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Netherlands Takes Bold Move: Israeli Settlement Products Must Be Labeled

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Important news from Europe. Another country is taking a stand against the occupation. Haaretz: The Dutch government has for the first time called for retail chains in the Netherlands to state the origin of products from West Bank settlements, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. This makes the Netherlands, one of Israel’s greatest friends in…more »

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Clean Water Coalition Sues State Over Farm Rules

Dying for a Glass of Clean Water in San Joaquin CA's Valley

After years of fighting to get farmers to monitor and report what substances they’re discharging into the groundwater and ocean — a battle that resulted in approval of a new plan earlier this year — a coalition of clean water advocates is once again turning to the courts to get the state to implement the…more »

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Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps To Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements

Photo by Debra Ellis

A coalition of 22 humanitarian and developmental NGOs published a new report, which is the first to compare available export data from Israeli settlements and Palestinians, calls on European governments to adopt a range of concrete measures to stop assisting settlement expansion and close the gap between words and practice. Press Release The European Union…more »

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The People Who Are Paying: We Are At War

Jean Paul Sartre

“We are at War. Somebody is Going to Pay.” – George W. Bush, Sept 11th, 2001. Kabul Eleven years later, we are still at war. Bullets, mortars and drones are still extracting payment. Thousands, tens of thousands, millions have paid in full. Children and even those yet to be born will continue to pay for…more »

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iPhones ~ Your Freedom Their Slavery

Apple iPhones are inslaving Chinese workers!

Modern Day Slavery As with most products consumed on the market, Americans are quick to purchase the latest, greatest with little thought about where the product comes from, or knowledge of the hidden costs. iPhones, used to place calls, check email, listen to tunes, gather information and so much more, is one such product. This…more »

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Pepper Spray Nation

UC Davis police pepper spray student protesters put on leave

Written by Paul Rosenberg With most of the UC board of regents being in the 1%, student demonstrators should expect more police brutality. Tuition fees at US Davis since 1992 have increased a staggering 534 per cent [EPA] San Pedro, CA – The viral video of Lt John Pike casually pepper-spraying a line of peacefully…more »

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Israeli Defense Claims U.S. As Its Leading Customer

swat military equipment

We are intimately familiar with security measures encountered in airports, but may not realize most of the technology is purchased from Israel. How much more of these “security technologies” have been imported into our governments, industries, and academia? Technologies promoting warfare and the military industrial complex (including security) are often packaged with medical advancements and…more »

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Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens


When I approached Liberty Plaza around 6 am this morning (10/14), I saw a huge crowd gather there ready to defend the peaceful occupation from eviction planned at 7 am. I was thrilled to mingle with the 3,000+ crowd, mainly young people, students, unions and New Yorkers. At about 6:20 am when the people’s microphone…more »

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Obama Blows a Judas Kiss to the Poor

Empty Houses and Homeless, Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis

The unconscionable result of the manufactured crisis over the debt ceiling shows that the political Right knows how to play hardball, and that President Obama and his hapless party know how to get rolled. There are other options; and we, the people, need to press them home. The Obama-brokered deal on debt and spending was…more »

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