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Tuesday, November 20

20.Nov.2012 - Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas, Climate Change Catastrophe, Increase the Minimum Wage, Look Out Monsanto, Biblical Death Sentence, FBI and Your Email, Anonymous Leaks Israeli Officials' Info, New Obamacare Rules, Overhaul the TSA

Turkey Announces Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas 

As dark fell on Tuesday night, reports from inside the Gaza Strip painted a grim picture, despite the fact that a ceasefire appeared to be imminent. Multiple foreign journalists have been reporting via real-time updates on Twitter that Israel dropped hundreds of leaflets throughout Gaza earlier today, warning residents to move toward the center and to Gaza City for their safety.Gaza City is in the north part of Gaza Strip.

World Bank Warns of Climate Change Catastrophe

If the Earth warms by more than 7-Fahrenheit degrees on average by the end of this century, never-seen-before floods, droughts, heat waves, and other climatic disasters will follow, with the world’s poorest countries at the most risk, said a new report commissioned by the World Bank. But it stressed that all nations on earth will suffer.

Studies On Both Sides Say To Increase The Minimum Wage
It is a red-letter day when think tanks and pundits from both sides of the debate agree on something. Today is that day, when groups as diverse as the American Conservative magazine and the progressive think tank Demos stand in agreement on one very important topic – raising the minimum wage.

Look Out Monsanto: Campaigns to Label Genetically Engineered Foods Are Heating Up
Organizers in more than 30 states have begun building labeling campaigns, under the banner of the Coalition of States for Mandatory GMO labeling.

Gaza’s ‘Long-Range Rockets’ Just Regular Rockets Without Explosives
Take Off the Warhead and the Empty Barrel Flies Further, Officials Note

Israel, Palestine: Who Truly Suffers?
I would like to talk about the current conflict that is going on between Israel and militant Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip. We need to end the mindless chanting and fights on social media and realize that neither group is a monolith, that there are innocent people who are being killed.

Death Sentence Should Not Be Based On Biblical Precepts, Says Americans United

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Americans United and other groups assert that Anthony J. Farina’s sentencing was prejudiced because prosecutor John Tanner pursued a “biblical strategy” during Farina’s penalty phase. Farina had been found guilty of murder, and Tanner argued that the Bible – specifically the Book of Romans – called for the death penalty.

Legal for the FBI to Read Your Email?
Can the FBI read your email? If you are former CIA Director David Petraeus, the answer is apparently "yes." But critics are asking whether the FBI's actions in Petraeus' case were legal.

A system of disasters
THE TRUE story of Sandy is as much about real estate as global warming. Since the 1960s, everyone on the Atlantic seaboard who could afford it has wanted to live in a beach town or own a second home along the shore. This endless building boom, unrestrained by serious regional or national planning, has put several trillion dollars of prime real estate in harm's way.

Anonymous leaks personal information of 5000 Israeli officials
Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online.

Top Three Things You Need To Know About The New Obamacare Rules
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a slew of important new Obamacare rules and regulations today, continuing a widely expected post-election effort to successfully implement President Obama’s landmark health care reform law by 2014.

Stop the massacre in Gaza!

The Israeli onslaught against Gaza, now entering its second week, has killed and maimed hundreds of Palestinian civilians—men, women and children. A largely defenseless and severely deprived population has been subjected to unrelenting bombardment from air, land and sea. Much of the territory’s already dilapidated infrastructure is being reduced to rubble.

It’s Time to Overhaul the Transportation Security Administration
If there is any absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. Indeed, one of the greatest culprits when it comes to swindling taxpayers is the Transportation Security Administration, one of the most corrupt, ineffective, and downright abusive of the government’s many agencies (which is saying a lot) and a massive waste of taxpayer money.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Smash Records Again: UN

Israel-Palestine: What is the US National Interest?

Israeli elections are coming up in January so it is Palestinian hunting season again. Israeli cynics call it a time “for mowing the grass.”

Report on torture must be made public to Americans
After 9/11, the phrase "United We Stand" was everywhere. Bumper stickers, T-shirts and other memorabilia prominently displayed the slogan. We demonstrated our unity in acts big and small. Interfaith efforts focused on responding to attacks on Islam. Members of Congress sang together on the steps of the Capitol in a show of bipartisan unity. Local religious leaders of diverse faiths together held a prayer service in the church where I serve, First Congregational Church of Long Beach, to remember the victims of 9/11.

5 Christian Right Delusions Busted by Romney and GOP Losses

Like other right-wingers in denial, many in the religious right thought the election was in the bag.

The Fall of the American Empire (Writ Small)

History, farce, and David Petraeus.
What does Israel want?
A man and three children wounded by Israeli air strikes in GazaDays of intensive Israeli bombing of Gaza and the threat of an invasion by ground troops have pushed the Middle East to the brink. Toufic Haddad, a Palestinian-American writer and researcher and author of Between the Lines: Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S. "War on Terror," answered questions from Sherry Wolf about the factors and motivations behind Israel's onslaught and the impact of the Arab Spring upheavals on this first major confrontation between Israel and the Palestinians of Gaza.
JFK: Killed for pursuing peace

Giving the assassins a clear shot

Solving America's health care crisis

Why weren't there any witnesses?
There were ...dozens of them. Here's one they killed

Why the CIA cooperated in the killing of JFK
He was at war with them and they killed him before he could kill them
Stealing JFK's Body

‘Israel knowingly targeted the media’ – RT reporter in Gaza

Netanyahu Caught On Video Admitting He Manipulates America 

Pat Robertson Issues Dire Warning About Atheists Stealing Christmas

If Israel Is A Terrorist State, What Does That Make The U.S.?

David Pakman Destroys Extreme Right-Wing Christian Bryan Fischer 

Massive Israeli Strike-back on Gaza Strip 

Dancing Israeli students chant “Death to the Arabs” at rally backing Gaza slaughter

Anarchy in the USA

Brilliant Anti-BP Action

Israeli airstrikes against Hamas are 'actually raising Hamas' stature'

White House rhetoric 'contributing' to the crisis

The Roots of Israeli Attack on Gaza

Gaza War is Cover for Israeli Occupation

Momentum builds for historic Black Friday strike at Walmart

"No Place is Safe": After Assault’s Worst Day, Gaza Doctor Says Israel Terrorizing Civilians

Gaza Ceasefire to Be Decided in Cairo, But Will Washington Rein In Israeli Occupation, Blockade?

Killer Robots: HRW and Nobel Laureate Jody Williams Urge Ban on Modern Warfare’s Next Frontier

"Where Should the Birds Fly?": Gaza Filmmaker Documents Civilian Toll of 2008-09 Israeli Assault

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams on Gaza: "We Can’t Support Punishing an Entire Population"

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