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

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The End of Habeas Corpus: This is “Justice” in Obama’s America

 By Kenneth J. Theisen 

On Friday, May 21, 2010 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the Obama administration, holding that three prisoners who are being held by the U. S. at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan cannot challenge their detention in U.S. courts. 
This is a victory for reaction, essentially denying prisoners of the U.S. war of terror held at Bagram the right to habeas corpus. 

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Obama at West Point: 100 Protest Wars

By Debra Sweet

 About 100 people joined the march to protest the wars at the gates of West Point Saturday, while President Obama was giving the commencement address to officers about to lead the "war on terror" in Afghanistan, Iraq, and by the time, they're in the field, who knows where else? 

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LeBron James, the Culture of Narcissism, and What Really Matters

 By Dennis Loo 

 
Last week I watched LeBron James allow, without much of a fuss, his Cleveland Cavaliers to lose to the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs’ Eastern Conference second round, while the media storm around him speculated what team he would go to next, a step on his way to his goal to becoming a billion dollar athlete.
 
His triple double (double digits in points, rebounds and assists) in game six was the weakest triple double I’ve ever seen, one short of a dreaded quadruple double with his nine turnovers.

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Israeli Negotiations to Supply Nukes to Apartheid South Africa Revealed

 By Kenneth J. Theisen 

 
The British newspaper, The Guardian, ran a story on Monday, May 24th that reveals that in 1975 Israel offered to sell nukes to the apartheid South African regime. The article also provided copies of documents displaying the evidence that  Israel possessed nuclear weapons.
 
In 1975, the apartheid regime’s Defense Minister, P.W. Botha requested Israel to supply South Africa with nuclear warheads. 

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Philly: Army Experience Center Protesters Acquitted

By Elaine Brower

On Monday, May 24th six co-defendants (Elaine Brower, Debra Sweet, Richie Marini, Joan Pleune, Beverly Rice and Sarah Wellington, appeared in a Philadelphia courtroom in front of Judge DeLeon to stand trial for arrests dating back to September 12, 2009.

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Obama and Petraeus: Expanding, Extending the U.S. War of Terror via “Special Operations”

 By Kenneth J. Theisen 

The New York Times recently reported that General David Petraeus issued a secret order in September 2009 which authorizes the expansion of secret military operations to areas under his command.

Petraeus is the commander of U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations from the Middle East to Central Asia to the Horn of Africa and he directs the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Never Back Down, Never Stop Telling the Truth

By Debra Sweet Dr. Tiller - Hero

Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) is the first anniversary of the killing of Dr. George Tiller, in Wichita.  I wrote then George Tiller, A Hero for People Who Care About the Humanity of Women in great outrage, and I'm still feeling it.
 
In a message to World Can't Wait supporters especially interested in protecting abortion rights I wrote: "Access to abortion is as limited now as it's ever been since 1973, with new laws in 10 states being considered, and these passed:

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Taking on The Anti-Women/Anti Choice Movement: Take Reality and Science to the College Campuses

SignBy Emma Kaplan

I received word on Facebook that the Genocide Awareness Project was going to be at the University of Washington. The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) is an anti-woman, anti-choice photo mural exhibit that compares a woman terminating her pregnancy to genocide. They visit college universities in an attempt to distort abortion and shame young women.

Seeing as I had just found out about it the day before they were to arrive, I wasn't sure if there was enough time to mobilize protest. However, I recalled the story of Jamilah Hoffman in Houston, who protested GAP on her campus. She went out there by herself with a sign that read: Abortion On Demand And Without Apology. I decided I would pull a “Jamilah.” 

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Yoo and Kagan: Providing Legal Cover for US War Crimes

By Kenneth J. Theisen 

On May 25, 2010 The New York Times published an opinion piece by John Yoo entitled, “An Executive Without Much Privilege.” This was disgusting on so many levels. 
 
To begin with, it continued the practice of the national media to give this war criminal a national soapbox and conferred “legitimacy” on his reactionary and widely discredited legal theories and philosophy.

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The Gaza Massacre: Blood on the Hands of the U.S. Godfather

By Kenneth J. Theisen

On June 1st Alejandro Wolff, Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations made the following statement to reporters in New York: "We support an Israeli investigation as I called for in my statement earlier, and have every confidence that Israel can conduct a credible and impartial and transparent, prompt investigation internally." Wolff, and the U.S. government he represents, wants people to accept the astonishing proposition that Israel will be able to investigate its own actions in the massacre of activists who were attempting to break the illegal blockade of Gaza. But this is an obvious attempt at whitewashing the massacre.

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Crimes Against Humanity Demand Condemnation, Protest

By Debra Sweet 

The Crimes are Crimes - No Matter Who Does Them message appears in The Nation’s June 14 issue. The statement, written two months ago, focuses on the global "war on terror" still being fought in our name by a new president.

It expresses the need to separate ourselves in disapproval, condemnation and outrage against what are crimes against humanity. We plan further national publication of this statement.

So sign it, circulate it to others, and donate so that we get beyond hundreds of thousands of readers of The New York Review of Books and The Nation.

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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
     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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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.