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Friday July 31, 2015
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Bernie Sanders Draws Army of 100,000 Volunteers to First Nationwide Organizing Event
AlterNet | Zaid Jilani | 07/30/15

Over 100,000 people came together for Bernie Sanders' first nationwide organizing event on Wednesday. Sanders spoke to this army of volunteers via a video livestream, telling them they are needed if he is to overcome the power of what he calls the "billionaire class" -- the tight group of the wealthy and corporations that own both the economy and political system.

Sanders, unlike his opponents, is not cultivating a super PAC. He's not taking corporate PAC money, and he is relying on small donors; 81 percent of his donations in the first quarter were from people giving less than $200.

This puts him at a huge monetary disadvantage. Two billionaire brothers in Texas gave a pro-Ted Cruz super PAC $15 million, as much money as Sanders has raised in his whole campaign. But Sanders has a plan to make up the difference: people power. ... Read more

West Coast Heat Wave Threatens All-Time Records
Weather Channel | Chris Dolce | 07/31/15

Summer heat is gripping opposite sides of the country into this weekend, including parts of the West and the Northeast. The heat will help clinch one of the hottest Julys on record for some Northwest cities, and a few locations may challenge their all-time or monthly record highs on Friday. It's also helped set a record for the most 90-degree days in a year in Seattle and has given Portland its hottest temperatures since 2009. Read more
West Coast Heat Wave Threatens All-Time Records (07/31/15) [0:39]

Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt "Is A Necessity In Their Lives"
ZeroHedge | author | 07/31/15

Could you live without debt? Most Americans say that they cannot. According to a brand new Pew survey, approximately 7 out of every 10 Americans believe that "debt is a necessity in their lives", and approximately 8 out of every 10 Americans actually have debt right now. Most of us like to think that "someday" we will get out of the hole and quit being debt slaves, but very few of us ever actually accomplish this. That is because the entire system is designed to trap us in debt before we even get out into the "real world" and keep us in debt until we die. Sadly, most Americans don't even realize what is being done to them. ... Read more

Secret Memo Reveals US Was Aware Of Americans Killing Zimbabwe Lions; Only Concern Was Getting Caught.

Italy Youth Unemployment Hits Record High 44.2%, Concerns Rising "Recession Exit May Be Unsustainable"
ZeroHedge | author | 07/31/15

While the overall unemployment rate for the Eurozone also unchanged at 11.1%, it was renewed concern about what is going on in Italy, where unemployment rose from 12.5% to 12.7%, while Italy's youth unemployment rate, which surprisingly jumped by nearly 2% to 44.2%, a record level. As Bloomberg put it, "Italy's jobless rate unexpectedly rose in June as businesses continue to dismiss workers amid concerns that the country's exit from recession may not be sustainable." ... Read more

How To Solve A Problem Like The GOP Debate
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Seventeen candidates. Two debates. One Donald Trump. What's it going to take to survive and move on?

So, that happened. On this week's podcast, we game out the survival strategy for the 17 GOP candidates who hope to succeed in August's debate, check in on the progress Congress has made on the highway funding bill, and note the irony of Phil Gramm returning to Washington to testify against Dodd-Frank. ... Read more

"So That Happened" podcast
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, July 31 [59:00]
DN | Are Undercover Attacks on Planned Parenthood Part of a Broader Effort to Outlaw Abortion? (07/31/15) [8:28]
*DN | Exposed: The Faces and Fake Names of the People Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos (07/31/15) [14:42]
Climate Change
*VICE | Crippling Drought in the Golden State: California Soul (older, 01/26/15) [17:19]
Jon Stewart
*Jon Stewart | Democalypse 2016 - Trumping the Republican Field. (07/30/15) [9:03]
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Who gets to ride in the GOP Clown Card
TYT | This Time Trump Talks Sh*t About ... Himself (07/30/15) [3:05]
TYT | Bill O'Reilly Vs. Black Activists (07/30/15) [6:12]
*TYT | Palin: Planned Parenthood Wants To Kill Black Babies (07/30/15) [7:29]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Hillary Clinton's New Video on Climate Change... (07/27/15) [9:25]

07.31.2015. 10:07

Thursday July 30, 2015
News Articles

*El Niño vs. the Blob: Here's Why California's Drought Probably Won't End Anytime Soon
MotherJones | Tim McDonnell | 07/30/15

California could be in for a wetter-than-normal winter, thanks to the mysterious meteorological phenomenon known as El Niño. Weather scientists have been watching El Niño get stronger throughout this year and think it could match or surpass the strongest on record, back in 1997. What does this mean for long-suffering California and its interminable drought? Let us explain. ...

