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JFP 1/11: CFR's Elliott Abrams Smears Chuck Hagel on NPR

Just Foreign Policy News, January 11, 2013
CFR's Elliott Abrams Smears Chuck Hagel on NPR

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**Action: NPR, CFR: Don't Enable Elliott Abrams' Smear Campaign on Chuck Hagel
Elliott Abrams, a "fellow" at the Council on Foreign Relations (yes, the same Elliott Abrams who pled guilty of lying to Congress in the Iran-Contra scandal) went on National Public Radio and publicly smeared President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, as an "anti-Semite." The charge itself is completely outrageous and preposterous: if there were a molecule of reasonable doubt, would Sen. Carl Levin and Sen. Dianne Feinstein be strongly backing Chuck Hagel's nomination? Abrams's smear campaign only has a chance of reaching the broad public because CFR and NPR give him a public platform for his smears. Would they give Rush Limbaugh a public platform to call Sandra Fluke a "slut"?

Urge CFR and NPR to stop enabling vile smears of a decorated war hero and public servant, by signing and sharing our petition:
http://signon.org/sign/npr-cfr-dont-enable-elliott?source=c.url&r_by=1135580

**Action: Oliver Stone: End Haiti's Killer Cholera Epidemic -- UN Action Now!
As the third anniversary of the earthquake approaches, more than 25,000 people have signed Oliver Stone's petition to the UN to fund and implement their announced plan to wipe out cholera in Haiti.
http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/End_Haitis_Cholera_Epidemic_with_UN_Action_Now_1/

**Action: Urge Senators to Question Brennan on Drone Strikes

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JFP 1/8: Obama taps war-skeptic Hagel for Defense; Question Brennan on drone strikes

Just Foreign Policy News, January 8, 2013
Obama taps war-skeptic Hagel for Defense; Question Brennan on drone strikes

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Urge Senators to Question Brennan on Drone Strikes
President Obama has nominated John Brennan to lead the CIA. Human Rights Watch - and the Washington Post editorial board - have called for the CIA to stop conducting drone strikes, because of the CIA's lack of transparency and accountability to international law. Urge your Senators to question Brennan on drone strike policy and the demand that the CIA get out of drone strikes.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/cia-head-drones

Senators: Confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense
President Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense. As Secretary of Defense, Hagel will push to end the war in Afghanistan, cut the Pentagon budget, and avoid war with Iran. Right-wing pro-war groups are trying to obstruct Senate confirmation. 16,000 people have signed a Just Foreign Policy petition at SignOn urging the Senate to confirm Hagel.
http://signon.org/sign/senators-confirm-chuck-1?source=c.url&r_by=1135580

Juan Cole: Top Ten Reasons Chuck Hagel Should be Secretary of Defense

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JFP 11/5: WSJ corrects Iran lie; WaPo backs drone debate but hides casualty data

Just Foreign Policy News, November 5, 2012
WSJ corrects Iran lie; WaPo backs drone debate but hides casualty data

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*Action: Push the big TV talks shows to talk about specifics of the drone strike policy
Bob Schieffer responded to our call and asked a question about drone strikes in the presidential debate. Now let's press the big TV talks shows to get into the details of the drone strike policy - like attacks on rescuers. Urge the big TV shows to have the authors of the Stanford/NYU report on as guests.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/drones-debate-question-follow-up

Iran Fact Check: Wall Street Journal Corrects False Claims for War

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JFP 11/1: NY Daily News hits UN on Haiti cholera; PBS cops to error in Iran reporting

Just Foreign Policy News, November 1, 2012
NY Daily News hits UN on Haiti cholera; PBS cops to error in Iran reporting

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*Action: Push the big TV talks shows to talk about specifics of the drone strike policy
Bob Schieffer responded to our call and asked a question about drone strikes in the presidential debate. Now let's press the big TV talks shows to get into the details of the drone strike policy - like attacks on rescuers. Urge the big TV shows to have the authors of the Stanford/NYU report on as guests.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/drones-debate-question-follow-up

PBS admits error in Iran reporting following FAIR complaint
On PBS NewsHour Jeffrey Brown stated that "Iran's nuclear weapons program has been a particular flash point," implying that it's a fact that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, when that's a disputed allegation, not supported by U.S. intelligence.
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4637

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JFP 10/31: US to speak on Bahrain; Barak says Iran program delayed; US yanks SNC backing

Just Foreign Policy News, October 31, 2012
US to speak on Bahrain; Barak says Iran program delayed; US yanks SNC backing

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*Action: Push the big TV talks shows to talk about specifics of the drone strike policy
Bob Schieffer responded to our call and asked a question about drone strikes in the presidential debate. Now let's press the big TV talks shows to get into the details of the drone strike policy - like attacks on rescuers. Urge the big TV shows to have the authors of the Stanford/NYU report on as guests.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/drones-debate-question-follow-up

*Action: FAIR: PBS and Iran's "Nuclear Weapons"
On PBS NewsHour Jeffrey Brown stated that "Iran's nuclear weapons program has been a particular flash point." Also on NewsHour, Ray Suarez referred to efforts to "halt [Iran's]
pursuit of nuclear weapons." Apparently PBS NewsHour didn't get the memo that according to U.S. intelligence, Iran doesn't have a nuclear weapons program.

