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JFP 7/31: Romney insults Palestinians; LAT slams drone strikes; Julian's mom appeals to Ecuador

Just Foreign Policy News, July 31, 2012
Romney disses Palestinians; LAT slams drone strikes; Julian's mom appeals to Ecuador

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RootsAction: Campaign Targets New NBC War "Reality" Show
"'Stars Earn Stripes' is a reality show cohosted by retired U.S. General Wesley Clark, co-starring Todd Palin, and with no apparent role for reality," said RootsAction campaigner David Swanson. "The ads brag about the use of real bullets, but depict war as a harmless sport. Celebrities paired up with soldiers competing at 'long-range weapons fire' is not a continuation of the Olympics. It's a normalization of war that erases the death and suffering." A petition to NBC urges them to air an in-depth segment showing the reality of civilian victims of recent U.S. wars.
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Stephen Walt: What I'd like to ask Mitt Romney about his foreign policy
How, exactly, would Romney differ on Afghanistan, on Iran, on Israel/Palestine?

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JFP 7/28: Catholics, Jews condemn Bachmann's anti-Muslim conspiracy theories

Just Foreign Policy News, July 28, 2012
Catholics, Jews condemn Bachmann's anti-Muslim conspiracy theory

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*Action: House Must Sanction Bachmann for Anti-Muslim McCarthyism
Rep. Michele Bachmann is using her position on the House Intelligence Committee to promote a conspiracy theory that government officials, including State Department official Huma Abedin, are part of a Muslim Brotherhood plot to infiltrate the U.S. government. Bachmann also claims that Rep. Keith Ellison is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. Bachmann has refused to apologize or back down, even after prominent Republicans like Senator John McCain demanded that she stop. Bachmann's Muslim conspiracy-mongering is part of a broader campaign to intimidate Muslim-Americans from speaking out about U.S. foreign policy. Urge your Representative to take action.
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The Nation: How WikiLeaks Transformed Brazil's Media

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JFP 7/26: Top Romney Adviser Bolton Backs Bachmann anti-Muslim Witch Hunt

Just Foreign Policy News, July 26, 2012
Top Romney Adviser Bolton Backs Bachmann anti-Muslim Witch Hunt

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JFP 7/24: Roll-call Mulvaney; Dubai: Navy killing "murder"; CPJ/HRW Ecuador lies

Just Foreign Policy News, July 24, 2012
Roll-call Mulvaney; Dubai: Navy killing "murder"; CPJ Ecuador lies

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Roll call on the Mulvaney-Frank amendment
The Mulvaney-Frank amendment, freezing Pentagon spending at FY2012 levels (a cut of $1.1 billion), passed the House 247-167. Voting yes were 158 Democrats and 89 Republicans. Voting no were 146 Republicans and 21 Democrats. Thanks to everyone who contacted their Rep!
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll495.xml

*Action: Ask the Times of Israel to correct the record
An article in the Times of Israel claimed President Obama has repeatedly pledged that he "will not allow the Islamic Republic to acquire nuclear weapon capabilities." That's not true: Obama promised he would not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear *weapon*. The distinction is crucial. Ask the Times of Israel to correct the record.
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JFP 7/19: Indian fishermen challenge US Navy claim; India presses investigation

Just Foreign Policy News, July 19, 2012
Indian fishermen challenge US Navy claim; India presses investigation

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*Action: A Great Week to Cut the Pentagon Budget and End the War!

The 2013 "Defense" Appropriations Bill is expected to be voted on in the House this week. Members of Congress are introducing amendments to cut the military budget and to end the war in Afghanistan. Urge your Rep. to support these amendments.
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For Barney Frank's Legacy: Pass the Mulvaney Amendment
Frank is retiring from the House this year after thirty-two years of service. In the cause of working to rein in America's out-of-control military spending, Frank has stood out from his colleagues. Now Frank is trying to do something about the fact that, despite all the bloviating about the deficit, the House is on track to pass a military budget that busts the spending caps of the Budget Control Act.