... What happens then? These changes in water temperature cause changes in air temperature, and as a result the whole planet's weather system gets a bit screwy. In some places, the end product is massive downpours -- Peru is already anticipating devastating floods -- while elsewhere, like India and Australia, El Niño means severe drought. ...

... Will it save California from drought? Here's the short answer: Probably not. "You creep into a drought slowly, and you creep out of it. There's no quick fix," Patzert said. ... Read more
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Washington Is Finally Getting What It Deserves As It Sinks Into The Sea
HP | Kate Sheppard | 07/29/15

The research, from the University of Vermont, the U.S. Geological Survey and several other institutions, projects the land beneath the Washington area will drop 6 or more inches in the next 100 years. That's in addition to rising sea levels due to climate change, which is melting ice sheets and causing thermal expansion of the oceans. Climate change has already caused 8 inches of sea level rise since 1880, and is expected to raise average global sea levels another 1 to 4 feet by the end of this century.

Relative sea level rise in the Chesapeake Bay region is happening faster than any other part of the Atlantic coast, according to tidal records, and twice as fast as global averages. ... Read more
The report was published in the journal Geological Society of America Today this week.

Killer of Cecil the Lion Finds Out That He Is a Target Now, of Internet Vigilantism
NYTimes | Christina Capecchi | 07/29/15

Two signs posted on the door of a nondescript dental office here asked passers-by to mourn the death of Cecil, a lion who was lured off his sanctuary and killed during a game hunt this month in Zimbabwe.

In the hours since Dr. Walter J. Palmer apologized for killing the lion, he has gone from a dentist and longtime hunting enthusiast to a villain at the center of a firestorm over the ethics of big-game trophy hunting. ... Read more

US Economy Grew Less Than Expected In Q2: Worst Economic Recovery Since WWII Revised Even Weaker
ZeroHedge | author | 07/30/15

And the culprit: the capex recovery is officially dead - fixed investment as a % of GDP dropped to the lowest since Q2 2012. ... Read more
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Blankfein Warns Of "Jarring" Jolt From Fed Rate Hike

70% Of Americans See Economy Worsening, Consumer Comfort Collapses By Most In 10 Month
ZeroHedge | author | 07/30/15

With stocks just 1-2% from record highs, because China is fixed, oil is recovering, Europe is awesome, and gas prices are low? it appears the talking heads forgot to tell the 'people' how great things are. Bloomberg's Consumer Comfort index plunged (by the most since Sept 2014) to hover at 18 month lows... ... Read more
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, July 30 [8:47]
DN | Rappel Shell? Activists in Oregon Suspend Themselves from Bridge to Block Arctic-Bound Oil Ship (07/29/15) [3:10]
Dick Cheney
*Ex-Bush Official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: "I am Willing to Testify" If Dick Cheney is Put on Trial (old, 08/30/11) [11:35]
*TRNN | Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell Larry Wilkerson says: Will Congress Unravel the Iran Nuclear Deal? (07/30/15) [5:47]
TRNN | Patrick Cockburn, author of "The Rise of the Islamic State" discusses: A New War is Unfolding on Turkey's Eastern Border (07/30/15) [8:35]
TRNN | Director of Friends of the Congo Maurice Carney: What Obama Didn't Say in His African Union Address (07/30/15) [11:48]
*TYT | Tech Visionaries Warn Against Autonomous Weapons (07/29/15) [6:02]
TYT | Turkish Government Caught Helping ISIS (07/29/15) [5:45]
TYT | Donald Trump: Sarah Palin Is "Special" (07/29/15) [3:51]
TYT | Beloved Lion Killed By American Dentist (07/29/15) [7:06]
Cecil the lion -- the most famous creature in one of Zimbabwe's national parks -- was killed by an American hunter who has boasted about shooting a menagerie of animals with his bow and arrow, The Telegraph can reveal.

Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is believed to have paid £35,000 to shoot and kill the much-loved lion with a bow and arrow. The animal was shot on July 1 in Hwange National Park. Two independent sources have confirmed the hunter's identity to the paper, which has also seen a copy of the relevant hunting permit.
RT | CrossTalk: When China Rules (07/29/15) [24:30]
RoF | Jeb Bush Goes After Elderly, Forgets Elderly Is His Voting Base (07/29/15) [3:38]
Even Conservative Voters Can't Stand The Republican Party (07/29/15) [4:06]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
Thom Hartmann | Tonight's People for Bernie Meet Up... (07/28/15) [2:39]

07.30.2015. 09:32

Wednesday July 29, 2015
News Articles

Latest National Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Beating Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush
AlterNet | Zaid Jilani | 07/27/15

Of all of the arguments the Democratic establishment has thrown out against the Bernie Sanders candidacy, perhaps the most reoccurring one revolves around electability. "Sure, you agree with him," they argue, "but he can't win."

A just released CNN poll finds Sanders out-polling all of the GOP's major candidates, though pretty much tied with Jeb Bush. Here's how Sanders stacks up:

SANDERS: 48% BUSH: 47%
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The Republican Party Tried To Kill Its Demons In 2013. They're Still Alive.
HP | Sam Stein | 07/28/15

After the Republican Party took a drubbing at the polls on Election Day 2012, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus ordered an autopsy. The party, the coroner's report found a few months later, had alienated women and minorities and came off as plutocratic.

But with another presidential election now quickly approaching, the zombie appears to be rising from the table, as the party's discourse has not exactly been focused on the priorities that the 2013 report identified.

Over the past few weeks, the GOP presidential campaign has been fixated on comments Donald Trump made, in which the candidate called Mexican immigrants coming illegally across the border "rapists." On Capitol Hill, Republicans have turned their attention towards defunding Planned Parenthood after controversial, edited videos emerged on the group's practices of donating fetal tissue. Elsewhere, GOP lawmakers are pushing to roll back Wall Street reform and, for the fourth straight national election, repeal Obamacare.

And that's all to say nothing of the current Topic A in the national Republican discourse: whether it was appropriate for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) to invoke Hitler and the Holocaust in characterizing President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. ... Read more

Who will get to ride in the GOP Clown Car?
TRNN | Donald Trump and Liberal Media: The Joke's On You (07/29/15) [3:14]

Russell Napier: What Happens When Markets Realize China Is A Forced Seller Of Treasuries
ZeroHedge | author | 07/29/15

"How would US Treasury bulls in the private sector react if they knew in advance that the second largest owner of Treasuries, the PBOC, was a forced seller of Treasuries. Such compelled selling would be obvious before US markets opened each morning as downward pressure on the RMB exchange rate in Asia forced the PBOC to liquidate foreign currency assets to defend the fixed exchange rate. Would even Treasury bulls stand in the way of such a large and predictable liquidation? If they didn't then the second phase of The Great Reset would come to pass and the decline of EM external deficits would force tighter monetary policy in both EM and DM." ... Read more

Haunting Nude Photos Bring 1970s Hippie Community Back To Life
HP | Carla Herreria | 07/28/15

The camp/commune was essentially a clothing-optional village where hippies, families, war veterans and runaways could live peacefully together. Freedom and love reigned supreme. But suddenly, Taylor Camp was burning.

