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Philippine Democracy and Human Rights Face a Critical Test This Week

From our Facebook page today:

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Trillanes Gets Reprieve, for Now

Update: Senator Trillanes has had a reprieve, for

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VIDEO: Our Protest at the Philippine Embassy Today

We protested today at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, calling for the release of Sen

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor on Opening Preliminary Investigations in the Philippines and in Venezuela

The ICC is a long and uncertain road.  But this is an important first step for stopping the drug war killings, restoring rule of law, and seeking justice. We commend Ms.

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International Criminal Court
The Hague
Netherlands
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Save Marijuana Legalization

[image:1 align:right]Last week, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed the Cole Memo, Obama-era Dept.

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Action Alerts, #GivingTuesday, Issue 1000, Remembering Rep. Hinchey

I hope that those of you who mark Thanksgiving had a good holiday.

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ALERT: Medical Marijuana Is Under Threat -- Tell Congress to Act!

For the first time in years, there's a chance that the federal budget law which has protected medical marijuana won't get reauthorized.
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CONGRESS: Pass S. 1055 for Philippines Human Rights Accountability

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Against Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

[image:1 align:right]Dear reformer:

We need your help to save marijuana legalization, sentencing reform, police reform, everything.

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Florida Passes Medical Marijuana!

Florida wins medical marijuana! Congratulations to

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David Borden -- Remarks at the United Nations, February 10, 2016

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Last week then UN held a meeting for NGOs concerned with drug policy -- the "

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New York, NY
United States
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BREAKING: Another Senate Pro-Medical Marijuana Vote

[image:1 align:right caption:true]BREAKING: The Senate Appropriations Committee just voted to extend the ban on DOJ spending funds to interfere with state medical marijuana laws.

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URGENT: Congressional Vote on Permitting State Marijuana Laws!

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Congress may vote as soon as tonight on the McClintock-Polis amendment, which would prohibit the D

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Write and Call Congress TODAY for Vets' Access to Medical Marijuana!

[image:1 align:right]Late this afternoon or this evening (Wednesday, April 29), the House of Representatives is expected to vote on an amendment to allow Veterans Administration physicians to recom

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What Does Congress's Medical Marijuana Legislation Actually Mean?

Earlier this year we noted here that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives had enacted two pro-medical marijuana amendments.

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Washington Sheriff Tells Oregon Voters: Legalization Is Already Working

King County Sheriff John Urquhart has recorded a message letting Oregon voters know that legalization in Washington State has seen wasteful

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Today is International Overdose Awareness Day

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DC Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for Ballot

More info later today, see @DCMJ2014 in the meanwhile...

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Summer Reading Assignment for Congress

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Dean Becker of the Drug Truth Network is in Washington today to give copies of his book, "To En

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