Daily News Digest May 9, 2016

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Daily News Digest May 9, 2016

Images of the Day:

Israel’s Media Propaganda: Proving that ‘the press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal.’ — Malcolm XImageoftheDayU.S. Democracy — The 1% Rule ImageoftheDay2Quotes of the Day:

On September 19, 2000, going on 16 years ago, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the London Telegraph reported: “Declassified American government documents show that the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe. It funded and directed the European federalist movement. “The documents confirm suspicions voiced at the time that America was working aggressively behind the scenes to push Britain into a European state. One memorandum, dated July 26, 1950, gives instructions for a campaign to promote a fully fledged European parliament. It is signed by Gen. William J. Donovan, head of the American wartime Office of Strategic Services, precursor of the CIA.” The documents show that the European Union was a creature of the CIA. — Somnolent Europe, Russia, and China

These so-called “free trade agreements” are not trade agreements. The purpose of the “partnerships,” which were drafted by global corporations, is to make corporations immune to the laws of sovereign countries in which they do business. Any country’s sovereign law whether social, environmental, food safety, labor protections — any law or regulation — that impacts a corporation’s profits is labeled a “restraint on trade.” The “partnerships” permit corporations to file a suit that overturns the law or regulation and also awards the corporation damages paid by the taxpayers of the country that tried to protect its environment or the safety of its food and workers. The law suit is not heard in the courts of the country or in any court. It is heard in a corporate tribunal in which corporations serve as judge, jury, and prosecutor. In other words, the “partnerships” give global corporations the power to overturn democratic outcomes. Allegedly, Europe consists of democracies. Democracies pass laws protecting the environment and the safety of food and labor, but these laws democratically enacted reduce profits. Anything less than a sweatshop, with starvation wages, no environmental protection, no safety legislation for food or worker, can be overturned at will by global corporations under the terms of the “partnerships.” Only a traitor, a well paid one, could sign such a pact. Paul Craig Roberts, TTIP—American Economic Imperialism

Video the Day:

Warning Waxed Apple Causes Cancer

William Buckley Vs Black Socialist (It’s On!): The Presidential candidacy ticket (Halstead/Boutelle) from the Socialist Workers Party finds itself on Firing Line with William F. Buckley, Jr. Tensions flare as issues of race and slavery arise.


Panama Papers Leaker Criticizes Governments’ Inadequate Response to RevelationsPananmaPapersTTIP – American Economic Imperialism By Dr. Paul Craig RobertsPaulCraigRoberts.FBI Told Cops to Recreate Evidence From Secret Cell-Phone Trackers By Jenna McLaughlinWhen Liberals Run Out of Patience: the Impolite Exile of Seymour Hersh by Dave Wagner

FBIFCC in the Service of the Media Monopoly:  FCC Officially Approves Merger to Create ‘Price-Gouging Cable Giant’: Open internet advocates warn that the acquisition will only send cable prices skyrocketing and hurt low-income communities by Nadia PrupisFCCEnvironment:

Afghanistan: Bombing the Land of the Snow Leopard by Joshua FrankSnowLeopardOngoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

Exclusive: Release of Inspection Reports From TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline Expose Risk of Future Spills By Julie DermanskyKeystonePipline

Energy News:

02:40 PM EST on May 7th, 2016 | TV: EPA data reveals “sharp spike in radiation level” around US nuclear site — “It’s been reportedly leaking huge amounts of radioactive materials for more than 2 weeks” — Evacuations enacted… Almost 50 workers have sought medical attention… Symptoms include bleeding ulcers, burned lungs (VIDEOS)

Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

Gangbusters: Law Enforcement’s Dubious Means to Police Public Housing Residents By Josmar Trujillo

West Harlem Public Housing in Manhatten


The Spoils of War — Child Labor: From war to sweatshop for Syria’s child refugees: Vast numbers of young Syrians in Turkey and beyond are having to work instead of going to school By Patrick Kingsley


The ShadowStats Alternate Unemployment Rate for April 2016 is 22.9%. ShadowWallStreetOnParadeToday Is the 6th Anniversary of the ‘Flash Crash’; No Progress Made to Restore Confidence By Pam Martens and Russ Martens



Labour'sAdvance U.S. Military Polluting the World: Contamination Revealed at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa By Jon MitchellOkinawaContaminationSomnolent Europe, Russia, and China By Paul Craig RobertsSomnolentHealth, Education, and Welfare:

Toxic Phthalates Are Everywhere: Report Reveals Ubiquity of ‘Hormone-Assaulting Chemicals’ ‘Trying to protect my family shouldn’t be this difficult.’ By Andrea GermanosToxicPhtlatesInequality Soars as Retirement Benefits Dwindle for All But the Rich: The retirement forecast is quite sunnier for those at the top by Andrea GermanosRetirement





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