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JFP 7/10: Close Presbyterian Vote on Divestment Shows Likudniks Losing Middle America

Just Foreign Policy News, July 10, 2012
Close Presbyterian Vote on Divestment Shows Likudniks Losing Middle America

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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.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/no-assange-extradition

Close Presbyterian Vote on Selective Divestment Shows Likudniks Losing Middle America

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JFP 6/15: German paper: Syria rebels did Houla massacre; aid groups denounce Gaza blockade

Just Foreign Policy News, June 15, 2012
German paper: Syria rebels did Houla massacre; aid groups denounce Gaza blockade


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Action: Urge Congress to Press Clinton on LGBT murders in Honduras
Honduran human rights groups have reported 70 LGBT murders since the June 2009 coup. The government of Honduras is a close U.S. ally; it receives U.S. military and police aid; there is a U.S. military base there. The State Department could do something about this. Urge your Rep. to sign Rep. Jared Polis' letter to Secretary of State Clinton, urging her to press the government of Honduras to investigate and prosecute the LGBT murders in Honduras. 25 have signed. Urge your Rep. to join them.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/polis-lgbt-letter

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Syrian Rebels Committed Houla Massacre
The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has run two articles alleging that Syrian Sunni rebels committed the Houla massacre, reporting that the victims were largely from Alawi and Shia minorities in Houla. This is important because the Syrian government has been blamed for the massacre and the massacre has been invoked as a justification for foreign military intervention.
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JFP 6/13: Drone strikes drive global disapproval of Obama; Rand Paul calls for judicial review

Just Foreign Policy News, June 13, 2012
Drone strikes drive global disapproval of Obama; Rand Paul calls for judicial review


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Final Tally: Kucinich/Conyers: Ensure Transparency and Accountability In The U.S. Combat Drone Program
Twenty-six Members of Congress urged the Administration to come clean with Congress and the American people about civilian deaths resulting from drone strikes and about so-called "signature strikes" that target unknown people.
The signers of the Congressional letter were: Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, Rush Holt, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Maurice Hinchey, Charlie Rangel, Pete Stark, Mike Honda, Raul Grijalva, Bob Filner, Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, Lynn Woolsey, Hank Johnson, Luis Gutierrez, Ron Paul, John Lewis, George Miller, Jim McDermott, Yvette Clarke, Peter DeFazio, Peter Welch, Donna Edwards, Jerrold Nadler, Keith Ellison, Walter Jones.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1219
PDF of the letter as sent:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/sites/default/files/Ltr.%20to%20President%20Obama%20Sig%20Strikes%2006.12.2012.pdf

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JFP 6/12: Karzai: zero airstrikes on homes; Parsi: crucial to delay Iran oil embargo

Just Foreign Policy News, June 12, 2012
Karzai: zero airstrikes on homes; Parsi: crucial to delay Iran oil embargo


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Katrina vanden Heuvel: Obama's 'kill list' is unchecked presidential power
The leak isn't the scandal, the policy is the scandal. Over twenty legislators led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) have written formally to the president asking that he explain openly "the process by which signature strikes are authorized and executed; the mechanisms used to ensure such killings are legal; and the mechanisms to track civilian casualties."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-kill-list-is-unchecked-presidential-power/2012/06/11/gJQAHw05WV_story.html

Video: Annexation Wall: 10 Years Too Long
In 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that the route of the "separation barrier," which cuts through the West Bank, was illegal. On July 9, the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of the wall, the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq is launching a one-month campaign calling for the wall to be dismantled, in line with the World Court opinion.

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JFP 6/11: Karzai: US broke deal with air strike that killed civilians; GI suicides spike

Just Foreign Policy News, June 11, 2012
Karzai: US broke deal with air strike that killed civilians; GI suicides spike


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Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network: Act now for Mahmoud Sarsak on 84th day of hunger strike; Palestinian soccer star at risk of death
As European soccer stars compete in the European Championship, the eyes of the world must turn to a soccer star at urgent risk of death: Palestinian national team member Mahmoud Sarsak, 25, has been imprisoned under Israel's "Unlawful Combatants Law" – the only prisoner so held – without charge or trial – for three years.
http://samidoun.ca/2012/06/urgent-act-now-for-mahmoud-sarsak-on-84th-day-of-hunger-strike-palestinian-soccer-star-at-risk-of-death/

Kucinich/Conyers: Ensure Transparency and Accountability In The U.S. Combat Drone Program
Twenty-five Members of Congress are pressing the Administration to come clean with Congress and the American people about civilian deaths resulting from drone strikes and about so-called "signature strikes" that target unknown people.

