Control’EducationWhy American healthcare would be better off without the Food and Drug Administration: it causes more harm than good! By Isabelle Z.FDA




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