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JFP 9/19: JFP/NIAC Iran Fact Check Launched; Call a Senator for No War with Iran

Just Foreign Policy News, September 19, 2012
JFP/NIAC Iran Fact Check Launched; Call a Senator for No War with Iran

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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/

Jamal Abdi and Robert Naiman: Meet the Press Gives Netanyahu Cheney's Bully Pulpit for War

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JFP 9/17: US strikes kill Afghan women; US demands indefinite detention in Afghanistan

Just Foreign Policy News, September 17, 2012
US strikes kill Afghan women; US demands indefinite detention in Afghanistan

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*Action: Tell President Obama: Free the TPP!
Urge President Obama to release the draft TPP negotiating text and urge your reps. in Congress to press for release of the text. An agreement that could prevent millions from accessing lifesaving medicines should be seen by Congress and the public before it is signed.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/obama-free-tpp

Bill Keller: Mitt and Bibi: Diplomacy as Demolition Derby

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JFP 9/14: Romney admits same Iran red line as Obama; PBS NtK takes on drone strikes

Just Foreign Policy News, September 14, 2012
Romney admits same Iran red line as Obama; PBS NtK takes on drone strikes

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*Action: Tell President Obama: Free the TPP!
Urge President Obama to release the draft TPP negotiating text and urge your reps. in Congress to press for release of the text. An agreement that could prevent millions from accessing lifesaving medicines should be seen by Congress and the public before it is signed.
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1) PBS Need to Know has produced a program on the U.S. drone war in Pakistan. Need to Know's Hannah Yi traveled to Pakistan to investigate the impact that U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas. Video at link.

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JFP 9/13: Experts: attack on Iran would risk major war; Egypt offers Iran deal on Syria

Just Foreign Policy News, September 13, 2012
Experts: attack on Iran would risk major war; Egypt offers Iran deal on Syria

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Washington Post timeline: The events in Benghazi and the U.S. reaction
The timeline clearly shows that the statement from US Embassy Cairo criticized by the Romney campaign came four hours before crowds gathered at the embassy in Cairo, and ten hours before gunfire at the consulate in Bengazi. Romney's statement came six hours after the gunfire in Bengazi, and just after the first U.S. death was confirmed.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/cairo-libya-attacks-timeline/

Stephen Starr: Rebel Violence Drains Support of Fellow Syrians

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JFP 9/12: Romney slimes US Embassy Cairo; Groups press Leahy Law cutoffs to Bahrain

Just Foreign Policy News, September 12, 2012
Romney slimes US Embassy Cairo; Groups press Leahy Law cutoff to Bahrain

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Drone Strikes on People With AIDS?
Do you think that "public comment" and "congressional review" of an agreement that "could cut off access to lifesaving medicines for millions" should wait until after the agreement is signed, when, in practical terms, the prospects for changing the agreement would be near zero?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/trans-pacific-partnership-agreement_b_1871710.html

Rights groups demand Leahy Law be applied to Bahrain security forces that abuse human rights

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JFP News 9/7: TPP buses to Leesburg; Hillary names Haqqanis; Greenwald calls out CNNi on Bahrain

Just Foreign Policy News, September 7, 2012
TPP buses to Leesburg; Hillary names Haqqanis; Greenwald calls out CNNi on Bahrain

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Rally Sunday against the TPP: free buses from DC and Baltimore
As the 14th major round of closed-door negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership gets under way in northern Virginia, join Citizens Trade Campaign and labor, environmental, consumer, public health, family farm and other social justice allies at the "TPP: Out of the Shadows! Rally for Good Jobs, Affordable Medicine & a Healthy Environment" at 3:00pm on Sunday, September 9 outside the Lansdowne Resort at 44050 Woodridge Parkway in Leesburg.
GET ON THE BUS! Follow the link to RSVP and reserve seats on free buses to the rally from Washington, DC or Baltimore, or sign up to receive info on carpooling options throughout the region.
http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog/2012/08/09/no-back-room-deals-for-the-1/

Media Briefing: What TPP Means for Digital Rights and Patients' Rights

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JFP 9/5: Lee, Conyers query Iran war cost; new doc from makers of Budrus

Just Foreign Policy News, September 5, 2012
Lee, Conyers query Iran war cost; new doc from makers of Budrus

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*Action: Don't let the military sabotage peace talks and Bergdahl's release
The generals and their amen corner in Congress are pressing Secretary of State Clinton to declare the Haqqani network, part of the Afghan Taliban, to be a terrorist organization - a move which State Department and White House officials fear could sabotage peace talks with the Taliban and endanger the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. Urge President Obama and your representatives in Congress to oppose any move to sabotage the peace talks.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/haqqani-network

Barbara Lee/John Conyers: We Want a Report on Costs of War with Iran
Urge your Rep to sign-on to Rep. Barbara Lee's letter calling for a report on the costs of a potential war with Iran by Friday, Sept 7th. [deadline has been extended.] Current signers include: Lee, Conyers, Rush, Ellison, Woolsey.

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JFP 9/1: Haqqani designation would threaten peace talks, Bergdahl release

Just Foreign Policy News, September 1, 2012
Haqqani designation would threaten peace talks, Bergdahl release

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Interview: Tehran NAM summit setback for U.S., Israeli campaign to isolate Iran
Just Foreign Policy talks to Tehran Times about the NAM summit. The summit was a setback for the US-Israeli campaign to isolate Iran, not because anyone behaved differently than would be expected, but because it showcased the fact that most of the world doesn't see Iran the way Washington and Tel Aviv do.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/101052-nam-summit-in-tehran-setbackfor-the-usisrael-campaign-to-isolate-iran-robert-naiman-by-kourosh-ziabari-the-successful-16th-summit-of-the-non-aligned-movement-in-tehran-is-a-setback-for-the-usisrael-campaign-to-isolate-iran-says-journalist-rober

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JFP 8/30: Ecuador upbeat on Assange talks; cutting Pentagon vs. Social Security

Just Foreign Policy News, August 30, 2012
Ecuador upbeat on Assange talks; cutting Pentagon vs. Social Security

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Cut Pentagon Budget, Not Social Security & Veterans' Benefits, Save 380,000 Jobs

Some people want to "save" the government $145 billion over 10 years by cutting Social Security, veterans' benefits, and federal pensions. A much better idea is to cut the bloated Pentagon budget instead. Not only would that protect Social Security and veterans' benefits and make it harder for the Pentagon to occupy other people's countries, it would save 380,000 jobs.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/cut-the-pentagon-budget-n_b_1844125.html

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JFP 8/28: Rachel Corrie verdict; Ecuador threatened on trade; Colombia talks to FARC

Just Foreign Policy News, August 28, 2012
Rachel Corrie verdict; Ecuador threatened on trade; Colombia talks to FARC

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Romney-Ryan "Ploughshares to Swords" Budget Would Cost America At Least 530,000 Jobs
If we could only make the Ryan plan stick to the principle of at least one dollar in military cuts for every dollar in domestic cuts, that would reduce the job loss of the Ryan plan by at least 12.9% - saving 530,000 jobs. That's on the scale of the jobs at stake in last year's fight over continuing the stimulus.
http://truth-out.org/news/item/11099-romney-ryan-ploughshares-to-swords-budget-would-cost-america-at-least-530000-jobs

Let's Help WikiLeaks Liberate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiating Text
Our "crowdsourced" reward for WikiLeaks to publish the text is now over $20,000.

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