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1....Wolf Hate is Deadly: Help Stop It
2.....Why People Should Know About Monroe County
3.....[Mumia-alerts] Victory for Cuban Five! Free Mumia!
4.....Torture: Now American As Apple Pie?
5....The Revolution Is Being Televised
6....The Revolution Is Being Televised-Part Two
7.....Sydney Siege: Heroism of Dead Hostages Revealed as Australia Wakes to Pay Tribute
9.....Prosecute the Torturers!
10...[radio] Please Help Us Help Homeless People
1. Wolf hate is deadly: Help stop it
|From||Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife |
Crisis - Wolves on the Brink "I would like to see every wolf shot and killed this year
that's left in Montana get them gone." - From an anti-wolf social media page
--------------------------------------------------------------- Dear pbnb reader, Hate is contagious. And deadly. And wolves are dying because of it. In Idaho, the vendetta against wolves ruthlessly continues. Now, it's spreading to Washington state where just last month, the alpha female of the Teanaway pack was illegally shot and killed, throwing the pack's future into jeopardy. Please donate today - your support will help give us the resources
we need to protect wolves where and when they need it most. http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=zwhynmvJwMSuwhBKvHpdBA There are fewer than 55 known wolves in the entire state of Washington, making the suspected intentional killing of the alpha female even more tragic. Meanwhile, radical anti-wolf groups in the region are trying to work up a frenzy of fear and hatred by putting up billboard ads featuring anti-wolf propaganda and lies. This kind of damaging misinformation can catch the public's attention like wildfire - and we can't let that happen. Help us fight the lies and get the truth out about wolves with a generous year-end donation to Defenders of Wildlife. http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=Xo_D2Neq1Qg9rEevBAoUwQ We're working hard to prevent fear and hatred from spreading across the West. And we're stepping up our efforts in battleground states like Idaho, where extreme anti-wolf politicians have caused the deaths of more than 1,400 wolves since 2009 and made a mockery of wolf conservation. We have already lived in a nation where wolves were pushed to the brink of extinction. And we're not going to let it happen again! We can't tell you how grateful we are for your continued support. Sincerely, Jamie Rappaport Clark President Defenders of Wildlife Defenders of Wildlife leads the pack when it comes to protecting wild animals
2. Why People Should Know About Monroe County
|From||William Rivers Pitt, Truthout <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
3. [Mumia-alerts] Victory for Cuban Five! Free Mumia!
4. Torture: Now American As Apple Pie?
|From||The Pen <email@example.com>|
Dear Friends and Activists, We just did an extensive interview for OpEdNews, the premiere site for progressive news and discussion, on the relevance of the Senate torture report, and we invite you to check it out. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Torture-Now-as-American-a-by-Joan-Brunwasser-Activism_Activist_Bush-Admin_CIA-Crimes-141211-166.html And in this message we will further expound. The most important and latest revelation to come out of this has been the response of current CIA director Brennan, who asserted that whether torture led to good actionable intelligence or not was, in his words, "unknowable." Wow! After swearing up and down to us for a decade that absolutely, positively the best and most critical intelligence came from torturing people, now all of a sudden, now that the long stymied Senate report found exactly the opposite, now their fallback lie is that we can never really know the true and accurate answer as to the effectiveness of torture. Never mind that all those sworn declarations we heard before came from the torturers themselves by way of justifications. Never mind that the CIA went out of their way to destroy important evidence (video tapes of the actual torture). Never mind that all true interrogation professionals have always known that torture does NOT work. Never mind that even if torture did work, it would still be reprehensible for a civilized country to practice it. And never mind that the CIA's entire mission is knowing things, but now they claim they can't ever know anything about this (translated: they simply won't tell us). But worst of all, the reason we tortured people was not to protect the American people, to get good intelligence, or anything like that. No, the real reason we tortured people was to get the false confessions to justify the criminal invasion of Iraq, to seize strategic control of their oil fields, which has destroyed the stability of the Middle East, even such as it was, and the decades of blowback we are just starting to suffer as a result is our prize. Oh, did we mention lining the pockets of associates of the torturers with tons of no-bid contract booty? We would be remiss to point out that this is the precise case made by our first dramatic full length feature film, The Last War Crime, which has been censored in every possible way since we completed it over 2 years ago. But you can get a copy of the DVD screener to see for yourself from the page for our new film, Citizens United, The Movie, itself just about completed. The Last War Crime screeners: http://www.citizensunitedthemovie.com So please stay tuned. Lots more insightful commentary coming soon, including the 12th installment in our Hobby Lobby errors series, "The Religious Rights Of Incorporated States," and much more. You may forward this message to any friends who would find it important. Contributions to The People's Email Network or ActBlue are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.
