(WASHINGTON DC) - The Mine Action Alert below has already been circulated to a number of lists, so apologies for any duplication. This is a tragic reminder that unexploded ordnance is still taking casualties in Vietnam 40 years after the war, and why Project RENEW's work remains important.
Some basic knowledge of how to deal with the situation this young farmer encountered could have saved his hand.
Read William Coleman's story of the extreme racial injustice he experienced as a prison guard in Oregon and help by donating to his legal defense. A victory in his Civil Rights case benefits all Oregonians.
Woodrow Wilson was a real bug about freedom, so we owe him a lot.
(DAYTONA BEACH) - According to Jonathan Turley, a professor of law at George Washington University, the freedoms we spend so much time and ink blubbering about are rapidly being eroded, often in the interest of that national security of which our freedom is the cause celebre.
A year or two ago, our President, a mild-mannered former street-community worker from Chicago who critics feared lacked the stamina or resolve to be a Commander-in-Chief...
(JERUSALEM) - The US government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights.
On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, signed accession instruments for 15 treaties, including the core treaties on human rights and the laws of war. On April 2, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, testified in front of Congress, that in response to the “new Palestinian actions” that the “solemn commitment” by the US to “stand with Israel,” “extends to our firm opposition to any and all unilateral [Palestinian] actions in the international arena.”
Most people who seek forgiveness are scared of being held accountable for their behaviour. Most people who offer forgiveness are scared of holding people accountable for their behaviour.
(TASMANIA) - Certain religious traditions, including Christianity, emphasise the importance of forgiveness. I want to explain why forgiveness is misconceived and, therefore, a bad idea.
And why there are important psychological reasons for this. In essence, the key question is this: What is the appropriate psychological response to inappropriate behaviour if we want change in the direction of improved functionality in future?
UN officials have warned that the violence poses a serious threat to the country’s dramatic economic and political reforms as it emerges from a half century of military rule.
(UNITED NATIONS Arab News) - US Ambassador Samantha Power to UN called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop the violence in the western region where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes, warning that continuing unrest could imperil the country’s path to democracy and prosperity.
Power linked the smooth delivery of humanitarian aid to containing of violence.
Yarmouk is a symbol of Palestinian insistence—insistence that the right of return be addressed, insistence that their narrative be recognized, that their need for safety be respected, that their rights be upheld, that they live in dignity.
(YARMOUK PALESTINIAN CAMP, Damascus) - This observer does not write these words casually.
And he is no huge fan of some of the intellectually lazy quick spun internet conspiracy theories, too many of which appear given to flights from reality when facts get complicated and dispositive information is obscure.
CDC made a mockery of the Nuremberg code's directive that people must have "informed consent" when it refused to answer FOIA questions from a doctor whose son was autistic about the CDC's knowledge about mercury in vaccines and any discussions at the CDC about it.
(WASHINGTON DC) - While alternative media is exposing so much of what the genocidal Cabal is doing, trying to start more wars, trying to grab land a la Agenda 21, rigging Wall Street, rigging the entire banking system and Comex, and since the Cabal has more in store, including (more) fake pandemics, it seems just the right time to expose their vaccines.
Right now the vaccine debate is erroneously stuck ...
Stanley and his associates have defended a number of my friends over the years and have done so for little to no money (Pro Bono). He has always made himself available for advice on issues where his knowledge would be of benefit.
(WINDSOR, N.H.) - My dear friend, Stanley Cohen (@StanleyCohenLaw) is in need of help. Stanley has been targeted by the IRS and charged with “impeding the IRS”. A charge of dubious nature being used to deprive him of his license to practice law.
Stanley has been a long time attorney/advocate for those of us who are activists fighting the corruption rampant in our government.
Remembering 99-year old Oliver Wendell Petty, A Beekeeper’s Beekeeper June 9, 1914 — April 6, 2014
(SALEM) - As an early beekeeper in the Willamette Valley, Oliver Petty was instrumental in convincing farmers to rent bee hives to improve crop yields. Prior to that time, most beekeepers made their living by selling honey.
“Oliver, in his beekeeping career, had seen things that only we can dream about- thousands of acres of hairy vetch blooming all over the Willamette Valley and other bee forage untouched,” said beekeeper Dirk Olson.
Without question, this alleged act hearkens back to the Nazi years, when the Ukrainians were largely associated with Adolf Hitler's Third Reich in Nazi Germany.
(SALEM) - In order for US foreign policy to appear justified, feckless American politicians always must assess blame to the proper "bad guy" country. It is the way this world works, and it is, quite frankly, why everyone alive is marching directly toward an entirely avoidable third world war.
