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Tell Darden to treat its workers with basic human dignity

Dear Friend,

Darden Restaurant Group, which owns Olive Garden, Red Lobster,
LongHorn Steakhouse and countless other chain restaurants, has about
180,000 employees working at its nearly 2,000 restaurants nationwide

And while the company's CEO makes $8.5 million each year, many of the
company's employees are paid just $2.13 per hour, forcing them to live
on the tips you voluntarily pay them at the end of your meal.

Workers cannot sustain a safe, decent standard of living in our
communities at $2.13 per hour. We stand up against this economic
injustice today.

I just signed a petition telling Darden to stop exploiting its workers
and pay tipped employees at least $5 per hour. Click on the link below
to find out more and sign the petition.
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/darden/?r_by=49276-3052123-mIkm6Bx&rc=paste2

Syndicated 2012-10-23 20:27:00 (Updated 2012-10-23 20:27:14) from proclus

Micahel wants you to take action on "Support a Strong, Scientific Safeguard Against Soot"!

Micahel L. Love has just read and signed the petition: Support a Strong, Scientific Safeguard Against Soot

You can view this petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/794/638/531/

Message from Micahel L. Love:
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Hi, I signed the petition "Support a Strong, Scientific Safeguard Against Soot". I'm asking you to sign this petition to help us reach our goal of 10,000 signatures. I care deeply about this cause, and I hope you will support our efforts.

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ThePetitionSite.com provides tools and empowers individuals to make a difference and effect positive change through online activism. Get connected with the causes you care about, take action to make the world a better place, and start your own petition at http://www.ThePetitionSite.com!

ThePetitionSite.com is powered by Care2, the largest and most trusted information and action site for people who care to make a difference in their lives and the world. www.care2.com

Syndicated 2012-10-22 18:40:00 (Updated 2012-10-22 18:40:11) from proclus

Help Defuse Utah's Tar-sands Carbon Bomb

Governor Gary Herbert wants to turn some Utah's most spectacular wildlands into an Alberta-style tar-sands disaster, and we need your help to stop him.

More than 140,000 acres in eastern Utah are already open to tar-sands strip mining, and regulators have permitted mining on nearly 6,000 acres; only an uphill court battle stands in the way of mining on the first of those lands.

Tar-sands mining would decimate wildlands, destroy sage grouse habitat and deplete and pollute Colorado River water desperately needed by endangered fish and millions of people. Once mining begins, it could catalyze a wildly inefficient cycle of energy and water use -- igniting a carbon bomb that will further dry the Colorado River, melt the Arctic and acidify our oceans.

Please take a moment to urge Gov. Herbert to abandon his disastrous tar-sands mining plans.

Take action by using this Web address: http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY...

Syndicated 2012-10-22 18:09:00 (Updated 2012-10-22 18:09:03) from proclus

Protest against TV duel: U.S. police arrested presidential candidate of the ...


Ruhestörung - so lautete der Vorwurf der US-Polizei, als sie am Dienstag die Präsidentschaftskandidatin der Grünen festnahm. Jill Stein hatte in Hempstead eine improvisierte Pressekonferenz abgehalten, um gegen das TV-Duell zwischen Barack Obama und Mitt Romney zu protestieren.

Syndicated 2012-10-17 11:36:00 (Updated 2012-10-17 11:36:36) from proclus

BREAKING: Stein and Honkala Arrested at Presidential Debate Site

via Green Party Watch by Ronald Hardy on 10/16/12

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala decided to show up to tonight’s Presidential Debate, which didn’t invite them. Both were prepared to be arrested, and it came to pass: Speaking earlier in the day to Philadelphia Weekly: “This is a great day for democracy,” noted Stein. “It’s a great [...]

Syndicated 2012-10-16 22:32:00 (Updated 2012-10-16 22:32:21) from proclus

Protect your water, stop pollution trading!

I just took action and hope you can too.

