Daily News Digest April 6, 2016

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Daily News Digest April 6, 2016

Images of the Day: 

‘A Little Hope’ImageoftheDay1% Robber Barons Impoverish the NationImageoftheDay2

 Quote of the Day:

In the article’s spotlight image, Obama appears in a warm navy blue suit, his hair now sprinkled with white, his eyes creased, his smile kindly and patient, his thin hands interlaced in a laconic gesture of calm. He is perched on the edge of dark wooden stool in front of an earth-toned wall. Everything about the image implores us to sink within the hushed and stormless aura of this Nobel Prize honoree. We are thus soothed into quiescence. This is propaganda at its most proficient. It is hard for a reader to object to. After all, the atmosphere is serene, the intellectual discourse is engaging, and the intimate portrait flatters one’s curiosity about power. That other stuff, the war and the fear and the dismemberment and the fire, feels so far away. In fact, you can’t even hear the screams. — Doctrine of Denial: the Atlantic Does Obama

 Video the Day:

Syrian Ceasefire in Tatters as al-Qaida and Allies Attack in South Aleppo


‘One Person, One Vote’ Supporters Better Keep the Bubbly on Ice By Bill BlumBillBlum The President’s Blank Check for War by Andrew BacevichBlackCheckDoctrine of Denial: the Atlantic Does Obama by Jason HirthlerDoctrinDenialUS Clocks Up $33 Billion Arms Sales in Eleven Months From Wars in Middle East: “In addition, the U.S. government and industry also delivered 4,500 precision-guided munitions to the GCC countries in 2015, including 1,500 taken directly from U.S. military stocks – a significant action given our military’s own needs.” By MintPress News Desk ArmsSales Environment:

Report: Health Impacts from Climate Change a ‘New Kind of Threat’ (with No Easy Cure) by Nadia PrupisClimateHealthCrisisBusiness-as-Usual Emissions Could Deliver $24 Trillion Hit to Global Economy: London School of Economics finds that under a worst-case scenario losses could reach as high as $24.2 trillion by Lauren McCauleyBusinessAsUsualThe unprecedented coral bleaching disaster at the Great Barrier Reef, explained: The unprecedented coral bleaching disaster at the Great Barrier Reef, explained By Brad PlumerBarrierReef

Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

Keystone Leaking – ‘Smart’ PIGS Fail Again: There’s yet another leak on the Keystone Pipeline – it was discovered by a “passerby” – not TransCanada itself.  That doesn’t surprise us at all, if you’ve read my report on PIGS, you’d know why. By Greg PalastGregPalast

Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

Environmental Racism: Choking to Death in Detroit: Flint Isn’t Michigan’s Only Disaster By Zoë SchlangerEnvironmentalRacismBlack Agenda Radio for Week of April 4, 2016BarRadio

  • Carolina Youths Demand Black Community Control of Police

  • Cornel West Blasts Neoliberalism, Jesse Jackson Redefines “Socialism”

  • Flint Water was Poisoned on Purpose

  • Listen to Black Agenda Radio, Read more




Russia Tells UN Security Council That Turkey Is ‘Main Supplier’ of Weapons to ISIS, Media Yawns: Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said in a letter to the UN Security Council that Turkey is the main supplier of weapons to ISIS — but the media doesn’t seem impressed By Paul KaiserRussiaISISHealth, Education and Welfare:

FDA Change to the ‘Abortion Pill’ Overrated by Jess GuhAbortionPillThe Priorities of the U.S.TaxRateTeachersDiane Ravitch: Why all parents should opt their kids out of high-stakes standardized testsDianeRavitch



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