According to reports, a mysterious group in the Ukraine is telling Jews they have to register with the government, disclose their property and vehicles, and pay a $50 fine for processing. A memo handed out to Jews exiting a synagogue, says those who fail to comply will be forced to leave the country and forfeit assets.
With over 200 tattoo artists on site, the variations of body art were endless.
(RIDGEFIELD, Wash.) - The Body Art Expo, the World’s Largest Tattoo Convention, took place last weekend at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The tattoo world came together for three days, and Oregon Body-Art Center from Salem was there.
It was the perfect place for those with some “killer ink” to show off to the folks who would appreciate it the most, and maybe get another tattoo, or a piercing, by some of the best in the business.
No firefighters were injured battling the house fire. One power line did burn and fall down onto the house, forcing crews to work around it.
(SALEM) - The homeowner at the scene of a fire at 2150 Lansing Avnue NE in Salem, told Salem-News.com that he had been welding a short time before discovering the fire. Battalion Chief Cord Van Derahe, confirmed that what turned out to be a two alarm house fire, started in the garage, and extended into the primary residence of the house.
In spite of the flames seen in this video, there was, "...minimal damage to the house, it was mostly just to the garage and one car," Van Derahe said.
We’ve already seen the results of Citizens United. We know what happens when the special interests are left unchecked. We know what the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove and their deep-pocketed friends can do when they have free reign to spend and spend and spend on political campaigns.
(WASHINGTON DC) - You’ve heard me say it before: The Supreme Court’s recent decision in McCutcheon v. FEC is another crack in the dam standing between us and unlimited political spending.
The decision eliminates the restrictions on how many campaigns wealthy donors can seek to influence. And let me tell you – it’s a step in the wrong direction.
Portland post supports our efforts to educate Veterans.
(PORTLAND) - The American Legion Post #1 in Portland made a generous donation to Operation Red Dragonfly, Salem-News.com's Veteran Health Outreach Mission that is taking place for the second year in a row.
Salem-News.com editor Tim King will traverse the nation, giving talks about critical life and death issues affecting all Americans.
"After reading this i am of the opinion that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) would have been better named Jim Moron." - Salem-News.com's Bob Collinsworth
(WASHINGTON DC) - Following a second mass shooting at Fort Hood, at least one lawmaker thinks a bill currently under consideration will ensure the safety of American communities by requiring the estimated 2.6 million unstable veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to tell their neighbors of their combat service.
The Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874) which was introduced on Tuesday, would require military veterans to register with the Department of Homeland Security and periodically “check-in” with a case officer...
Kannaway Unveils Cannabidiol (CBD)-Rich Hemp Oil Products and Presents Unique Business Opportunity for Households Nationwide.
(SAN DIEGO GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Kannaway, LLC ("Kannaway" or "Company"), the first cannabis network marketing company that focuses on hemp botanical products, is hosting its inaugural convention during Colorado's "420 weekend" April 18th-19th at the Sheraton -- Downtown Denver.
Kannaway currently has over 60,000 marketing professionals in its network and more than 9,500 Brand Ambassadors.
More than 65 people were ‘arrested’ in abduction style by the Sri Lankan military intelligence operatives who claim their identity as ‘Terrorist Investigation Division’ (TID) officers from the SL Police Department, news sources in Ki'linochchi told TamilNet.
(MELBOURNE) - In democratic Sri Lanka the Tamils are denied not only the right of free movement, but also the right to have visitors around. Hostage taking and keeping them in unhealthy conditions has become routine.
Last week a pregnant Tamil lady, taken for interrogation, was handled so badly that she aborted.
This morning's piece on "Mike Palecek & The New American Dream"
(WASHINGTON DC) - YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN that George H.W. Bush still lives. That old snake that we saw sneering in the backroom on the night his son was dishonestly named President of The United States. The one who lied that he was out of the loop. The one who ordered the killing of thousands of people in Panama.
The one who ordered the building of many new prisons to get tough on drugs and criminals in America, and it was all a scam, all to get elected, gain power.
Vanunu had been previously held by Israel in solitary confinement for 11 years from 1986 in conditions that Amnesty International at the time called cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty International.
The former nuclear technician already served an 18-year-prison sentence...
I strongly appreciate the donation from Kim Thatcher, I hope it inspires others in Oregon to do the same...
(SALEM) - State Representative Kim Thatcher is the first Oregon politician to contribute to Operation Red Dragonfly.
It is my personal outreach mission to educate Americans about the impacts of military base chemical toxic contamination on Veterans, their families, and civilians who are affected due to residential proximity to polluted bases, many of which are closed, yet no less lethal.