And once the skeleton of its towering tree houses were dusted away, it would be transformed into a government-owned state park at the end of a road on the Hawaiian island of Kauai's north shore. ... Read more
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More News
  1. Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan (Reuters)
  2. Upbeat earnings lift European stocks ahead of Fed (Reuters)
  3. Chevron to Cut 1,500 Jobs (Rigzone)
  4. Can Windows 10 Revive PC Sales? (WSJ)
  5. U.S. Junk-Bond Buyers Left in Dark as Private Deals Become Norm (BBG)
  6. Jeb Bush Drawing Big Bucks From GOP Establishment (WSJ)
  7. Myriad of Greek Risks Means Money Managers in No Hurry to Return (BBG)
  8. Gas production at Gazprom set to hit post-Soviet low (FT)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, July 29 [13:41]
*DN | Fighting Both Sides of the Same War: Is Turkey Using Attacks On ISIL As Cover for Assault on Kurds? (07/29/15) [15:21]
DN | "Deplorable": Federal Judge Condemns For-Profit Texas Detention Centers For Immigrant Families (07/29/15) [12:13]
Offensive Autonomous Weapons
The Third Revolution in Warfare?: Science, Tech Leaders Warn Of Worldwide AI Arms Race (07/29/15) [1:42]
*TRNN | Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses: Turkey Enters Fight Against ISIS, But Target is Still Assad (07/29/15) [7:01]
*TYT | Jon Stewart Secretly Met With White House (07/28/15) [6:38]
TYT | "Who's Doing The Raping?"... Possibly Donald Trump (07/28/15) [14:17]
DailyBeast | Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel 'Violated' During Sex (article) (07/27/15)
TYT | Libertarian Leader In Favor Of Stripping Away Women's Rights (07/28/15) [3:56]
RoF | Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV (07/27/15) [28:59]
RoF | Is the Planet Headed Towards Irreversible Water Shortages? (07/28/15) [9:01]
RoF | Right Wing Conspiracy Freakout Over Jade Helm — Did We Invade Texas Today? (07/29/15) [9:39]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Signs of the Crash of 2016! (07/27/15) [9:18]
ThomHartmann | A Full Life: President Jimmy Carter at Ninety... (07/28/15) [7:24]
Thom Hartmann talks with President Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States (1977 to 1981) / Humanitarian / Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 / Author of many books, including his latest, A Full Life...Reflections at Ninety, Website: http://books.simonandschuster.com, about the Iran Hostage release, telling the truth and the United States becoming an oligarchy.
ThomHartmann | Bernie Sanders is a Man of Substance... (07/29/15) [10:54]
Thom Hartmann talks with Steve Cobble, Political Director-Progressive Democrats of America, Website: www.pdamerica.org, about the group's efforts to convince U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to run as a Democrat for President of the United States in 2016.
MSNBC | Bernie Sanders On Jeb Bush's 'Work Longer Hours' Comments (older, 07/10/15) [9:16]
MSNBC Rachel Maddow | Sanders, Trump campaigns defy conventional wisdom (07/28/15) [19:52]

07.29.2015. 10:16

Tuesday July 28, 2015
News Articles

House, Senate On Collision Course Just Days Before Crucial Highway Bill Deadline
AP | Erica Werner | 07/27/15

Hours later, in a hectic late-night session, the Senate voted 64-29 to include the provision reviving the Export-Import Bank as an amendment to its version of the highway bill. The bank, a federal agency that underwrites loans to help foreign customers buy U.S. goods, expired June 30 amid conservative opposition. Supporters in the business community say the bank is necessary for U.S. competitiveness, but conservatives say it amounts to corporate welfare, and their objections pushed the vote Monday well past 10 p.m. ... Read more

5 things to know about the fight over the Export-Import Bank
AP & HP | Erica Werner | 07/28/15

The federal Export-Import Bank expired June 30 when Congress failed to renew its charter. The bank is a small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting loans to foreign customers. Conservatives oppose it as corporate welfare and are pushing for it to stay dead. But late Monday the Senate voted 64-29 to add legislation reviving the bank to a sweeping highway bill being considered on the floor. Five things to know about the Export-Import Bank and its future:

... Read more

TYT | Ted Cruz Can't Believe Mitch McConnell Would Lie (07/27/15) [8:47]

How A Chinese Farmer Lost More Than Everything Trading Stocks
ZeroHedge | author | 07/28/15

Last night, just six weeks after one Chinese farmer Liu Jianguo invested his life savings in the Chinese market, proclaiming "it's a lot easier making money from stocks than farm work," we wondered if it was time for a sequel.

A few hours later we find out that it was because as CNBC reported in its sequel, another farmer has lost it all... and more. As CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports, just a few weeks after his glorious gamble in China's manipulated market, the farmer "trader "now owes - thanks to wonders of margin calls and leverage - as much as he originally invested.

