An Aging Muslim Prisoner, Jailed For 23 Years After FBI Entrapment, Petitions For Presidential Clemency
Carol Dudek | June 21, 2016
Debra Sweet | June 16, 2016
Reuters reported this week that the Obama administration has quietly ceased efforts to Close Guantanamo.
World Can't Wait | June 16, 2016
You're outraged at the bigotry, hatred and murder that is being whipped up against black people, the LGBTQ community, women, immigrants, and Muslims.
In the Wake of the Orlando Massacre by Resisting and Opposing U.S. Wars for Empire
When I woke to the news Sunday morning June 12th about the horrific massacre at the LGBTQ night club, Pulse in Orlando FL, my heart was very heavy and my gut twisted. As speculation by the media and officials about the shooter were being made I became very worried. Would this act of violence against LGBTQ people by a man who they said claimed allegiance to ISIS be used as justification for yet more bombing of innocent people, more indefinite detention, more repression of civil liberties by our government?
World Can't Wait and War Criminals Watch endorse this message by Nicolas J. Sandy Davies:
Since the end of the Cold War, the United States of America has systematically violated the prohibition against the threat or use of force contained in the UN Charter and the Kellogg Briand Pact. It has carved out a regime of impunity for its crimes based on its UN Security Council veto, non-recognition of international courts and sophisticated "information warfare" that undermines the rule of law with political justifications for otherwise illegal threats and uses of force.
Curt Wechsler | May 18, 2016
CIA destruction of the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture fails to erase the history of, or culpability for the horrors practiced at Guantanamo. No one will be able to put that particular genie back in the bottle. U.S. and international law provide no statute of limitations on the prosecution of war crimes.
Teaching Peace: We Are Not Your Soldiers Visits NYC High Schools to Reveal Devastation Caused by U.S. Military
Visit We Are Not Your Soldiers for more information or to schedule a speaking engagement at your school.
“Have you killed before?” a wide-eyed student asked him. Jeremy answered that he never pulled the trigger, but he does regret every day, every hour, the role he played in death and suffering.
Jeremy is a young, tall, green-eyed ex-Marine officer. His life was very good; his Connecticut town wealthy, educated. On his way to a college class in 2001, he saw everyone crying. A large screen showed the second tower falling. At that moment, he felt a powerful solidarity with other Americans. His grandfather was an Iwo Jima veteran. After 9/11, Jeremy experienced national pride, and in 2006, he signed up.
Debra Sweet | May 25, 2016
The commander in chief is making highly provocative visits to countries the United States did the most significant damage to in the last century. He's in Vietnam, where more than 2 million were killed in the illegitimate U.S. war on the people. Napalm, B-52 bombers, "tiger cages," and the words "My Lai" will not come from Obama's lips. The State Department has made it clear Obama is not in Hiroshima, Japan, to apologize for the U.S. first use of a nuclear bomb on the people there.
Cheers to Ellen Chenoweth, creator of the George W. Bush Presidential Library Augmented Reality Project
Reality according to the "The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum":
Michael Ratner, who died of cancer last week, had distinct responsibility for calling for, doing legal work to bring about, and organizing, the team of more than 600 attorneys who defended the prisoners at Guantanamo. No one else was doing that — and the government certainly did not expect anyone would. It took winning a decision in the Supreme Court for the prisoners to get habeas corpus rights, and then winning it repeatedly. Thanks to the Center for Constitutional Rights, of which Michael was President and then President Emeritus.