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JFP 10/30: US interrogates Khan on drone strikes; UK says Iran war would be illegal

Just Foreign Policy News, October 30, 2012
US interrogates Khan on drone strikes; UK says Iran war would be illegal

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*Action: Push the big TV talks shows to talk about specifics of the drone strike policy
Bob Schieffer responded to our call and asked a question about drone strikes in the presidential debate. Now let's press the big TV talks shows to get into the details of the drone strike policy - like attacks on rescuers. Urge the big TV shows to have the authors of the Stanford/NYU report on as guests.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/drones-debate-question-follow-up

*Action: FAIR: PBS and Iran's "Nuclear Weapons"
On PBS NewsHour Jeffrey Brown stated that "Iran's nuclear weapons program has been a particular flash point." Also on NewsHour, Ray Suarez referred to efforts to "halt [Iran's]
pursuit of nuclear weapons." Apparently PBS NewsHour didn't get the memo that according to U.S. intelligence, Iran doesn't have a nuclear weapons program.

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JFP 10/1: 2000 dead; JFP News ed. in Pakistan; Obama, US military 1 hand on no Iran war

Just Foreign Policy News, October 1, 2012
2000 dead; JFP News ed. in Pakistan; Obama, US military 1 hand on no Iran war

JFP News hiatus
The editor of the JFP News is in Pakistan, joining the US peace delegation in opposition to the US drone strike policy. As a result, the JFP News will be mostly or entirely on hiatus until October 15. You can follow the editor on Twitter at @naiman. You can follow updates from JFP on Twitter at @justfp. You can follow other news on the delegation on Twitter at #stopdrones or at droneswatch.org.

*Action: Sign our petition against the drone strike policy in Pakistan
JFP will hand-deliver it to the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan on Wednesday.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/pakistan-drones

Why I'm Going to Pakistan: Under Scrutiny, the Drone Strike Policy Will Fall
When Americans found out what the war in Afghanistan was, they turned against it. When Americans find out what the drone strike policy in Pakistan is, they will turn against that too.
http://truth-out.org/news/item/11857-why-im-going-to-pakistan-under-scrutiny-the-drone-strike-policy-will-fall

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JFP 9/27: Drone strikes report breaks through MSM wall; US delegates head to Pakistan

Just Foreign Policy News, September 27, 2012
Drone strikes report breaks through MSM wall; US delegates head to Pakistan

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Medea Benjamin: Americans Take Anti-Drone Stance Directly to Pakistan
On October 7, Imran Khan, Pakistan's most popular leader, will be leading a peace march to Waziristan, where U.S. drones have killed so many people. He expects some 50,000 Pakistanis to join the march. Among those marching will be the U.S. delegation organized by CODEPINK. [JFP is supporting this delegation, in which JFP's Robert Naiman will participate.]
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/26-5

Video and Report: Living Under Drones
Brave New Foundation is promoting the Stanford/NYU report with video; you can also find the report there..
http://livingunderdrones.org/

Video: George Galloway interviews JFP: "Obama already set red line on Iran"

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JFP 9/24: Morsi's presses US on Palestinian state; Warren: cut Pentagon, end war

Just Foreign Policy News, September 24, 2012
Morsi presses US on Palestinian state; Warren: cut Pentagon, end war

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Video: Imran Khan on drone strikes: "you must protest this indiscriminate killing"
In an appeal to American and British citizens, Imran Khan - leader of Pakistan's most popular political party - urges Western protests against drone strikes in Pakistan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxWLl6jk35g

*Action: JFP/NIAC: Tell Meet the Press: Real Journalism Requires Challenging False Information on Iran
Meet the Press allowed Netanyahu to give his stump speech for war on the Iran nuclear issue, without challenging his scaremongering with reference to known facts. Just Foreign Policy and the National Iranian American Council are teaming up to challenge pro-war distortions in the mainstream media with our "Iran Fact Check" campaign. Tell Meet the Press: real journalism requires challenging politicians when they spew false information on Iran.

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JFP 9/21: Neocons back; top R turns on Afghan war; AI demands Quartet save Pal. villages

Just Foreign Policy News, September 21, 2012
Neocons back; top R turns on Afghan war; AI demands Quartet save Pal. villages

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*Action: JFP/NIAC: Tell Meet the Press: Real Journalism Requires Challenging False Information on Iran
On Sunday, Meet the Press allowed Netanyahu to give his stump speech for war on the Iran nuclear issue, without challenging his scaremongering with reference to known facts. Just Foreign Policy and the National Iranian American Council are teaming up to challenge pro-war distortions in the mainstream media with our "Iran Fact Check" campaign. Our first target: Meet the Press. Tell Meet the Press: real journalism requires challenging politicians when they spew false information on Iran.
http://www.iranfact.org/tell-mtp-challenge-false-information-on-iran/

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