In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America

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The American People Are Angry – Already

By Dennis Loo
I begin with an excerpt from an article posted on April 25, 2010 at Global Research
“92 percent of Americans give the national economy a negative rating. No fewer than 70 percent of the respondents report having suffered job-related and financial problems in the past year, an increase from 59 percent the year before. Fifty-four percent report someone in their home has been without a job and looking for work in the past year, up from 39 percent in 2009….
“Only 22 percent of Americans say their government can be trusted, according to the new survey. The report puts this among the lowest measures of trust in the government in half a century.

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G’mo Prisoner Omar Khadr Defies Obama Administration’s Revival of Kangaroo Proceedings

By Kenneth J. Theisen

Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was only 15 when he became a prisoner of the U.S. war of terror in 2002. He was accused of throwing a grenade at U.S. invaders in Afghanistan. He is now 23 and a defendant in kangaroo proceedings known as a military tribunal.
 
But Omar has defiantly refused to go along with the game plan of the Obama administration. 

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Start Thinking About Humanity

By Debra Sweet

A few people wrote me this week to say that I didn't understand that the Arizona law directing police to stop and ID people who look "illegal" is good. 
 
Their arguments were: 1) public opinion in Arizona is for the law.  2) "Something has to be done" about immigration.  3) The "federal government" doesn't care, so the states have to act to curb immigration.  4) Current law doesn't "allow" states to punish immigrants who are criminals.

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“Sentence First – Verdict Afterwards:” New Manual for Military Commissions

by Dennis Loo

Kafka would recognize this one in an instant.  

As David Fraft, LTC in USAF JAG Corps Reserve, former lead defense counsel in the Office of Military Commissions, writes in the Huffington Post, the Department of Defense (DoD) has just issued its new manual on the MCA of 2009.
 
As Fraft puts it:
 
“In the new Manual the following official comment has been included in explanation of the offense of Murder in Violation of the Law of War: ‘an accused may be convicted in a military commission. . . if the commission finds that the accused engaged in conduct traditionally triable by military commission (e.g., spying; murder committed while the accused did not meet the requirements of privileged belligerency) even if such conduct does not violate the international law of war.’ Astoundingly, according to the Pentagon, a detainee may be convicted of murder in violation of the law of war even if they did not actually violate the law of war.”

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Not Complicit...Not Complacent...We Need MORE of that 40 Years after Kent State!

By Debra Sweet,

Director of The World Can't Wait

Around noon, forty years ago today [May 4], 4 students were shot dead, and 9 wounded when Ohio National Guardsmen shot into a protest 0f 2,000 at Kent State University.  KSU officials had banned the protest, and the Ohio governor called in the Guard after students at Kent State, like those all around the world, reacted to news that the U.S. was secretly bombing Cambodia.

These killings led almost immediately to a student strike of four million on 900 campuses.  450 campuses closed for the year, without exams.  100,000 of us went to Washington DC that weekend to protest the war and the killings. 

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Voices of Conscience and Voices of Youth

By Debra Sweet

Our statement has been published in the New York Review of Books, and email and calls are coming in.  Thanks to Anthony: "i don't know if i say this enough but ... World Can't Wait ROCKS!!!!!!!" and to Gene: "The ad arrived in my mailbox.  It looks awesome and reads awesome... It's a great piece of work.  Let's do some more!"

The statement, Crimes Are Crimes - No Matter Who Does Them, for which you donated almost $12,000, began appearing in mailboxes in The New York Review of Books on May 5.  We are posting comments from people whose names appear in the ad:

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Assassination First? Due Process Never? NO!

By Debra Sweet

 
"In the past few weeks, it has become common knowledge that Barack Obama has openly ordered the assassination of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, because he is suspected of participating in plots by Al Qaeda. 
 
Al-Awlaki denies these charges.  No matter.  Without trial or other judicial proceeding, the administration has simply put him on the to-be-killed list."
 

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Censorship and Kangaroo Courts: Alive and Well in Obama Administration

By Kenneth J. Theisen

As I have reported here before the Obama administration is using kangaroo courts known as military tribunals at the Guantánamo military base. 
 
These “legal” proceedings have proven to be an embarrassment to the administration and in its latest move it is trying to silence the media in its reports from Gitmo.
 

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The U.S. Commits more Murders by Missile in Pakistan

 By Kenneth J. Theisen 

 
The Obama administration committed some two dozen murders on Tuesday when it fired at least a score of missiles into North Waziristan, Pakistan along the Afghan border. 
 
According to news reports at least 24 people were killed in the attacks when the missiles struck cars, homes, and tents across a widespread area. 

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Mordechai Vananu Headed back to Israeli Prison

Whistler blower revealed Israeli Nuclear Program

 By Kenneth J. Theisen
 
The U.S. has accused Iran of having a secret nuclear weapons program, despite having no proof of an existing program. To keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon our imperialist leaders have told us that “all options are on the table,” including military options. We are told this is necessary because otherwise a nuclear arms race may be unleashed in the Middle East. In the midst of all this propaganda we are supposed to forget that a certain Middle Eastern state already has nuclear weapons. 
 
That state is of course Israel.

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Elvis Costello, in Principled Stand, Cancels Tel Aviv Performances

By Kenneth J. Theisen    

Musician/composer Elvis Costello was scheduled to perform twice in Tel Aviv, Israel in June and July of this year. In a courageous stand, Costello has announced on his website that he has cancelled his appearances at the shows citing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Costello has joined other artists such as Gil Scott-Heron and Santana who have also cancelled scheduled Israeli performances. Costello is to be commended for his action and words. We must also defend his actions from the political attacks to which he will now be subjected.

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  • Debra Sweet

     Debra SweetDebra Sweet is the Director of World Can’t Wait, initiated in 2005 to “drive out the Bush regime” by repudiating its program, forcing it from office through a mass, independent movement and reversing the direction it had launched.  Based in New York City, she leads World Can’t Wait in its continuing efforts to stop the crimes of our government, including the unjust occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture and detention codes, as well as reversing the fascist direction of U.S. society, from the surveillance state to the criminalization of abortion and immigrants.  She has worked with abortion providers for twenty-five years, organizing community support and helping them withstand anti-abortion violence.  Since the age of 19, when she confronted Richard Nixon during a face-to-face meeting and told him to stop the war in Vietnam, she has been a leader in the opposition to U.S. wars and invasions.  Debra says, “Stop thinking like an American, and start thinking about humanity!”

    She can be reached at debrasweet (at) worldcantwait.org. You can read her writings at debra.worldcantwait.net.

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     Dennis Loo is an award-winning sociologist, co-editor of Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney, Associate Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona and an honors graduate in Government from Harvard. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a former journalist and his research specialties include polling, public policy-making, social movements, and criminology.He can be reached via his blog: http://dennisloo.blogspot.com
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    Jamilah Hoffman is a young World Can't Wait organizer in Houston, who is "determined to leave this world a better place than she found it".
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