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The Israeli Military Occupation of Palestine: No Way To Treat A Child

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Dear Marti,

Next Monday, June 25, I’ll be in Washington on Capitol Hill with colleagues and

partners to hold a congressional briefing highlighting H.R. 4391 and the situation

for Palestinian children after the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.

We need you to help make sure your members of Congress attend.

Please take action now to tell your lawmaker to attend this briefing!

Click here to tell your lawmaker to attend this important briefing!

Our latest congressional briefing will examine how persistent grave human rights

violations, systemic impunity, discrimination, and recent U.S. policy decisions, like

relocating the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, impact the lives of Palestinian children

growing up under military occupation.

Here are the details:

Title: H.R. 4391 and the situation for Palestinian children after the U.S. embassy

move to Jerusalem

When: June 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm (light lunch served)

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044, 45 Independence Ave SW,

Washington, DC 20515

Last fall, lawmakers introduced the first-ever bill on Palestinian human rights

in Congress,  something the #nowaytotreatachild team spearheaded in 2017.

It now has 27 co-sponsors and we are working to add more every day.

The bill, H.R. 4391, is titled the Promoting Human Rights by

Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act and was introduced

by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)  with nine co-sponsors.

It prohibits U.S. tax dollars from supporting human rights violations against

Palestinian children during the course of Israeli military detention.

Send a message to your lawmaker now to tell them to attend the June 25 briefing!

Thank you for all that you do and for helping ensure that your elected officials know

about this briefing.

Best regards,

Brad Parker

Co-leader of #nowaytotreatachild campaign

Attorney and International Advocacy Officer

Defense for Children International – Palestine

The Battle to Protect Nebraska Land from Big OIL

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Make sure your voice is heard. Sign-on to stop Keystone XL.

Marti —

While we are continuing to challenge the Trump administration’s rubber-stamp approval of the federal permit for Keystone XL in the courts, Trump’s State Department recently opened a public comments docket for an “Environmental Assessment” of the new Mainline Alternative route for KXL in Nebraska.

This new route includes land in Nebraska counties that has never before undergone environmental review, and where landowners never knew until now — after all the years of public hearings and submitting comments — that KXL might be plowing through their farms, and had no due process and chance to make their voices heard.

Basically, there’s a huge list of problems with this illegal review. It’s an attempt to shoe-horn a review of private property in Nebraska by a federal agency with no authority over that land, into an illegally outdated environmental review of KXL from 2014, in clear violation of the bedrock National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

But we still need to make our voices heard. Despite this illegal sham review process that’s been set in motion — which we will continue to fight in the courts — it’s critical that Nebraskans especially, but all Pipeline Fighters sign on and tell the Trump administration they are opposed to Keystone XL.

Action: Sign-on to Bold’s #NoKXL comment to Trump’s State Department.

We’ve composed a sample comment you can sign-on to, that covers all the bases on protesting this illegal process with the same arguments our attorneys are using in court, and includes key issues of concern for Nebraska’s land, water and property rights, and sovereign rights of Indigenous nations. You may also edit the language, or add your own personal statement to the comment.

*Important: If you are a landowner on the new “Mainline Alternative” route, please contact mark@boldnebraska.org for assistance with submitting your comment. For instance, if you have water crossings, or known endangered species or wildlife habitat on your land, be sure to include exact locations and detailed information about them in your comments. 

The deadline to submit a public comment is June 25th. 

Act now: Sign on to Bold’s #NoKXL comment.

Thanks for standing with us. 

Mark and the Bold team

P.S. Chip in to support Bold’s work to stop Keystone XL.

@Bold Nebraska on Twitter
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Bold Nebraska
208 S. Burlington Ave., Ste 103, Box 325
Hastings, NE 68901 US

 

Former Central Banker: Oil Pipeline Protesters Will Be Killed. So Be It.

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(CD) — As Canada’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project faces ongoing opposition, the former governor of the Bank of Canada said that protesters may die but that the government should push the project through anyway.

Speaking at an event Wednesday, David Dodge said, “We’re going to have some very unpleasant circumstances,” the Edmonton Journal reported. “There are some people that are going to die in protesting construction of this pipeline. We have to understand that.”

“Nevertheless, we have to be willing to enforce the law once it’s there,” Dodge said. “It’s going to take some fortitude to stand up.”

In an interview with the Journal, he elaborated by saying, “We have seen it other places, that equivalent of religious zeal leading to flouting of the law in a way that could lead to death.”

Dodge’s comments prompted outrage from climate activists.

Author and 350-org co-founder Bill McKibben warned, “North American governments have shown the ‘fortitude’ necessary to kill indigenous people often enough that this is no idle threat,” while Canandian author Naomi Klein called the threat a “disgrace.” She added, “If the worst happens, we now know they went into this with their eyes wide open.”

Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Mike Hudema, meanwhile, wondered if Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would weigh in on Dodge’s remarks.

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