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Live at Truthdig: What Is the Future of Net Neutrality Under Trump?

The Truthdig team will sit down with Jessica Gonzalez of the independent organization Free Press on Thursday, March 23, to discuss equal access to internet content.
 

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Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is Staged With the Help of Media Working as Propaganda Machines (Video)

In an illustrated clip for Al-Jazeera English, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman explains the linguist's theory on the five filters of the mass-media machine that manufacture Americans' consent.
 
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The Dirty Secrets of the Global Hair Trade

Supplying the rich with hair from poor women and children is not “meeting a need” but creating a demand.
 
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Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author of “Finks,” about how the spy agency turned literary figures into propagandists for militarism and imperial power. Transcript added.

The Truthdig editorial team sat down with the Rev. Martin Garcia, a grass-roots organizer for the Los Angeles immigrant support group LA Voice.

 
 
 
 
U.K. Prime Minister Says London Attacker ‘British Born’; Eight People Arrested in Raids (Updated)

Prime Minister Theresa May made a statement before Parliament on Thursday regarding the attack that left five dead and 40 injured in London on Wednesday afternoon. (Updated)

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Top 4 Worst Pieces of Climate News From the United Nations in the Age of Trump

The World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations issued its annual climate report on Tuesday, making a full and final assessment of 2016.

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Lawmakers’ Letters to Constituents on Health Care Are Full of Lies and Misinformation

Emails and letters sent by both Republicans and Democrats contain a wealth of misinformation, from statements that are simply misleading to whoppers.

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Gorsuch’s Convenient Untruth

Judge Neil Gorsuch made a statement Tuesday at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing that even he couldn’t have believed.

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Children Detained 500 Days and Counting in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers

Lawyers are calling the heavy-handed approach of immigration authorities toward these youngsters—the youngest is only 3—unprecedented.

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Activists Dress in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes to Protest Texas Abortion Legislation

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel inspires a group of women to wear the book’s signature red robes to a Texas Senate meeting.

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The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America

The repressive state and market apparatus of the 19th century have returned with a vengeance, producing new levels of aggression and violence in U.S. society.

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Mexico’s Zapatistas to Use Organic Coffee to Give Trump the Middle Finger

The indigenous resistance group will sell colorfully named “100 percent Zapatista coffee, cultivated in Zapatista lands by Zapatista hands” to raise funds for a cause sure to get under the president’s thin skin.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Underscores His Lack of Concern Over Climate Change

If anything, proposed cutbacks to environmental programs are more extensive than expected.

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America Lacks an Adult in Charge

The country is rudderless and leaderless, and there’s only one way out of this crisis.

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The Earth Enters ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Unprecedented Heat and Carbon Dioxide Levels

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.

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Under Pressure, Ex-Lobbyist for a Group of For-Profit Colleges Leaves Education Department Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (pictured) to cite ProPublica’s reporting and request more information on Taylor Hansen’s role. He quit that day.

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As Vote on Trumpcare Nears, #SaveMedicaid Movement Grows

Backers of Medicaid fear that the coming vote on the GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act will result in the gutting of the program that helps pay for care for the needy.

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Why Neil Gorsuch Is a Dream Choice for Right-Wingers

Born into the conservative movement, the Supreme Court nominee has been well trained in its ideological orthodoxy.

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Farmers Suffer From a Shortage of Workers, but Native-Born Americans Don’t Want the Jobs

Although wages for farm work are rising, Trump’s immigration policy is decimating an already tight labor pool, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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