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Will the zipper on your new pants be radioactive?


US Dept of Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, plans to dump 14,000 tons of radioactive scrap metal into the marketplace for use in the manufacturing of consumer products, such as zippers, belt buckles, eyeglass frames, jewelry, watches, silverware, toys, pet bowls and leashes.  This action is being fast-tracked, with little regard for public comment.  The deadline is February 11, 2013.


That's why I signed a petition to Secretary Steven Chu, US Department of Energy, which says:

"STOP DEPT OF ENERGY PLANS to dump 14,000 tons of radioactive scrap metals into the manufacturing of consumer products.  There is no safe level of radiation. Keep nuclear waste out of my home and workplace!"

Will you sign this petition? Click here:



Syndicated 2013-02-11 16:56:00 (Updated 2013-02-11 16:56:37) from proclus

Join me on this petition!


I just signed the following petition -- Withdraw John Brennan from consideration for Director of the CIA

Will you join me?

Click here to find out more and sign: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Withdraw_John_Brennan_from_consideration_for_Director_of_the_CIA/?kjGZrbb

Thanks so much

Syndicated 2013-02-07 20:39:00 (Updated 2013-02-07 20:39:44) from proclus

How to Tell if John Brennan Is Lying

How to Tell if CIA-head nominee John Brennan Is Lying? You have to ask him the right questions. Here's how. http://bit.ly/YRFun7

Syndicated 2013-02-06 20:05:00 (Updated 2013-02-06 20:05:41) from proclus

Amazon: call for help

I've just signed an urgent petition to stand with indigenous people of Ecuador to protect the Amazon from toxic oil drilling.

If more of us stand with these communities, we can create a media storm that will change the mind of Ecuador's president! -- join me in this campaign here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/oil_in_the_amazon_global/?email

Syndicated 2013-01-30 20:28:00 (Updated 2013-01-30 20:28:41) from proclus

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!

Dear Friend,

A blockbuster study released last week by the European Food Safety
Authority (EFSA), has for the first time labeled the pesticide
clothianidin as an "unacceptable" danger to bees.

Scientists have long thought that clothianidin is at least partially to
blame for the alarming rate that bees have been dying off in the U.S. -
nearly 30% of our bee population, per year, has been lost to so-called
colony collapse since 2006.

But the EPA has repeatedly ignored scientists' warnings and Americans'
urgings to ban its use, citing lack of evidence.

Now, the EFSA study could be a major breakthrough to convince the EPA to
take emergency action, and suspend the use of clothianidin to stop the
precipitous decline in global honeybee populations.

I just signed a petition urging the EPA to take action. add you name here
to speak out for the bees:


Syndicated 2013-01-28 20:44:00 (Updated 2013-01-28 20:44:53) from proclus

Free John Kiriakou

The first CIA officer to go to prison in connection with torture is a whistleblower who didn't torture but rather exposed it. Tell President Obama this is the wrong approach. http://bit.ly/X6cLpl

Syndicated 2013-01-28 19:05:00 (Updated 2013-01-28 19:05:35) from proclus

Co-sign the letter to President Obama

Dear Friend,

President Obama has promised action to confront climate change. Now we
need to hold him to it.

I just co-signed a powerful open letter urging President Obama to finally
take bold action to protect us from climate change.

Read the letter, and add your name here:


Syndicated 2013-01-24 18:58:00 (Updated 2013-01-24 18:58:21) from proclus

Punishment Before Trial: More Than 1,000 Days and Counting for Bradley Manning

via (title unknown) by jon on 1/15/13

Graham Nash

I read the news about Colonel Denise Lind's ruling in the case against Bradley Manning with great interest. She ruled that Manning, the U.S.

read more

Syndicated 2013-01-16 18:24:00 (Updated 2013-01-16 18:24:42) from proclus

Ban Weaponized Drones

I just signed the petition to ban weaponized drones that is going to be delivered to every possible national and international authority. I hope you can sign too and spread the word. http://bit.ly/OGIQ3S

Syndicated 2013-01-16 18:17:00 (Updated 2013-01-16 18:17:27) from proclus

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