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Muslims Need NOT APPLY Millions of aspiring Americans apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) each year. But under a previously unknown national security program known as the “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP), the government excludes many applicants from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities from these opportunities by delaying and denying their applications without legal authority. Learn more about CARRP and how it has harmed the naturalization process.
Is the Threat of Terrorism Real? By John Scales Avery "Terrorism is an invented threat. Our military industrial complex invented it to take the place of the threat of communism after the end of the Cold War. They invented it so that they would be able to continue spending 1,700,000,000,000 dollars each year on armaments, an amount almost too large to be imagined."
Dennis Kucinich | Keystone XL Would RAISE Gas Prices
Dennis Kucinich, News Report: “A foreign-owned oil company is playing us for fools. In order to convince Americans to accept a pipeline that will result in higher gas prices, we have been bombarded with a public relations campaign to convince us that the pipeline is a good idea. ‘It may be a good idea to foreign investors, but the Keystone XL pipeline is a bad idea for American consumers, a bad idea for America’s fledgling economy, a bad idea for our health and a bad idea for our environment,’ said Kucinich. ‘Say no to the Keystone tax.’”
How Swedes and Norwegians broke the power of the ‘1 percent’
While many of us are working to ensure that the Occupy movement will have a lasting impact, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice. 2/8/2012
The Imperative of Revolutionary Nonviolence
Nonviolence requires renunciation of any and all claims to disproportionate privileges and power acquired by personal or imperial attitudes and actions of violence.
S. Brian Wilson 1/1/1994
Thank YouFor Standing Up - Chris Hedges“The real debate, the debate raised by the Occupy movement about inequality, corporate malfeasance, the destruction of the ecosystem, and the security and surveillance state, is the only debate that matters.” 1/24/2012
US Troops going to Israel January 2, 2012. Jerusalem. In one of the most blacked-out stories in America right now, the US military is preparing to send thousands of US troops, along with US Naval anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel, to Israel.
“If the United States applies increased sanctions, invades, bombs, sends combat troops or drones, or otherwise significantly escalates its intervention in Iran or the region directly or through support of its allies, I pledge to join with others to engage in acts of legal protest and/or nonviolent civil disobedience to prevent or halt the death and destruction which U.S. military actions would cause to the people of Iran, the Middle East, our communities at home, and the planet itself.”
Ask Congress to Oppose the Bahrain Arms Deal While the U.S. has been vocal about human rights abuses in Libya, Syria, and Iran, the Administration has been mostly quiet about the harsh crackdown against the democracy movement in Bahrain, a U.S. ally.
Press Congress to Oppose the Bahrain Arms Sale
Rep. Jim McGovern and Sen. Ron Wyden have introduced a resolution of disapproval to block the proposed arms sale to Bahrain. Broad Congressional support for this resolution would increase pressure on the Administration to speak up about human rights in Bahrain.
Ask your Representative and Senators to add pressure on the Administration to change its policy on Bahrain by signing the McGovern-Wyden resolution.
Friendly Water for the World Friendly Water for the World seeks to increase environmental and community sustainability by helping communities help themselves. We currently have projects in Kenya, Burundi, India, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Uganda, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Honduras, and we are expanding.
VFP109 Veterans for Peace 109, the Rachel Corrie Chapter in Olympia WA
Militarism Watch a Fellowship of Reconciliation project to increase the capacity in social change movements and academia for research that serves activism and campaigns against US militarization at home and abroad
YRWD - JRMD is a non-profit organization seeking to promote Reconciliation and Peace through rebuilding the hope and homes of the traumatized hearts caused by ethnic wars, injustice, and divisions in Burundi