Daily News Digest October 14, 2016

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Daily News Digest October 14, 2016

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#1 “Usury: The Banksters Secret War on Humanity”imageoftheday Quotes of the Day:

This massive infrastructure project is being built and financed by a complex network of dozens of shady oil companies and banks with presences all over the world. Research into the pipeline’s ownership shows us that virtually every major bank in the world is financially connected to the companies involved in the project and numerous oil and gas companies will have ownership interests in the project. But who is driving the construction of the pipeline, and more importantly who has the power to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline? The Dakota Access Pipeline project is owned by a convoluted network of oil and pipeline companies, joint ventures, and holding companies. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sunoco Logistics (ETP/SLX) currently own 38.25% of the pipeline; MarEn Bakken Company LLC, a joint venture between Enbridge Energy Partners and Marathon Petroleum Company owns 36.75% of the pipeline (ultimately Enbridge and Marathon hold 27.6% and 9.1% ownership interests in the pipeline); and a subsidiary of Phillips 66 owns the remaining 25% of the project. — The Power Behind the Pipeline

Kaepernick struck back at Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who this week called the quarterback’s national anthem protest “dumb” and “disrespectful.” “It is disappointing to hear a Supreme Court justice call a protest against injustices and oppression ‘stupid, dumb’ in reference to players doing that,” Kaepernick said by his locker after speaking to reporters about taking over for Blaine Gabbert. “I was reading an article and it refers to white critique of black protests and how they try to de-legitimize it by calling it ‘idiotic, dumb, stupid,’ things of that nature, so they can sidestep the real issue. As I was reading that I saw more and more truth how this has been approached by people in power and white people in power in particular.” Ginsburg, 83, made her remarks Monday speaking to Yahoo News’ Katie Couric. Kaepernick has been kneeling during the playing of the national anthem since the preseason. His silent protest has spawned a movement among high school, college and professional athletes. — Colin Kaepernick on Supreme Court justice’s criticism: ‘Disappointing’

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Wikileaks Reveals How Wall Street Buys Influence in the Democratic Party

 Why is the Airline Industry Exempt from the Paris Climate Agreement?: The airline industry’s emissions are as large as Germany’s and threaten the globe from meeting targets set at COP21, says Vera Paradee of the Climate Law Institute


Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: US Officially Enters War with Yemen Amid Charges of Saudi War Crimes U.S. launched strikes against Houthi rebels for first time just as Human Rights Watch accused Saudi-led coalition of war crimes for funeral bombing by Nadia Prupis usyemen Home of the Brave, Land of the Free Speech Zones by Adam LaMarra

Losing Face: How a Facial Recognition Mismatch Can Ruin Your Life Seconds later, he was knocked to the pavement outside his house. Flash bang grenades detonated, temporarily blinding and deafening him. Three men dressed in black jackets, goggles, and helmets repeatedly hit him with batons and the butts of their guns. He remembers one of the men telling him, “So you like to fuck with my brothers in blue!” while another stood on his face and cracked two of his teeth. “You’ve got the wrong guy,” he remembers shouting. “You guys are crazy.” Talley was driven to a Denver detention center, where he was booked for two bank robberies — the first on May 14 and the second on September 5, 2014, 10 days before his arrest — and for assaulting an officer during the second robbery. By Ava KofmanlosingfaceEnvironment:

What if nature, like corporations, had the rights of a person? For some people, like the Zuni in New Mexico, wild places are considered living beings. In western society, it’s companies that assume that privileged position By Chip ColwellwhatifnatureMonsanto-Bayer: The Year of Merging Dangerously The Big Ag tech giants Monsanto — maker of Agent Orange, genetically modified seeds and weed-whacking chemicals — and Bayer -— famed for manufacturing poison gas for  Nazi concentration camp use, heroin, baby aspirin and systemic pesticides — are merging. Food security advocates, consumers and non-zombies worldwide are deeply concerned. By Maryam Heneinmonsanto-bayerGreen Collaboration With the Enemy By Chris Zinda

 Ongoing Big Energy Crisis:

 The Power Behind the Pipeline by Krystal Two Bulls – Red Warrior Camp – Scott Parkin – Patrick Young

 Officers in Riot Gear Arrest Dozens of Protesters as Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Resumes By Larry Buhl David Suzuki: We Can’t Dig Our Way Out of the Fossil Fuels HoledavidsuzukiImpacted Communities Take Fight Against Dakota Access to Corporate Heads Protesters from oil-impacted communities around the country are descending on Houston, Texas, for prayer action at Dakota Access Pipeline company offices by Nika Knight, staff writerdakotaBlack Liberation/ Civil Rights:

You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums …. we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong …. with capitalism. . . . There must be a better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism. — Martin Luther King


Twin Cities janitors declare victory in union fight after 44-month campaign 600 janitors who clean Target, Macy’s and Best Buy stores will start collective bargaining for better conditions after a highly unorthodox organizing drive By Steven Greenhouse janitorsBanana Workers Are Pushing Hard for Justice for Being Knowingly Exposed to Hazardous Chemicals by Dole Foods and ChiquitaBig US corporations are all named in the lawsuits. By Michael Arriabananaworkers Economy:

From $5 to $1.22: the 200-year journey of the pound against the dollar One of the most dramatic movements in the financial world following the EU referendum was the fall of the pound. The pound-dollar exchange rate fell from a pre-referendum level of around $1.49 to a rate today of around $1.22.pound World:

One Year of Momnetum: In a year, Momentum’s membership has exploded to almost 20,000 full members, and ten times as many supporters — with over 150 local groups across the county. In the past year Momentum’s groups have taken part in a huge drive to get people on the electoral register. Our members have gotten involved in campaigns for fair pay and workers’ rights in communities across the country, mobilised for Labour candidates in by-elections and campaigned hard during the local elections and for Remain during the EU referendum. By cementing the Labour party’s presence in communities, we are building a movement that is engaged in grassroots campaigns, and that works alongside members and voters in order to secure a Labour government.momentumSouth Africa: Dramatic student protests – a harbinger of revolutionary developments This week has seen a dramatic escalation in the student protests which have flared up on a national scale over the past four weeks. The protest movement is sweeping across the country and shows no signs of abating. Protests of the scale and scope of these have not been seen since the student uprisings of the mid-1980s. by Ben Morkensouthafrica Health, Science, Education, and Welfare:

Campus Usury: My $200,000 college debt is like a growing cancer I just owe more money every month regardless of what I pay. When will this ever end?  By Jennifer Billock collegdebt Genome engineering paves way for sickle cell curegenome Mental Disorders Induced by Neoliberalism Are Crushing the Bodies and Minds of Millions Societies worldwide are suffering epidemics of mental illness because “human beings, the ultrasocial mammals, whose brains are wired to respond to other people, are being peeled apart,” writes George Monbiot at The Guardian.mentaldisorders