Is your Logo safe or a target?

from the mind and hand of Will Potter…

…”A U.S. Army training manual that instructs troops how to recognize terrorist organizations includes environmental groups like Earth First!, and lists the Animal Liberation Front alongside al-Qaeda.”…

…”The Marcellus Shale campaign against fracking is just one example.

Teaching military and law enforcement that these activists are on par with al-Qaeda,

and that anyone who wears this [a] logo is part of that threat, could have dangerous consequences.”

Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C.

He is the author of Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege.

This site [Green is the New Red] is about how animal rights and environmental activists are being targeted as “eco-terrorists,”

and what that means for our safety and freedom.

First time visiting? Here’s an introduction to the Green Scare.

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HAPPY BARTOLOME DAY!!! by Matthew Inman

MEET…MATTHEW INMAN, illustrator extraoridinaire

MATTHEW INMAN DOESN’T WANT ME TO STEAL HIS WORK.

I WOULD NEVER!  (BELOW is  a little illustration snippet from his informative essay, Columbus Day)

ALL TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS, COLUMBUS DAY © ARE  BY MATTHEW INMAN .

THE APPLAUSE [furiously clapping here] IS FROM ME

FOR HIS COMIC WIT, ILLUSTRATIONS, HIS ‘VISION’ ABOUT LIFE, STUFF

AND THE COLUMBUS DAYS CARTOON ESSAY below…. compliments of me, one of his diehard fans!!

COLUMBUS TAG FOR WORDPRESS

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day

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shut down priorities

Families of service members killed in action

The families of a Marine and four soldiers killed last weekend in Afghanistan didn’t receive the $100,000 death benefit owed to them by the government. Those service members are among the 26 military members who have died since the shutdown began Oct. 1. The other families didn’t receive a check either. Usually the benefit is paid within three days.

President Obama ordered the Defense Department and the White House budget office to find an immediate legal way to pay the death benefits, NPR reported. In an agreement reached Wednesday, the Fisher House Foundation will provide the benefits to families and will be reimbursed by the Pentagon when the shutdown has ended.

Before the agreement was reached, families expressed their disappointment. NBC News reported:

“It is upsetting because my husband died for his country, and now his family is left to worry,” said Ashley Peters of Springfield, Mo., whose husband, Joseph, was a special agent assigned to the Army’s 5th Military Police Battalion and was among the five killed. “My husband always said if something happened to him we would be taken care of.”

NBC News added:

“If Congress were trapped in a car that sunk down in a river, I would swim to the window, and I would look them all in the eye and say, ‘Suck water,’” said [Pfc. Cody] Patterson’s father, Randall Patterson. He used an expletive to characterize members of Congress who “are still getting paid.”

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