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JFP 6/8: West won't talk to Iran about Syria; 25 on drone strike transparency letter

Just Foreign Policy News, June 8, 2012
West won't talk to Iran about Syria; 25 on K-C letter


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Kucinich/Conyers: Ensure Transparency and Accountability In The U.S. Combat Drone Program
Twenty-five Members of Congress are pressing the Administration to come clean with Congress and the American people about civilian deaths resulting from drone strikes and about so-called "signature strikes" that target unknown people.
Signers of the Congressional letter include: Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, Rush Holt, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Maurice Hinchey, Charlie Rangel, Pete Stark, Mike Honda, Raul Grijalva, Bob Filner, Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, Lynn Woolsey, Hank Johnson, Luis Gutierrez, Ron Paul, John Lewis, George Miller, Jim McDermott, Yvette Clarke, Peter DeFazio, Peter Welch, Donna Edwards, Jerrold Nadler, Keith Ellison.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1219

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Tracks deaths, cases, and the number of days that have passed since the UN brought cholera to Haiti.
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JFP 6/7: UN rights chief urges probe of drone strike civilian deaths; 21 on K-C letter

Just Foreign Policy News, June 7, 2012
UN rights chief urges probe of drone strike civilian deaths; 21 on K-C letter


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*Action: Urge your Representative to sign the Kucinich-Conyers letter on drone strikes
Twenty-one Members of Congress are pressing the Administration to come clean with Congress and the American people about civilian deaths resulting from drone strikes and about so-called "signature strikes" that target unknown people. Urge your Representative to join them. If you've already written please call your Representative: 202-225-3121.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/kucinich-conyers-drone-letter

Kucinich/Conyers: Ensure Transparency and Accountability In The U.S. Combat Drone Program
Current signers of the Congressional letter include: Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, Rush Holt, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Maurice Hinchey, Charlie Rangel, Pete Stark, Mike Honda, Raul Grijalva, Bob Filner, Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, Lynn Woolsey, Hank Johnson, Luis Gutierrez, Ron Paul, John Lewis, George Miller, Jim McDermott, Yvette Clarke, Peter DeFazio.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1219

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JFP 6/6: Ex-CIA official: drone strikes expanding terrorist havens; 19 sign Kucinich-Conyers letter

Just Foreign Policy News, June 6, 2012
Ex-CIA official: drone strikes expanding terrorist havens; 19 sign Kucinich-Conyers letter


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*Action: Urge your Representative to sign the Kucinich-Conyers letter on drone strikes
Nineteen Members of Congress are pressing the Administration to come clean with Congress and the American people about civilian deaths resulting from drone strikes and about so-called "signature strikes" that target unknown people. Urge your Representative to join them. If you've already written please call your Rep. and ask them to sign: 202-225-3121.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/kucinich-conyers-drone-letter

Kucinich/Conyers: Ensure Transparency and Accountability In The U.S. Combat Drone Program
Current signers of the Congressional letter include: Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, Rush Holt, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Maurice Hinchey, Charlie Rangel, Pete Stark, Mike Honda, Raul Grijalva, Bob Filner, Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, Lynn Woolsey, Hank Johnson, Luis Gutierrez, Ron Paul, John Lewis, George Miller, Jim McDermott.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1219

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JFP 6/5: Drone Strikes Targeting People Who Don't Threaten U.S.; 17 on K-C letter

Just Foreign Policy News, June 5, 2012
Drone Strikes Targeting People Who Don't Threaten U.S.; 17 on K-C letter


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* Action: Urge your Representative to sign the Kucinich-Conyers letter on drone strikes
Seventeen Members of Congress are pressing the Administration to come clean with Congress and the American people about civilian deaths resulting from drone strikes and about so-called "signature strikes" that target unknown people. Urge your Representative to join them.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/kucinich-conyers-drone-letter

Kucinich/Conyers: Ensure Transparency and Accountability In The U.S. Combat Drone Program
Current signers of the Congressional letter include: Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, Rush Holt, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Maurice Hinchey, Charlie Rangel, Pete Stark, Mike Honda, Raul Grijalva, Bob Filner, Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, Lynn Woolsey, Hank Johnson, Luis Gutierrez, Ron Paul, John Lewis.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1219

Yes, Virginia, We Can Do Something About the Drone Strikes

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JFP 6/1: Yes, Virginia, We Can Do Something About the Drone Strikes

Just Foreign Policy News, June 1, 2012
Yes, Virginia, We Can Do Something About the Drone Strikes

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Action: Urge your Representative to sign the Kucinich-Conyers letter on drone strikes
Fifteen Members of Congress are pressing the Administration to come clean with Congress and the American people about civilian deaths resulting from drone strikes and so-called "signature strikes" that target unknown people. Urge your Representative to join them.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/kucinich-conyers-drone-letter

Yes, Virginia, We Can Do Something About the Drone Strikes
It may well be true that drone strikes to kill "high value terrorists" who are known to be planning attacks on Americans are wildly popular. But here's what's not wildly popular: killing innocent civilians. Fifteen Members of Congress are raising their voices. Others should join them.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/obama-drone-strikes_b_1563081.html

Video: Stephen Colbert mocks "military age male" = "combatant"

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