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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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Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria

”Some atrocities are not past but present.  Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand.  Often times they do this in the belief that, if the world hears, there will be an outcry an something will be done.”                           ~ Daniel Glover

Updated to include Syria September 11, 2014 Take Action Today! Sing the Petition Below! Please become a signatory on this letter opposing violent intervention in Iraq and Syria. Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand….more »

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Vancouver Canada Blocks Israeli Container Ship Zim Djibouti

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Vancouver Canada Blocks Israeli Ship: Tremendous Victory In a four-day standoff pitting human rights groups and organized labor against Israeli shipping giant Zim, the giant was defeated today in Vancouver, Canada. The huge container ship Zim Djibouti first docked at the high-tech Deltaport facility on September 5, only to discover that the workers had agreed…more »

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Take Action: Don’t Let Israel Get Away With Gaza Massacre

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Today is the fiftieth day of Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and it appears that a long-term ceasefire may be imminent. Take these actions: 1. Sign our petition at holdisraelaccountable.org. 2. Share this graphic on Facebook and Twitter. The devastation in Gaza is staggering. More than 2,000 Palestinians killed, at least 70 percent civilians….more »

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Take a Moment for Gaza, The Planet, and Your Own Community

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By taking one or more actions you join a growing conscious family working to: protect lives and livelihoods in Gaza and other Middle East Countries, reduce environmental degradation from weapons and warfare, and bring much needed funds back home to the U.S. 5 MINUTES Sign petitions stopping weapon profits, civilian deaths, and the destruction of…more »

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Nobel Laureates, Artists And Public Intellectuals Call For Immediate Military Embargo On Israel

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Join Humanity ~ Sign On “With the establishment of a relationship of oppression, violence has already begun. Never in history has violence been initiated by the oppressed. …There would be no oppressed had there been no prior of violence to establish their subjugation.” –Paulo Freire Israel has once again unleashed the full force of its…more »

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Never Before In My Life Have I Seen…

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I’m asking you as an Israeli–we need you to tell Israeli leaders you won’t accept racism, you won’t accept human rights violations, you won’t accept occupation and the killing of civilians. This is not the time for silence. Sign the Open Letter TAKE ACTION! Dear Friends, My name is Eran Efrati, I am Jewish, a…more »

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Press @JohnKerry & @WhiteHouse for #Gaza Ceasefire

Petition Background The Israeli military carried out a second night of airstrikes in Gaza July 8. As of Wednesday morning, July 9, at least 29 Palestinians had been killed since the airstrikes began July 7, including seven children under the age of 16. [1] At least two Israelis had been lightly wounded by rocket fire…more »

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Here’s how Sadeq can get married

Graphic: Architect Hani Hassan designed energy efficient homes that are expandable to 2 stories, a good way to care for aging parents someday

Sadeq and his fiancé are ready to marry. He has a job — check. He can support a wife and family — check. As soon as their house is finished — pending, they can get married. Sadeq’s family, his neighbors, and the American nonprofit called Rebuilding Alliance are building him an affordable 3 bedroom home…more »

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#NoScarJo: Should Oxfam Sever Ties With Scarlett Johansson?

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Just seven days after Oxfam was last in the news with its report on growing global inequality, the international NGO is making headlines again but for very different reasons. It seems its celebrity ambassador, Scarlett Johansson, has signed an advertising deal with SodaStream International Ltd, an Isreali company operating in the West Bank. According to…more »

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