Daily News Digest September 12, 2016

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Daily News Digest September 12, 2016

Images of the Day:

 Have Gas? Will Invade!ImageoftheDayThe Murder of Native Americans to Capture Land and WealthImageoftheDay2

Quotes of the Day:

Yes, as through this world I’ve wandered I’ve seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen.  ­— Woody Guthrie

No; nor it is not meet he should. For, though I speak it to you, I think the king is but a man, as Iam: the violet smells to him as it doth to me: the element shows to him as it doth to me; all his senses have but human conditions: his ceremonies laid by, in his nakedness he appears but a man; and though his affections are higher mounted than ours, yet, when they stoop, they stoop with the like wing. Therefore when he sees reason of fears, as we do, his fears, out of doubt, be of the same relish as ours are: yet, in reason, no man should possess him with any appearance of fear, lest he, by showing it, should dishearten his army. Shakespeare, The Life of Henry the Fifth, the English Camp at Agincourt, During the Age of Kings

Videos of the Day:

 Exclusive Report: Dakota Access Pipeline Co. Attacks Native Americans with Dogs & Pepper Spray

John Lennon – Attica State (LIVE) – Apollo Theatre – New York City

Unbelievable: Watch Pres. Candidate Get Censored Mid-Sentence!

Platoon – Village Scene


In January, 2002, I attended a panel discussion “reporting back” about the hazardous conditions from the implosion of the World Trade Center. This meeting was sponsored by Cal-OSHA, “Worksafe!,” and other safety organizations. The reporters explained that The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) cleanup regulations were suspended for the cleanup of the World Trade Center “dustpile.” And that OSHA was prevented from enforcing work safety regulations and relegated to merely an advisory status. (Employers thus faced no penalties for putting workers at risk.) The haste to rapidly dispose of hazardous waste, unencumbered by safety regulations, compounded the environmental damage and the catastrophic damage to humans working and living in the affected area. To make matters worse, the government led people to believe that things were safe.  They did not inform the workers and residents in the area of the immediate risks and long range risks to their longevity. It is obvious that the government is/was aware of these risks, because it suspended safety regulations. (If conditions truly were safe, then regulations would not have to be suspended.) The knowledge of the long range potential liabilities of the building contractors, the asbestos companies, and other producers of carcinogens, is also why the government is now proposing to put limits on asbestos litigations. The driving force behind these actions was the economic necessity to hasten the reopening of Wall Street— a clear illustration of profits being more important than human lives. — Roland Sheppard, 9-11 World Trade Center Dust Cloud: How Many Will Die!

In Afghanistan The U.S. Military Complex Controls 90% of the World’s Opium Trade — They Have Been Very ‘Productive’! :  The Never Ending War for Drugs!U.S. Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion About 90 percent of the world’s illegal opium is estimated to come from  Afghanistan. Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, fueling organized crime and widespread death. Opium‘If We Don’t Lead This Fight, Who Will?’ Tribal Leaders Demand Army Corps Stop Pipeline Indigenous people and supporters hand-deliver letters of protest to Army Corps of Engineers in Nebraska by Nika Knight DakotaPipelineBreaking: Arrest Warrant Issued For Amy Goodman in North Dakota After Covering Pipeline Protest A team from Democracy Now! was in North Dakota last week to cover the Native American-led protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. On Sept. 3, Democracy Now! filmed security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company using dogs and pepper spray to attack protesters. Democracy Now’s report went viral online and was re-broadcast on many outlets including CBS, NBC, NPR, CNN, MSNBC and Huffington Post.Amy Goodman And the Ship Goes Down — The eternal promise of capitalist democracy is a future that somehow breaks from the past. In this alternate universe solutions to global warming, the threat of nuclear weapons, never-ending wars fought to control economic resources and the just distribution of political and economic power are always but one election away. Hillary Clinton is the agent of ‘effective’ change and Donald Trump is the agent of reactionary change. That the political and economic trajectories of the last half century have been uni-directional in favor of concentrated wealth and power are (1) the predicted outcomes of the theories by which they were sold and (2) antithetical to any notion of democratic representation as it is generally understood. by Rob UrieRobUrieThis is a map of underground sex-slave bars in the U.S.  A new report published today by Polaris, a global leader in the fight to end modern slavery, identified 1,300 potential sex-trafficking victims from Latin America who were forced to work in cantina-like brothels in 20 U.S. states and Puerto Rico over the past nine years. But that’s just the number of women who reached out for help on the National Human Trafficking Hotline or the Befree Textline. Sadly, that only represents the tip of a massive underground network that appears to be based in New York and has tendrils that reach throughout the country and hemisphereSexSlaves ‘A Constitutional Crisis’: the CIA turns on the Senate Tensions flare between the CIA and the Senate in the fight to release the report on torture – leading the agency to spy on its own legislative overseers by Spencer AckermanCIASenateDemonize and Distract: Sanitizing Syria for the Masses The arch pragmatist Machiavelli once wrote that, “If you watch the ways of men, you will see that those who obtain great wealth and power do so either by force or fraud, and having got them they conceal under some honest name the foulness of their deeds.” You couldn’t pen a better description of the relationship between the imperial corporate state and its supplicant media. Once the coffers of vulnerable nations are ransacked by American wars of aggression, it is the media that sweeps the crimes of state beneath a carpet of piety. The truth may come out in due time, although it is always ex post facto. by Jason Hirthler


