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Want GE Food labeled? Here's your chance

I know you care about the food you eat, so I thought you'd be interested in this action alert from the Center for Food Safety to urge FDA to label genetically engineered (GE) food.

The Center for Food Safety has filed a formal legal petition with FDA demanding that the agency require the labeling of GE foods and is spearheading a drive with the Just Label It Campaign to direct one million comments to the FDA in support of the petition. The comment period is set to close on March 27th and we’re less than 10,000 comments shy of our goal of one million comments. Can you help us reach it?

GE foods are required to be labeled in the 15 European Union nations, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries around the world. A poll released by ABC News found that 93 percent of the American public wants the federal government to require mandatory labeling of GE foods. Yet the U.S. is one of the only developed countries in the world that doesn’t require labeling.

Please send your comment to FDA and President Obama in support of mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. Click here to send your comment: http://bit.ly/LabelGEFood

Syndicated 2012-11-10 14:43:00 (Updated 2012-11-10 14:43:13) from proclus

Michael wants you to take action on "Let Researchers Tell the Truth About Oilsands!"!

Michael Love has just read and signed the petition: Let Researchers Tell the Truth About Oilsands!

You can view this petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/995/514/242/

Message from Michael Love:
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Hi, I signed the petition "Let Researchers Tell the Truth About Oilsands!". 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 2012-11-09 22:22:00 (Updated 2012-11-09 22:22:20) from proclus

Michael wants you to take action on "Let Researchers Tell the Truth About Oilsands!"!

Michael Love has just read and signed the petition: Let Researchers Tell the Truth About Oilsands!

You can view this petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/995/514/242/

Message from Michael Love:
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Hi, I signed the petition "Let Researchers Tell the Truth About Oilsands!". 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.

-----

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 2012-11-09 22:21:00 (Updated 2012-11-09 22:21:36) from proclus

Pakistan's American-Flag Makers in High Demand after Obama Win

via (title unknown) by jacob on 11/7/12

American flag makers in Pakistan are likely to benefit from US President Barack Obama's reelection this year, as mass protests over Obama's drone policy are likely to increase along with the demand for American flags to burn, Agence-France Presse reported Wednesday.

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Syndicated 2012-11-08 22:59:00 (Updated 2012-11-08 23:00:00) from proclus

8 Nov 2012 (updated 8 Nov 2012 at 18:08 UTC) »

Apple Censors Drone War

Apple Inc. is censoring basic public information on our drone wars. Can you help me ask Apple to change this policy? http://bit.ly/R9OQ6J

Syndicated 2012-11-08 17:03:00 (Updated 2012-11-08 17:03:49) from proclus

Apple Censors Drone War

Apple Inc. is censoring basic public information on our drone wars. Can you help me ask Apple to change this policy? http://bit.ly/R9OQ6J

Syndicated 2012-11-08 17:03:00 (Updated 2012-11-08 17:03:49) from proclus

Keystone XL Protestors Occupy TransCanada's Lobby Firm

via (title unknown) by lauren on 11/5/12

Dozens of protestors linked arms, barring the doors of TransCanada's lobbying firm Monday morning to protest in solidarity with the Tar Sands Blockade. 

The crowd gathered outside the Washington D.C. offices chanting "No pipeline! No tar sands! No destruction of indigenous lands!"

According to the Tar Sands Blockade blog, "police were quick to arrive at the scene and arrested several protestors."

Below is a video of the protest, filmed by Occupy Eye. 

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Syndicated 2012-11-06 18:04:00 (Updated 2012-11-06 18:04:57) from proclus

Many thanks to those who were supporting the GNU-Darwin Action Group and the blog spectrum this year. We really made a difference.

Many thanks to those who were supporting the GNU-Darwin Action Group and the blog spectrum this year. We really made a difference.

Syndicated 2012-11-04 19:08:00 from proclus

Email your friends - Please vote for Jill Stein - #greenparty

Today is a great day to email your friends to encourage them to vote, and show your support for Jill Stein. My email might include the following points. 

If you vote against your own principles, that would be the best definition of a wasted vote. Please support Jill Stein.  Unlike the mainstream candidates, Jill Stein has supported great causes, such as; the Keystone XL pipeline blockade and the Chicago Teacher's strike. Not only does she support these causes, but she also participated in their actions. Why didn't the other candidates do this? She was often arrested with the other street activists. She has opposed the austerity agenda, which threatens all of us, but especially working people and the poor.

For over a year, leading climate and environmental organizations have complained about the lack of attention paid to climate change by President Obama and Governor Romney. Unlike the other candidates, Jill Stein has consistently pointed out that Hurricane Sandy is an example of why we need to set aside fossil fuels and address climate change.  Her Green New Deal would avert any economic loss that might occur from transitioning from fossil fuels to a green economy. Jill Stein cares about our future and the future of our children.

Please consider sending an email to your friends, and feel free to use these points.  You can learn more about Jill Stein and the Green Party at her excellent website.

http://www.jillstein.org/

Finally, if you would like to help defray Jill Stein's campaign costs, please donate at the following link. She has done a marvelous service.

https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/donate

Regards,
proclus
http://www.gnu-darwin.org/

Syndicated 2012-11-04 18:01:00 (Updated 2012-11-04 18:01:10) from proclus

Death Penalty for whistleblowers

Friends,

This one is really egregious. It looks like the our government is classifying whistleblowing as "Communicating With the Enemy" -- since (just like the rest of us) "the enemy" can access releases by whistleblowers once they've been made public. It's an offense that carries the death penalty.

Click here to tell Obama and Defense Secretary Panetta to reverse this outrageous legal interpretation -- No death penalty for whistleblowers!

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/whistleblower_death_penalty/?referring_a...

Here's Glenn Greenwald with more details (emphasis added):

A US air force systems analyst who expressed support for WikiLeaks and accused leaker Bradley Manning triggered a formal military investigation last year to determine whether she herself had leaked any documents to the group....

The investigation was ultimately closed when they could find no evidence of unauthorized leaking, but what makes these documents noteworthy is the possible crime cited by military officials as the one they were investigating: namely, "Communicating With the Enemy", under Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

He continues:

It seems clear that the US military now deems any leaks of classified information to constitute the capital offense of "aiding the enemy" or "communicating with the enemy" even if no information is passed directly to the "enemy" and there is no intent to aid or communicate with them.

Merely informing the public about classified government activities now constitutes this capital crime because it "indirectly" informs the enemy.

Just click here to email Obama, Panetta, and your lawmakers: No death penalty for whistleblowers!

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/whistleblower_death_penalty/?referring_a...

Syndicated 2012-11-02 17:48:00 (Updated 2012-11-02 17:48:37) from proclus

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