The Friends Committee on National Legislation helps you tell your Senator to support the Iran nuke deal. My state's junior Senator opposes it, of course. "At the heart of the issue is whether Iran has truly given up in its 30-year quest for nuclear weapons," he writes. Ah, no: at the heart of the issue is whether we can keep them from getting nukes whether they want them or not; their intentions are moot, and thus invoking the hostages and "wiping Israel off the map" and suchlike is also moot. Sen. Toomey also repeats the zombie lie that we're "left...to trust Iran." Is that why we got the power to conduct inspections of their nuclear facilities 24/7, or the power to inspect new areas based on new intelligence? That's "trust"? But worst of all is his assertion that President Obama won't actually enforce the agreement, because "enforcement leads to termination" of the agreement. But termination would reinstitute sanctions -- which Sen. Toomey already said were effective in bringing Iran to the negotiating table. Anyway, right-wingers used to negotiate with their enemies. I wonder what changed.
Meanwhile, CREDO helps you tell your Congressfolk to stem the tide of "ag-gag" bills at the state level and protect whistleblowers exposing animal abuse. Remember that Bob Barker-introduced video you saw here a few weeks back, the one depicting the inhumane slaughter of chickens (and the abuse of their chicks) at factory farms? Shooting that video would be against the law in many states now, and too many state (and federal) legislators consider videos exposing the ill treatment of feed animals tantamount to terrorism. You always hoped that governments wouldn't call anyone who might make the redistribution of wealth upward to CEOs a bit harder a "terrorist," but your hopes were dashed, because once a government claims power, it doesn't give it up easily. But there are already laws against libel and slander; why do corporations also need laws that treat their accusers as if they're terrorists? Could it be that these corporations have something to hide? Things like stressed-out, overworked factory workers punching and kicking pigs and slamming chickens' heads into the ground?