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One year has passed since "Operation Protective Edge", Israel's attack on the Palestinian Gaza Strip which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and devastated its infrastructure. Today Gaza remains under Israeli blockade, unreconstructed, and teetering on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe. Go here to take action
On July 19th, the American Friends Service Committee held a symbolic morning commemoration on Montrose Beach in Chicago to remember the children killed by the Israeli military in the summer of 2014. In the summer of 2014 Israel invaded and attacked Gaza in a 51-day military assault “Protective Edge” which killed over 2,100 Palestinians and left over 11,000 injured. 521 of those 2,100 Palestinians were children. Many are still suffering from the traumatic experiences they faced and continue to face due to the blockade on Gaza.
Videos by Rodger Routh Rodger writes: "Nearly 100 people gathered in Des Moines on August 6, 2015 to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb's on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan 70 years ago. With song, and thoughtful reflection, the peaceful event  ended with the offering of flowers and the tolling of the Japanese Bell. 'Never again' and 'Dismantle all nuclear weapons' was the message to all. May we heed this call."
Under President Barack Obama, the US has deported almost two million undocumented immigrants, more than any of his predecessors.
The increasing privatization of detention centers is behind mandatory detention rules in immigration reform bill.
In the past five years a record number of legal immigrants have been locked up in the US. Officials are driven by a federal mandate that obliges them to keep 34 thousand behind bars every day.
Congress mandates that 34,000 immigrants be detained in the United States every day of the year.
The detention of illegal immigrants is increasingly contracted out to private companies, whose profits have soared the last decade.

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