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Obama Signs $11 Billion Arms Deal With Hamas's Greatest Ally   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, lies, military, obama, terrorism, usa, war, Qatar, Hamas, weapons, Middle East )

Ge
- 2 hours ago - youtube.com
2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his counterpart from Qatar signed letters of offers and acceptance of a defense package including helicopters and air defense systems.
Urge the U.S. Government to Stop Arming Israel ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, human rights, international law, ethics, crime, dishonesty, war, death, civilians, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, politics, military, news, terrorism )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Indiscriminate targeting of civilian areas is against international law. And yet the U.S. and other countries are supplying weapons to Israel, knowing that they risk fuelling the current crisis. This has to stop.
Florida Gov. Rakes in Campaign Cash From CEO Who Makes Millions Locking Up Immigrants
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, corruption, politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 23 hours ago - motherjones.com
Rick Scott will headline a $10,000 per person fundraiser at a notorious private prison company's CEO's home.
Entertainment From Butcher Ben
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: israel, palestine, war crimes, video )

TomCat
- 23 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment
Open Thread - 7/21/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 23 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
The South Is America's Poverty Belt
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The South, poverty, cutting safety nets, distress, Republicans, austerity, worsening problems )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
The South known for it's poverty and poor health outcomes, but recent years show that there's always room for things to get worse. What's worse is Republicans want to expand the policies that heighten the distress in the South across the entire Nation.
End Solitary Confinement in Prison - ForceChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, crime of imprisonment, torture, solitary confinement, mental illness, medieval dungeon, federal prison, torture )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
ADX Florence houses 490 male inmates, and a study conducted by a lawyer found that the average length of time an inmate would stay in solitary confinement was 8.2 years. This is a staggering amount of time to be spent alone. Amnesty International expose'.
Oklahoma's Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned: Learning American Civics the Hard Way
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, constitution, government, culture, politics, rights )

Abe
- 1 day ago - nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com.tr
When federal judges overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma, the state's governor was fighting mad. She claimed that the judges had "trampled" on states rights. Perhaps Fallin needs to remember this isn't Russia.
Flight MH 17: Why?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Hate, pseudo-Christians, war crimes )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Open Thread - 7/20/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Elizabeth Warren Wows Netroots
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: progressive issues, video, warren )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
CITIZENS UNITED:Applaud Move to Limit the Influence of Money in Politics - ForceChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, Constitutional Amendment, Senate Judiciary Committee, corporate influence in politics, limit corporate influence, Supreme Court ruling, grassroots effort, corporate personhood )

BMutiny
- 2 days ago - forcechange.com
HUNDREDS of communities across the United States have passed referendums or legislation calling for a new Constitutional Amendment to LIMIT corporate influence in politics... the Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to endorse such an Amendment!!!
Personal Update - 7/19/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 2 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
Release Imprisoned Anti-Drone Activist - ForceChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, drone warfare, peace, peace activist, activism, prison, air force base, unjust imprisonment, non-violent protest )

BMutiny
- 2 days ago - forcechange.com
a brave peace activist whose work has focused on ending the use of unmanned drone aircraft in the War on Terror. In 2013 Grady-Flores participated in a non-violent protest at the Hancock Field Air Force Base, a training ground for drone operators.
Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: aboriton rights, new Texas laws, denying access and choice, women's rights, politics, Texas, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - npr.org
In a little over a year, the number of clinics that provide abortions in Texas fell to 20 from 41, and watchdogs say that as few as six may be left by September.
 

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