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Will Obama Grant Leonard Peltier His Last Chance at Freedom?

Published on Truthout, 19 December 2016.

With a Trump presidency looming, this is a do-or-die moment for the campaign that’s been working tirelessly to free Leonard Peltier. If President Obama fails to grant him clemency, the 72-year-old veteran who’s ailing and without access to health care will likely die in prison.

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The Navy’s Use of Depleted Uranium in Our Coastal Waters Threatens Humans, Wildlife

Published on Truthout, 31 October 2016.

The US Navy told Truthout that the depleted uranium (DU) in its munitions is “extremely stable in sea water and pose[s] no greater threat than any other metal.” But internationally acclaimed toxicologist Mozhgan Savabieasfahani says there are reams of scientific evidence that prove otherwise.

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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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