Daily News Digest June 27, 2016

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Daily News Digest June 27, 2016

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Production for Humanity — Not For the Greed of the 1%!ImageoftheDayAusterity at Home and Endless Wars AbroadImageoftheDay2Quotes of the Day:

Had Corbyn maintained a principled position of opposition to the European Union, explaining clearly its class nature, posing an internationalist and socialist alternative, there would not have been the confusion that we saw among large layers of the population. Instead, the entire question was reduced to a futile argument as to whether the working class would be better off inside or outside the capitalist European Union. The whole question was posed in the wrong manner. In fact, it makes little difference to the working class whether Britain remains in the EU or not. Either way, the capitalist class will continue its attacks against living standards and workers’ rights. The real alternative is to conduct a vigorous struggle against cuts and austerity, for the socialist transformation of society in Britain, Europe and a world scale. That starts with the battle to defeat the Blairite right wing in the Labour Party, to strengthen Corbyn and get a Left Labour government elected to carry out all this. That is the only hope for the future. — Alan  Woods, Brexit vote sends shockwaves across European Establishment

To combat the rise of the Civil Right Movement, the “war on poverty” was first launched in 1965 along with the concept of “Black Politicians”. Malcolm X described this process in his Jan. 7, 1965 speech “The Prospects for Freedom”, at the Militant Labor Forum, in New York City (For complete an audio of the speech go here.) ” They have a new gimmick every year. They’re going to take one of their boys, black boys, and put him in the cabinet so he can walk around Washington with a cigar. Fire on one end and fool on the other end. And because his immediate personal problem will have been solved he will be the one to tell our people: ‘Look how much progress we’re making. I’m in Washington, D.C., I can have tea in the White House. I’m your spokesman, I’m your leader.’ While our people are still living in Harlem in the slums. Still receiving the worst form of education. But how many sitting here right now feel that they could [laughs] truly identify with a struggle that was designed to eliminate the basic causes that create the conditions that exist? Not very many. They can jive, but when it comes to identifying yourself with a struggle that is not endorsed by the power structure, that is not acceptable, that the ground rules are not laid down by the society in which you live, in which you are struggling against, you can’t identify with that, you step back. It’s easy to become a satellite today without even realizing it. This country can seduce God. Yes, it has that seductive power of economic dollarism. You can cut out colonialism, imperialism and all other kind of ism, but it’s hard for you to cut that dollarism. When they drop those dollars on you, you’ll fold though.” After the assassination of Martin Luther King and the subsequent rebellions in the inner cities protesting his assassination, the Democratic Party’s “war on poverty” started laying dollars on any potential Black leaders and grooming Black Candidates. John Lewis, formally of SNCC, became enlightened, he forego the Black Panthers and saw the Democratic Party, symbolized by a jackass, as his party. Most of what W.E. B. Dubois described as the “talented tenth” were bought off by this process. The more radical concepts that Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had developed at the time of their deaths disappeared from the scene. No one took up where they left off. The governmental policy, directed towards the ‘leaders’ of the civil rights movement, of the carrot (dollarism) and the stick (assassinations) had proven to be successful. — The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights Movement By Roland Sheppard

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Congressional Dems “Sit In” Is A Cynical, Hypocritical Election Year Stunt (Audio)


Congressional Dems “Sit In” Is A Cynical, Hypocritical Election Year Stunt: The so-called “sit-in” on the floor of Congress launched by House and Senate Democrats is a fraudulent and transparently cynical exercise in partisan branding and election year theater. by BAR managing editor Bruce A. DixonBruceDixon Brexit: Dow plunges by more than 500 points in early trading following EU referendum result The reaction came after British voters decided to leave the EU By Andrew BuncombeBrexitDowPlungesMemo Sheds New Light on CIA’s Network of Journalists By Michael BestCIAThe War on Weed is Winding Down, But Will Monsanto Emerge the Winner? by Ellen Brown EilenBrownEnvironment:

 Nestle is Pumping Millions of Gallons from the Great Lakes for Free While Flint Pays For Poison By Nathan WellmanFlint

Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

California Oil Spill Leaves ‘Gooey Mess’—And a Reminder of Big Oil’s Dangers ‘It is distressing to once again see this kind of devastation visited upon a sensitive location’ by Nadia PrupisCaliforniaOilSpills 6-months after buying Plum Creek for $8 Billion, Weyerhaeuser to close two mills in Montana: Mega corporation gobbles up slightly less-mega corporation; chops jobs to increase profits; blames enviros. Film at 11. by Matthew KoehlerWeyerhaeuser  How IOGCC Spawned the Lawsuit That Just Overturned BLM Fracking Regulations on Public Lands: In a ruling on the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on U.S. public lands, U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl — a President Obama appointee — struck down the rules as an illegal violation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.  By Steve HornSteveHorn California Oil Pipeline Ruptures Hours After Obama Signs Pipeline Safety Bill: On Wednesday, June 22nd, President Obama signed the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 into law. The bill, known as the PIPES Act, reauthorizes the federal government to move swiftly in the event of a pipeline leak or rupture. Specifically, the Secretary of Transportation is allowed to issue emergency orders if the unthinkable happens. By Farron CousinsCalPipline Black Liberation/Civil Rights:

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The ‘Revolt’ of the Anti-Corbyn Labor Party’s 1% MP Privileged Bureaucracy: Revealed: plot to oust Jeremy Corbyn by using veteran Labour MP Margaret Hodge to spark leadership contest By Michael WilkinsonLabourMPsFYI:  Margaret HodgeMargaret Hodge


Brexit vote sends shockwaves across European Establishment: The referendum result was a crushing vote of no confidence in the Establishment. It caused shock waves in the markets which last night were confident of the victory of a vote to remain.  By Alan WoodsAlanWoods Mass protest takes place as crowds gather on London Bridge to demonstrate against Brexit Hundreds of people have been protesting in the capital tonight as they demonstrated against Britain voting to Leave the EU. By Lizzie Stromme

Brexit Vote: A Pie in the Face to the Global Elites By Pam Martens and Russ Martens:


Protesters marched through parliament and congregated on London Bridge where eyewitnesses heard them shouting “migrants in, Tories out”.WallStreetOnParade

Brexit Vote: A Pie in the Face to the Global Elites By Pam Martens and Russ Martens:Matens Political Elites’ Program of Austerity Set the Stage for Brexit Scapegoating immigrants for economic suffering is easier than confronting the politicians that crafted austerity policy. : Many of the areas that voted to leave the EU actually have low migrant populations but share a sharp rise in poverty. By Dawn FosterBrexitDawnFosterThere Is No Left Exit :We shouldn’t have illusions about transforming the EU from below. But a Leave vote would only strengthen the Right. by Ed RooksbyNoLeftExit World: 

How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War: Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. by Ramzy BaroudIsraelModi, Monsanto, Bayer and Cargill: Doing Business or Corporate Imperialism? By Colin TodhunterModiMonsanto Health, Education, and Welfare:

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