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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2015 20:40)

Merkley Slams Republican Efforts to Roll Back Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform

Republicans push consumer protections....and Democrats push back.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Jeff Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Al Franken (D-MN), slammed Senate Republicans’ budget push to roll back consumer protections and Wall Street reform at a press conference held in the Capitol today.

The Senate Budget that is being debated on the floor this week includes language to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and to roll back financial reforms.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2015 18:19)

NETANYAHU WINS, PEACE LOSES

The slim hope for a Palestinian state lies with the United Nations.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu has probably retained power in Israel as his Likud party won 29 seats in Parliament while the center-left Zionist Union had 24 seats. The Likud Party is likely to form a coalition to put together a 61-seat majority.

Netanyahu said there would be no Palestinian state under his watch, a Palestinian must condition for any agreement.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-07-2015 20:47)

It`s Time to Sanction OFAC

...Not the Civilian Populations of Syria and Iran

(DAMASCUS) - Netanyahu a threat to peace Without much doubt, the US Congressional Zionist caucus was energized this week by PM Netanyahu’s appeal to scuttle the Obama administration’s negotiations with Iran. Even as it spent roughly 27% of his 40 minute speech wildly applauding.

According to Capitol Hill sources, the caucus is salivating over its soon to be announced legislative scheme that demands yet more “cut em off at the knee’s sanctions”.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-07-2015 19:19)

Pakistan: Lift the Travel Ban Against Abdul Qadeer Baloch

Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes asks to immediately and unconditionally lift the travel ban

(LONDON) - Abdul Qadeer Baloch I would like to draw your attention to the following case.
On 4 March 2015, human rights defender Mr Abdul Qadeer Baloch, also known as Mama Qadeer, was informed of a travel ban imposed against him.

The human rights defender was attempting to travel to a human rights seminar in the United States with other relatives of persons forcibly disappeared in Balochistan.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2015 15:19)

Oregon SB 324 goes to Governor Kate Brown for Signature

Statement from OLCV Executive Director Doug Moore on Passage of Clean Fuels Extension by Oregon House of Representatives

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - pumping gas After more than five hours of debate, the Oregon House of Representatives passed SB 324, legislation that lifts the 2015 sunset on Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, which reduces the carbon intensity of fuels by 10% over 10 years.

“For nearly six years, extending the Clean Fuels Program has been the top priority for Oregon’s environmental community.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-04-2015 14:50)

Reverse the Concert Cancellation of the Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” ― Victor Hugo

(LONDON) - Gilad Atzmon Jazz was born as an art form for social commitment through improvisation as a way to express freedom.

If a jazz artist is not able to be free in their expression, then the freedom for everyone is at risk. Silencing an artist is complicit in censorship.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-03-2015 22:18)

Netanyahu`s Farcical Fear Mongering

What Netanyahu really wants is war, an American war, on Iran.

(LONDON) - Netanyahu the Nazi My Chambers dictionary defines farce (a noun) as "comedy of extravagant humour, buffoonery and improbability"; and farcical (the adjective) as "comical, risible, ludicrous. ridiculous."

Those are my terms of reference for this very short article on Netanyahu's address to the political whorehouse known as the Congress of the United States of America.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-03-2015 18:39)

Oregon Farm Bureau says Senate Bill 324 A Will Hurt Oregon Agriculture

The possible impact on Oregon's agriculture may be substantial.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon agriculture As the house gets ready to take a look at Senate Bill 324 A, more commonly referred to as the low carbon fuel standard bill, agricultural organizations express their concerns over SB 324 A to Oregonians.

Jenny Dresler, government affairs associate for the Oregon Farm Bureau, said that while they can't be certain of what environmental benefits SB 324 A would bring, they likely won't be substantial.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2015 15:05)

I Was Born in Israel Many Years before I Realized Israel Was Palestine

Israel is not colonialism. Colonialism is a clear exchange between a mother state and a settler state. Israel is a settler state, yet there is no Jewish mother state.

(LONDON) - Gilad Atzmon I was born in Israel and it was many years before I realized that Israel was Palestine. I was relatively patriotic. I was looking forward to serving in the army and then I grasped that there was little truth in the Jewish historical narrative.

I then gathered that I was living on someone else’s land. At the same time I discovered the saxophone. By the age of 30, I left Israel and never went back.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-16-2015 20:08)

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Announce Bill Introduced in House of Representatives

"Agent Orange is persistent over time at a high toxicity rate, and it was capable of contaminating individuals who handled equipment that had been exposed." ~Institute of Medicine

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans New York Congressman Chris Gibson (NY) reintroduced our bill in the House of Representatives on Friday, Feb 13th, along with 130 original House sponsors. Co-sponsors are continuing to be added to that overwhelming bipartisan support.

On the Senate side, we have Sen. Gillibrand (NY) ready to introduce an identical Senate legislation. However, she is waiting for a Republican Senator to step out with her so there will be an initial bipartisan support.

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