November 8, 2016

Who is responsible for the rise of Donald Trump? Robert Reich says it was the GOP, the media and the Democratic Party.  http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/11/07/trumps-three-enablers-gop-media-and-establishment-democrats

Undercover investigation nabs Stockton, California woman selling prepared food on Facebook, reportedly faces two years in prison.  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ceviche-selling-stockton-20161107-story.html

Anti-government protesters in Florence, Italy clash with police as prime minister pushes plan to centralize power.   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-clashes-florence-idUSKBN1300QT?il=0

“Traveling while Muslim” – Muslim-Americans claim they are being profiled as terror threats at airports.  “I have to go an extra hour earlier than anybody else, because it’s not random checking.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/business/traveling-while-muslim-complicates-air-travel.html?_r=0

Jill Stein says major issues ignored in run-up to election, “… everything from the climate crisis to the endless and expanding wars that are bankrupting us and actually having catastrophic consequences, creating failed states and worse terrorist threats.”  http://time.com/4561508/jill-stein-green-party-election-day/

Charges against two filmmakers who filmed Dakota Access pipeline protest are dismissed, could be re-instated, their footage reportedly not yet returned. Five other filmmakers and journalists reportedly still facing charges of up to 45 years in prison.   http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pipeline-filmmaker-arrests-20161107-story.html

Marijuana ballot issues in nine states could be tipping point leading to end of War on Drugs.  http://www.ibtimes.com/marijuana-legalization-2016-election-which-states-will-allow-recreational-drugs-next-2440603

Benghazi consulate guards were allegedly locals hired by contractor through newspaper ads, some of whom allegedly had ties to extremist groups. Some alleged to have participated in attack.  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/07/benghazi-guards-turned-on-us-diplomats-in-2012-attack-sources-say.html

Political lie on social media leads to 7 year sentence for Cambodian politician.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics-idUSKBN13215T

More than 20 million Americans could lose access to health insurance under Donald Trump’s plan, according to study.  http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/23/news/economy/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-health-care/

Candidates make their last appeals to voters. Clinton: “When your kids or grandkids ask what you did in 2016, you’ll be able to say you voted for a stronger, fairer, better America.” Trump: “Today is our Independence Day, the day the American working class is going to strike back, finally.” Stein: “Don’t waste your vote on a failed two-party system, invest your vote in a real movement for change.” Johnson: “It’s important for people to make a principled vote and say, “Look, I’m not buying it anymore.””

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November 8, 2016

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