Daily News Digest May 12, 2016

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Daily News Digest May 12, 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!

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The New Jim CrowMoney For Prisons, But Not For Education:ImageoftheDatQuotes of the Day:

  . . . The planet is hurtling towards a disturbing milestone as researchers predict that the southern hemisphere “within days” will reach a new atmospheric baseline of 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon, signifying that humanity has entered a new phase in our climate impact. “Once it’s over [400 ppm], it won’t go back,” Paul Fraser, a retired fellow with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), told the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday. “It could be within 10 days.” . . . — Dangerous New Normal as 400 ppm Carbon Baseline Expected Within Days

Video the Day:

More on the NY election fraud — The fine art of fixing elections: Looks like the Clintons were playing the real estate money laundering game


The Secret NSA Diary of an Abu Ghraib Interrogator: After working as an interrogator for a U.S. military contractor in Iraq, Eric Fair took a job as an analyst for the National Security Agency. When he went to the NSA, Fair was reckoning with the torture of Iraqi prisoners, torture he had witnessed and in which he had participated. By Cora Currier CoraCurrierObama’s (1%’s) TTIP Child: The Dangers of Free Trade Agreements: TTIP’s Threat to Europe’s Elderly by Michael Hudson Michael HudsonThank You Barack Obama for Showing Us That Peace is War by George Katsiaficas

War Is Peace


Dangerous New Normal as 400 ppm Carbon Baseline Expected Within Days: Australian Greens deputy leader Larissa Waters said the landmark ‘should act as a global wake-up call’ by Lauren McCauleyNewNormalArctic Sea Ice Could Disappear This Summer  By Dahr JamailArtic IceOngoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

California ‘Regulators’ Are Approving Fracking Permits Near Fault Lines By Mike Gaworecki FrackingNearFaultLinesEnergy News:

10:36 AM EST on May 11th, 2016 | Cover-up of massive explosion at Fukushima Reactor 3 fueled with plutonium? US government’s “worst case” scenario likely a reality… Entire nuclear core ejected into environment — Experts: It seems blast wasn’t from hydrogen — “Ejection of fuel parts… Exploding vortices suggest a steam explosion” (PHOTO)

Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

Bar-2Hillary May Win in November, but the Duopoly Electoral System is Doomed by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Freedom Rider: Sanders Supporters Can Bring Down the Democrats by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley


“Soft Coup” Finds Soft Target in BrazilA Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford


40% of Detroit Will be Deprived of Life Sustaining Water: the UN Investigates Human Rights Violations by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo


There’s Nothing Fair About Detroit’s Massive Water Shut Offs  by Shea Howell


Johanna Fernandez Speaks on the Revolution and Counter Revolution that Mumia Abu-Jamal Embodies  by Danny Haiphong


Polyarchy in the Dominican Republic: The Elite Versus the Elite by Jeb Silgado-Sprague


Zuma’s Denialism and Betrayal by Zwelinzima Vavi


“Our stomachs Will Make Themselves Heard”: What Sankara Can Teach Us About Food Justice Today by Amber Murrey



401(k) Plan Has Been a Disaster for Black Workers (And a Wealth Transfer to Wall Street for Everyone Else): A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, shows that Black workers experienced devastating declines in their defined contribution plan balances (mostly 401(k) plans) between 2007 and 2013 – an experience not shared by White workers.  By Pam Martens and Russ Martens


Spain: Podemos – United Left electoral agreement makes the right wing tremble By Jorge Martín

French “socialist” government uses emergency powers to impose Labour Law counter-reform By Jorge MartínFranceHealth, Education, and Welfare:


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