United States war in Iraq, not again

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This blog post is copied from an email from Democrats.com in the USA.

With turmoil in Iraq, the United States contemplates military action. But the American people have already made up our mind – we’re not going back to Iraq.Please join Rep. Alan Grayson in telling Congress: We’re Not Going Back to Iraq.

Thanks for all you do!

Bob Fertik

Alan Grayson

Cost of wars

Dear Activist,

I have some big news. The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted on funding U.S. combat forces in Iraq, and the warmongers won. Yes, I’ve checked the date, and yes, it’s 2014.


We need to say NO. American combat forces didn’t help last time and they won’t help this time. What is happening in Iraq is tragic and awful, but we should use the Hippocratic oath for foreign policy — first do no harm. Please join us.

Maybe Congress will…

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Raja – The Innocent Elephant Held Captive By Angry Palm Oil Growers — Dies



Photo credit: Ecologist Film Unit (Ulet Ifansasti) and/or Elephant Family: http://www.elephantfamily.org/

[NOTE:  This piece got ALOT of hits today (7/8/20-14) because many were looking for more stories about RAJU, the 50 year old captive elephant who supposedly cried after being rescued.  That story can be found here:


But this is a different, but equally sad elephant story about similarly-named RAJA]

This is such a tragic, heartbreaking and maddening story. Weeks ago, the Ecologist Film Unit, accompanied by the NGO Elephant Family, was documenting the “environmental genocide” going on in Sumatra, that is, the disappearing rainforest in the (once) wilds of Aceh Province, Sumatra, and how that rainforest depletion is killing off all the great biodiversity and critically endangered species who inhabit it, like the Sumatran elephant. Apparently unplanned, the film crew stumbled on angry local villagers who were holding a baby wild elephant, nicknamed Raja (look at that adorable photo…

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