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Six Claims on Detainee Torture, Skewered

Posted at Christie Thompson, ProPublica, News Investigation Among the news that ended up being buried in the events last week: A nonpartisan think tank, the Constitution Project, released a scathing, 577-page report ( on the U.S.’s treatment, and torture, of detainees … Continue reading

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News Posts, March 1, 2013

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Imagine…A Minimum Wage Your Daughter Could Live On:

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The U.S. Postal Service in Pennsylvania Has Shed 7,500 Jobs Since 2007

From the Center for Economic and Policy Research ( On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it will discontinue Saturday mail delivery ( Since 2007, Postal Service employment in Pennsylvania has fallen by more than 7,500 jobs, a decline of … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—July 27, 2012

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Choose the 2012 Bread for the World Christmas Card Photo—Deadline August 3: Vote in the 2012 UCS Editorial Cartoon … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for June 8, 2012

Download a pdf version of the June 8, 2012 News and Action Summary! News Summary 6-8-12

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Newly Posted Resources—June 1, 2012

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Add a Global Peace Events Calendar to Your Website:

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FY2013 Ryan Budget Proposal on Food Stamps Would Increase Hunger, Eliminate Jobs, and Slow the Economy

From the Food Research and Action Center ( Statement attributable to Jim Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center. March 20, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The budget proposed today by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) would abandon … Continue reading

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Uncivil Discourse

Shared by Faith in Public Life ( By James Calvin Davis| Religion News Service, Published: March 12 | Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 10:14 AM In an apparent bid to add an erudite contribution to our public discourse, Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown law … Continue reading

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Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic—March 14, Philadelphia

From DreamActivist Pennsylvania ( We are coming out as Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic in less than one week! It is time for our community to take a stand, to come out of the shadows, and to fight back! Families here in Pennsylvania are … Continue reading

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Neighbor-to-Neighbor: Effects of the Shale Gas Boom—March 10, Lancaster

From Community Action Lancaster ( Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 PM. Blossom Hill Mennonite Church. Two dairy farmers from Bradford County will talk about the “fracking” boom and how it has re-shaped their community and way of life. Carol French … Continue reading

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