From the hope-filled exuberance of early June to Yang Cheng's utter hopelessness, "I have lost everything," after he followed the government's 'grand plan' to open the economy and encourage stock market speculation. ... Read more

China's "Manipulated" Market To Plunge Another 14%, DeMark Predicts
ZeroHedge | author | 07/28/15

Anyone tempted to gamble on buying the proverbial dip in Chinese equities after Monday's dramatic 8.5% sell-off probably shouldn't, says Tom DeMark, who called a top and shortly thereafter, a bottom in the SHCOMP back in 2013.

Even after Monday's rout, the index could fall another 14% DeMark figures, noting that "you just cannot manipulate the market."

Actually, you certainly can manipulate the market, as the Fed and the HFT crowd have vividly demonstrated, although the Chinese experience is admittedly a bit different. As we've argued repeatedly, the retail investors who have at times accounted for over three quarters of daily volume in China have now adopted a "sell the rip" mentality after watching their life savings vaporized in the space of three short weeks, which means that Beijing's plunge protection efforts are met everywhere and always with immediate selling pressure .... Read more

German Economic Council Backs Exit For "Uncooperative" Eurozone Members (07/28/15)

According To One Veteran FX Trader, "Greece Is Playing It Correctly"
ZeroHedge | author | 07/28/15

"Greece is playing it correctly. Agree to everything. Give Germany no excuse to do what they want. Get the money. This is why France, among others, want this all agreed as quickly as possible, because they know this deal is not how it will end, but an end that keeps the EUR together must be found. The Germans know it too. They also know that they have been had and it is their own fault." ... Read more

Tiny homes

Tiny Homes: Inexpensive and Cute, but Livable?
AlterNet | Katie Hyslop | 07/27/15

A small sign affixed beneath the window of Isabella Mori's tiny 186 square foot home speaks to its popularity in her Metro Vancouver trailer park. It reads: "Taking photos is fine but only from the sidewalk please."

You can understand Mori's shyness. When your living room moonlights as your front hall, kitchen, bedroom and office, having looky-loos peeking in the windows can be disconcerting. ... Read more

Micro homes on wheels marketed to young families in Terrace, B.C.
cbc.ca | author | date

Construction is underway on a project to bring micro-homes on wheels to Terrace, in Northwestern B.C. Hummingbird Micro Homes is building on a plot of land it owns just outside of the city, and hopes the development will attract small families struggling to buy or rent a home in the current market. "We're not selling the plots of land, but they are basically for families to live in their homes at a very attainable price range," said Hummingbird's Ally Blake. ... Read more

City of Terrance, BC, Canada - Housing Action Plan 2012.pdf
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, July 28 [8:12]
DN | Clinton & the Coup: Amid Protests in Honduras, Ex-President on Hillary's Role in His 2009 Ouster (07/28/15) [15:00]
DN | In Ethiopia, Obama Hails Democracy Despite Recent Election Where Ruling Party Won 100% of Seats (07/28/15) [13:04]
GOD Particle
BBC | Particle Fever: The Hunt for the Higgs Boson (05/29/15) [1:33:00]
*TRNN | Meteorologist Bob Henson discusses: Crazy Weather or Climate Change? (07/28/15) [10:40]
*TRNN | PERI Economist Bob Pollin says: Economists Join the Fight For $15! (07/28/15) [9:03]
*TRNN | PERI Economist Gerald Epstein discusses: Dodd-Frank's 5th Anniversary Passes, But Should We Celebrate? (07/28/15) [6:46]
*TYT | Your Parents Had It Better Than You (07/27/15) [6:37]
AJ+ | Cost Of Living In America Today Vs. 1980 (07/20/15) [1:25]
TYT | Meet The FOUR People Funding The Ted Cruz Campaign (07/27/15) [9:34]
TYT | Ted Cruz Can't Believe Mitch McConnell Would Lie (07/27/15) [8:47]
TYT | Man Takes Huckabee To Bible School (07/27/15) [5:40]
TYT | How Bill Cosby Rationalizes Raping Women (07/27/15) [5:26]
*RT | CrossTalk: Neocon Retreat? (07/27/15) [23:58]
RT | Keiser Report: Bankers Lives Matter (E787) (07/23/15) [25:45]
RoF | The GOP Never Should Have Let The Trump Cockroach In Their Home (07/24/15) [5:21]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/

07.28.2015. 09:40

Monday July 27, 2015
News Articles

Latest National Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Beating Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush
AlterNet | Zaid Jilani | 07/27/15

Of all of the arguments the Democratic establishment has thrown out against the Bernie Sanders candidacy, perhaps the most reoccurring one revolves around electability. "Sure, you agree with him," they argue, "but he can't win."

