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57 Affiliated Tribes of Northwest American Indians Urge Senate to Nix Sacred Land Giveaway - ICTMN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, American Indians, Tonto National Forest, Defense Bill, US Senate, Mining Industry, Copper, Environment, Ethical concerns )

Victoria
- 3 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
More than 70 tribal nations have urged the US Senate not to transfer sacred land from the Tonto National Forest, via a defense bill, to unprotected private land only for a UK corporation to build an environmentally devastating copper mine.
Stop Water Privatization Fast Track in NJ ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: water privitization, NJ, government, corruption, ethics, business, money, politics )

Nancy
- 3 days ago - secure3.convio.net
Last week the Assembly State and Local Government Committee passed a bill that would fast track water privatizations in New Jersey, a move that would eliminate requirements to hold a public vote on short-sighted plans to sell off your public water systems
TAKE ACTION NOW! Support the Paycheck Fairness Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, wage equality, women's rights, labor, economy, dishonesty, politics, news, usa, government, ethics )

Cal
- 3 days ago - action.momsrising.org
It's past time to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. It's been over 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was enacted, but women still earn, on average, 23 percent less than men earn.
FBI Statistics Belie Claims of Rampant Anti-Muslim Crime
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, statistics, religion, hate crimes, Islam, Judaism )

Beatrice
- 2 days ago - clarionproject.org
Taking the data provided by the FBI, Rusin's analysis shows that Muslims suffered 13.1 of all hate crimes motivated by religion (versus, for example, Jews, who suffered 60.6 percent of all religiously motivated hate crimes).
Paul Wolfowitz and the Senate Torture Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wolfowitz, Iraq War, Senate Report, Bush administration, intelligence, torture )

Judy
- 2 days ago - counterpunch.org
To me, the details in the Senate report concerning the abuse of often totally innocent people are less damning than the evidence that a key reason for the torture was to produce "intelligence" that could be used to build the case for war on Iraq.
Open Thread - 12/19/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos, Care2 Upload Stinks )

TomCat
- 2 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).. Still mostly down. Today's only article.
Chomsky: America Is 'Not a Pretty Sight'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war on terror, slavery, Fallujah, atrocities, genocide, terrorsm, ISIS, foreign policy, war )

Freya
- 4 days ago - alternet.org
Atrocities that US media hail as great victories; a US "war on terror" that's the best imaginable recruiting tool for terrorists. The "official" story of today's foreign policy is as upside-down as the mythology around the founding values of the United...
Open Thread - 12/17/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 4 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). I'm still mostly down, and this is today's only article.
Mr President, Thanks for Limiting Drilling in Bristol Bay, Alaska
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alaska, Bristol Bay, oil and gas regulators, drilling moratorium, Good News, Obama )

Anne
- 4 days ago - whitehouse.gov
Bristol Bay is off limits for off shore oil and gas leasing indefinitely by executive order. This is a good step (now to stop the mine proposed for headwater streams!
 
 
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