5. The Revolution Is Being Televised
|From||The Real News Network <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sender||The Real News Network <email@example.com>|
Dear pbnb reader, Police violence against people of color, that is illegal violence usually without consequence to the perpetrators, is not merely the product of too many law enforcement officers with racist attitudes. Their name says it all. Police are enforcing laws, including with deadly force, to make people obey legislation that at its heart protects people that own property. The more you own, the more you are served and protected. Of course we all want to live in a safer city and police play a significant role in that, but to address this violence we must recognize the underlying causes of street crime: unemployment, low wages, poverty, and completely irrational drug laws. Unemployment is not a natural phenomenon that ebbs and flows; it’s a product of a system that requires a big pool of available cheap labor to keep wages low. A myriad of legislation ensures that unions are weak and wages stay depressed. It’s not a product of a free labor market, but what amounts to a regulated one. When police use violence they do so as agents of a legal system (courts and prisons), that must keep a lid on people who fight back against desperate conditions. Whether they fight back blindly and often self-destructively, or more consciously and politically, the elites have passed laws that keep people in their place. Of course the place for those in the elites, that is the top 20%, is to own 85% of America’s wealth. On a global scale, the top 1% of the population owns 50% of the world’s wealth. In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer. Laws are designed to makes sure this inequality takes place, and make sure it stays this way. The police enforce these laws. It’s crucial to the elites that police feel free to use violence without much reservation. They don’t want them second-guessing themselves. That’s why a whole set of laws have been enacted that make it almost impossible to indict or convict a cop of using too much force. If you’ve been watching The Real News, you’ve seen all of this reported on in many of our stories. So how come mainstream television never connects these dots when reporting on Ferguson or police violence in other cities? If it needs to be said, the 1% owns the mass media and there’s nothing like self-interest to make us see the world as one wants to see it – or to not see it at all. It takes a Katrina or a militant mass protest for corporate media to acknowledge race in America – even though racism is inseparable from the issue of poverty and policing. This society dehumanizes those it exploits. Racism is the ultimate dehumanizing of those who are super exploited. It justifies poverty level wages, mass unemployment and mass incarceration. It divides people of color from all those suffering desperate conditions. Many TRNN guests have said the solution is not a retreat into ethnic identity, but a united front of all working, unemployed and enlightened people. Across the country, people are organizing and resisting. They are mobilizing in the streets and with an independent electoral strategy. With your help, this revolution is being televised on TRNN. Till the end of the year, every dollar you donate will be matched till we reach 200k. We believe that with sufficient resources, we can win the local TV market in Baltimore and then in many other cities across North America. It's a game changer. Please help us make Real News. Thanks from everyone at The Real News Network Paul Jay ============================================================ ** DONATE (http://therealnews.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=156b1ee6f1&id=d9cf7aba9a&e=c6b808c5f2)
6. The Revolution Is Being Televised-Part Two
|From||The Real News Network <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sender||The Real News Network <email@example.com>|
Dear pbnb reader, Resistance is growing, but it’s not enough. As we’ve reported, people are resisting. The powerful movements in Ferguson and across the country have shaken American politics out of its lethargy. But resistance is not enough. People in many places are setting their sites on governing. Only through governing can laws be changed and force - that’s right, the police, the courts, and the prisons - be used to enforce laws that insist on more equality. When one looks at contemporary experience around the world, significant change comes about by combining mobilization in the streets with the ballot box. This does not have to mean becoming an appendage of the Democratic Party. While nationally this may look almost impossible at this time, at the level of cities and smaller states, there’s evidence a breakthrough is possible. When that