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Organic Consumers Association Calls on Hillary Clinton to Support Public and Environmental Health, Not Monsanto

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:34

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today launched a MoveOn.org petition asking Hillary Clinton to reverse her position on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and become a supporter of the transition to sustainable, organic, regenerative agriculture.

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Government to Respond Today to Gitmo Hobby Lobby Complaint; Court Hearing Thursday

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:01

A federal judge has ordered the US government to explain by 6pm today (EST) why hunger-striking prisoners at Guantánamo Bay should not be afforded the same religious rights as store chain Hobby Lobby.

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Government to Respond Today to Gitmo Hobby Lobby Complaint; Court Hearing Thursday

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:01

A federal judge has ordered the US government to explain by 6pm today (EST) why hunger-striking prisoners at Guantánamo Bay should not be afforded the same religious rights as store chain Hobby Lobby.

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Unions Backing Historical Peoples Climate March

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:26

Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan. This was just the most recent of a growing number of union endorsements for the March. New York area locals endorsing the March [http://peoplesclimate.org/participating-organizations/] by June 20 included:

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Unions Backing Historical Peoples Climate March

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:26

Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan. This was just the most recent of a growing number of union endorsements for the March. New York area locals endorsing the March [http://peoplesclimate.org/participating-organizations/] by June 20 included:

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North Carolina NAACP Heads to Winston-Salem on July 7 for Preliminary Injunction against Monster Voter Suppression Law, Followed by Moral Monday Rally

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:29

The North Carolina NAACP returns to federal court today in Winston-Salem to fight for a preliminary injunction against the monster voter suppression law in order to protect North Carolinians from disenfranchisement during the Nov. 4 election. Shortly after the hearing concludes, people will gather with the Forward Together Movement for the first Moral March to the Polls rally a few blocks away to stand up for the franchise.

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North Carolina NAACP Heads to Winston-Salem on July 7 for Preliminary Injunction against Monster Voter Suppression Law, Followed by Moral Monday Rally

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:29

The North Carolina NAACP returns to federal court today in Winston-Salem to fight for a preliminary injunction against the monster voter suppression law in order to protect North Carolinians from disenfranchisement during the Nov. 4 election. Shortly after the hearing concludes, people will gather with the Forward Together Movement for the first Moral March to the Polls rally a few blocks away to stand up for the franchise.

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Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 05:42

According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S.

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Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 04:04

According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to reverse their own conclusions and withdraw last year’s proposal to protect American wolverines under the Endangered Species Act.

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Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 04:04

According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to reverse their own conclusions and withdraw last year’s proposal to protect American wolverines under the Endangered Species Act.

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In Iraq and Syria: U.S. Backing "Both Sides of Same Conflict"

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:13


RAED JARRAR, jarrar.raed@gmail.com, @raedjarrar

Available for a very limited number of interviews, Jarrar is an Iraqi-born Arab-American architect, blogger and political advocate (bio below). He said today: "Last week, the Obama administration requested hundreds of millions of dollars to support Syrian armed opposition groups, and other hundreds of millions to support the Iraqi government.

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In Iraq and Syria: U.S. Backing "Both Sides of Same Conflict"

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:13


RAED JARRAR, jarrar.raed@gmail.com, @raedjarrar

Available for a very limited number of interviews, Jarrar is an Iraqi-born Arab-American architect, blogger and political advocate (bio below). He said today: "Last week, the Obama administration requested hundreds of millions of dollars to support Syrian armed opposition groups, and other hundreds of millions to support the Iraqi government.

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Advocates to Sec. Kerry: Don’t Jeopardize Successful Food Security Program in El Salvador

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:20

Fifty organizations sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the U.S. government to maintain respect for the government of El Salvador’s procurement of seeds for a successful food security program.  

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Advocates to Sec. Kerry: Don’t Jeopardize Successful Food Security Program in El Salvador

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:20

Fifty organizations sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the U.S. government to maintain respect for the government of El Salvador’s procurement of seeds for a successful food security program.  

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Streamlined Process for Transgender Birth Certificate Changes Takes Effect

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:44

As of yesterday, California will no longer require a court hearing or newspaper publication for transgender people to change their birth certificate to reflect their authentic, lived gender identity. The change comes as part of the implementation of Assembly Bill 1121, authored in 2013 by Speaker Toni Atkins and cosponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center.

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Streamlined Process for Transgender Birth Certificate Changes Takes Effect

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:44

As of yesterday, California will no longer require a court hearing or newspaper publication for transgender people to change their birth certificate to reflect their authentic, lived gender identity. The change comes as part of the implementation of Assembly Bill 1121, authored in 2013 by Speaker Toni Atkins and cosponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center.

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