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Chris Hedges: The Business of Mass Incarceration – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

July 29, 2013

Prisoners often work inside jails and prisons for nothing or at most earn a dollar an hour. The court system has been gutted to deny the poor adequate legal representation. Draconian drug laws send nonviolent offenders to jail for staggering periods of time. Our prisons routinely use solitary confinement, forms of humiliation and physical abuse to keep prisoners broken and compliant, methods that international human rights organizations have long defined as torture. Individuals and corporations that profit from prisons in the United States perpetuate a form of neoslavery. Chris Hedges: The Business of Mass Incarceration – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

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Chris Hedges: We Are All Aboard the Pequod – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

July 8, 2013

The most prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a species is found in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Melville makes our murderous obsessions, our hubris, violent impulses, moral weakness and inevitable self-destruction visible in his chronicle of a whaling voyage. He is our foremost oracle. He is to us what William Shakespeare was to Elizabethan England or Fyodor Dostoyevsky to czarist Russia. Chris Hedges: We Are All Aboard the Pequod – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

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Feingold Correctly Predicted Patriot Act Abuse in 2001 (Video) – Truthdig

June 11, 2013

When the Senate passed the Patriot Act after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, only one senator voted against it: Russ Feingold, a Democrat from Wisconsin. At the time, Feingold expressed concern over where it could lead. Feingold Correctly Predicted Patriot Act Abuse in 2001 (Video) – Truthdig

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Democracy: The Only Threat to the TPP – Truthdig

June 7, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade agreement that would allow corporations operating in any country to appeal to a global tribunal to sue governments for financial “damages” wrought by laws that regulate the firms’ activities. Democracy: The Only Threat to the TPP – Truthdig

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Plenty Of Surprises As World Warms – Truthdig

June 6, 2013

Nobody knows for certain what climate change will bring but on the basis of the latest research by plant ecologists, one thing has been established: there will be surprises. Plenty Of Surprises As World Warms – Truthdig

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Eat Your Vegetables. Really. – Truthdig

June 4, 2013

Vegetarians were found to have a lower risk of death from any cause and males saw benefits for cardiovascular health. Eat Your Vegetables. Really. – Truthdig

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E.J. Dionne, Jr.: The Way Forward on Guns – Truthdig

April 22, 2013

E.J. Dionne, Jr.: The Way Forward on Guns – Truthdig : WASHINGTON—Victories often contain the seeds of future defeats. So it is—or at least should be—with the Senate’s morally reprehensible rejection of expanded background checks for gun buyers.

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Financial Crisis Looms From Carbon, Experts Say – Truthdig

April 19, 2013

Financial Crisis Looms From Carbon, Experts Say – Truthdig : The next global economic shock could come from the carbon markets as an investment bubble in fossil fuels grows to the tune of trillions of dollars.

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E.J. Dionne, Jr.: Newtown’s Call to Reason – Truthdig

April 15, 2013

E.J. Dionne, Jr.: Newtown’s Call to Reason – Truthdig : The heroic and inspiring role played by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre’s victims should not be used to create what would be a dangerously misleading narrative about how they changed the politics of guns.

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Robert Reich: The Stealth Sequester – Truthdig

April 10, 2013

Robert Reich: The Stealth Sequester – Truthdig : So far, the much-dreaded “sequester” – some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 – hasn’t been evident to most Americans.

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