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PBC News & Comment: In California Drought, Gov. Brown Favors Frackers and Corporate Farmers

As a little much-needed rain falls here, parched Californians challenge Gov. Moonbeam’s water priorities, favoring agribiz and frackers….

–new reports shows frackers used 70 million gallons of water in 2014

–fracking caused more than 5,400 earthquakes in Oklahoma in 2014

–yesterday, I meant to mention that artist-activists installed bust of Snowden at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn (see video here), and CBS morning show only mentioned part of Oliver-Snowden chat

–in its coverage of latest “domestic terrorism” bust, CBS mentions the paid informant but goes full propaganda mode

–Obama rejects Israel’s escalating demands of Iran

–Rand Paul announces run for president

–in op-ed, whistleblower lawyer Stephen Kohn challenges corporate gag orders

–Chicago voters face runoff choice of Rahm vs. Jesus today

–Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs law banning a type of second trimester abortion

–low levels of Fukushima radiation detected in British Columbia

–humanitarian crisis continues at IS-controlled Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus

–Pakistan is ready to jump into the war in Yemen…would that make it a “world war”?