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Israel-Backed Group Sues Food Co-op for Boycotting Israeli Products

Published on Truthout, 4 February 2016.

Washington State’s Supreme Court has been hearing arguments in a case against current and former members of the board of directors of a food co-op in Olympia, Washington. The plaintiffs are arguing against a 2010 decision by the Olympia Food Co-op to boycott Israeli products.

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EXCLUSIVE: Navy Uses US Citizens as Pawns in Domestic War Games

Published on Truthout, 11 January 2016.

Documents obtained exclusively by Truthout reveal plans for Navy SEALs to engage in simulated combat exercises across Washington State, on public and private property, beginning this month. The exercises will deposit SEALs carrying “simulated weapons” on 68 beach areas, unbeknown to most of the relevant government regulatory agencies.

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Navy Expands Domestic War Games, Despite Public Concern Over Alleged Illegalities

Published on Truthout, 16 November 2015.

Despite public outcry, the US Navy is allegedly breaking state and federal laws to move forward with war gaming in Washington State, as well as censoring information about possible environmental destruction in the wake of its war gaming in the Gulf of Alaska.

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