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Trump Lays Out Hike in Military Spending
World  (tags: incompetence to govern, republicans, politics )

Rob
- 5 hours ago - bbc.com
US President Donald Trump is seeking to boost defense spending by 10% in his proposed budget plan for 2018.
"As Americans, We Have to Speak Up" -The Seattle Times (VIDEO)   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The Seattle Times, Executive Order 9066, Japanese Americans, internment, Tosh and Toshi Okamoto, discrimination, fear, intolerance, Lauren Frohne )

Evelyn
- 8 hours ago - vimeo.com
On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which interned Japanese-Americans during World War II, Tosh and Toshi Okamoto share their story and speak out about today's attitude toward Muslims.
Haaretz - Opinion: A Shadowy Edict of Israeli Occupation
World  (tags: middle-east, palestine, israel, Human Rights, “Regulation Law”, land-theft law, Military Edict No. 1933, superior nation, indigenous natives, settlers, extremists, outposts, occupiers, squatters, military, IDF, ripples of terror )

Evelyn
- 19 hours ago - haaretz.com
A corollary of Military Edict #1933 is that army commanders obey settlers' instructions to prevent Palestinians from reaching their lands. Every settler embodies the wishes of the Creator to rid the land of its indigenous natives - to be obeyed.
Trail of Tears: Militarized Imperialist Forces Seize Standing Rock Camp
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, Govtfearmongering, lies, military, politics, propaganda, republicans, Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Oceti Sakowin Camp, DAPL, BLACK SNAKE, pipeline, National Guard )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - theroot.com
With fire and smoke lapping the skyline, Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and water protectors marched, drummed, sang and prayed their way from Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) Camp, the home they have built while protecting their sacred land
Here Comes the Police State: New Laws Aim for Brutal Crackdown on Protest
Society & Culture  (tags: demonstrations, protests, non-violent action, resistance, laws, law enforcement, oppression, tyranny )

Freya
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
Under cover of the Trump administration's "law and order" platform, Republican lawmakers at the state level are advancing legislation to impose draconian penalties on protest organizers and participants.
France Bans Plastic Cups, Plates and Cutlery | The Independent
Environment  (tags: plastic, oceans, pollution, Sustainabililty, CO2emissions, petroleum, oil, litter, landfills, toxic, plastic bags )

Marie
- 2 days ago - independent.co.uk
France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials.
These 26 Hollywood Stars All Shunned $55K Israel Junket In Oscars Swag Bag
Health & Wellness  (tags: Oscars, apartheid wall israel, BDS week of action, BDS international, BDS- America, BDS movement, news, marketing, money, usa, world, activists, freedoms, middle-east, palestine, HumanRights )

Jess
- 20 hours ago - desertpeace.wordpress.com
Israel invited 26 Hollywood stars on all-expense paid trips to the Holy Land around the 2016 Academy Awards, but a year later none of them have visited
Israel Denies Work Permit to Human Rights Watch
World  (tags: Human Rights Watch, Israeli settlements, BDS, HRW, Omar Shakir, middle-east, media, news, israel, palestine, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', HumanRights, freedoms, government, world, Refugees&Relief )

Jess
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
Israel has refused to grant a work permit to a staff member of Human Rights Watch
Palestinians Face Intense Online Hate From Israelis, Say Campaigners
Society & Culture  (tags: anti-Arab speech, Palestine, freedoms, Palestinians, incitement, racism, culture, society, Israeli social media, news, media, world, usa )

Jess
- 1 day ago - middleeasteye.net
Palestinian lawyers call for investigation of police minister as survey shows soaring levels of anti-Arab speech on Hebrew social media
Study Proves Trump's Travel Ban Is Ridiculous as a Method to Prevent Terrorism
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, immigrants, terrorism, terrorists, threats, violence, crime, prejudice, bigotry, executive orders )

Freya
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
The best recent study is a 2016 report by the Cato Institute, which found there were 154 foreign-born terrorists who engaged in fatal attacks in the US from 1975 to 2015. Twenty of these terrorists were refugees. Those 20 were responsible for killing 3.
 
 
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