Kali Rubaii’s Urgent Request: Medical Support For Internally Displaced Iraqis

Sitting with Samer on his first day outside of Iraq, fleeing threats against his father, a journalist.

Dear Friends, I am writing from Jordan (heading to Northern Iraq this week) with an urgent request for support. Below that request, you will find a more detailed update of our work over the past year. Urgent Request: Please feel free to forward to your friends. Our medical contacts in Iraq have issued an urgent…more »

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University Of California Rejects Student Call To Divest From Fossil Fuels

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Straying from the precedent set by Stanford and Harvard, university’s board of regents will continue to invest in fossil fuels The University of California voted on Friday to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal. UC is among the major college endowments…more »

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Horse and Water

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White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

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Amid reports of women and children killed in U.S. air offensive, official says the ‘near certainty’ policy doesn’t apply The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq….more »

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Why Is The United Nations Doing Business With G4S, Notorious Prison Supplier?

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees In early September, I accompanied an Iraqi friend to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Amman, Jordan to help register him officially as a refugee. It was a bittersweet day: my friend had reached safety, but he was now registering as a stateless person. I trusted…more »

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Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

PARTNERS IN CRIME (WAR CRIMES) The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable…more »

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Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

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Washington — In Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor, he took the momentous step…more »

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No City Police Needs An Armored Tank: Demilitarize U.S. Police

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Take Action Today! Help Paul Hogarth, collect the needed signatures for change through Daily Kos. Sign the petition urging all local governments to follow the example of Davis, California—and tell their police to dump its military equipment. Some of the most disturbing footage to come from Ferguson, Missouri involved the armored vehicles, assault weapons and…more »

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Return To Sender: Davis City Council Gives Police 60 Days To Dispose Of Military Armored Vehicle

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The Davis Police Department has 60 days to get rid of a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) that it recently received from the federal government. Amidst mounting concerns over the increasing “militarization” of local police forces, the Davis City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday, asking staff to devise a plan for the vehicle’s disposal. The…more »

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American Mom: What I Tell Them

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I started this poem a week or two into Israel’s war on Gaza. Given our country’s renewed march to war in Iraq and Syria, and all the children who will, inevitably, die in the coming weeks and months and years from our weapons, it remains all the more relevant. What I Tell Them I sit…more »

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Ken O’Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not: U.S. False Flag Operation

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People around the world are beginning again to think for themselves… Ken O’Keefe, lays it out perfectly on dinosaur mainstream media, calling out the fraud, the most recent U.S. false flag operation, and the true reason behind Obama’s proclamation of war. Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe is an Irish-Palestinian citizen and activist and former United States Marine…more »

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