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  • Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income

    By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

    Protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York, on Nov. 17, 2011. The protests reflected anger over the growing income gap and the global debt crisis. (Photo: Marcus Yam / The New York Times) Protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York, on November 17, 2011. The protests reflected anger over the growing income gap and the global debt crisis. (Photo: Marcus Yam / The New York Times)

    Absent new job creation, we need the assurance that every family will receive a guaranteed income, especially in light of the extreme wealth derived from decades of new technologies funded by our tax dollars, says Paul Buchheit, author of Disposable Americans. Independent studies of guaranteed income programs show improved education and health outcomes, as well as more stability for families.

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  • Turkish Bodyguards Attacked US Demonstrators. Why Has Trump Said Nothing?

    Turkish Bodyguards Attacked US Demonstrators. Why Has Trump Said Nothing?

    By Ron Fein, Truthout | News Analysis

    Trump took an oath to defend the First Amendment, but when peaceful demonstrators outside the Turkish embassy were assaulted by Turkish presidential bodyguards, Trump's prolific Twitter account was strangely silent. Was the silence owing to diplomatic discretion or a conflict of interest in the shape of two luxury towers in Istanbul bearing the Trump name?

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  • Prison Rips Babies From the Arms of Their Mothers: A View From Behind Bars

    Prison Rips Babies From the Arms of Their Mothers: A View From Behind Bars

    By Mary Fish, Truthout | Report

    When women are incarcerated, their children become "collateral damage" within a system that's more focused on punishment than providing the support needed by women struggling with poverty, abuse or addiction. Mary Fish, herself an incarcerated mother and grandmother in Oklahoma -- which has the highest incarceration rate for women in the US -- interviews fellow prisoners about how incarceration has affected their relationships with their children.

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