Syrian Kurds can't get into Saudi Arabia-led peace talks regarding the future of their country, even though they fight ISIS harder than almost anyone. Why? Apparently because the Turkish government doesn't want them there, apparently. If you know the autocrat who runs Turkey, you must ask: why does he get veto power over anything? And the whole point of peace talks is to talk to people you don't want to talk to, so you can all live together. Hence Just Foreign Policy helps you tell our government to demand a place for Syrian Kurds at any peace negotiation. Some folks -- folks who don't just want to come out and say they don't want to talk to any Middle Easterners, I suspect -- will complain that if we insist on Syrian Kurds' participation in the peace process, it'll gum up the process. Well, peace is hard. And maintaining peace is hard. But making war all the time, with other people's children, and then calling other people "traitors" when they criticize your stupidity? That's too easy. Civilized people need to stop doing that.
Meanwhile, the group Compassion Over Killing has started a petition on Change.org helping you tell the USDA and Hormel to end their participation in a "pilot" program aiming to allow pork-producing corporations to speed up their pig slaughter lines and do so with less oversight by our government. Less oversight by our government means less oversight by us, and I put "pilot" in quotation marks for a reason -- obviously, both big agriculture corporations and our government are hot to declare this program a success whether it actually is a success or not. Which, by the way, it won't be -- as you know either from watching the video or, ah, doing any kind of real work, the faster the slaughter line, the more abuse workers will heap upon the slaughtered, simply because the pressure to produce is too great. And the less we-the-people can inspect what they're doing, the less we'll know about the food we eat -- which, in this case, will have more pus and feces in it than safe food would have. And who will deny we have a right to know?