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JFP 7/19: Indian fishermen challenge US Navy claim; India presses investigation

Just Foreign Policy News, July 19, 2012
Indian fishermen challenge US Navy claim; India presses investigation

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*Action: A Great Week to Cut the Pentagon Budget and End the War!

The 2013 "Defense" Appropriations Bill is expected to be voted on in the House this week. Members of Congress are introducing amendments to cut the military budget and to end the war in Afghanistan. Urge your Rep. to support these amendments.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/defense-approps-2013

For Barney Frank's Legacy: Pass the Mulvaney Amendment
Frank is retiring from the House this year after thirty-two years of service. In the cause of working to rein in America's out-of-control military spending, Frank has stood out from his colleagues. Now Frank is trying to do something about the fact that, despite all the bloviating about the deficit, the House is on track to pass a military budget that busts the spending caps of the Budget Control Act.

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JFP 7/17: Indian fisherman: US Navy didn't warn before shooting near Iran

Just Foreign Policy News, July 17, 2012
Indian fisherman: US Navy didn't warn before shooting near Iran

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Action: A Great Week to Cut the Pentagon Budget and End the War!

The 2013 "Defense" Appropriations Bill is expected to be voted on in the House this week. Members of Congress will be introducing amendments to cut the military budget and to end the war in Afghanistan. Urge your Rep. to support these amendments.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/defense-approps-2013

It's a Great Day to Act to Cut the Pentagon Budget
What happens in these votes will have a big influence on the expected negotiations over replacing the impending "sequester" automatic cuts of the Budget Control Act with a package of revenue increases and spending cuts. If you want cuts in military spending to be on the table, now is the time to speak up.

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JFP 7/13: WikiLeaks beats VISA in court; Hondurans who killed civilians "work for DEA"

Just Foreign Policy News, July 13, 2012
WikiLeaks beats VISA in court; Hondurans who killed civilians "work for DEA"

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Action: Urge @Sweden to Oppose Extradition of Julian Assange for Publishing US Diplomatic Cables
Over seven thousand people have signed our petition to Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa urging him to grant Julian Assange's request for political asylum from the threat of US prosecution under the Espionage Act of 1917 for his role in the publication of U.S. diplomatic cables.
Now we are appealing to people in Sweden to oppose the threatened extradition of Julian Assange to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act of 1917 for publishing US diplomatic cables. Join us in our effort to engage Swedish public opinion.
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Video: IVAW at NATO

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JFP 7/12: House moots prosecuting journos; Senate plugs Mexico focus on law, not army

Just Foreign Policy News, July 12, 2012
House moots prosecuting journos; Senate plugs Mexico focus on law, not army

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Action: Urge @Sweden to Oppose Extradition of Julian Assange for Publishing US Diplomatic Cables
Over seven thousand people have signed our petition to Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa urging him to grant Julian Assange's request for political asylum from the threat of US prosecution under the Espionage Act of 1917 for his role in the publication of U.S. diplomatic cables.
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CNN/Fortune: The truth about the Fast and Furious "scandal"

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JFP 7/11: Ecuador sez won't be bullied on Assange; Talib cmdr admits no military victory

Just Foreign Policy News, July 11, 2012
Ecuador sez won't be bullied on Assange; Talib cmdr admits no military victory

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Action: Urge @Sweden to Oppose Extradition of Julian Assange for Publishing US Diplomatic Cables
Over seven thousand people have signed our petition to Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa urging him to grant Julian Assange's request for political asylum from the threat of US prosecution under the Espionage Act of 1917 for his role in the publication of U.S. diplomatic cables.
Now we are appealing to people in Sweden to oppose the threatened extradition of Julian Assange to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act of 1917 for publishing US diplomatic cables. Join us in our effort to engage Swedish public opinion.
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634 days of cholera in Haiti
634 days, 7455 dead, 583,972 ill since the UN brought cholera to Haiti. Still the UN refuses to apologize or take responsibility.
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