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US Politics & Gov't

Ask The U.S. Institute Of Peace To Work For Peace - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Institute of Peace, US militarism, Congress, wars, nonviolence diplomacy )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - diy.rootsaction.org
We urge you to oppose U.S. militarism and begin working for an end to U.S. war-making by providing to Congress and the public information on the disastrous results of recent U.S. wars and the superior results of nonviolence and diplomacy.
Documentary Film Festival in Norway Joins Boycott of Israel
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Norway, BDS Boycott, Divest, Sanctions), Palestine, Occupation, Dispossession, Human Rights )

Eleonora
- 1 day ago - ejpress.org
A documentary film festival in Norway has been harshly criticized after it said it had joined the boycott of Israel and would not accept Israeli-made films.
DIPLOMACY Not War With Iran --- PLEASE SIGN!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, nuclear deal, Iran, ethics, Govt fearmongering, republicans, lies, propaganda )

Lynn
- 1 day ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
We have 33 of the 34 votes we need to build an impenetrable firewall of Democrats in the Senate and prevent Republicans from killing this deal. If we all speak up, we will have enough votes before the September deadline.
TAKE ACTION: Stand Up for Jorge Ramos: A Free Democracy Depends on a Free Press
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: free press, freedoms, Donald Trump, journalist, Stenographer )

Dogan
- 23 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
"A free democracy depends on a free press. You didnâEUR(TM)t walk out in protest when Donald Trump forcibly ejected Jorge Ramos for doing his job and asking tough questions. The American people want to know: Are you a journalist or a stenographer?"
Bernie Wants A Debate On The Environment: Feel The Bern
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders 2016, elections, Democratic party )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - ecowatch.com
Bernie Sanders is speaking out against the Democratic National CommitteeâEUR(TM)s (DNC) decision to hold only four general primary debates and saying there needs to be room for specific topics, such as the environment.
Whistleblowers File $100 Million Suit Against NSA and FBI
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: whistle blowers, NSA, FBI, internet, Larry Klayman, Eric Lichtblau, James Risen, Trailblazer, ThinThread, Science Applications International Corpo, Dept. of Justice )

Dandelion
- 4 hours ago - whowhatwhy.org
Lawsuit tells the story of the infancy of the NSAs efforts to surveil the Internet. It alleges that the defendants which include the NSA, FBI, and the Department of Justice, and individuals associated with them, knowingly n intentionally fabricated claims
Open Thread - 9/2/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Monthly Report for August 2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, Monthly Report )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
A detailed analysis of August activity at Politics Plus, the site where I publish the articles that I also share here.
Never Forget About Real Truth, Accountability And Justice   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Accountability, Justice, 9/11, 9/11 2015, 14th anniversary of 9/11 )

JM
- 1 hour ago - youtube.com
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/declass ify-28-pages-foreign-government-financing-911-hija ckers
Israel's 'Eric Garner Moment' Entrenches Its Habit of Victim-Blaming
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Occupation of Palestine, IDF Brutality, Children Abuse, Human Rights )

Eleonora
- 34 minutes ago - haaretz.com
Even when arresting children, Israel insists it has the moral upper hand: In the Nabi Saleh incident, Israel's 'Eric Garner moment' cast the soldier, not the kids, as the innocent victim.
Inmates Credited for 'Effectively Ending' Solitary in California
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rights, U.S., Prisons, California, Torture, Civil Disobedience, Center for Constitutional Rights, Constitutional Rights )

Judy
- 23 hours ago - commondreams.org
Center for Constitutional Rights says settlement will 'fundamentally alter all aspects of this cruel and unconstitutional regime'
Focus on Bashing Blacks, Latinos, Jews and Muslims - Never Again
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, congress, dishonesty, lies, news, republicans, democrats )

Cheryl A.
- 20 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
"Both in the US and Europe, this tapping into nativist resentment, white and Christian nationalism, xenophobic intolerance, and racist hatred is already having catastrophic consequences, which will almost certainly get worse." Peace.
VIDEO: Teen Behind 'Deez Nuts' Gives First Interview, Offers More Nuanced Views Than GOP Field
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, presidential election, republican, third party, election 2016 )

M.N.
- 2 hours ago - alternet.org
Why should we care about the political positions of a 15-year-old troll? We shouldn't, except when a random practical-joking kid from Iowa is making more sense than the GOP, it should serve as a stark reminder of how far gone the party has become.
V.A. Genetics Survey Is a Tool to Confiscate Guns From Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 8 hours ago - wnd.com
A veteran and constitutional attorney who is suing the Veterans Administration for threatening to deprive some returning troops of their 2nd Amendment rights after classifying them as mentally incompetent is warning his fellow veterans of a new VA program
The Patriot Act: The Unpatriotic Ruse to Spy on US Citizens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 8 hours ago - wakingtimes.com
Statistics prove that instead of catching terrorists, the Patriot Act has made it easier for the US government to spy on ordinary Americans.
Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 7 hours ago - rutherford.org
The architects of the American police state must think weâEUR(TM)re idiots. With every passing day, weâEUR(TM)re being moved further down the road towards a totalitarian society characterized by government censorship, violence, corruption, hypocrisy and intolerance
With a Record Backing Coups, Secret War & Genocide, Is Kissinger An Elder Statesman or War Criminal?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: propaganda, lies, military, usa, war, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, crime, abuse, congress, iraq, conflict, death, violence, middle-east, HumanRights, freedoms, world, europe )

Milde
- 2 hours ago - democracynow.org
Four decades after Henry Kissinger left office, his influence on the national security state can still be widely felt, as the United States engages in declared and undeclared wars across the globe.Kissinger served as national security adviser and secreta
Washington Post: President Obama's Iran Deal Just Hit Magic No. 34
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: iran deal, iran nuclear deal, senate, partisan divide )

M.N.
- 19 minutes ago - washingtonpost.com
Sen. Barbara Mikulski became the 34th senator to agree to hold the Iran peace deal in place. If Congress passes a resolution of disapproval when it comes back in September, Mikulski and her 33 Democratic colleagues will prevent a veto override.
Report: More Than Half of Immigrants on Welfare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, immigration, candidates, republicans, democrats, elections, ethics, government, healthcare, housing, obama, news, politics, SupremeCourt, usa )

Frank
- 1 hour ago - usatoday.com
Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.
Cornel West Talks About Endorsing Bernie Sanders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Cornell West, Bernie Sanders, endorsement, Black Lives Matter, Presidential candidate, 2016 )

Dandelion
- 1 hour ago - mic.com
One of Americas most influential public intellectuals, has settled on his favorite candidate running for the White House Sen. Bernie Sanders. Wests seal of approval is a significant development his opinion holds a great deal of sway in the black community
   

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