September 2013 Archives

"This is a national disgrace. It makes me ashamed to be an American. As a student of the Holocaust I find the use of medical professionals force feeding inmates reprehensible. They have become participants in torture. Shame on this government. -- Joanna

Ignorance about what's going down at Guantanamo would require willful suspension of history. The desperate hunger strike actions of prisoners in America's concentration camp has forced a public accounting of the brutal conditions endured. The latest attempt by our government to suppress resistance to U.S. torture policy will fail to relieve the burden of responsibility for crimes against humanity.

4114593638_fa2f6f95a0_m.jpgMilitary officials at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp announced today that they would stop automatically releasing the numbers of detainees being tracked as hunger strikers and those being force-fed. The hunger strike, which began in February and once involved the vast majority of Guantanamo's low-value detainees, has been carried on by just 19 of the facility's 164 prisoners for the past two weeks.

"I remain on hunger strike to protest the ongoing injustice... The only solution is our release from this place. -- prisoner Moath al Alwi

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and perpetrators of crimes against humanity deserve zero respect. You can be part of the resistance to U.S. sponsored terror in Afghanistan and across the globe. Don't let David Petraeus hide from justice at City University of New York.

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Protests of David Petraeus's lectures to continue

The New Normal sucks

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Surfing the liberal media these days you'd get the impression that the American public has "won" a tactical battle over Syria. Unfortunately the reward is absolution for the criminal acts of their government. Illusions of innocence come at a heavy price to the rest of humanity.

The exceptional violence unleashed on the Middle East and Africa by the Obama administration has received unparalleled support by his constituency. And that is the primary danger of the anti-war establishment's abdication to institutional resolution: systemic breaches of morality to "justify" imperialist demands.

Rulers depend on approval of the governed for legitimacy. Many of us are not OK with our peers' exchange of righteous indignation for complacent states of mind.

Three decades after the U.S. started destroying its own chemical weapons, the nation's stockpile stands at more than 3,000 tons -- about three times what the U.S. now says Syrian President Bashar Assad controls.

John Yoo's "constitutional" arguments in opposition to the Chemical Weapons Convention serve to expose the imperialist intentions behind presumptive U.S. policing of international law.

10 Chemical Weapons Attacks Washington Doesn't Want You to Talk About

American "exceptionalism"

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Kim Phuc, seen below with then-Sen. Joe Biden, stands in front of the famous 
photograph of herself as a child, being burned by napalm.

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..what justifies moral outrage from the only country in the world to have used nuclear weapons against civilians; one that bathed Vietnam and Fallujah in Agent Orange and depleted uranium munitions, respectively; one that used biological warfare to erase the indigenous people of these lands; and one that supplied and encouraged the use of chemical weapons to other nations ?
We have the responsibility to stop illegal action by our government.

The debate about Who gets to commit the supreme international war crime is illegitimate on its face. There is simply no basis for Congress to "vote" support for violation of international law.

Opines about executive powers aside, the President is not above the law.

who asked Yoo?

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Former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo, whose views may be of strictly academic and ironical interest these days, offered the Obama administration some legal support for the coming attack on Syria...

This is the same John Yoo whose legal work Obama repudiated the moment he entered the White House.

Yet the ghost of John Yoo continues to haunt us.

Enough! Fire, Disbar, Prosecute John Yoo.


"I guess the Zimmerman precedent isn't enough down in Florida. A Florida man is citing both the state's Stand Your Ground law and the so-called "Bush Doctrine" to justify shooting and killing two neighbors at a Labor Day Barbecue. -- Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of

in your name.


Millions and millions are deeply disturbed and outraged by the aggressive and immoral actions of their government. Politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of the challenge, and people sense this. But silence and paralysis are NOT acceptableThat which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn - or be forced - to accept.

We must, and can, aim to create a political situation where the policy of unprovoked attack on sovereign states is repudiated, where the accomplices to war crimes are driven from office, and where the whole direction Bush, and now Obama, has been taking society is reversed. 

People in this country have to get visibly and loudly into the streets in protest; on the airwaves, on the internet, and everywhere, to denounce this coming attack on Syria.

pelosi-assad.jpgHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pressed top administration officials Thursday night to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad in response to [unsubstantiated] reports that he used chemical weapons in his nation's ongoing civil war... But Obama is ready to go it alone if he can't get international support.

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