Daily News Digest May 24, 2016

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Daily News Digest May 24, 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:

ImageoftheDayE.V. Debs ImageoftheDay2Leon Trotsky

Quote of the Day:

But it doesn’t take a meltdown for a nuclear power plant to harm people who live nearby. Every day, a portion of the nuclear waste produced to make electricity are emitted from the plant into the air and water. It enters human bodies through breathing and the food chain. This waste, which consists of over 100 radioactive chemicals exactly the same as those when atomic bombs explode, all cause cancer, birth defects, and other diseases. Because producing uranium used in nuclear plants involves multiple steps that produce greenhouse gases, nuclear power is not just radioactive, it is also not carbon free. — Indian Point Nuclear Plant: It Doesn’t Take a Meltdown to Harm Local Residents

Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil’s newly installed government, which shine a bright light on the actual motives and participants driving the impeachment of the country’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. The transcripts were published by the country’s largest newspaperFolha de São Paulo, and reveal secret conversations that took place in March, just weeks before the impeachment vote in the lower house took place. They show explicit plotting between the new planning minister (then-senator), Romero Jucá, and former oil executive Sergio Machado — both of whom are formal targets of the “Car Wash” corruption investigation — as they agree that removing Dilma is the only means for ending the corruption investigation. The conversations also include discussions of the important role played in Dilma’s removal by the most powerful national institutions, including — most importantly — Brazil’s military leaders. — New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?:

As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people. Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will. — Paul Craig Roberts

Videos the Day:

Après avoir tenue la 5ème et derniere barricade… Loin de reculer, Lorient se soulève! (After having held the 5th and Last Barricade… Far back, Lorient rises up!)

The Financial Invasion of Greece: Economist Michael Hudson says IMF’s concern about Greek debt is bogus, this is full scale financial war, forcing Greece give up ports, pensions, properties and much more

U.S.:

The Return of Democratic Socialism by Lawrence Wittner: The Myth of the Social Democracy. Theis article implies that the Social Democracy opposed imperialist war. Eugene Debs opposed the war, but the Social Democratic parties throughout the world supported every imperialist war since World War I, with the exception of the Russian party led by Trotsky and Lenin. — R.S.

Reform or Revolution: Rosa Luxemburg warned the left about becoming seduced by liberals who speak the language of reform but serve the interests of capitalism. And she understood that holding fast to revolutionary ideals was, especially in a moment of crisis, a moral imperative. By Chris HedgesChrisHedgesThe Most Intriguing Spy Stories From 166 Internal NSA Reports : The Intercept today is releasing the first three months of SIDtoday, March 31 through the end of June 2003, using files provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In addition, we are releasing any subsequent 2003 installments of SIDtoday series that began during this period. The files are available for download here.  By Micah Lee and Margot WilliamsSpyStoriesAmericans: A Conquered People: The New Serfs By Paul Craig RobertsPaulCraigRoberts

Environment:

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return By Dahr Jamail “Scientists know that a warming climate can be expected to gradually sap the ocean of oxygen.”

Dahr JamailMonsanto, Bayer and Syngenta – the ‘Big 3’ chemical agriculture giants killed nearly half of all U.S. bee colonies with their toxic ‘neonics’ in 2015 alone by: S. D. WellsMonsantoBees

Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

Indian Point Nuclear Plant: It Doesn’t Take a Meltdown to Harm Local Residents by Joseph Mangano – Janette D. Sherman IndianPoint

 Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

To the 1%: Black Lives Don’t Matter:  Baltimore Officer Found Not Guilty on All Counts in Freddie Gray Case: Officer Edward Nero was the second of six city police officers charged in the case to stand trial by Deirdre Fulton FreddieGray

Labor:

Economy:

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World:

Jeremy Corbyn preparing to call for Tony Blair to be investigated for war crimes By Laura Hughes JeremyCorbyn

French Labour Law: The decisive battle has begun! by Jerôme MetellusFranceNew Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?: By Glenn Greenwald , Andrew Fishman, and David MirandaBrazil100% of Portugal’s citizens have glyphosate in their urine… alarms sounding over the mass chemical poisoning of humanity with cancer-causing weed killer by Isabelle Z. PortugalProtesters Rally Against US Military in Okinawa: ‘Killer Go Home’: ‘It just keeps on happening.’ By Nadia Prupis Okinawa

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