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Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: The spectacle of neoliberal terrorism, violence and misery has become one of the major organizing principles of everyday life. Therefore, we must examine the significance of a range of old and new media apparatuses as powerful political and pedagogical forces that shape this spectacle.
Victoria Law, Truthout: Will the Global Commission on Drug Policy's recommendations for decriminalization - along with government regulation of the drug market - suffice to stem the tide of the mass incarceration of people of color?
Dean Baker, Truthout: There are positives to Eric Holder's tenure as attorney general, but one really big minus is his decision not to prosecute any of the Wall Street crew whose actions helped to prop up the housing bubble. As a result of this failure, the main culprits walked away incredibly wealthy.
Shay Totten, Truthout: Author Mark Schapiro explains how climate change is affecting the cost of everything - and the wrong people are paying the price. His book takes readers on a journey to the front lines of a changing world, where the same chaotic forces reshaping our weather patterns are also transforming the global economy.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: As more and more species continue to die off, our planet is losing its interconnectedness and balance, and the web of life is becoming unraveled. Fortunately, there's still time for us to prevent a complete disaster.
Alanna Mitchell, Environmental Health News: Sole descendants of the dinosaurs, birds have penetrated nearly every ecosystem on earth and then tailored their own size, habits and colors to each one, pollinating, dispersing seeds, controlling bugs, cleaning up carrion and fertilizing plants. But they are in trouble.
Nafeez Ahmed, Ceasefire Magazine: The rise of ISIS was both predicted and evitable, and the West's current military campaign is already being used to neuter mass surveillance reforms at home and will likely produce further political destabilization in the region.
Valerie Tarico, Grist: Analysis of population trajectories and effects seems like an obvious and necessary part of the climate dialogue. But in recent decades, public talk about population has been taboo, even among people who are keenly aware of the issues.
In today's On the News segment: Activists take over Wall Street after the massive march for action on climate change; the Obama administration is standing up to corporate tax dodgers; Google finally drops ALEC; and more.
Marjorie Cohn, Marjorie Cohn's Blog: Tariq Khdeir, a 15-year-old US citizen from Baltimore, came back alive from Jerusalem after being beaten and arrested by Israeli police - but only because his assault was caught on tape and because he was a US citizen.
Stella Paul, Inter Press Service: Increasing levels of violence across India due to ethnic tensions and armed insurgencies are taking their toll on women and cutting off access to crucial reproductive health services. This could have huge repercussions in India, home to more than 31 million women in the reproductive age group.
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Elizabeth Warren Urges Senate to Investigate Federal Reserve About Lax Enforcement
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: "Few have been held sufficiently accountable" is a criticism that Warren often makes about the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice in regards to the financial industry.
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Noel A. Cazenave, Truthout: There is a race war raging in the United States right now that pits the right of African-American youth to live with dignity against the right of angry white policemen and vigilantes with guns to kill them.
Rachel Smolker, Truthout: The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture, SEFA and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative are among the many partnerships between industry, governments, the UN and the private sector that appear designed primarily to prevent serious challenges to the current business model.
Brian Martin, Truthout: Continual attention to non-state terrorism helps justify state power. There are several little-discussed options to address non-state terrorism, including promoting nonviolent methods and giving less media attention to terrorism.
Rachel Baye, Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Ben Wieder, Center for Public Integrity: More than 90 noncandidate organizations have spent $55 million to shape state-level races in 30 states, accounting for roughly 19 percent of state-level political ad dollars spent.
Marianne Lavelle, The Daily Climate: Scientists long expected climate change to harm human health, but one of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in one of the world's most advanced economies. Canada is belatedly struggling to cope with Lyme disease's migration into North America."
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: War without end poses a very real threat to our democracy. And if Congress is serious about protecting our way of life, they'll pass a new, limited authorization for use of force before we go the way of ancient Rome.
Heather Laine Talley, The Feminist Wire: Some have pointed out that the ways antiracist whites often post on social media appropriate black experience and sidestep a real analysis of the structural underpinnings of racism. But that's not the only problem.
Kevin Zeese, Green Shadow Cabinet: President Obama should replace Holder with a lawyer who works in the public interest, not a corporate lawyer - someone who will put the rule of law before corporate power. This appointment is an opportunity to shut the revolving door between big business and government.
Karen Garcia, Sardonicky: The multimillionaire architect of Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel, seems to hate old people, believing that they are eyesores and albatrosses around the necks of "high society." This is a Democrat, mind you, a highly influential member of Obama's inner circle of health policy advisers.
William deBuys, TomDispatch: The Wilderness Act legislated compassion toward the planet by insisting that we humans must leave certain lands alone and not take anything more from them. This third great law passed in 1964 made a down payment on giving Earth its due.
