'Torture Memos' Author John Yoo Belongs in Prison, Not Mentoring the Next Generation of Lawyers and Judges
Not only is the professor still walking around free, the University of California fawns over law school employee John Yoo, criminal proponent for lawless detention policy that resulted in the torture and death of scores of illegally held prisoners of U.S. war of terror on the Middle East.
None of Us Are Immune to the Violence of This System: Stop Mass Incarceration! Prosecute War Criminals!
What happens when you fail to prosecute key government contractors for war crimes and crimes against humanity?
We got to know Mohamedou Slahi through his persistence, and his writing. He is one of the few men held in Guantanamo who turned himself in to the U.S. in 2002 for questioning, knowing that he was not in support of al-Qaeda. This led to a nightmare of more than 14 years. With his departure, there are now 60 men still held, 20 of which are "cleared" for release.
Protest Koh’s speech at the University of Illinois Law School!
When: 11:30 am, Friday, Oct. 28
Where: North Courtyard, Law Building Complex, Peabody Drive, Champaign
On Friday October 7, we marked the sad anniversary of fifteen years of war against Afghanistan. World Can’t Wait and other activist groups including Veterans for Peace, Granny Peace Brigade, the Raging Grannies, War Resisters League and NYS Green Party protested against the war outside the military recruting center on Times Square.
Why Do Some War Crimes (in Syria) Get More Coverage Than Others (in Yemen)? The New York Times “Interpreter” Explains It... Away
revcom.us | October 10, 2016
Here’s a question for you: Why do some wars—like Syria—get more coverage in the U.S. media than others—like Yemen?
The American press is full of Syria coverage: not a day goes by without another gut-wrenching description of life under siege in what’s left of the city of Aleppo and stern denunciations of the savage crimes carried out by Russian and Syrian government warplanes, such as bombing hospitals and reducing whole neighborhoods to rubble. Pictures of wounded Syrian children go viral, some of their tweets get global media coverage.
I asked 15 people educated in the U.S. to point to Yemen and Syria on a map. 3 could.
I don't blame people who don't know about the world, because they've been taught by a system which puts America first.
However, the region throughout and beyond the Middle East — from Afghanistan down to Somalia — is roiling right now. Millions are trying to leave, beset by bombs and starvation, caught between the imperialist countries seeking control and the reactionary fundamentalist Islamists seeking to push them out.
The question for us must be what is the U.S. doing there?
|Aftermath of the Saudi bombing of the funeral hall, Sana'a, October 8. (AP photo)|
Once again, Bay Area residents and visitors suffer the noise and vibration, pollution, and fear of a mid-air crash as fighter jets terrorize small children, seniors, pets, and local wildlife. The U.S. Military establishment is in town to recruit kids to sign up to go kill for Empire.
When the President says so. Deployment of 600 more troops to Iraq is "consistent with Mr. Obama's policy not to commit American ground forces again in Iraq," says the White House.
15 years after the U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan: Anti-war protest in Minneapolis - Stop Endless U.S. Wars
For release | October 3, 2016
- 1:00 pm - Gather at Lake St & Hiawatha Ave South in Minneapolis
- 1:45 pm - March
- 2:15 pm - Closing program at Walker Community UMC, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN