Daily News Digest June 21, 2016

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Daily News Digest June 21, 2016

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These 7 Images of Global Borders Reveal the Unique Brutality of the US-Mexico WallImageoftheDaySeparation of Chuch and StateImageoftheDat2 Quotes of the Day:

Obama inked his name to H.R. 933, a continuing resolution spending bill approved in Congress days earlier. Buried 78 pages within the bill exists a provision that grossly protects biotech corporations such as the Missouri-based Monsanto Company from litigation. — Obama signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ written by Monsanto-sponsored senator

Recently, Russia and China have even banned the import of GE foods. In fact, US farmers have lost more than $427 million in sales after China rejected the imports of US corn. Russia says, besides the fact that GMO’s are dangerous, its nation has enough space and resources to produce organic and sustainable foods. — Putin Punishes Monsanto as a Terrorist: A new bill introduced to the Russian parliament

In the roughly six years I’ve been writing in this spot, one constant has been this” News of what the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and gas does to the health of the planet, and the people who live here, just keep getting worse and worse. In the beginning, public officials insisted the process was 100 percent safe and could not possibly pollute public water supplies. But as the years passed and scientific evidence mounted, it grew harder and harder to deny that the risks from fracking were real and not the imagination of panicked neighbors. Radiation began to turn up in local rivers and streams. Some close neighbors of fracking rigs were able to light their tap water on fire with a match. Places that had once been stable bedrock, like Oklahoma, were suddenly rocked by earthquakes. Methane, a huge contributor to global warming, escaped from drilling sites in large quantities. And for residents of communities where fracking has taken root, the big issue was whether oil and gas drilling somehow polluted the water they drank and the air that they breathed. — Stuart Smith, How fracking ruins your health

Video of the Day:

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‘Corroding Civil Liberties,’ Supreme Court Codifies Unlawful Police Stops “This case tells everyone…t hat your body is subject to invasion while courts excuse the violation of your rights,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in the dissent by Nadia Prupis,CoodingLibertiesBefore Omar Mateen Committed Mass Murder, The FBI Tried To ‘Lure’ Him Into A Terror Plot New revelations raise questions about the FBI’s role in shaping Mateen’s lethal mindset. By Max Blumenthal and Sarah LazareOmarMateenFBIWhat’s the Point of Living Longer in a Country Where the Elderly Are Given Crumbs to Live on? What’s the point of living longer if we face more years of isolation, poverty and neglect? By Paul TritschlerElderlyEnvironment:

US wildlife needs corridors to escape heat Rising temperatures will force wild creatures to seek cooler refuges – but safe routes for them to migrate may be scarce, scientists say. by Tim RadfordTimRadfordOngoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

Fukushima: 5 Billion Bq of Strontium-90 flows to the sea every single day by MochizukiFukushimaStudy Finds Chemicals In Residents Living Near Gas Wells: On Thursday, environmental health groups and community members from Pavillion, Wyoming released the first study of its kind linking chemicals released from gas and oil production sites to those in bodies of residents living near the wells. In the town of 240 residents and another 200 living east of the town, community members have railed against the EPA and state agencies to act on fracking activities in their communities for years. This report, however, is the first to track air pollutants from the gas wells in the residents themselves. By  Sydney PerriraFrackinfStudyBlack Liberation/Civil Rights:


The War at the Point of Production: The ‘Killing Fields’ of the United States  Like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, world imperialism spreads War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death, throughout the world. Author Gore Vidal describes this era as ‘Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace’. One perpetual war, which is not openly publicized, is the war for profits.  It takes place every single day at the point of production, and is killing increasing numbers of workers every year. Today, workers are used as ‘cannon fodder’ both in the war in Iraq and in the war for profits at home. Workplaces have become perpetual ‘killing fields’. By Roland SheppardRolandSheppardThe U.S. War on Workers’ Compensation: For nearly a century, millions of workers have endured punishing jobs in construction, mining and factory work — jobs with high levels of work-related disability and injury. As a tradeoff for the dangers, they’ve had the assurance of workers’ compensation if injured permanently on the job. Employers accepted this deal, albeit sometimes grudgingly, because it removed the possibility of being sued over work-related injuries. By Stephen Franklin WarWorkersCompOil Companies Facing Spurt of Lawsuits After Robbing Oilfield Workers of Millions in Wages: U.S. oilfield workers are facing a big problem, and it’s not just the depressed prices in the worldwide oil markets. Those who have jobs, especially the lowest level and dangerous jobs in the oilfields, are at high risk of being stiffed in a variety of ways. And they’ve started to fight back. By Larry Buhl OilWorkersEconomy:


 Mexican Police Unleash Deadly Violence Against Protesting Teachers Nine reportedly killed in Oaxaca, days after thousands of teachers marched in Mexico City to protest neoliberal education reforms by Lauren McCauleyMexicoMexico: brutal repression of teachers movement kills 6 By Jorge MartinJorge MartinThousands in Okinawa Demand U.S. Military Leave Japan After Killing About 65,000 people on Sunday held a protest in Okinawa, Japan, to pressure U.S. military bases to leave the country after a former Marine was arrested in connection with the rape and killing of a local woman.Okinawa Halth, Education, and Welfare:  

WWI – Part Fifteen: How revolution ended the First World War  by Alan WoodsAlanWoods Hyperactivity in children linked to plastic additive, BPA Further evidence that children’s exposure to BPA alters brain development and triggers behavior problems By Brian Bienkowski Hyperactivity