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JFP Delivering Signatures Against Drone Strikes in Yemen Next Week—Sign Today!

JFP Policy Director Robert Naiman is heading to Yemen on a delegation of US peace advocates, where they will be meeting Gerald Feierstein, the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen. The delegation will urge Ambassador Feierstein to use his influence to end U.S. drone strikes in Yemen—especially "signature strikes" in which the U.S. doesn't even know who it is targeting—and to ensure that Yemeni prisoners at Guantanamo who the U.S. government has cleared for release are sent home without delay.

Add your voice! Sign this petition and JFP hand-deliver it—with your signature—to Ambassador Feierstein.



Syndicated 2013-06-07 21:25:00 (Updated 2013-06-07 21:25:39) from proclus

Keep GE Salmon Off Our Tables

Keep GE Salmon Off Our Tables: Tell Supermarkets, Food Companies, and Seafood Restaurants to Reject GE Salmon!

SIGN NOW: http://bit.ly/KeepGeSalmonOffOurTables

Center for Food Safety (CFS), along with Friends of the Earth and a coalition of thirty consumer, food safety, fishing, environmental, sustainable agriculture, parent, public health and animal welfare organizations, have launched a national Campaign for GE-Free Seafood. Over the last month, they've sent letters to the nation’s top grocery stores, seafood companies, and seafood restaurants asking them to commit to not sell genetically engineered fish should it come to market.

Some of the biggest grocery stores in the U.S. have already replied, stating that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon in their stores, including Whole Foods, Target, Trader Joes, Giant Eagle, Meijer, Raley's, Marsh Supermarkets, Aldi, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, and PCC Natural Markets. Seafood companies like Crown Prince and EcoFish have also told CFS they will not buy GE salmon. Additionally, over 400 chefs and restaurants have signed CFS’s Pledge for GE-Free Fish stating that they will not intentionally purchase, sell, or serve genetically engineered salmon in their restaurants. Together, these supermarkets, seafood companies and restaurants are showing that they care about consumers and sustainable fisheries. But there are a lot more companies yet to sign!

Since the FDA has stated that it will likely not require GE fish to be labeled, consumers will have no way of avoiding the fish at the market unless companies make clear to consumers where they stand on the issue.

Help urge these companies to take a position rejecting GE salmon!
SIGN NOW: http://bit.ly/KeepGeSalmonOffOurTables

SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/KeepGeSalmonOffOurTables

Syndicated 2013-06-04 21:08:00 (Updated 2013-06-04 21:08:51) from proclus

I signed this petition about the Koch brothers -- now can you?


The climate change denying, union-busting, voter disenfranchising billionaires want to create a mouthpiece for their right-wing, “free market” ideals by buying eight newspapers from the Tribune Company, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and others. We have to stop them.

Use the link below to sign the petition with me. Then can you share with some of your friends, as well?

Syndicated 2013-05-23 21:45:00 (Updated 2013-05-23 21:45:58) from proclus

#Guantanamo ends now - #gitmo #closegitmo

We could finally see the shameful Guantanamo prison camp shut down, but it's going to take a final global push for President Obama to do the right thing.

Join me in this campaign here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/obama_shut_down_gitmo_us/?kjGZrbb

Syndicated 2013-05-22 20:47:00 (Updated 2013-05-22 20:47:08) from proclus

Tell the Senate: Repeal the Monsanto Proection Act

Senator Jeff Merkley is introducing an amendment to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act – the outrageous provision which allows Monsanto and other companies  to ignore court orders to stop selling their GMO seeds, despite safety concerns. Tell the Senate to take action: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/monsanto_protection_act/?sp_ref=.4.125.e.539.2&referrer_akid=7959.2988458.3HNdni&source=mailto_sp

Syndicated 2013-05-22 15:20:00 (Updated 2013-05-22 15:20:21) from proclus

Give students the same interest rates on loans as the big banks


I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and
The United States Senate which says:

"Wall Street banks – the ones that wrecked our economy – should not be
getting a better interest rate on their government loans than young
people trying to go to college."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:



Syndicated 2013-05-21 20:31:00 (Updated 2013-05-21 20:31:26) from proclus

Repeal the #Monsanto Protection Act - #gmo


I signed a petition to The United States Senate which says:

"Written anonymously and passed in secret, the Monsanto Protection Act
allows agri-business to ignore court orders blocking the sale of
genetically-engineered seeds.

I support the repeal of this outrageous special interest provision -
and demand a public vote in the U.S. Senate."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:



Syndicated 2013-05-21 20:30:00 (Updated 2013-05-21 20:30:23) from proclus

Tell Governor O'Malley to Ban #Fracking in Maryland!


Governor O'Malley's fracking commission released a report warning
about the dangers of fracking. But instead of heeding the
recommendations of the report, Governor O'Malley is trying to expedite
rules for fracking.

We already know that fracking causes significant impacts to our air,
water, agriculture, public health, and climate. There is no place for
fracking in our state. But the Governor is ignoring the
recommendations from his own commission to open our state up to
fracking by proposing even weaker regulations that cater to the oil &
gas industry.

Tell Governor O'Malley he needs protect Marylanders and stop pursuing fracking.

