War is not the answer

The undeclared war in Afghanistan is the longest war in the history of our nation.  Since 2003 the United States and its allies have started new wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and the Ukraine killing tens of thousands of innocent civilians and creating millions of refugees.

Equal rights for everyone

Universal single payer health care - which all other industrialized nations provide for their citizens - will provide medical services for all Oregonians regardless of their income.

New Ranked Choice Voting Blog

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Lane County chapter member Alan Zundel has just established a new blog dedicated to educating the public about Ranked Choice Voting - clearly something we need.  You can view the blog by clicking here

 

Rep DeFazio votes to arm Ukraine

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On March 23rd 2015 Congress DeFazio voted with an overwhelming majority of war-mongering Republicans and Democrats to call on President to arm the Kiev junta.   First, sending such weapons is a clear violation of the Minsk 2 agreement negotiated between Russia, Kiev junta, Germany, and France.  Recall that the Kiev junta was installed by a violent coup - fomented by the US - in Feb 2014 against a democratically elected government.

More importantly, arming the Kiev junta and their neo-Nazi militias will enable them to attack ethnic Russians living in eastern Ukraine in the Donbas and Luhansk regions.  An attack of this sort is intended to draw Russia into full out war with the Ukraine and NATO, which Russia has so far resisted.  When will the Congressman sponsor a vote to use DIPLOMACY to settle this issue, instead of weapons?

Hillary Clinton's ties with Ukranian Oligarchs

330px-Hillary_Clinton_official_Secretary_of_State_portrait_crop.jpg   It has recently been reported that Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk, a vocal proponent of Ukraine's European integration, made huge contributions to the Clinton Foundation, while Hillary Clinton was the US Secretary of State. Among individual donors contributing to the Clinton Foundation in the period between 1999 and 2014, Ukrainian sponsors took first place in the list, providing the charity with almost $10 million.   The recent "game of thrones" in Ukraine has been apparently instigated by a few powerful clans - Nuland and Kagan come to mind - of the US and Ukraine, who are evidently benefitting from the ongoing turmoil. In this light the Clinton Foundation looks like something more than just a charity: in today's world of fraudulent oligopoly we are facing with global cronyism, experts point out, warning against its devastating consequences.

Wyden pushes water, logging bills

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Read the article in Eugene Register Guard about Senator Merkley's gift to the timber industry. In the 1980's it's agreed by most forest biologists not funded by the logging industry, that there was mass over-cutting of the forests in the Pacific Northwest. This O&C clear cutting bill is a gift to the timber industry at the cost of the people, clean water, air, biodiversity and long term economic health.

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Tell Us What's In Our Food! Sign the Petition to Label GMOs

Oregon Right to Know has launched a statewide campaign to place Initiative #44 on the ballot and they need your signature! The initiative will amend Oregon law to require food manufacturers and retailers to label food and agricultural commodities containing genetically engineered products, with exemptions only for animal feed and restaurants.
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Japan Begins Purposely Dumping 100s Of Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into The Pacific

fukushima_radiation_nuclear_fallout_map.jpg These releases are in addition to the radioactive water seeping underground into the Pacific Ocean.  The radioactive material that is continually being released is entering our food chain and will stay with us for decades to come, affecting millions.  You won't find this news in the main stream propaganda outlets, but you can find the story online here.  
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Join the May 24 March Against Monsanto Happening in over 50 Countries!

 
On May 24, millions of activists from around the world will march against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Events are happening in in over 400 cities, in 52 countries, in 47 US states and on six continents. Click to see what's happening in your neck of the woods: Portland ... Eugene ... Madras ... Coos Bay
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President Obama reneges on GMO Labelling

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In 2007, President Obama vowed he would strive to "let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they're buying".

In 2013, after having placed former Monsanto VP Michael Taylor as head of the FDA, President Obama signs into law HR 933, which protects companies from having to label their genetically modified food.