Truthout Newsletter June 3 2013


Monday, 3 June 2013


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Protests Force Monsanto to Abandon GMO Expansion in Europe

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: While the US government continues to support the growth of GMO seeds, the picture is far different in Europe. Monsanto’s spokesperson in Germany just admitted that the company will retreat from GMO efforts in the European market.

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The Wealthy Grab the Money and Make the Poor Pay the Tab

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Supreme Court Rules Police Can Take DNA From Suspects

Read the Article at MSNBC

Protests in Turkey Reveal a Larger Fight

Read the Article at The New York Times

We Need Stimulus Not Austerity to Combat Unemployment

Read the Article at Project Syndicate

The Shocking Truth About Obamacare’s Rate Shock

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey Has Died

Read the Article at The Atlantic Wire

The President and the Press

Read the Article at The New Yorker

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Bradley Manning’s Legal Duty to Expose War Crimes

Marjorie Cohn, Truthout: Although whistleblower Bradley Manning pled guilty to ten offenses that will garner him 20 years in custody, military prosecutors are pursuing further charges – aiding the enemy and violation of the Espionage Act – that carry life in prison. But he had a duty under the Geneva Conventions to report war crimes exposed in the classified materials he leaked.

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A Better Way to Tax the Multinationals

Dave Johnson, Campaign for America’s Future: Tax corporations where they sell instead of where they claim profits.

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Yes, We Can: Immigration Bill’s Rightward Drift Highlights Need for Radical Social Movements

Member organizations, Dignity Campaign: Senate Bill 744 is under the sway of Republicans and employers. Policymakers will only be forced to honor human rights if our social movements make radical demands.

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Greece and the Crisis of Europe: Which Way Out?

Marjolein Van Der Veen, Dollars & Sense: There hasn’t been enough attention paid to Greece’s full range of options to turn around its economic crisis.


Afghanistan: Is it Really the End Game?

Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus: There is no need for a chaos-engulfed finale to the Afghan War, no reason to continue the bloodshed.

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The Horrific Costs of the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Michael Norby and Brian Fitzpatrick, The Nation: Peace talks with the FARC don’t outweigh human rights dangers posed by the CPTA in country already plagued by violence.

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As FBI Seeks Capture of Assata Shakur, NAACP Calls for US Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW!: Last month, former Black Panther Assata Shakur won the dubious distinction of becoming the first woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. In this interview, NAACP head Ben Jealous says “if we are going to heal as a nation, we must look at the violence, the sort of politically motivated violence on both sides, and figure out how we heal both at once.”

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Judge Rules Google Must Honor FBI’s National Security Letters, and More

In today’s On the News segment: Wisconsin Republicans want to peek into your bank account when you’re out of work, and more.

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Today at SpeakOut

Roberto Rodriguez writes about the threatened closure of a unique indigenous learning school in LA; former intelligence analyst Heather Linebaugh supports Bradley Manning; Kivanc Eliacik reports from Istanbul’s Taksim Square; Dave Schneider considers Disney World’s fascist connections and artist Alyce Santoro shares a transcendent Manifesto for the Obvious International.

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