Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists, warning that “anarchist extremists” are in the same category as ISIS and young people who are poor, immigrants or travel to “suspicious” countries are more likely to commit horrific violence.
—from “The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country,” by Sarah Lazare, March 2, 2016, Alternet.
Thanks to Sandy Davies for speaking with some of us last week on the matter of how many people have been killed by the U.S. wars in the Middle East since 2001. His sobering conclusion is that it's likely the U.S. initiated wars have killed 2 million people... a figure which shocks the conscience, but is unrecognized by those who launched and led the war of terror.
World Can't Wait was among the courageous institutions that stood in solidarity with the NYU law students who, in the Spring of 2015, authored a Statement of No Confidence in Harold Koh due to his role as one of the key legal architects of the Obama Administration's targeted killing program.
Zion, IL, is a small, struggling city of about 25,000 people located on the shores of Lake Michigan about 40 miles north of Chicago but on the other side of the planet compared to the affluent suburbs usually associated with the term “North Shore.” Most people in Chicago have never been to Zion and, if they know anything about it, it’s the fact that a nuclear power plant built there in the late 1970s was shut down in the late 1990s. That plant is still being dismantled and was the site of a small fire just a few years ago. But it posed “no danger to the local population,” the authorities said.
Quiz: what is most needed in the world now is:
1. Unjust, immoral and illegitimate war of terror by the U.S. carried out against 7 countries in our name, along with torture and mass surveillance.
The film “Eye in the Sky” builds drama through excruciating minutes ticking by as politicians debate the legality and morality of sending Hellfire missiles into a house in Nairobi Kenya where tiny surveillance drones show figures strapping on suicide vests, just as a young girl unwittingly sets up shop nearby. She is full of life, and would be likely killed.
The U.S. drone war program will be examined on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6 pm at a symposium at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law entitled: “Inside Drone Warfare: Perspectives of Whistleblowers, Families of Drone Victims and Their Lawyers.”
You could do a lot of damage by putting your hopes, and your resources and time, behind a candidate for president in 2016.
Why? There is no one seeking to be Commander in Chief in 2016 from either party who will:
It was never about keeping people in the U.S. "safe." It's about, as Rubio, Trump & Cruz have been freely saying, having a place where people can be locked up forever without rights, merely on the order of a president.
Last October 23, 17 protesters were arrested at a nonviolent civil disobedience demonstration of 100 people outside the entrance to New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail. This was part of the three days of Rise Up October protests against police terror and murder on October 22-24.
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