Daily News Digest May 25, 2016

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Daily News Digest May 25, 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:

BillHaywood“Big Bill’ Haywood ImageoftheDayLake Mead suffers record-breaking decline as the nation’s largest reservoir reaches the lowest level in history since it was filled 80 years ago

Quotes of the Day:

So the IMF says that we’re going to break the rules of that and we’re going to lend, essentially because the U.S. tells us to do that and Greece is going to have to pay so we can demonstrate that if Spain tries to stand up and pay its pensions to people, if France pays its labor, if Italy pays its labor, we’re going to smash their economies, we’re going to smash their labor unions, and we’re going to smash their labor just as we do to Greece. Greece is a demonstration very much like when the Nazis bombed Spain, in the Picasso drew the great drawing for. This is the IMF’s version of the Nazi bombing of Spain to say, this is what’s going to happen to labor throughout Europe if you don’t surrender. — The Financial Invasion of Greece

As I have previously written, pushing Russia to war means the demise of the US and Europe and, considering the destructive power of nuclear weapons, most likely of all life on earth. The main cause of this danger is the arrogance, hubris, and utter stupidity of the American neoconservatives who are ensconced in positions of power and influence and in Hillary’s presidential campaign. A secondary cause is Europe’s vassal status, which deprives Europe of a sensible foreign policy and forces Europe to enable Washington’s aggression. What this means is that no matter what you think of Trump, if you vote for Hillary you are definitely voting for the end of the world. Will The November US Presidential Election Bring The End Of The World?

Video the Day:

Glen Ford at Left Forum Conference


Will The November US Presidential Election Bring The End Of The World? By Paul Craig Roberts

Whistleblower Revelations Expose ‘Lie’ that Snowden Had a Choice: Author Mark Hertsgaard tells Democracy Now! that Edward Snowden ‘had no choice’ but to go public with leaks by Nadia Prupis WhistleblowerVindication for Edward Snowden From a New Player in NSA Whistleblowing Saga: The Guardian published a stunning new chapter in the saga of NSA whistleblowers on Sunday, revealing a new key player: John Crane, a former assistant inspector general at the Pentagon who was responsible for protecting whistleblowers, then forced to become one himself when the process failed. By Jenna McLaughlin and Dan FroomkinVindication Environment:


Lake Mead Drops to Lowest Level in History: Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir serving 20 million people, dropped to its lowest level on Friday since being built in 1936, according to the U.S Bureau of ReclamationBy Ann Warburton LakeMeadEPA also covered up massive lead contamination of the water supply in Washington D.C. over a decade ago… justice was never served by J. D. HeyesD.C.WaterBurned By Slow Government Response To A Polluter, Residents Mistrust Cleanup Efforts: When residents don’t trust the company who poisoned their water and soil, and they don’t trust the government agencies mandated to stop the company, they’ll either ignore everything and hope for the best, or they’ll take matters into their own hands. By Larry BuhlBurnedOld pesticide manufacturing company now deemed hazardous waste zone by the government… but the same chemicals are ‘safe’ enough for food crops? By Sarah LandersPesticideFactoryThe FDA finally starts to address baby rice’s arsenic problem: reduces amount of brain-damaging ingredient, but won’t ban it  By David GutierrezFDARiceUnsafe at Any Dose: Chemical Safety Failures from DDT to Glyphosate to BPA by Jonathan Latham Unsafe

Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

Energy News:

08:22 AM EST on May 24th, 2016 | Hospital: Fukushima radiation may be eating holes in people’s brains — Report: Military brought in to hide true radiation levels — Experts: Officials covering up dire consequences of crisis… Worry over high number of cancers being detected — Public suffering radioactive-related diseases (VIDEO)

Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

There’s no justice for Freddie Gray in the Edward Nero verdict: Lack of accountability is not a one-off story, it is a trend. And when officers are allowed to act with impunity, the stage is set for more tragedy By Brittany Packnett FreddieGray



The Financial Invasion of Greece by Sharmini Peries and Michael Hudson GreeceTroika Heat-Seeking Missile Destroys Greece by Robert HunzikerTroika


Mass Civic-Military Mobilisations in Venezuela Warn Against Intervention: More than half a million soldiers and civilian militia members took to the streets of Venezuela over the weekend to defend their national sovereignty amidst rumours of international intervention and an unconventional coup.  By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas

Venezuela Strenghtens Civilian-Military Unity: Venezuela consolidated the civilian-military union as a main protective shield before increasing threats and plans participants in a coup of the right with support of the United States, they revealed authorities.VenezuelaCheerleader for US Aggression, Pushing the World to the Nuclear Brink: Michael Fallon is British Defence Secretary. He is adept at making the types of statements that epitomise the pro-neoliberal, militaristic rhetoric that people in the UK have become tired of. by Colin TodhunterCheerleaderBritain: Blairite attacks backfire as Corbyn’s popularity increases by Adam BoothJeremyCorbyn Denmark: Hundreds of green card workers demonstrate against L169 – time to fight by Jonas Foldager og Zeesean Afridi Denmark

Health, Education, and Welfare:

More Young Americans Live With Their Parents Than At Any Time Since The Great Depression: The trend of millennials returning home to live with their parents has even gotten to the point where one out of six home buyers have or plan to have a grown child at home, and home builders are building to accommodate that fact.YoungAmericans




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