Thursday, November 28, 2013

We, the Turkeys, updated

The statement from Leonard Peltier on this National Day of Mourning is posted here. Dana Lone Hill's essay is consistent with the parallels of Israel's war crimes against Palestine and the the screwing of Native America by US.

RT @NoahPollak:
Happy Native American Nakba Day, imperialists



Turkey, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, sugar, food stamps:
So far this election cycle, top recipients of donations from agricultural services companies, according to Sunlight's Influence Explorer were Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla, who happens to be chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. He serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee but, perhaps more to the point, he happens to be the Senate Republican leader. He's also facing a tough reelection fight next year that's likely to make him especially grateful for contributions. Overall, agribusiness is careful to concentrate its contributions where it really counts: on the members of the agriculture committees who write the bill. We can see the result on our Thanksgiving plates. [Nancy Watzman, Sunlight Foundation]








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