The EPA is considering rules that would legally allow polluters to "trade" pollution credits, allowing some people to pollute more, while outsourcing water pollution regulations to Wall Street.

Please join me in taking action to make sure the EPA keeps the Clean Water Act strong, and doesn't allow pollution trading.

To take action on this issue, click on the link below:
http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Advocacy?s_oo=bPO7TaNibyf1MKIC7T7Czw&am... If the text above does not appear as a link or it wraps across multiple lines, then copy and paste it into the address area of your browser.
If you no longer wish to receive email messages sent from your friends on behalf of this organization, please follow the link below:
http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/TellFriendOpt?action=optout&toe=97d2db6...

Syndicated 2012-10-16 19:22:00 (Updated 2012-10-16 19:22:04) from proclus

I'm proud to vote for Jill Stein

Dear Michael L.,

We are at a critical point in our nation’s history. In the face of deep austerity measures, working and poor people are uniting. In the last few weeks alone, teachers in Chicago won a historic strike and Walmart workers walked out on the job for the first time. We must keep building the momentum. Thermometer

And that is why I believe that Green presidential candidate Jill Stein has the most thoughtful and thorough platforms for the American people.

Can you pitch in $50 to Jill Stein’s campaign? If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to give, that time is now to show your support.

Ralph Nader puts it well:

“Jill Stein will ably carry forward the Green banner of majoritarian agendas in our country. Let us hope that the two-party duopolized media notices.”

A donation of $50 is critical in increasing our outreach to new voters seeking a change. Every dollar sends the message that status quo politics is not good enough. Together we will build the demand for Jill Stein’s Full Employment Program, breaking up the banks “too big to fail,” and a Green New Deal for all of us.

We have so much at stake. By uniting our forces we can create and build our own alternatives to a system that is only helping a select few. Together we can rebuild a healthier democracy.

Please show your support today.

Matt Gonzalez


Please take an immediate step by making a donation: http://www.jillstein.org/donate

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Syndicated 2012-10-16 18:32:00 (Updated 2012-10-16 18:32:15) from proclus

Michael wants you to take action on "Tell Banks to Stop Investing in Mountain-top Removal"!

Michael Love has just read and signed the petition: Tell Banks to Stop Investing in Mountain-top Removal

You can view this petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/954/403/003/tell-banks-to-stop-investing-in-mountain-top-removal/

Message from Michael Love:
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Hi, I signed the petition "Tell Banks to Stop Investing in Mountain-top Removal". I'm asking you to sign this petition to help us reach our goal of 5,000 signatures. I care deeply about this cause, and I hope you will support our efforts.

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ThePetitionSite.com provides tools and empowers individuals to make a difference and effect positive change through online activism. Get connected with the causes you care about, take action to make the world a better place, and start your own petition at http://www.ThePetitionSite.com!

ThePetitionSite.com is powered by Care2, the largest and most trusted information and action site for people who care to make a difference in their lives and the world. www.care2.com

Syndicated 2012-10-15 19:23:00 (Updated 2012-10-15 19:23:33) from proclus

Tell the Feds: Don't Rubber-stamp New California Mines

It's time to pick the most outrageous eco-villain of 2012 -- use the Web address at the bottom of this email to cast your vote!

The Center for Biological Diversity established the Rubber Dodo award in 2007 as a way to spotlight those who do their very best -- that is, their very worst -- to destroy wild places and drive species to extinction. The award, named after the most famous extinct species on Earth, is given out every year.

Cast your ballot by using this Web address: http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/salsa/web/questionnaire/public/?quest...

Syndicated 2012-10-15 18:42:00 (Updated 2012-10-15 18:42:09) from proclus

Counting the Bodies in the Pakistani #Drone Campaign - #drones

via (title unknown) by jon on 10/15/12

The US government must release its estimates of how many people are being killed in CIA drone strikes, to end an over-reliance on often scanty media reports, a new study on drone casualties says.

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Syndicated 2012-10-15 15:39:00 (Updated 2012-10-15 15:39:54) from proclus

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