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Frank Sharry: What’s Needed: a Clean Supplemental, Not Cursory Interviews that Could Result in Child Refugees Being Sent Back to Their Death

Jul 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 23, 2014 - The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice, with respect to the current Congressional debate regarding Central American children who are seeking safety at our border.

As the House Working Group's recommendations released today make clear, Republicans are hell bent on tying any supplemental...

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WW “I should be folding laundry”

Jul 23, 2014

  Which is so much easier to do when my clothes have been hanging on a line…which is why I’m actually glad that my dryer went kaput.   An InLinkz Link-up

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Amanda Ufheil-Somers: Not Much Better than Bush

Jul 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 - President Barack Obama got it right when he declared: "There's no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States."

But his Iraq track record doesn't mark much of an improvement over the mess his predecessor made.

The June takeover of Mosul by the militant group...

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Mitchell Zimmerman: Running for Their Lives: The Child Migrant Crisis

Jul 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 - As the Department of Homeland Security tries to deliver busloads of Central American children and families to places of temporary safety, shrieking demonstrators in California, Arizona, and other states are barring the way and demanding these kids be dumped over the border.

These outbursts resemble the ugly mentality that, in 1939,...

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Wenonah Hauter: Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs for 15 Days

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 21, 2014 - Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director

We are glad the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has announced it will suspend water shutoffs for 15 days to allow residents to demonstrate their inability to pay. But this is only a small step toward rectifying the...

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James Zogby: The Nightmare of Gaza Continues

Jul 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - I can only imagine the horror in Gaza today as Israel intensifies its assault of that overcrowded, impoverished strip. It is a continuing nightmare story of pain and loss, of trauma and devastation. The heartbreaking numbers by themselves tell part of the story— with hundreds killed, thousands wounded, tens of...

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Jill Richardson: Shortchanging Our National Treasures

Jul 21, 2014

July 16, 2014 - Fabulous vacations don't come cheap. Hotels often run at least $100 a night, if not higher. Add in airfare, a rental car, and restaurant meals, and a family vacation becomes a privilege for those with the cash to afford them.

What's a more affordable option? Heading to a national park, state...

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Terrance Heath: America’s Border Crisis of Conscience

Jul 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Sixty bodies lie in a heap on the floor of a morgue that receives the corpses of children under 10 and as young as 2. It's the body count for just one day, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. How can we in good conscience send children back there?

We just did....

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David Suzuki: Lake Huron is no place for a nuclear waste dump

Jul 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 - Is dilution really the solution to pollution — especially when it's nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is.

The panel is examining an Ontario Power Generation proposal to bury low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste from the Darlington,...

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Witness Against Torture: Navy Nurse Refuses to Torture Guantánamo Prisoner

Jul 18, 2014

July 16, 2014 - These are the words of a Navy nurse assigned to force-feed prisoners who are hunger striking at Guantánamo Bay prison:

I refuse to participate in this criminal act.

Abu Wael Dhiab, one of the hunger strikers, witnessed the nurse’s courageous stand and reported it to his lawyer. Dhiab, as quoted through his...

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