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MASS PROTEST IN WASHINGTON, AUG. 2

A broad coalition of 30 antiwar, pro-Palestine, Muslim and Arab-American groups have joined together to organize a national march on the White House on Saturday, August 2 — a week away. Even if a temporary cease fire is somehow obtained, which remains doubtful, the principal issue of ending the seven-year siege of Gaza will not be resolved anytime soon.

The main slogans of the day, when demonstrators gather at 1 p.m. in Lafayette Square across from the White House, are: Stop the Massacre in Gaza, End the Siege, Halt U.S. Aid to Israel, End the Colonial Occupation.

from Gaza Special Issue #2

NETANYAHU LIED ABOUT HAMAS
By the Activist Newsletter & news sources

"Hamas will pay!"
“Hamas is responsible… Hamas will pay,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the bodies of three murdered Jewish teenaged boys were unearthed in the West Bank June 30. They had been dead over two weeks.

Now, it turns out, he probably was lying. The Israeli police revealed that Hamas was not involved.

UN TO INVESTIGATE GAZA DEATHS

By Agence France Presse and other sources

GENEVA, July 24 —The UN Human Rights Council on July 23 launched a probe into the Gaza offensive, backing calls by the Palestinians to hold Israel to account despite fierce opposition from the Jewish state.

demonstration in Haifa

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rann Bar-On
Date: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 8:57 AM
Subject: An eyewitness account of the anti-war demo, Haifa, July 19th 2014

Please read this through, and please spread it far and wide throughout
all your networks. What happened here last night is unprecedented in
a major Israeli city. Please spread this by all means possible.

Rann

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Who's Responsible for the Flight of Honduran Children

"Yes, gangs are rampant in Honduras. But the truly dangerous gang is the Honduran government. And our own [U.S. and Canadian] tax dollars are pouring into it while our top officials praise its virtues."
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Who's Responsible For Flight Of Honduran Children?
07/09/2014, by Dana Frank, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-frank/whos-responsible-for-the-hondur...

Petitioning Maine Media

Peace Action Maine urges people to sign this petition -- http://chn.ge/1ofb0CK

The death of three Israeli teens: Statement from Maine Citizens Committed to a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine

Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights
and a coalition of peace & justice groups in Maine

Israel - Palestine/Gaza Crisis

PLEASE COME: PORTLAND'S MONUMENT SQUARE, NOON-1:00.
(on Congress St. across from Portland Public Library)

WE MUST PROTEST ISRAEL'S ILLEGAL COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT.

SIGNS AND HANDOUTS ARE READY. ALL WE NEED IS YOU.

Today alone, six women and nine children were among 22 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza.

Pingree on Defense Legislation

June 30, 2014 Thank you for contacting me about the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2015. I appreciate hearing from you about this critical issue.

MOSUL, MALIKI AND ISIS The View Today from Erbil

by Bill Park, openDemocracy
Life in Erbil continues pretty much as normal. Children chase the pigeons that gather by the fountains outside the bazaar at the foot of the city's ancient citadel; young couples share an ice cream; women try on shoes; and the men sit in the shade drinking endless tulip glasses of sweet chai and chatting—probably about the twists and turns of the world cup, judging by the crowds that gather around the large number of TV screens showing each and every game in tea shops, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.

US MAYORS SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Bold New Resolution Calling for Constructive Good Faith
U.S. Participation in International Nuclear Disarmament Forums; Commends Marshall Islands for
bringing lawsuits against U.S. and 8 other Nuclear-Armed States
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For immediate release: June 24, 2014
Contact: Jackie Cabasso, Mayors for Peace North American Coordinator (510) 306-0119

Tightening the U.S. Grip on Western Europe -- Washington's Iron Curtain in Ukraine

counterpunch -- Weekend Edition June 6-8, 2014 by DIANA JOHNSTONE
NATO leaders are currently acting out a deliberate charade in Europe, designed to reconstruct an Iron Curtain between Russia and the West.

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