Daily News Digest June 24, 2016

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Daily News Digest June 24, 2016

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We Are Ruled by the 1% Criminals!ImageoftheDay One of Israel’s War CrimesImageoftheDay2 Quotes of the Day:

“You guys burnt the place down, turned it into a single column of flame. More people died there in the firestorm, in that one big flame, than died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr . . .  February 13/14 1945: Holocaust over Dresden, known as the Florence of the North. Dresden was a hospital city for wounded soldiers. Not one military unit, not one anti-aircraft battery was deployed in the city. Together with the 600.000 refugees from Breslau, Dresden was filled with nearly 1.2 million people. Churchill had asked for “suggestions how to blaze 600.000 refugees”. He wasn’t interested how to target military installations 60 miles outside of Dresden. More than 700.000 phosphorus bombs were dropped on 1.2 million people. One bomb for every 2 people. The temperature in the centre of the city reached 1600 o centigrade. More than 260.000 bodies and residues of bodies were counted. But those who perished in the centre of the city can’t be traced. Approximately 500.000 children, women, the elderly, wounded soldiers and the animals of the zoo were slaughtered in one night. — The WWII Dresden Holocaust —’A Single Column Of Flame’

In 1964 a small group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, defied the nonviolence policy of the mainstream civil rights movement and formed an armed self-defense organization — the Deacons for Defense and Justice — to protect movement workers from vigilante and police violence. With their largest and most famous chapter at the center of a bloody campaign in the Ku Klux Klan stronghold of Bogalusa, Louisiana, the Deacons became a popular symbol of the growing frustration with Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent strategy and a rallying point for a militant working-class movement in the South.”  —  Lance Hill, Deacons for Defense

“The Deacons for Defense and Justice was formed by African-American men in Jonesboro and Bogalusa, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi. They were factory workers, farmers, common laborers, fathers, husbands, and church-goers who organized to protect themselves and their communities from the terrorism and oppression of the Ku Klux Klan organizations, White Citizens Councils, and police agencies.”Lester Sloan

Video of the Day:

UN Report: A Record 65.3 Million Displaced On World Refugee Day, Glen Ford says that the US has had a hand in almost all displacement described in UN High Commissioner for Refugees report


‘Big Brother is Watching You’:  As quietly as possible, the government is renewing its assault on your privacy: Having failed to secure an anti-encryption bill, the FBI and justice department are now engaged in a multi-pronged attack on all sorts of other privacy rights By Trevor TimmBigBrotherDemocrats in Denial: The Peoples Summit : The “Peoples Summit” in Chicago might have been a chance for Berniecrats to compare experiences and insights. But summit organizers, afraid to even call themselves Democrats knew they couldn’t trust rank and file activists to stick to the script. Instead of hearing activists, they tried to herd them, preaching and exhorting attendees from keynotes and the front of the room to unite and hold their noses if need be for the lesser evil.by BAR managing editor Bruce A. DixonBruceDixonReflections on the Orlando Massacre —  More “Horror Without End”: Many decades ago, Lenin characterized capitalism as “horror without end,” As if to prove the point, in the early hours of Sunday, June 12, an armed Omar Mateen stormed into a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and massacred those inside, leaving forty-nine people dead and fifty-three wounded. by Liza R and Jose Manuel OrlandoWelcome to Half Dome, Sponsored by Nike Instead of funding our parks, the government will now auction off naming rights to the highest corporate bidders. By Jill Richardson HalfDomeEnvironment:

Demanding Ban on Deadly Pesticides, Advocates Drop Millions of Dead Bees on EPA Doorstep ‘What’s happening today to pollinators is no different than what happened 50 years ago with the collapse of the bald eagle due to the use of DDT’ by Nika KnightEPABees New Documentary “Time To Choose” Highlights Climate Change Solutions: Ten years after Davis Guggenheim’s seminal documentary film An Inconvenient Truth laid out a clear-eyed (some would say chilling and frightening) picture of the challenges facing the earth in reversing climate change, award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson has released a similarly comprehensive but ultimately more hopeful film about answers to a threat that humanity ignores at its own peril.  By Larry BuhlTimetoChooseOngoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

AP: Officials “admit deadly Fukushima meltdown coverup” — TEPCO President: We lied about meltdowns, “It was a cover-up… This is a grave issue” — “It’s an unprecedented nuclear disaster… about as bad as it gets” — Revealed “unpardonable breach of trust” (VIDEO)

 Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

New York police deploy helicopters and K-9 units to find teen who skipped $2.75 subway fare By Bethania Palma MarkusNYPoliceLabor:


WallStreetOnParade House Republicans Think the Fed Is In Conspiracy With the Rich: Are They Right? By Pam Martens and Russ MartensMartensWorld:

Britain: Fight austerity, fight xenophobia – fight for a Socialist Europe!Britain You Talk About the Collapse of Western Civilisation as If It Would be a Bad Thing by Kalundi SerumagaCollapseWestern Blame It on Rio: Politics, Propaganda, and the Weaponization of the Olympics by Eric Draitser

 “The Battle Has Just Started”: Activists Denounce Police Killings & Crackdowns on Teachers in OaxacaOaxacaIsraeli Intel Chief: We Don’t Want ISIS Defeated in Syria by Jason DitzIsrael Israel’s Fear of the Arab Jews in Its Midst by Jonathan Cook ArabJewsSouth Africa: ANC in unprecedented crisis ahead of the local government elections by Ben MorkenSouthAfricaHealth, Education, and Welfare:

Separation of Church and State:: UK bans teaching of creationism in any school that receives public funding : Just slightly more than six weeks ahead of the 2016 Local government elections, the ANC is to battling on many fronts to contain the fallout from a deep political crisis. By Scott KaufmanU.K. New Student Debt Scheme Turns Students Into Stock Options By Benjamin BalthaserStudentDebt