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PEACE

SAVING THE IRAN DEAL

President Trump has said he wants to end the Iran deal. We at SISTERS ONLINE believe it is imperative to keep the deal intact instead of punishing Iran for adherence to its part of the plan and moving the United States toward further violation of its commitment to sanctions relief. We know that sanctions harm innocent people and empower more hostile military leaders. We want no more sanctions and no war with Iran.

Please contact your Representative and your two Senators and tell them to work to keep the deal and that you want no more cruel sanctions and no more threats of war.

Thanks for taking Action.

MOON JAE-IN--AMERICANS WANT PEACE TOO

The idea of a nuclear war with North Korea seems to have calmed down now, at least for a while. Perhaps, Charlottesville had something to do with that!

In any case, now is our chance to tell the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, that Americans want peace with North Korea. Trump has pressured Moon to allow more missile and radar weaponry into the country and more war games in the skies near the border of North Korea. Moon, however, has said he does not want war.

SISTERS ONLINE agrees with Moon and we must tell him so. Will you tell him you agree with his NO war policy. Tell him that people in the U.S. and the rest of the world agree. War must be avoided, diplomacy pursued, and peace allowed to prevail.

Stand in solidarity with President Moon of South Korea and sign on to the following. Go to:

https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13026

Please pass this action on to friends, family, etc. Now is our chance to take action for peace in the Koreas.

STOP ARMS SALES TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS

$110 billion in arms sales have been approved for Saudi Arabia. This is illegal because Saudi Arabia is known to target civilians and the United States has laws against such things. But President Trump and Rex Tillerson have OK'd the deal.

We need our elected officials in Congress to stop this. Section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act gives Congress the authority to do so. Congress can stop the sale of arms to human rights abusers such as Saudi Arabia.

The message to Congress: Pass laws that prohibit arms sales to countries with records of human rights abuses like Saudi Arabia.

Please take a few minutes to contact your elected officials in Congress and deliver this message. Human rights victims and civilians are counting on us.

Thanks for taking action.

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--AMERICA'S BIGGEST TARGETS--The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016, 3,027 more than in 2015, according to an analysis of Defense Department data from the Council on Foreign Relations. Here are the most targeted countries:

**Syria (12,192 bombs)
**Iraq (12,095)
**Afghanistan (1,337)
**Libya (496)
**Yemen (34)
**Pakistan (3)

--Most Americans (56%) support the nuclear deal with Iran, including 69% of Democrats and 41% of Republicans. 37% oppose the deal. But most people remain skeptical: 64% say they aren't confident that it will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. (ABC News/Washington Post)

--The Afghanistan War, the longest foreign conflict in U.S. history, has cost American taxpayers nearly $1 trillion and will probably cost several hundred billion dollars more after it officially ends. The U.S. borrowed the money to pay for the conflict and has already racked up $125 billion in owed interest on the debt. (Financial Times)

--83% of Americans favor providing humanitarian aid to people fleeing ISIS. (CNN report)

--World's worst peacemakers--An annual WIN/Gallup International survey asked more than 66,000 people worldwide which country they considered the "greatest threat to peace." The top four: 24% (United States), 8% (Pakistan), 6% (China), 5% (Afghanistan).