happens, TRNN will be there. People are making demands and so they should. Communities are calling for control of the police, saner drug laws, and policies that will create decent jobs. At best, the elites won’t make more than minor changes, although that’s better than nothing. The problem is, in the current political situation, they won’t even do that. Why? Capitalism has lost its dynamism. Far too few people own far too much. That's the root of the problem. A class that owns so much, that wields so much political power, is not capable of effective policy in the interests of the majority. The top 20% are not even capable of effective public policy in the interest of their own class. They can't deal with systemic threats to the very system that made them wealthy. Nothing makes this more obvious than their inability to regulate the big banks or deal with regulating carbon emissions. They are fractured. Different billionaires, pools of capital and the political class that represents them - bicker and claw for even more money and power. They unite around a policy of global dominance that destroys whole societies, driving them into a perverse medievalism – all in the name of promoting democracy. Not capable of facing up to economic stagnation or the threat of climate change, war is the only answer they’ve ever had. Our ruling elites are dysfunctional and not fit to rule. They own a news media that makes it all seem so reasonable, so humane, and so inevitable. Perhaps, they even believe it. History shows in periods such as these, the threat of fascism and war is great. The far right has considerable strength in the white working class, especially outside the major urban centers. The impotence and hypocrisy of the corporate Democratic Party bears great responsibility for this. Corporate television news, both overtly right and liberal, also played a major role in reviving the Republican Party after the debacle of the Bush years. The weak link in the corporate media chain is in cities and smaller states, particularly those with large Black and Latino populations. Local news is based on an advertising model so they go where the money is. That usually means upper income whites. In Baltimore, 75% of the on-air talent on local corporate news is white – in a town that’s 63% black. This corporate news conglomerate has no interest in representing the interests of cities’ majority black population. Local corporate television news addresses none of the concerns of white working class families either, who also face unemployment, low wages, the scourge of drug abuse and disintegrating families. Young people of all backgrounds are thirsting for a realistic vision to fight for. It’s from ordinary people like these that real change will come from. That’s who we want to watch our news. That's why The Real News is headquartered in Baltimore. With your help, this revolution will be televised. Till the end of the year, every dollar you donate will be matched till we reach 200k. (http://therealnews.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=156b1ee6f1&id=301fdb3b76&e=c6b808c5f2) I believe that with sufficient resources, we can win the local TV market in Baltimore and then in many other cities across North America. It's a game changer. Please help us make Real News. (http://therealnews.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=156b1ee6f1&id=851bde4a73&e=c6b808c5f2) Thanks from everyone at The Real News Network Paul Jay Senior Editor ============================================================ ** DONATE (http://therealnews.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=156b1ee6f1&id=3df979d6ba&e=c6b808c5f2)
|7. Sydney Siege: Heroism of Dead Hostages Revealed as Australia Wakes to Pay Tribute|
|From||Noelle Hanrahan <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
This email newsletter was sent to you in graphical HTML format. If you're seeing this version, your email program prefers plain
You can read the original version online: http://ymlp292.net/zePcwc ------------------------------------------------------ Long Distance Revolutionary:A Journey With Mumia Abu-Jamal” had a stunning World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival
and International Premier in Copenhagen. Hear an interview with
Samiya "Goldi" Davis Abdullah 1978 - 2014 Rest In Power had a stunning World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival
and International Premier in Copenhagen. Hear an interview with
"My father is still considered to be a dangerous individual…
his mind is what they fear, there is overwhelming evidence
that would exonerate him of his conviction. He is an innocent
man and the commonwealth has always known this, but
being too Black, too smart, and too strong… The government
will silence anyone that possesses the power to open the
minds of the people."
