If you are interested in becoming a more active citizen when it comes to making your voice heard by the lawmakers who presumably work for us and our communities, you may find this: Citizen Primer from The Peace Alliance a helpful introduction. As it states: “If a corporate lobbyist is speaking to your representative practically every day, it is hardly enough for you to speak to them through the voting booth only every two or four years.”
From Christine Assange, Mother of courageous whistleblower, journalist Julian Assange: My journalist son Julian is alone, sick & suffering from prolonged persecution, solitary confinement & psychological torture in freezing cold, Covid infected UKs Belmarsh max security prison. He’d like to hear from those fighting to free him.
To read more about Julian Assange and why his case is so important to us all read: The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny by Gleen Greenwald
As Jesse Crall pointed out in his post, “Yemen and the Truth“, the war in Yemen is an abject travesty that has resulted in Nearly 24 million people—including 12.3 million children—being in need humanitarian assistance and protection. If you feel so inclined, please consider a donation to Save the Children’s efforts in Yemen: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/where-we-work/yemen
Join CODEPINK in their campaign to demand President-elect Biden be a president fulfill his campaign promise to end the war in Yemen. Call on Biden to be a President for Peace: https://www.codepink.org/bidentenpointsforpeace
Hunger is growing in the wake of the Covid 19 Pandemic. It is estimated that in 2020 more than 54 million people may face hunger because of coronavirus. FeedingAmerica.org is a great resource for learning more about the problem and how you can help or get help if you need it. Their Find Your Local Food Bank search page is a convenient way to find organizations in your own community.
In his piece “Awareness & Syria“, our contributing writer, Jesse Crall shared information and concerns about the Caesar Act sanctions currently imposed by the U.S. government against Syria and how we should be urging congress to put a stop to them. As he stated, these sanctions will lead to significant harm to a population already decimated by civil war and poverty. Please take action by contacting your representatives and by sharing this post with others.
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