That's why I signed a petition to Governor Martin O'Malley.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:



Syndicated 2013-05-20 19:40:00 (Updated 2013-05-20 19:40:08) from proclus

De-Fund the CIA

Lies about Iraq. Cash to corrupt Afghanistan. Drone war blowback endangering us all. De-fund the CIA! http://bit.ly/10E98XN

Syndicated 2013-05-20 15:57:00 (Updated 2013-05-20 15:57:08) from proclus

IRS stalls NAGR- #holder #obama #doj #2a #nra #rkba #tcot #tgdn #rights #privacy #gunrights #molonlabe

proclus@gnu-darwin.org has sent you a personal message:

NAGR is highly recommended, and a great gun rights group. The fact that they are being harassed by the IRS comes as no surprise, and seems to confirm that the harassment is politically motivated. Regards, proclus http://www.gnu-darwin.org/


Dear GNU-Darwin Action Group,

What else will you and I find out?

Every day, more facts about the Obama administration’s radical third-world tactics hits the news . . .

Last week, you and I learned the Obama administration wiretapped Associated Press reporters.

But perhaps the worst of it all was that the Obama administration used the IRS to target and harass political enemies!

In fact, the National Foundation for Gun Rights non-profit filing with the IRS is still yet to be approved after 19 months -- and I can’t help but think I’ve been one of the IRS 500 top targets for “extra scrutiny.”

GNU-Darwin Action Group, months ago, as the fight over gun control just began to rear its ugly head, your National Association for Gun Rights drew a line in the sand . . .

No more gun control.  No deals.  Not one more gun owner’s name.  Not a single bit more information about American gun owners for the federal government.  PERIOD.

Stories like these are exactly why.

Today, I’m counting on you to sign a NEW No Gun Control/No Deals petition to your U.S. Congressman and Senators IMMEDIATELY.

If you've already signed your new petition, I’m counting on you to forward this email to every pro-gun friend and family member you have.

The Obama administration is clearly drunk on power.

Early in President Obama’s first term, you and I learned firsthand the lengths his administration would go to try and RAM gun control down our throats when they just looked the other way while bloodthirsty Mexican gangs ran guns across the border -- resulting in the tragic death of U.S. Border patrol agent Brian Terry.

That should have tipped enough folks off . . .

But it didn’t.

And in December of last year, after the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the Obama administration jumped into action, pushing a massive wish list of anti-gun schemes, thinking they had the perfect excuse to ram gun control down our throats.

Not one would have made an ounce of difference.

Criminals and killers don’t get their guns legally.

Like the Newtown killer, they often steal them.

GNU-Darwin Action Group, I know I’m not breaking any news here, but the gun-grabbers know all of this.

*** They don’t want more “background checks” (GUN REGISTRATION) to prevent murders.

*** They don’t want an expanded federal “NO GUN” database to keep the mentally ill from getting their hands on guns.

*** They don’t even want to ramp up penalties on gun crimes to stop “straw purchasers.”

They want our names, our information and records of our gun purchases so they can set the stage for the day they can finally CONFISCATE our guns.

And they prey on Americans’ fears of “too much freedom” and politicians’ desire to appear “reasonable” to hasten that day.

Well, as Thomas Jefferson said, “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.”

And I have one simple message to politicians in BOTH parties.

If you think it’s “reasonable” to hand this President and this lawless administration more information about American gun owners after all the outrageousness you and I see hitting the news, THINK AGAIN.

GNU-Darwin Action Group, if you and I hand over our freedom and our liberties, it WILL eventually be abused by those in power -- regardless of whether it’s President Obama or someone else occupying the White House.

I’m tired of watching Washington, D.C. strip away our liberties.

And I want to do everything I possibly can to ensure our Second Amendment freedoms aren’t flushed away from members of both political parties in Congress.

If you agree, I’m counting on you to do two things . . .

First, sign your new No Gun Control/No Deals petition to your U.S. Congressman and Senators IMMEDIATELY.

During the last fight on gun control, your National Association for Gun Rights delivered literally every petition we had.

I need to reload.  And FAST.

Secondly, please forward this email to every pro-gun friend and family member you have.

Thirdly, please chip in $20 TODAY.

Your generous contribution will help me reach even more Second Amendment supporters.

But if that’s too much, please agree to $10 or at least $5 immediately.

GNU-Darwin Action Group, Members of Congress who want to hand this President -- or any other -- more information about American gun owners after the news of the last week need to have their head checked.

You and I have a chance to seize the momentum in this fight over gun control.

But we have to act.

So please sign your NEW No Gun Control/No Deals petition, forward this email to as many friends and family members as you can, and chip in $10 or $20 TODAY.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

P.S. Members of Congress who want to hand this President -- or any other -- more information about American gun owners after the news of the last week, need to have their head checked.

If you agree, please sign your NEW No Gun Control/No Deals petition, forward this email to as many friends and family members as you can, and chip in $10 or $20 TODAY.

The National Association for Gun Rights is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally protected right-to-keep-and-bear-arms through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to anti-gun legislation. The National Association for Gun Rights' mailing address is P.O. Box 7002, Fredericksburg, VA 22404. They can be contacted toll-free at 1-877-405-4570. Its web address is www.NationalGunRights.org/

Not produced or e-mailed at taxpayer expense.

To help the National Association for Gun Rights grow, please forward this to a friend.

To view this email as a web page, please click this link: view online.

Help fight gun control. Donate to the National Association for Gun Rights!


Syndicated 2013-05-16 20:49:00 (Updated 2013-05-16 20:49:41) from proclus

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