READ THE INTERVIEW HERE
Prison Radio Essays "Goldi's Visit" Song for Goldi, Sung by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Listen http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia/goldis-visit-song-206-mumia-abu-jamal "The Visit" text only by Mumia Abu-Jamal read http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia/visit-text-only-live-death-row-mumia-abu-jamal "Why We Can't Breathe" (2:13) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen ( http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia/why-we-cant-breathe-213-mumia-abu-jamal ) "Torture by Another Name" (2:13) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen ( http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia/torture-another-name-213-mumia-abu-jamal ) "Making Torture Legal" (2:34) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen ( http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia/making-torture-legal-234-mumia-abu-jamal ) Long Distance Revolutionary:A Journey With Mumia Abu-Jamal” had a stunning World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival
and International Premier in Copenhagen. Hear an interview with
. Watch the short video, read more, and demand our right to speak. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/protect-freedom-of-speech-keep-mumia-on-the-air/x/585261 Listen to Mumia’s weekly radio essays and interviews. These perspectives are searing and profoundly illuminating. Mumia
tackles head on the vast implications of incarceration. These
hard hitting unvarnished critiques have one allegiance — to the
truth; not to a corporate master. When you listen to Mumia you
realize that the American media has become the public
relations arms of the Pentagon, Wall Street, and the White
Long Distance Revolutionary:A Journey With Mumia Abu-Jamal” had a stunning World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival
and International Premier in Copenhagen. Hear an interview
Join Prison Radio ( http://www.prisonradio.org/join-us ) Dear Brothers, Sisters, Comrades, & Friends - The inhumanity of being seperated from your family weighs
heavily on every prisoner. For Mumia, held in solitary, with
non-contact visits for 30 years, it was and is heart wrenching.
We are saddened to share the news that Samiya “Goldi” Davis
Abdullah, daughter of Wadiya Jamal and Mumia Abu-Jamal,
passed away earlier yesterday after a long fight with breast
cancer. Born in 1978, she was just 36 years old.
She had just finished a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania and is survived by two young daughters. (Seen here on picture at left Goldi visits Mumia in
1981 at Graterford as he was awaiting trial.) In one of the most
moving and personal pieces that he has written Mumia
describes her visit to him when he was in solitary confinement
on death row at SCI Greene.
"The Visit" is in his first book Live From Death (Harper
Perennial) and was recreated in movie "Mumia: Long Distance
Known as “Goldi”, her stage name, Samiya was a rapper of lyrical
grace and sharp, pointed consciousness, one who used her spoken word skills to highlight issues of racial inequality, criminal (in)justice, and always to promote Black liberation. From a daughter’s perspective, she was a dynamic spokesperson, speaking stirringly of the impact incarceration has on children and families. She was also a staunch advocate on behalf of her father’s innocence. The irregularities of his trial and sentencing were also subjects she rapped on. She raps on this track "Mumia 911" produced by Frank Sosa. Artists involved included Unbound Allstarts project Public Enemy's ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Enemy_(band) ) Chuck D. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_D ), Rage Against the Machine ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_Against_the_Machine ) front man Zack de la Rocha ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zack_de_la_Rocha ), Dead Prez ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Prez ) and Pharoahe Monch ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharoahe_Monch ). LISTEN HERE ( http://archive.prisonradio.org/audio/mumia/175_progess_drive/175_14.mp3 ) WATCH HERE ( http://vimeo.com/33498781 ) as Goldi recites "Trap Doors", from "All Out for Mumia", an event held on the 30th anniversary of his incarceration at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia 12/9/2011. The rhyme eloquently and poetically explains how her father was shot and subsequently framed for murder. Goldi Performs at Mumia's 55th Birthday & Book Release Party. WATCH