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Tell President Obama: Keep Wolves Protected

The Obama administration is poised to lift Endangered Species Act protections for many wolves around the country, including those living in the Pacific Northwest, the southern Rocky Mountains and the Northeast. The decision could come any day, so we need your help now to keep those protections in place.

Although the recovery of wolves in the northern Rockies and the Great Lakes has been a success, the job of returning wolves to the American landscape is still far from complete. Wolves in the lower 48 occupy just 5 percent of their historic range and there are still hundreds of square miles of prime wolf habitat around the country that are unoccupied. These incredible predators won’t return and thrive in those areas if the government strips their Endangered Species Act protections. As we’ve seen in places like Wyoming and Idaho, hundreds of wolves have been hunted and trapped since they were pulled off the endangered species list.

Please tell President Obama and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to give up on America’s wolves.

Take action here: http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY...

Syndicated 2012-12-20 20:24:00 (Updated 2012-12-20 20:24:55) from proclus

Michael wants you to take action on "Stop Logging in Endangered Forest Areas!"!

Michael Love has just read and signed the petition: Stop Logging in Endangered Forest Areas!

You can view this petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/546/715/757/

Message from Michael Love:
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Hi, I signed the petition "Stop Logging in Endangered Forest Areas!". 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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Syndicated 2012-12-19 21:17:00 (Updated 2012-12-19 21:17:44) from proclus

You decide. Social Security or Pentagon waste?

Social Security benefit cuts are part of the emerging fiscal showdown deal. But the deal includes only $100 billion in cuts to the bloated Pentagon budget!

We need to make our voices heard NOW.

Help us send a clear message to the White House and Congress: Don’t cut Social Security! Cut wasteful Pentagon spending!

The so-called Chained CPI adjustment, the terrible idea with the terrible name, would reduce benefits that America’s seniors rely on to survive. Social Security benefits average less than $15,000 a year and nearly 40% of seniors rely on Social Security for more than 90% of their income.

Social Security benefits should be off the table because Social Security doesn’t add a nickel to the deficit and there’s much more than $100 billion to cut from the Pentagon. Even though the United States spends more on its military than the next 19 countries combined, for far too long, it has been taboo to even suggest small and strategic cuts to the Pentagon budget. But we know that how we spend our resources is just as important as how much we spend.

Join USAction and RootsAction today: Don’t cut Social Security to pay for Pentagon waste!

Instead of wasting billions on outdated Cold War-era weapons systems that even the military says it does not want, we can reshape our armed forces for the 21st century and use the savings to invest in programs that strengthen our economy, generate new jobs and meet the needs of our returning veterans.

As budget negotiations heat up in Congress, we know we’re facing an uphill battle. In his parting address, President Eisenhower warned us against an entrenched military industrial complex — and boy was he right.

Even though the war in Iraq is over, and the drawdown in Afghanistan continues, Pentagon contractor CEOs making up to $26,000,000 a year are lobbying their friends in Washington to protect their exorbitant salaries and corporate profits, at the expense of middle class and military families.

Enough is enough. Click here to send a clear message to the White House and Congress that they were elected to represent America's working and middle class families, not corporate CEOs getting rich off of our bloated Pentagon budget.

http://action.usaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=473&track=taf

Syndicated 2012-12-19 16:39:00 (Updated 2012-12-19 16:39:07) from proclus

8 Dec 2012 (updated 9 Dec 2012 at 00:10 UTC) »

US Military Detains More Than 200 Afghan Teens as 'Enemy Combatants'

via (title unknown) by lauren on 12/8/12

More than 200 Afghan teenagers have been captured and detained by the US military, the United States told the United Nations in a very troubling report distributed this week.

In recent years, the US has received criticism from a number of human rights organizations for failing to meet commitments to protect children in war zones.

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Syndicated 2012-12-08 22:50:00 (Updated 2012-12-08 22:50:30) from proclus

US Military Detains More Than 200 Afghan Teens as 'Enemy Combatants'

via (title unknown) by lauren on 12/8/12

More than 200 Afghan teenagers have been captured and detained by the US military, the United States told the United Nations in a very troubling report distributed this week.

In recent years, the US has received criticism from a number of human rights organizations for failing to meet commitments to protect children in war zones.

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Syndicated 2012-12-08 22:50:00 (Updated 2012-12-08 22:50:30) from proclus

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