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US Politics & Gov't

Personal Update - 3/27/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, a homemade cartoon (shown), and why I'm not here.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the U.S. Government to Free Slahi
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mohamedou Slahi, Guantánamo Diary, U.S., government, unlawful imprisonment, torture, justice, freedom, petition, ACLU, Guantánamo Bay )

Jess
- 1 day ago - aclu.org
Mohamedou Slahi has been unlawfully imprisoned for 13 years by the U.S. government. Twelve of those years have been at Guantánamo Bay prison, where he was subjected to gruesome torture.
Personal Update - 3/28/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 23 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, a homemade cartoon (shown), and why I'm not here.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Government Attack on Personal Privacy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, lies, propaganda, usa, privacy rights, snooping )

Cal
- 5 hours ago - forcechange.com
n an attempt to further undermine the privacy of Americans, FBI director James Comey is trying to get legislation passed that would prevent people from encrypting their electronic devices
Army Apologizes to Troops Exposed to US-Designed Chemical Weapons in Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: chemicalweapon exposure, american chemicals, army, purple heart, government )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
After being exposed to potentially lethal amounts of sulfur mustard and sarin gas, US troops often received inadequate medical treatment, gag orders, and found themselves ineligible for Purple Heart medals.
Lawmaker/Veteran Tells Story Of Her Own Rape And GOP Laughs At Her ~ VIDEO   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, men, religion, Teresa Fedor, congress, politics, government, republicans, rape, dishonesty, freedoms, healthcare, news, media, abuse, ethics, democrats )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - youtu.be
Ohio state Rep. Teresa Fedor took the microphone as lawmakers were debating a bill that would ban abortions if there is a detectable heartbeat ~ as early as six weeks of pregnancy.
Congress Is About to Take Food Away From Hungry Children!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SNAP, food stamps, poverty, hunger, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
Overnight, the U.S. Senate voted for a budget that literally takes food away from hungry children. The budgets that have now passed both the House and Senate make deep, painful cuts to the food stamps program
Utah's Firing Squad Law Reveals Crisis at the Heart of US Capital Punishment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, death penalty, cover-up, immoral )

J
- 17 hours ago - theguardian.com
Historically, each new execution method is presented as more humane, but with judicial killings having almost ground to a halt, the state is returning to the past.
Register To Vote ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: register to vote, voting registration form, US politics, party affiliation, politics, americans )

Nancy
- 6 hours ago - vote411.org
Register or make changes to your info and/or affiliation...I did!
Hundreds Rally Against Indiana Law, Say It's Discriminatory
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Indiana, religious freedom law, protests, LGBT, separation of church and state, discrimination )

Freya
- 4 hours ago - news.yahoo.com
Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.
April 2nd Rallies to Ask Obama to Shine the Light on Corporate Corruption of Our Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: protests, demonstrations, McCutcheon, actions, dirty money, campaign contributions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - getmoneyoutaction.org
We are ramping up the campaign to encourage Obama to do so culminating in nationwide rallies on April 2 âEUR" the year anniversary of the McCutcheon Supreme Court ruling that further put our democracy up for sale.
Veteran Unemployment Falls To 7-Year Low
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: labor, GoodNews, goodnews, troops, military, usa )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
it's good to see them find life after the battlefield.
   

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