HERE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkR2IH0QkoQ ) Michelle Alexander just donated to the Prison Radio defense Fund and asks you to also! ( https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/protect-freedom-of-speech-keep-mumia-on-the-air/x/585261#pledges ) bit.ly/defendfreespeech ( https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/protect-freedom-of-speech-keep-mumia-on-the-air/x/585261#pledges ) "Please support this effort to raise funds to overturn legislation adopted in Pennsylvania that empowers prosecutors to silence prisoners - bar them from speaking publicly in any form. This law was passed in response to Mumia delivering the commencement address at Goddard College from behind prison walls. But this isn't just about Mumia. This law threatens the ability of ANY prisoner in Pennsylvania to speak to the media if a victim objects, in clear violation of free speech principles. If the law is allowed to stand, it will make it even more difficult than it already is for people in prison to have their voices heard. And you can be certain that copycat legislation will be adopted in other states whenever prisoners actually succeed in getting their message heard on the outside. This law needs to be overturned now." Michelle Alexander PLEASE SUPPORT NOW!bit.ly/defendfreespeech ( http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fdefendfreespeech&h=uAQENQEBj&enc=AZN2O_kFf-9lVpCOfF0Mk1xibSvNH3E8setks4loPC1HGyu1SQQOLNejAwUNfZ2DRRW7a_0XheGtKiVb9tMZVR4B2vQp7Ln85BNY61MBNQh3tqDnoEpo8Y3RupoL0b3MiWZ0F-psFuo6CyL5QbnPnc_o7DVhylwznKhn5rEsbBuPrg&s=1 ) A big Thank You to each and every one of the 326 our donors we are 55% there! The deadline is 1/2/15.Please continue to support the campaign to defend our First Amendment rights Support Prison Radio $35 is the yearly membership. $50 will get you a beautiful tote bag (you can special order a yoga mat bag, just call us). $100 will get the DVD "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary" $300 will bring one essay to the airwaves. $1000 (or $88.83 per month) will make you a member of our Prison Radio Freedom Circle ( https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/PrisonRadio ). Take a moment and Support Prison Radio ( https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/PrisonRadio ) Luchando por la justicia y la libertad, Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio Luchando por la justicia y la libertad, Noelle Hanrahan Director, Prison Radio Prison Radio P.O. Box 411074 San Francisco, CA 94141 www.prisonradio.org | email@example.com | 415-706-5222 To subscribe to our email newsletter or hard copy mailings with great posters, postcards and bookmarks, sign up here. ( http://www.prisonradio.org/ )
9. Prosecute the Torturers!
|rom||SOA Watch <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Lack of Prosecution of U.S. Officials Paved the Way for New Abuses HOLD THE TORTURERS ACCOUNTABLE Reports of US-sponsored torture by the CIA and in Brazil (see below) have put the issue back in the media spotlight. SOA Watch maintains that torture is nothing new within the US military, and that it didn't start with 9/11. The lack of accountability for the use of the SOA torture manuals at the School of the Americas, and other atrocities, contributed to the torture that was perpetrated by the CIA and publicized in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture. Read the SOA Watch media release "Torture has a long History in U.S. Policy" here: http://soaw.org/news/news-alerts/4271-torture-has-a-long-history-in-us-policy-lack-of-prosecution-of-us-officials-paved-the-way-for-new-abuses Send a message to Congress and President Obama, to demand prosecutions of U.S. officials involved in torture and human rights abuses: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/727/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16876 _________________________________________ Brazil's National Truth Commission Report Documents U.S. involvement in Torture in Brazil The release of the Brazil's National Truth Commission report on December 10, 2014, promoted a sense of justice to many Brazilians. Previously unpublished documents from the 21-year long dictatorship shed light on torture, and other human rights violations used before and during the 1964-1985 era. President Dilma Rousseff, who was tortured and jailed for 3 years, stated that Brazil deserves the truth [ http://g1.globo.com/politica/noticia/2014/12/dilma-chora-ao-receber-relatorio-final-da-comissao-da-verdade.html ]. The report not only goes into details on names of human