Join CODEPINK, Veterans For Peace and other N. California activists: 5 Years of Persistent Resistance to Drone Killing at Beale AFB:
10 Anti-drone Activists Facing Trial and Welcome Supporters!
After 5 years of persistent protests at Beale AFB, opposing drone killing and global militarization, and many dozens of arrests over the years with very few trials, the U.S. military & gov't are now preparing to prosecute, as they grow weary of our continued resistance. Next week, 10 defendants will bring the illegal drone program to Sacramento courts again and welcome supporters!
With only a year to go in his presidency, Barack Obama has not met one of his first promises, to close Guantanamo.
14 years of an illegitimate torture camp begun by the Bush regime and continued by the Obama administration will be marked over the next three days in protest actions around the U.S.
IN 2002, the Bush regime set up a primitive prison camp at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Over six years they held 776 men there without charges, using what they called “enhanced interrogation” and the rest of the world calls “torture.” Bush called these men “the worst of the worst,” though most had been turned in for $5,000 cash bounties the U.S. paid, and had no connection to attacks on the U.S. An international outcry brought about the release of more than 500 of the prisoners.
A rare court-ordered hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2016 for three brothers whose 2008 case, known as the Fort Dix 5, has become a highlight of the “terrorism” prosecutions of presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie, who was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. The unusual hearing, which will take place at the Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse, 4th and Cooper Streets, in Camden, New Jersey at 9 a.m., will determine whether the three Duka brothers indeed received a fair trial and effective representation from their lawyers.
Why we protest:
- Monday the Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings that blocked Guantanamo prisoners from seeking justice in U.S. courts, in the cases of their torture.
- Today, Reuters reports on the Pentagon's efforts to thwart the closure of Guantanamo.