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Iraq PM Says Foreign Ground Troops Not Necessary In Fight Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, U.S., military, troops, terrorism, ISIS, government, politics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."
Jon Stewart Mocks Joe Scarborough's Hypocritical Rant About Hillary Clinton (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, humor, TV, Jon Stewart, Hilary Clinton, Joe Scarborough, elections, democrats, news, government, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Amid all of the speculation surrounding a possible presidential run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Daily Show host Jon Stewart singled out MSNBC's Joe Scarborough for hypocritically criticizing Clinton's silence on the issue.
ISIS Releases Video Threatening To Attack U.S. Troops In Iraq (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS, war, violence, military, troops, terrorism, government, politics, media )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen.
GOP State Senator: Islam "Is a Cancer in Our Nation That Needs to Be Cut Out" (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Oklahoma, John Bennett, Islamophobia, government, ethics, dishonesty, lies, republicans, propaganda, politics, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - salon.com
Oklahoma Republican and state senator John Bennett -- who seems nice, by the way -- refused to apologize for telling his followers on Facebook to be "wary" of Muslim-Americans, opting instead to reassert them. He did so, he said, "because I'm right and...
According to Yesha Council, 7,500 New Settlers Have Moved Into West Bank in Last Six Months
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, illegal settlements, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, middle-east, violence, news, crime )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Yesha said that, back in January of 2014, 374,469 settlers lived in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and that the current number of settlers (382,031) is a 2% increase. It said that the biggest settlement is Beitar Illit settlement, located southwest of...
Fox News: Real 'Poor' People Don't Have Air Conditioners and Computers (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, war on poverty, fox news, economy, ethics, government, politics, propaganda, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Fox News suggested this week that Americans who had access to computers and air conditioning could not really be considered poor. "The war, this war against poverty was plotted to continue indefinitely," Fox News host Greg Gutfeld opined.
Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Cruz, Seth Meyers, politics, government, ethics, republicans, democrats, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"I don't know if he didn't know what he was talking about, or if he intentionally wanted to use a scare tactic, but that is as far from the truth as it could be," Pelosi told Meyers, who said he "can't do time" in jail.
Put the Children First: Lift the Blockade on Gaza
World  (tags: Gaza Blockade, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, children, education, violence, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, middle-east, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - haaretz.com
The opening of the school year in Gaza this week was the most harrowing in living memory. Hundreds of psychologists were on hand at all 252 UNRWA schools to lead a week of counseling for 241,000 students. We began with a roll call to see who was alive...
Kenyan Wangari Maathai: The Tree Lady & First Environmentalist To Win The Peace Prize   video
Environment  (tags: Wangari Maathai, tree planting, Green Belt Movement, Kenya, Africa, Nobel Peace Prize, animals, climate-change, conservation, ecosystems, forests, healthconditions, government, protection, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife, world )

Betsy
- 2 days ago - youtube.com
Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Her books include: The Green Belt Movement; Unbowed: A Memoir; The Challenge for Africa; and Replenishing the Earth. My 6th environmentalist posting.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save Preserved Land From Gas Pipeline - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, protection, pollution, humans, energy, wildlife, habitat, habitatdestruction, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - forcechange.com
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has proposed a 126-mile tract for a new gas pipeline that will run straight through Massachusetts's natural land and water resources as well as tax state citizens to pay for the project.
Bible-Pushing Christians Open the Door for Satanic Activity Books in Florida Schools
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, right wing Christians, Satanism, religion, society, freedoms, ethics, government, rights, education, children )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same.
This Changes Everything, By Naomi Klein
Business  (tags: SustainableDevelopment, business, economy, energy, corporate, money, sustainabledevelopment, politics, government, environment )

Michael
- 3 days ago - thischangeseverything.org
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon--it's about capitalism.
TAKE ACTION NOW! It's Time for Real Toxics Reform!
Environment  (tags: CONTROLS, TOXINS, toxins, toxin controls, environment, destruction, ecosystems, pollution, healthconditions, protection, government )

Cal
- 3 days ago - action.ewg.org
The Toxic Substances Control Act is so weak that when a hazardous chemical leaked from a coal processing plant into West Virginia's water supply, officials did not know the harmful effects of drinking that contaminated water. We need real reform of this l
Pints With Politics as Scottish Pubs Debate Independence
World  (tags: world, politics, society, Scottish independence, Scottish independence from the UK, freedoms, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', news, government )

Cal
- 3 days ago - therakyatpost.com
Talking politics in British pubs can be a tricky subject but Scotland's independence referendum has prompted two Glasgow bars to pin their "Yes" and "No" colours to the counter.
Israeli Cop Charged Over Beaten Palestinian-American Teen
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Americans, Palestine, Israel, violence, crime, death, freedoms, news, law, society, rights, government )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday that police have charged an officer who was filmed beating a Palestinian-American teenager during a violent protest in July. Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, of Tampa, Florida, was beaten at the east Jerusalem protest that...

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