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Fwd: CONFIRMED- they're spying on you

It's an outrage: The Guardian has obtained long sought-after evidence of the extent of ongoing spying on Americans under the PATRIOT Act -- and it's as bad as we'd worried.

"The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April."

"The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries."

Click here to demand and investigation of -- and end to -- this spying right away:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/patriot_verizon/?referring_akid=2172.45919.ixXGcv&source=taf

The government is continuing -- and expanding -- egregious spying and other infringement on our civil liberties that began under the Bush administration.  And enough is enough!

Please sign on to our petition to the House Oversight Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee to demand an immediate investigation of this spying.

Just click here:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/patriot_verizon/?referring_akid=2172.45919.ixXGcv&source=taf
 

Syndicated 2013-06-07 22:26:00 (Updated 2013-06-07 22:26:15) from proclus

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.

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/yemen

Thanks!

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?

Friend,

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?
http://act.credoaction.com/sign/kochs_tribune/?sp_ref=.4.120.e.0.2&referrer_akid=7974.2988458.NVLoz0&source=mailto_sp

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

Hi,

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:

http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/give-students-the-same?source=s.em.cp&r_...

Thanks!

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

Repeal the #Monsanto Protection Act - #gmo

Hi,

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:

http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/repeal-the-monsanto-protecti-3?source=s....

Thanks!

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!

Hi,

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:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-governor-omalley?source=s.em.cp&r_by=98...

Thanks!

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

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