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Request That Troy Davis Death Warrant Be Withdrawn (From Troy's Sister, Kim) - TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: justice, Troy_Davis, death_warrant )

- 1533 days ago -
Thanks in part to your amazing mobilization and effort, 650,000 signatures were delivered to the Georgia Board of Pardons & Parole, asking them to grant clemency for my brother, Troy Davis, who is slated to be executed by the state of Georgia this Wed.
Save the Rainforest - Protect Tribal Peoples -- TAKE ACTION!
World  (tags: Rainforest, indigenous_people, protection, ILO_Convention_169, international_law )

- 1566 days ago -
Across the world, tribal peoples' lands are being stolen and their communities devastated. ILO Convention 169 is the only international law designed to protect tribal peoples' rights. Most governments refuse to ratify it.
Death for Profit - Privatized Prisons - TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: private_prisons, DHS, CCA, corruption )

- 1580 days ago -
Private prisons don't care about who they lock up. At a rate of $200 per immigrant a night at their prisons, this is a money making scheme that destroys families and lives.
Murdoch Has Blood on His Hands
World  (tags: propaganda, news, manipulation, Rupert_Mudoch )

- 1596 days ago -
Nailing Rupert Murdoch for his employees' phone tapping or bribery would be a little like bringing down Al Capone for tax fraud, or George W. Bush for torture. I'd be glad to see it happen but there'd still be something perverse about it.
Stop Criminalizing U.S. Citizens for Growing Their Own Food -- TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, nanny state, government, Food Safety )

- 1601 days ago -
Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan -- a mother of 6, law-abiding citizen, and gardener -- is facing 93 days in jail after being charged with a misdemeanor. Her crime? Planting a vegetable garden in the front yard.
Thank You, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! -- TAKE ACTION!
World  (tags: Palestine, Kareem_Abdul-Jabbar, Jerusalem_Film_Festival, Human Rights )

- 1608 days ago -
Weeks before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scheduled visit to Israel, the Jerusalem Film Festival foreign office confirmed that the legendary basketball star and actor had canceled his planned July 2011 trip, due to concerns arising "after the Nakba Day violence"
CODEPINK | End Afghanistan War & Support Single-Payer Healthcare - TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: End Wars, codepink, single payer healthcare )

- 1638 days ago -
CODEPINK is joining Progressive Democrats of America in demanding a withdrawal from Afghanistan and asking Senators to lead the way to ending the wars and bringing the money and troops home for vital domestic needs like healthcare, education . . .
Is That Jazz? Gil Scott Heron   video
Offbeat  (tags: Gil_Scott-Heron )

- 1643 days ago -
Here are your props, Brother Scott-Heron! You brought clarity in confusing times. (And will be remembered . . . and missed.) High five!
Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama Bin Laden's Death
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Osama bin Laden, morality, murder, assassination )

- 1665 days ago -
We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush's compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden's, and he is not a "suspect" but . . .
US Denies Depleted Uranium Use in Libya, But Refuses to Rule Out Future Use
World  (tags: Depleted uranium, Human Rights, Libya, US MILITARY )

- 1697 days ago -
ICBUW calls for the US to give a categorical assurance, similar to that given by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, that weapons containing DU have no place in this conflict. A clear statement, covering both A-10 and AV-8B aircraft should be issued...
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