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Salem-News.com (March 09, 2017 09:48)

Basil of Al-Walaja: RIP

Others will speak of his martyrdom; I will speak of his life and what he told me. Basil would have wanted it told this way.

(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - Basil of Al-Walaja In 2009, I met Basil and Shireen and started joining them in demonstrations in Al-Walaja village. On 6 March 2017, Basil was murdered by the Israeli army. He was 31-years old.

"...we had so many problems...the displaced and the refugees, taking our water rights, the wall built on our land, home demolitions, apartheid, residency rights. Resistance is normal reaction [to this]... Palestine is a microcosm of the world, its history that of mankind. What happens here is an indicator of things to come around the world.”


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Salem-News.com (March 04, 2017 16:30)

Ryan Lochte Turns Trouble into Humor and Profit

The Olympic swimmer stars in ads for PowerBar and Debt.com

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ryan Lochte When celebrities make mistakes, Americans forgive but they don’t forget. And that’s just what advertisers love about this country’s celebrity culture.

The latest example, and perhaps one of the cleverest, is Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. While he’s won 12 medals – placing him second to only Michael Phelps – the 32-year-old is perhaps best known for “Lochtegate.”


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Salem-News.com (February 26, 2017 01:11)

Is America Circling the Drain (updated)?

I live in Canada, beyond the reach of Donald Trump's deportation forces. I have no plan to ever visit the U.S. in the rest of my lifetime.

(Pender Island, British Columbia) - circling the drain I was 15 in October 1962 when the Cuban Missile Crisis overwhelmed much of the world's consciousness.

As Oliver Stone commented in his series The untold history of the United States: “Children watched the news, their parents full of fear.” In my experience, the fear was palpable and seemingly everywhere.


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Salem-News.com (February 17, 2017 14:04)

Weep, America, For What You Have Lost

Or for what you have thrown away...

(PENDER ISLAND, British Columbia) - weeping america Christopher Hedges:

"Brace yourself. The American empire is over and the descent is going to be horrifying."


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Salem-News.com (January 26, 2017 16:15)

Taking Action for Human Rights

Marching on the streets is one method to peacefully resist.

(BETHLEHEM) - Palestinian human rights The Jewish racist right wing government of Netanyahu just violated international law again by approving 2500 “housing units” for colonial settlers on Palestinian land.

In parallel, the government of Trump in the US issued executive orders banning immigrants from several Muslim countries, building walls, and advancing the Keystone and Dakota Access pipeline (opposed by natives and environmentalists), and denying funding for healthcare that helps women in third world countries.


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Salem-News.com (January 21, 2017 18:08)

Thousands Fill the Streets for Salem`s Women`s March

Freedom is always worth marching for.

(SALEM, Ore.) - salem women's march What an unbelievable turnout in Oregon’s capitol city! The national Women's March on Washington had sister marches all over the country- millions of women and men standing together against inequality, disrespect, misogyny and in unison to improve the situation at hand.

"Stronger Together!" is the chant heard at every event, in dozens of cities, in every state. We shall overcome.


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Salem-News.com (December 16, 2016 16:00)

U.S. Veterans Made History at Standing Rock

Thousands of veterans joined the Standing Rock Sioux in an unprecedented show of force that brought an end to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

(CANNON BALL, ND) - Standing Rock Sioux Reservation The event at Standing Rock is giving life to a movement of American people whose unified voice can rise above the grinding of bulldozers and the screams of injured protesters.

It ushers in a new idea of what it means to be American and amplifies the message to police and national guard soldiers that their archaic tactics of violence toward Native people will no longer be tolerated.


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Salem-News.com (December 01, 2016 22:45)

Oregon Launches Plan to End New HIV Infections in State

Five-year plan focuses on testing, prevention, treatment

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon HIV strategy Oregon today launched an initiative that will end new HIV infections in the state, building on decades of foundational work to introduce a new five-year plan focused on testing, prevention and treatment.

The initiative, called End HIV Oregon, envisions a state in which all new HIV infections are eliminated and where all people living with HIV have access to high-quality care, free from stigma and discrimination.


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Salem-News.com (November 11, 2016 19:45)

Portland 42nd Annual Veteran`s Day Parade (SLIDESHOW)

This year, the parade honored the 2 million women veterans who have served in the armed forces.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - veterans day parade Thousands of traditional parade-goers and veteran supporters came out to watch the Portland's 42nd Annual Veteran's Day Parade Friday morning.

Grand Marshal 93-year old Golda Fabian, of Tigard, has been in the Portland Veterans Day Parade since 1988. 93-year old Hattie Kelley, of Beaverton, and 94-year old Muriel "Dolly" Ruble, of Portland, were the two other Grand Marshals leading the parade. The three women were WWII veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve.


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Salem-News.com (November 01, 2016 13:30)

Da Vinci: The Man Behind the Shroud

The face found on this digital shroud is more vivid than the one scientists and scholars are studying.

(SALEM, Ore.) - shroud of turin The mysterious and controversial Shroud of Turin has been in the Cathedral of Turin since the 16th century. It has been examined, photographed, threatened by fire, and disputed about for centuries.

Some believe it to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci or at least to have some symbolic connection with several of his famous paintings with their hidden symbols.


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