Daily News Digest November 21, 2016

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As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99%Only the 1% Voted For Austerity — The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not The 1% Who Profit From Austerity!

Daily News Digest November 21, 2016

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Anti-Trump Women’s Rights Meetup Reaches Max Cap; Hundreds Spill Into Street imageofthedayQuotes of the Day:

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. — Martin Luther King 

In 1939, Max Horkheimer famously wrote, “whoever is not prepared to talk about capitalism should also remain silent about fascism.” As a recent Jewish Marxist refugee from Germany, he was in a better position than most to opine on the dangers of fascism. We argue that this dictum still holds, while it perhaps needs a 21st-century update. Anyone who takes seriously the threat of the newly empowered reactionary right, must take seriously the role neoliberalism has played in laying out the red carpet for its arrival. Instead of handwringing over liberal dead letters, we must come to terms with the fact that we have already been living in a form of deeply destructive authoritarian liberalism for nearly four decades now. — The Supermanagerial Reich

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Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer Economist Michael Hudson explains how economic terms like capital gains are deployed to mislead the public about who is benefiting from economic policy and where wealth is going

Even if the U.S. Does Not Pull Out of Paris Agreement, We’re Still in the Worst Possible Climate Change Scenario

Thousands of dead fish cover New York canal

The original crime — The ultra-violent invasion
of the Americas

Black America Again ft. Stevie Wonder

“Race against the machine”: capitalism, automation, and technology We find ourselves today surrounded by a plethora of new technology, automated processes, and time-saving devices. And yet, at the same time, productivity growth is slowing, the economy is stagnating, and inequality is rising. It is clear that the system has broken.


The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie. — Communist Manifesto, Chapter I. Bourgeois and Proletarians  For the past few decades, the power of this capitalist states has more in more been centralized in the executive Branch of the United States Government. Learning from history and the recent events in the world, United States capitalism knows that a working class upsurge will result from its austerity programs.  Therefore the capitalist class is applying the Precautionary Principle, in order to be prepared to apply the The Iron Heal to quash any upsurge. As their spokesman, Obama, is and has been slowly but surely setting up the police state The Iron Heal. As Obama moves toward disarming the people and the working class, he is organizing an extra-legal domestic police force as capitalism, with Obama their spokesman, establishes a  gradual slide into a police state. The office of the President now has the power to declare martial law, if there is a ‘threat of teorrism” or or protest that are ‘deemed terrorist,in the United States — That would be the Envy of Hitler!  The capitalist 1% ruling class has studied history, and it knows that it is only a matter of time before the working class and it allies overthrow the misleaderships of the working class and the world’s oppressed — even in this country. Therefore, it has carried out a policy of war abroad and preparing for war at home. The only solution for capitalism, at this time is the worldwide application of the The Iron Heal, as described by Jack London in his book, The Iron Heal. In the United States it has already laid the basis for its implementation through ‘terrorist legislation’and ‘executive orders’ to declare martial law and suspend the Bill of Rights. The cops have attacked all occupy wall street demonstrations and they have escalated violence in the minority and working class communities and have written laws to encourage vigilante ‘first strike’ ‘justice’ and which as Michelle Alexander describes as The New Jim Crow, the establishment of a prison slavery system that will eventually be used for all of us. Now is the time to reorganize all anti-capitalist forces and fighters for working class emancipation and self-determination for people oppressed by capitalism for the rebuilding of a new revolutionary political organization to organize and build our combined power to overturn capitalism that is, in its death agony, waging war, famine, pestilence, and death, and the globalization of global warming throughout the world. — Roland Sheppard

The meaning of Donald Trump On Wednesday 9th November the “free world” woke up to find it had a new leader. Donald J Trump had been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. The shock waves immediately spread across the world at this news, which contradicted all the confident expectations of the polls. by Alan Woods

 Another $11.6 Billion for Obama/Trump Wars? Hell No! President Obama waited until after the election last week to propose an unpopular idea. He asked Congress for $11.6 billion extra — outside the huge existing military budget — for wars. Here’s his letter including all the gory details. Please read it yourself when you begin to hope that I’m making up some of what follows. This massive pile of money, equivalent to the annual spending that the United Nations says could end the lack of clean drinking water globally, adds between 1% and 2% to U.S. military spending — but is by itself more than the entire military budget of all but 14 other nations on earth, 12 of which top-spending nations are U.S. allies. by David Swansonhellno

