y comment: “first the ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight
you, then you win”. We are getting close to winning ;-). The response to
this fascist states’ litany of new laws and regulation that stifle free
speech, destroy non-Jews in Jerusalem, kidnap children, deny freedom of
movement, assassinate people etc should fall under these basic categories:

1. Intensify the work for BDS (boycotts, divestment, sanctions) around the
world and take time now to support the 20 groups that the Israeli regime is
trying to silence (and the many others they missed :-)

2. Lobby all governments to treat Israeli citizens in kind: any Israeli
citizen or those connected with Israeli organizations who/which refuse/s to
accept internationally recognized rights of Palestinians (for refugees to
return, for freedom etc) should be denied entry to all countries whose
citizens were denied entry to Palestine (which has to go through “Israeli”

3. Intensify lobbying governments around the world to withdraw recognition

The nonprofit organization World Beyond War has put up a billboard in Baltimore stating that “3% of U.S.

A long-standing French protectorate briefly occupied by Japan during World War II, Cambodia became independent in 1953 as the French finally withdrew from Indochina. Under the leadership of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia remained officially neutral, including during the subsequent US war on Indochina. However, by the mid-1960s, parts of the eastern provinces of Cambodia were bases for North Vietnamese Army and National Liberation Front (NVA/NLF) forces operating against South Vietnam and this resulted in nearly a decade of bombing by the United States from 4 October 1965. See ‘Bombs Over Cambodia: New Light on US Air War’.


In 1970 Sihanouk was ousted in a US-supported coup led by General Lon Nol. See ‘A Special Supplement: Cambodia’. The following few years were characterized by an internal power struggle between Cambodian elites and war involving several foreign countries, but particularly including continuation of the recently commenced ‘carpet bombing’ of Cambodia by the US Air Force.


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Tuesday, Jan 9, 6:30-9:30pm
777 West State Street, Medical Office Building 2
It's time to put an end to the system that doles out tax abatements to multimillion dollar corporations while every day people call for real change. Join us as we have a conversation with our friends and neighbors during the Franklinton Area Commission meeting.

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Resident Donald Trump’s highly criticized so-called Election Integrity Commission, looking into supposed “voter fraud,” was disbanded Wednesday, January 3. The Commission was forged by fire in the tweets of Trump and his bizarre claim that Hillary Clinton’s more than 3 million popular vote win was based on votes by illegal immigrants.

Recently the Commission was in a spat with a dozen or so states when it demanded they submit all of their voter data to them. including partial voter Social Security numbers. Matthew Dunlap, Maine’s Secretary of State and Commission member, sued the commission claiming he was being kept in the dark on the group’s activities.

Ohio’s former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell’s appointment to the Commission resulted in open derision since he best known for suppressing votes in the notorious 2004 Ohio presidential election. Before Election Day, Blackwell rejected voter registration forms that weren’t submitted on 80-bond paper used prior to the advent of computers, instead of today’s standard 20-bond paper.

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Millions of Ohio voters have tried to vote on Election Day over the past 15 years only to find their names were erased from the pollbooks.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought suit against the State of Ohio and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to protect voter’s rights to remain registered. At the crux of the ACLU’s lawsuit were 385,065 registered Ohioans who were refused absentee ballots in 2016 because they had failed to vote in the 2012 or 2014 federal elections.

The United States Supreme Court will now decide whether voting in Ohio is a constitutional right like free speech or a more limited right controlled by the Secretary of State’s office. Oral arguments begin on Wednesday, January 10.

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Columbus voters rally to abolish City Council appointment process


COLUMBUS, OH – On Monday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m., Yes We Can Columbus will host a rally outside City Hall to demand City Council abolish the undemocratic appointment process used to fill open Council seats.


Voters from across Columbus will gather to collectively protest the appointment process and to demand Yes We Can candidate Jasmine Ayres, who was the 4th highest vote-getter in the Nov. 7 election, fill the open seat.


Speakers will begin at 4:40. After the rally, attendees will join the remainder of the Council meeting.



Rhiannon Childs, executive director of the Ohio Women’s March

Kiara Richardson, former secretary of the Central Ohio Young Black Democrats

Puja Data, organizer with the Working Families Party

Kenny Myers, organizer with Yes We Can Columbus

Jasmine Ayres, candidate for Columbus City Council



Monday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

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Medical cannabis laws were signed into effect in June of 2016 and Ohio has been working on the rules, regulations and guidelines since. The Ohio State Medical Association has approved Extra Step Assurance’s division, Cannabis Expertise, as an approved training provider for all medical professionals in the State of Ohio. Extra Step Assurance is an Ohio based company having offices in Bellefontaine Ohio and Farmingdale New Jersey. All doctors looking to recommend medical marijuana in the state must have the state approved two-hour training and education beforehand.


These 10+ TruthDig interviews in the link below are promising sources of information to enlighten (and frighten) viewers into awareness (and activism) concerning the devastating implications of the near-total multinational corporate take-over of the US economy, the environment, the government, the two major political parties, the federal courts, the Oval Office, the Pentagon, the entertainment industry, the food industry, the amusement industry, the major media, the people’s wilderness, the people’s water, the people’s air, the people’s mineral resources, etc.

 The #1-rate interview is the one with Oliver Stone. #10 is comedian/social commentator Jimmy Dore, and in between are interviews with a CIA whistle-blower, a NSA whistle-blower, a Green Party candidate, a Code Pink founder, the Young Turks, and a native American Dakota Pipeline resister.


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