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Gaza Rally Friday, July 25

Please Come
Protest Israel's Massacre of
the People of Gaza

Regardless of what you think of Hamas or of Israel, surely we can all agree that this siege must stop! Because it could not be maintained without the $3 billion a year in military aid from Washington, we are responsible for stopping it!

Portland's Monument Square

(on Congress St. across from Portland Public Library)
Friday, July 25th**
1:00-2:30

Signs and Handouts are ready.

From July 8 to July 21st, 546 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed (most of whom were innocent civilians, including scores of children), more than 3,000 have been injured, and many thousands more have become homeless. Only outcries from people like us, around the country and world, will force the UN and the U.S. to curb Israel's collective punishment of Palestinians.

**Rain Date: Saturday Noon – 1:30
& check website if raining Saturday -- www.mvprights.org
Rally is sponsored by Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, Code Pink-Maine, Pax Christi-Maine and Peace Action Maine.

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.

MILITARY OPERATION "23-YEARS-OF-BOMBING-DEATH-AND-DESTRUCTION-IN-IRAQ-ARE-NOT-ENOUGH" IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

This lament comes from Graham Russell of Rights Action.
The war industry, that makes up a considerable part of the U.S. economy, has just given a sigh of relief, as yet another military make-work project is announced.

Using "independent experts" with flow charts documenting pending doom, uttering crystal clear soundbites and bumper-sticker statements of "terrorist" threats, the White House and its media information outlets are hastily explaining why the U.S. will have to renew bombing, killing and destroying in Iraq.

Points on Ukraine -- April 17, 2014

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urges Congress, the Obama administration and policymakers throughout the European Union to adopt policies toward the Ukraine crisis that deescalate the conflict while providing a constructive path forward. The diplomatic deal struck this week by diplomats from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union, who agreed to a framework plan designed to end violence in Ukraine, is a very positive step in the right direction.

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