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Surfers Win a Round for Public Access to Ocean Beaches Against Billionaire
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: No one owns the Pacific Ocean, but some of the wealthiest people in the United States think that they do. California surfers, however, are successfully challenging that sense of entitlement.
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William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: The Obama administration tries to justify the US campaign against ISIS by saying both Syria and Iraq are too weak to defend themselves. Nowhere in these excuses is any accountability for the United States' contribution to the destabilization of the region.
Nicholas Powers, Truthout: Black "innocence" always has to be proven and depends on attaining a "respectability" defined by white mores and the white gaze. Why is African-American suffering so invisible, so unvalued that it takes a city in flames to see it?
Ellen Cantarow, Truthout:The Real Cost of Fracking, by Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald, paves the way for the high-volume hydraulic fracturing industry to be put on trial for its role in endangering the health of American families, animals, food and water systems.
Kanya D'Almeida, Truthout: Twenty years after the first International Conference on Population and Development, a billion people have moved out of extreme poverty; literacy rates in some of the world's least developed countries are on the rise; life expectancy is up; and yet, there remains far more to do.
Creede Newton, Truthout: Syrians in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights hear the constant shelling of the civil war that divides their community while living through the decades-old occupation, which dominates daily life.
L. Michael Hager, Truthout: The president's reported quote, "Don't do stupid stuff," is good advice. However, our policy makers too often ignore it. The Middle East wars, Guantánamo and the unconditional support of Israel are ongoing examples of stupid stuff.
The Daily Take Team, Truthout: Americans can't put roofs over their heads, put their kids through college, pay for life-saving health care or save up for retirement. It's time to repudiate Reaganomics so the American middle class can make a comeback.
Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde, Foreign Policy in Focus: Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold-mining firm for its shakedown of one of Central America's poorest countries.
Nick Turse, TomDispatch: Nearly everywhere in Africa, the US military is in action. It's not just boots on the continent and drones over it these days. For the US military, it's also ships off the coast.
Robin Marty, Care2: The Republicans' latest effort to reach out to female voters isn't going so well. In an attempt to prove that it is pro-women, the GOP is talking to women the only way it knows how - by belittling them.
Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: This episode covers why efforts against obesity fail; Cadillac's move into New York; the Atlanta Symphony lockout; subprime auto credit and bank economics. We also discuss the economics of climate change and respond to listeners' questions on Jamestown's importance in US history; current minimum wage struggles; and the economics of insurance.
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Aaron Cantú, Truthout: When proponents claim that the broken windows policing strategy reduces crime, they overlook that it has marshaled state power for a very unfair model of urban development in every city it has been applied.
Roberto Rodriguez, Truthout: At the recent international "Justice Begins With Seeds" Biosafety Alliance conference in Portland, Oregon, people with biological and scientific backgrounds, educators, attorneys, human rights activists and organic farmers contrasted the apocalyptic consequences of genetically modified crop cultivation and people's preference for non-GMO food.
Naomi Klein, Truthout: Klein's new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, resets the debate over global warming by focusing on how it is integrally related to the current economic system that spans the globe.
Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Ted Asregadoo talks to Deputy Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Paul Armentano about the health impacts of marijuana (cannabis) and alcohol and the way alcohol is exempt from Drug Enforcement Administration regulations while cannabis is classified under the strictest enforcement category.
Lois Beckett, ProPublica: The senator says "the evidence is clear: the ban worked." Except there's no evidence it saved lives - and the researcher behind the key statistic Feinstein cites says it's an outdated figure that was based on a false assumption.
Luke Kemp, The Conversation: The choice the world now faces is whether to accept a useful, yet likely insufficient, pledge-based approach, or find a way of having a climate treaty without US ratification.
Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: Civility is a gesture of respect, and the loudest demands for civility come from those who have done nothing to earn it. Uncivil remarks by people like, well, me, you'll find are similarly aimed at people arguing in bad faith.
Victoria Young discusses the failures of education "reforms" in the third installment of her series "Thirty Years Adrift on an Ocean of Reforms"; William C. Baker reveals what life is like in Chesapeake Bay, the "front line" of climate change; Darius Shahtahmasebi points out the continuity between the foreign policies of Presidents George W. Bush and Obama; Roberto (Dr. Cintli) Rodriguez reflects on his book, Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother, which was banned by Arizona schools as part of the state's racist push to eliminate Raza Studies programs; Sarah Blum criticizes the NFL's history of silently allowing and covering up domestic violence by its team members; Lawrence Davidson describes how educational elites have yet to catch up with Israel's loss of popular support globally; Bill Henderson declares that since politicians refuse to lead on climate change, activists must step up to the plate; Shepherd Bliss reports back from the Village Building Convergence in Sebastopol, Northern California; and more.