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Children at Risk... Israeli Tear Gas Exposes Those in "Caritas" and "Aida" to Risk of Death
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israeli forces, violence, teargas, chemical weapons, grenades, Palestinian human rights, abuses, casualties, children, illegal Israeli occupation, terrorism, crimes against humanity, war, IDF, IOF, health risks, stop U.S.arms/ military aid to Israel )

- 1564 days ago -
Tear gas is a non-lethal chemical weapon that stimulates the corneal nerves in the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even blindness. The contents that are used as chemical warfare agents are prohibited by various international treaties.
Tell the White House: End the War in Afghanistan ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Afghanistan, war, government, americans, world, violence )

- 1562 days ago -
Our government is negotiating a pact with Afghanistan that could keep U.S. soldiers on the ground there through 2024. It's beyond time to bring our troops home and finally end the war in Afghanistan.
Take a Stand Against the Koch Brothers ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, government, ethics, Koch Brothers, Citizens United, republicans )

- 1563 days ago -
They're now pounding seven vulnerable Democrats with revolting, deceptive attacks -- and if they win six of these battlegrounds, they'll buy control of the Senate for the Republicans.
A Farm Bill at Long Last
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, government, news, environment, food, humans, science, conservation, ecosystems, politics, Sustainabililty )

- 1563 days ago -
I think we all here want laws passed that are perfect. I know I do. But sometimes we have to settle for (and celebrate) what we can get, and then keep on working.
The NSA's Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA, drones, drone wa, I assassination program, Obama, govt., The Intercept website, Glenn Greenwald )

- 1564 days ago -
The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes - an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent people
Documents Reveal Chaotic U.S. Military Sex-Abuse Record in Japan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, troops, corruption, violence, sex-abuse, Okinawa, women, rape )

- 1564 days ago -
The NCIS provided more than 600 case files -- seven years of detailed but heavily redacted executive summaries of sex-crime reports. The four military branches provided an additional 400 files covering narrower time frames.
Rutgers University: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction of Israel
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rutgers University, divestment, snactions, Israeli occupation, illegal, ethnic cleansing, military force, boycott, Palestinian human rights, violence against Palestinians, end US aid to Israel, Free palestine, freedom of expression, speech, movement )

- 1563 days ago -
For the past 65 years, the Israeli government has oppressed and traumatized the Palestinian people by numerous means, including, but not limited to, racial discrimination, ethnic cleansing, illegal settlement and colonization, and military occupation.
Hoffman Killed By Heroin But No One Asked the Question -B.O.L.E
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Heroin, CIA drug trafficking, afghanistan occupation, military, corruption, lies )

- 1565 days ago -
The whole of the western media report extensively about the death of Seymour Hoffman, the American actor. They tell us he was discovered lifeless on Sunday morning at his home in New York by an assistant. Source Parsifal Rain Blog Post
Open Thread - 2/10/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 1564 days ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's it for today.
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