rights violators and their victims, but it also depicts the roots of those violations: ""The collaboration of the United States was also immense in the formation and specialization of agents."" (Pg.141 [ http://www.cnv.gov.br/images/relatorio_final/Relatorio_Final_CNV_Parte_2.pdf ]) Volume II of this report explores specific facts about the U.S. involvement in the tortures tactics used in Brazil, including listing the names of graduates from the School of the Americas (SOA). Among the SOA graduates are Lúcio Valle Barroso (1933-) and Abílio Correa de Souza (1923-2001) who were the kidnappers, torturers and killers of Stuart Edgard Angel Jones - one of the most atrocious cases of that era (Pg.160 [ http://www.cnv.gov.br/images/relatorio_final/Relatorio_Final_CNV_Parte_2.pdf ]). Barroso, also known as "Dr. Celso", studied military intelligence at SOA from January through April of 1971 and Souza, known as "Dr. Pascoal" studied Combat Intelligence and Counter Intelligence at the SOA (Pg.235 [ http://www.cnv.gov.br/images/relatorio_final/Relatorio_Final_CNV_Parte_2.pdf ]). The SOA graduates were part of two Brazilian torture agencies, the Operation and Information Detachment (DOI) – Center of Operations and Internal Defense (CODI) and Center of Information of Security of the Aeronautics (CISA). Jones (1945-1971) son of Brazilian mother and U.S. born father and a member of the extreme left group MR-8, was moored to a car and taken around the CISA facilities in Rio de Janeiro. According to Alex Polari's testimony, a friend who watched Jones' torture through his cell window, he was forced to attach his mouth to the vehicle's exhaust pipe inhaling its emitted toxics. This and other brutal tortures tactics found on Brazil's report are directly related to the tortures published in the CIA report. The Senate Intelligence Committee's report depicts several torture methods that were passed on into Brazilian military officials.). The teachings of the SOA was passed along with the message that to preserve the life of militants was not something of concern during operations, neither police nor military members needed to justify their actions, if their counterparts were members of the regime's opposition (Pg.142 [ http://www.cnv.gov.br/images/relatorio_final/Relatorio_Final_CNV_Parte_2.pdf ]). The The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture [ http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf ] states facts about the numerous manuals of Counter Insurgency Operations, like the "KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual" drawn by the CIA in 1963 (Pg.18 [ http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf ]), that would teach ways to deprive victims from sensory stimuli so that they would hallucinate, incorporating in anything that the offices would want them to be as a form of entertainment for them. These "torture manuals" of interrogation techniques, were provided by the CIA to at least seven Latin American countries in the 1980s (Pg.18 [ http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf ]) – Brazil was one of them. A last striking finding is the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) involvement with police militarization in Brazil even before the coup of 1964. The training of Brazilian police in 1960 by policeman Dan Mitriori was done under the supervision of USAID. Mitriori believed that torture was a form of science and used homeless to train policemen in Belo Horizonte and in Rio de Janeiro de most brutal techniques of torture by reaching "vulnerable points of the human body". Torture then was used to gather information, to dissuade and intimidate as well as to disseminate terror among the opposition groups. Later, with the coup and the establishment of the militarism, the system of repression was perfected and institutionalized (Pg.104 [ http://www.cnv.gov.br/images/relatorio_final/Relatorio_Final_CNV_Parte_2.pdf ]). That was not only established during the dictatorship, but it still prevails within the police military of Brazil and its endless cases of brutality and repression. The role of the School of the Americas (renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in 2001) and U.S. militarization in Latin America has always been to protect the status quo for the elites through military violence and repression. _________________________________________ To make a donation to support the movement, please visit http://SOAW.org/donate To make a tax deductible donation, please visit http://SOAW.org/educationalfund
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