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Emergency Rally and March for Gaza in Chicago

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:31

Rally in front of the Israeli Consulate (500 W. Madison St.), TODAY, Wednesday, July 9th at 3:30pm

Then march to the Federal Plaza (230 S. Dearborn St.).

Since June 12th, Israel has engaged in a brutal campaign of collective punishment against the Palestinian people, bombing Gaza and raiding West Bank towns and villages, arresting hundreds of civilians, including children across the West Bank and 1948 Palestine.

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Emergency Rally and March for Gaza in Chicago

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:31

Rally in front of the Israeli Consulate (500 W. Madison St.), TODAY, Wednesday, July 9th at 3:30pm

Then march to the Federal Plaza (230 S. Dearborn St.).

Since June 12th, Israel has engaged in a brutal campaign of collective punishment against the Palestinian people, bombing Gaza and raiding West Bank towns and villages, arresting hundreds of civilians, including children across the West Bank and 1948 Palestine.

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Obama Lawyers: Guantanamo Detainees ‘Not Persons’ Like Hobby Lobby

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:51

The Obama Administration is resisting giving religious rights to Guantanamo detainees on the basis that they are “not…‘person[s]’” entitled to the protection of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) – unlike US corporation Hobby Lobby.

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Obama Lawyers: Guantanamo Detainees ‘Not Persons’ Like Hobby Lobby

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:51

The Obama Administration is resisting giving religious rights to Guantanamo detainees on the basis that they are “not…‘person[s]’” entitled to the protection of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) – unlike US corporation Hobby Lobby.

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ACLU Withdraws Support for ENDA

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:42

ACLU Withdraws Support for ENDA

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:42

The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it is withdrawing its support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a statement also signed by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center. The ACLU objects to a provision in the bill that would allow religiously affiliated employers to continue to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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ACLU Withdraws Support for ENDA

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:42

The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it is withdrawing its support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a statement also signed by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center. The ACLU objects to a provision in the bill that would allow religiously affiliated employers to continue to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Groups Challenge California’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:19

Today, environmental and food safety groups challenged California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees.

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Groups Challenge California’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:19

Today, environmental and food safety groups challenged California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees.

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LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:12

LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:12

Greenpeace released an online film today to expose LEGO for promoting the controversial Shell brand on its toys. Shell has plans to drill for oil in the Arctic threatening the people and unique wildlife that live there.

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LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:12

Greenpeace released an online film today to expose LEGO for promoting the controversial Shell brand on its toys. Shell has plans to drill for oil in the Arctic threatening the people and unique wildlife that live there.

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38 Journalism Groups Urge President to Stop Excessive Controls on Public Information

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:00

Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups today called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

The national organizations sent a letter to Obama today urging changes to policies that constrict information flow to the public, including prohibiting journalists from communicating with staff without going through public information offices, requiring government PIOs to vet interview questions and monitoring interviews between journalists and sources.

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38 Journalism Groups Urge President to Stop Excessive Controls on Public Information

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:00

Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups today called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

The national organizations sent a letter to Obama today urging changes to policies that constrict information flow to the public, including prohibiting journalists from communicating with staff without going through public information offices, requiring government PIOs to vet interview questions and monitoring interviews between journalists and sources.

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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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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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