Fall of the Wild: Study Documents ‘Catastrophic Decline’ in World’s Untouched Places With 10 percent lost in just 20 years, researchers say wilderness is being lost at a ‘staggering’ pace by Lauren McCauleyFallodtheWild10 States Report Crop Damage From Illegal Dicamba Use on Monsanto’s GMO Seeds To the horror of farmers across America’s farm belt, hundreds of thousands of crop acres have been adversely impacted by the apparent misuse of the drift-prone herbicide dicamba on Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Xtend soybean and cotton plants. By Lorraine ChowTenStates Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters:

 Obama’s BLM Fracking Plans Twarted: Judge Strikes Down Plan to Open California Lands to Fracking ACalifornia judge struck down a bid Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to expropriate more than 1 million acres in central California for oil drilling.  Judge Michael Fitzgerald found that the BLM failed to consider the dangers of fracking, which is part of the formal application process. Two environmental groups, the Center for Biological Diversity and Los Padres ForestWatch, brought the lawsuit against the BLM.Obama Black Liberation/Civil Rights: 

Inmates Are Kicking Off a Nationwide Prison Strike Today Organizers have called for a nationwide protest against “modern-day slavery.” Prisoners across the country are gearing up for what they hope will be one of the largest prison strikes in history. According to activists, today prisoners in at least 21 states, including at least 800 inmates in California, will refuse to go to work to protest what they call “modern-day slavery.” By  Kanyakrit VongkiatkajornPrisonStrikeFederal Judge finds 8th Amendment Violation in Pennsylvania’s Refusal to Treat Mumia’s Hep-C A win and a loss, at least for the time being by: Dave LindorffMumia  Labor:


 The 2008 Ponzi Scheme Is Back:

Stop the Fed Before it Kills Again Why has the Fed created incentives for US corporations to loot their companies and drive them deeper into debt? by Mike Whitney


Health, Science, Education, and Welfare:

 Archaeologists Dug Up A 4,500-Year-Old Grave, And It Could Unlock The Mystery Of An Ancient People In eastern Siberia, the last vestiges of a forgotten civilization lie buried beneath the earth. But with a team of archaeologists hard at work uncovering their secrets, what ancient mysteries will be revealed?Siberia 400 Years since the Death of Shakespeare: A Revolutionary in Literature – Part one   Shakespeare transformed English literature, reaching heights that before were unheard-of and which have not been reached subsequently. Like a blazing meteorite he shot across the firmament and cast a glorious light on an entire period in our history. His impact on world literature was arguably greater than any other writer. His works have been translated into every language. For centuries after his death his star has not dimmed but shines as brightly as on the first day. By Alan WoodsShakespeare