Death of the ‘Liberal Class’? : Death to the Liberal Class! For as long as I’ve been involved with progressive political movements, activists and organizers have been trying to reform the Democratic Party with little to no success. by Vincent EmanueleliberalclassMapping Reveals Rising Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools by Cities Nationwide Alongside commercial ventures, local governments and police are using social media monitoring products to probe posts on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Google+, and Vine for information on protests, potential threats, breaking news, and more. Unlike the simple search of a hashtag or keyword that anyone with access to the internet can perform, social media monitoring products have the capability to read, interpret, and categorize millions of posts in mere minutes, allowing users of the software to stay on top of discussions on social media in real-time as well as search through historical archives of social media posts. Some social media monitoring products claim that they can even interpret the nuances of sarcasm in posts, evaluate the credibility and influence of a message, chart out the relationships between various social media users, recognize and create alerts based on images (including emojis), and pinpoint the movements of individuals. In short, social media monitoring technology provides the capability to constantly monitor and archive information on millions of people’s activities. By Rachel Cohn and Angie Liao

Mainstream Media, Kellyanne Conway and Soros For most long time exiles from the Democratic Party, the post election liberal meltdown as a result of HRC’s historic, unexpected loss continues to gratify as photos of White House staff in tears do little to stir sympathy. But unexpected? Only in the eyes of Democratic party stalwarts who wouldn’t know what to say to a Trump supporter, if they met one. by Renee Parsons

Trump Appoints Enemies of Salmon, Delta and Environment to Transition Team Representative Devin Nunes (CA-22), one of the most aggressive Congressional proponents of increasing Delta water exports to agribusiness and opponents of fish and wildlife restoration in California and the West, joined the 16-member executive committee of Donald Trump’s transition team. by Dan Bacher


Pentagon Pollution — The Military Assault on Global Climate The U.S. military is the single greatest institutional contributor to the growing natural disasters intensified by global climate change. by H. Patricia Hynespetagon-pollution Why Are Public Officials Protecting the Pesticides Industry? Digging Down into the Cesspool of Corruption It is based on a cesspool of corruption that is most probably responsible for more death and disease than the combined efforts of the tobacco companies ever were. It is sheer criminality that hides behind corporate public relationsmedia misrepresentations and the subversion of respectable-sounding agencies which masquerade as public institutions. by Colin Todhunterpesticides Slovenia adds water to constitution as fundamental right for all Parliament adopts amendment that declares country’s abundant clean supplies are ‘a public good managed by the state’ and ‘not a market commodity’slovenia Ongoing Big Energy Crisis:

Another Pipeline Bursts Endangering Drinking Water Of 6 Million People – Same Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline by Stivpipelinebursts Black Liberation/ Civil Rights:


Trump’s Top Commerce Secretary Pick Is a Billionaire Who Owned Coal Mine Where 12 Miners Were Killed So much for Trump’s commitment to coal miners. By Reynard LokicoalEconomy:


The Corbyn revolution: What does it mean and where is it going? – Part One For a very long time British politics has resembled a stagnant pond.  With the election of Jeremy Corbyn in a landslide victory it felt as if a huge stone had been thrown into it, making gigantic waves that have transformed the entire political landscape. But not everyone is pleased. by Alan WoodscorbynThe Corbyn revolution: What does it mean and where is it going? – Part Two The election of Jeremy Corbyn provided the one thing that was lacking in Britain: a point of reference for the accumulated discontent and frustration of the masses. It is beginning to regenerate the Labour Party and push it to the left. That represents a mortal danger to the ruling class and they will stop at nothing to destroy it. The Fifth Column: For decades the Labour Party under right-wing leadership was a pillar of support for the existing system. The ruling class will not abandon this without a ferocious struggle. The first line of defence of the capitalist system is the PLP itself. The Blairite majority of the PLP are the direct and conscious agents of the bankers and capitalists in this struggle. by Alan Woodscorbyn2City of Killers: the Battle for Tal Afar by Patrick Cockburn patrickcockburnTrump’s team will start new wars in the Middle East Foreign policy advisor John Bolton proposes carving out a Sunni state in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. As a recipe for deepening the conflict in the region, it could scarcely be bettered By Patrick Cockburnpatrickcockburn2Health, Science, Education, and Welfare:

On Trump’s Education Policy Education was not a subject of great importance during the recent Presidential campaign. It did not come up during the debates and was not often mentioned during the general election. Hillary Clinton ran with the strong support of the two national teachers’ unions and promised to support schools and teachers. Donald Trump announced his education policy while visiting a for-profit charter school in Ohio. He pledged to divert $20 billion in federal funds for school choice, whether charters or vouchers for religious schools. He also promised on several occasions to “get rid of” Common Core, the controversial standards that were widely adopted by the states during Obama’s second term. by Diane Ravitch

iPhones Secretly Send Call History to Apple, Security Firm Says By Kim Zetteriphones