A just released CNN poll finds Sanders out-polling all of the GOP's major candidates, though pretty much tied with Jeb Bush. Here's how Sanders stacks up:

SANDERS: 48% BUSH: 47%
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Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's
HP | Dr. James Hansen | 07/26/15

In 2005, I argued that ice sheets may be more vulnerable than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated, mainly because of effects of a warming ocean in speeding ice melt. In 2007, I wrote "Scientific Reticence and Sea Level Rise," describing and documenting a phenomenon that pressures scientists to minimize the danger of imminent sea level rise.

About then I became acquainted with remarkable studies of geologist Paul Hearty. Hearty found strong evidence for sea level rise late in the Eemian to +6-9 m (20-30 feet) relative to today. The Eemian is the prior interglacial period (~120,000 years ago), which was slightly warmer than the present interglacial period (the Holocene) in which civilization developed. Hearty also found evidence for powerful storms in the North Atlantic near the end of the Eemian period.

It seemed that an understanding of the late Eemian climate events might be helpful in assessing the climate effects of human-made global warming, as Earth is now approaching the warmth that existed then. Thus several colleagues and I initiated global climate simulations aimed at trying to understand what happened at the end of the Eemian and its relevance to climate change today. .... Read more

What Trump's Surging Popularity Says About the GOP Base
AlterNet | Conor Lynch | 07/26/15

... In a recent article by Jeffrey Tucker, however, it is argued, quite justly in my opinion, that Donald Trump, whether he knows it or not, is a fascist (or is at least acting like one). Much like Mussolini and Hitler, Trump is a demagogue dedicated to riling up the people (particularly conservatives) with race baiting, traditionalism and strongman tough talk -- and, according to polls, it's working -- for now. Tucker writes:

"Trump has tapped into it, absorbing unto his own political ambitions every conceivable resentment (race, class, sex, religion, economic) and promising a new order of things under his mighty hand." .... Read more

Bill Cosby Accusers Detail Trauma and Betrayal in Magazine
AlterNet | Jessica Glenza | 07/27/15

Thirty-five women who have accused Bill Cosby of raping them have spoken out in an explosive photo essay for New York magazine. More than 40 women have so far accused the comedian of sexual assault, but the cover story represents a sea change in how the comedian's alleged victims have been publicly perceived.

On Sunday, the magazine published excerpts of interviews with each woman for a 13-page photo essay, covering accusations they have made against the comedianand the backlash they have faced. Listen, he was America's favorite dad," said Barbara Bowman, who says she was raped as a 17-year-old actor. She made her case public in 2004, when testifying on behalf of Andrea Constand, who said she was also one of Cosby's victims. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, July 27 [10:40]
DN | Sandra Bland Laid to Rest; First Black Judge in Waller County Demands Sheriff Resign over Her Death (07/27/15) [18:50]
John Oliver
*HBO | John Oliver: Mandatory Minimums (07/26/15) [15:24]
*TRNN | James Henry says: How the Greek Shipping Industry Schemed to Win Big in the Debt Crisis , Part 1 (07/26/15) [6:57], Part 2 (07/27/15) [7:21]
TRNN | The Human Face of Greece's 'Unprecedented' Refugee Crisis. On a visit to a park in Athens that hundreds of refugees have made their home. (07/26/15) [11:14]
TRNN | Robert McChesney: Trump Cast as Perfect Ringleader of Corporate Media Circus (07/26/15) [8:13]
*TYT | Jeb Bush Claims He Wants To End Energy Subsidies (07/25/15) [5:45]
TYT | Look How Cool Tax Cuts For Billionaires Are! (07/25/15) [2:53]
TYT | Louisiana Theater Shooter Hated Liberals, Loved Hitler (07/25/15) [5:11]
*RT | CrossTalk: Watching Media (07/24/15) [24:42]
RoF | Worse Than TPP: Secret Economic Trade Deal Could Ruin Global Economy. (07/24/15) [8:43]
RoF | Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV (07/23/15 ) [28:59]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/

07.27.2015. 09:39

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