Truthout Stories http://truth-out.org Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:53:25 -0400 en-gb Utility Trade Group Funds ALEC Attack on Americans Using Solar http://truth-out.org/news/item/25320-utility-trade-group-funds-alec-attack-on-americans-using-solar http://truth-out.org/news/item/25320-utility-trade-group-funds-alec-attack-on-americans-using-solar ]]> News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:45:30 -0400 Labor and the BDS Movement: Two Perspectives http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25318-on-the-contrary-whose-side-are-you-on http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25318-on-the-contrary-whose-side-are-you-on ]]> Opinion Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:20:03 -0400 Fighting Bad Science in the Senate http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25317-fighting-bad-science-in-the-senate http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25317-fighting-bad-science-in-the-senate

The propensity of anti-choice advocates to eulogize false science was on full display on Tuesday's Senate hearing on the Women's Health Protection Act. That bill is a bold measure that would counter the relentless barrage of anti-choice legislation that has made abortion – a constitutionally protected medical procedure – all together inaccessible for many U.S. women.

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Opinion Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:14:38 -0400
Droney knows a thing or two... http://truth-out.org/art/item/25316-droney-knows-a-thing-or-two http://truth-out.org/art/item/25316-droney-knows-a-thing-or-two ]]> Art Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:03:47 -0400 Doomsday Trigger for Megadrought? http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25314-doomsday-trigger-for-megadrought http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25314-doomsday-trigger-for-megadrought ]]> Opinion Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:56:24 -0400 Economic Update: Civil Disobedience and Occupying Restaurants http://truth-out.org/news/item/25311-economic-update http://truth-out.org/news/item/25311-economic-update ]]> News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:15 -0400 Big Players Promoting Water Privatization http://truth-out.org/news/item/25308-big-players-promoting-water-privatization http://truth-out.org/news/item/25308-big-players-promoting-water-privatization

2014 801 wat swSpeaker John Boehner signs the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), May 29th, 2014. (Photo: Official Speaker of the House Photo / Flickr)Americans used to take water for granted, but the water shutoff in Detroit has taught us all-important lessons. We now know that the private sector is willing to be ruthless in denying access to the most basic needs of living beings, and we also know that even those who have the least resources can also have power - if they are organized.

Knowing these facts can prepare us all for the current fight over the privatization of water. Here are the basic facts as to the players and the events that are leading us to this water war.

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News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:00:59 -0400
Is the Conflict in South Sudan the Opening Salvo in the Battle for a Continent? http://truth-out.org/news/item/25305-is-the-conflict-in-south-sudan-the-opening-salvo-in-the-battle-for-a-continent http://truth-out.org/news/item/25305-is-the-conflict-in-south-sudan-the-opening-salvo-in-the-battle-for-a-continent ]]> News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:24:45 -0400 Poor Parents Need Work-Life Balance Too http://truth-out.org/news/item/25303-poor-parents-need-work-life-balance-too http://truth-out.org/news/item/25303-poor-parents-need-work-life-balance-too

The recent reports of moms getting arrested for leaving their kids unattended while they work or go to a job interview shows the reality of "work-life balance" when you're living paycheck to paycheck.... Millions of workers have nonstandard schedules, irregular shifts or on-call jobs without set hours, so they scramble from shift to shift, from daycare to night classes, or anxiously call in each day in hopes of getting a few hours of work. Having no control over your work schedule means your boss controls not only how much you're paid but how much time you spend with your kids.

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News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:15:51 -0400
"They Thought They'd Be Safe. They Were Wrong": 20 Gazans Killed in Israeli Bombing of UN Shelter http://truth-out.org/news/item/25300-they-thought-theyd-be-safe-they-were-wrong-20-gazans-killed-in-israeli-bombing-of-un-shelter http://truth-out.org/news/item/25300-they-thought-theyd-be-safe-they-were-wrong-20-gazans-killed-in-israeli-bombing-of-un-shelter ]]> News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:33:52 -0400