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We’ve come a long way from the Magna Carta to legalizing torture and “kill lists”!Friday June 15, 2012, happened to be the 797th anniversary of the day certain feudal barons in England confronted King John and asked him to guarantee a “charter of liberties” which eventually became the Magna Carta. So it was an appropriate day in June 2012: Torture Awareness Month, to think about the legal issues that have emerged with Eric Holder’s and other Obama lawyers’ equating of “due process” with the latest CIA and Pentagon “baseball cards kill list”. Passers-by marked the Magna Carta anniversary from 11 am to 1 pm outside the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis by taking a look at our well-footnoted display of visual panels tracing this once-proud history and contemplating some of the hard legal questions that naturally arise. The ACLU has brought an active FOIA lawsuit seeking release of the recent Office of Legal Counsel memo that, according to Attorney General Holder, somehow gamely opines that “due process” can be any process that we do. It does not have to be “judicial process” but can instead be a CIA or Pentagon Power-Point as long as it’s carefully and secretly compiled and put on glossy baseball cards. But some of us who didn’t go to Harvard or Yale might question the soundness of this new-fangled targeted killing doctrine that seems to turn the Magna Carta on its head! http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49024523/120611%20TORTURE-TIMELINE-COMPLETE-LARGE-FILE.pdf Friday June 15, 2012, happened to be the 797th anniversary of the day certain feudal barons in England confronted King John and asked him to guarantee a “charter of liberties” which eventually became the Magna Carta. So it was an appropriate day in June 2012: Torture Awareness Month, to think about the legal issues that have emerged with Eric Holder’s and other Obama lawyers’ equating of “due process” with the latest CIA and Pentagon “baseball cards kill list”. Passers-by marked the Magna Carta anniversary from 11 am to 1 pm outside the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis by taking a look at our well-footnoted display of visual panels tracing this once-proud history and contemplating some of the hard legal questions that naturally arise. The ACLU has brought an active FOIA lawsuit seeking release of the recent Office of Legal Counsel memo that, according to Attorney General Holder, somehow gamely opines that “due process” can be any process that we do. It does not have to be “judicial process” but can instead be a CIA or Pentagon Power-Point as long as it’s carefully and secretly compiled and put on glossy baseball cards. But some of us who didn’t go to Harvard or Yale might question the soundness of this new-fangled targeted killing doctrine that seems to turn the Magna Carta on its head! http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49024523/120611%20TORTURE-TIMELINE-COMPLETE-LARGE-FILE.pdf

Friday June 15, 2012, happened to be the 797th anniversary of the day certain feudal barons in England confronted King John and asked him to guarantee a “charter of liberties” which eventually became the Magna Carta. So it was an … Continue reading

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Sign and Share this Petition: Investigate Betrayal of Nobel Peace Prize!

The Nobel Prize Foundation and other Nobel Prize Awarding Institutions should be thanked for their century-long efforts to educate and hopefully bring about more peace in the world.  At the same time, however, these institutions must be made aware that their efforts are increasingly undermined, and deeply perverted by their growing departure from the original criteria set forth in Alfred Nobel’s will for selecting the recipient of the Peace Prize.  Such continual disregard of the original intent of the “Peace” Prize actually serves to enable the waging of war, fulfilling Orwell’s prediction about how propaganda works in making people believe that “war is peace”.  Obviously the majority of officials and people involved with the various Nobel Organizations and Nobel Peace Forum sponsors are not intending to do this, to help the cause of war and militarism.  They  simply have not conducted the self examination necessary to realize how seriously off-track the Peace Prize has gone.  Similarly it took a lot for Alfred Nobel himself to see the light, that his invention of dynamite would be used for violent wars and murder.  So it’s understandable how so many organizers and sponsors could simply be oblivious to the underlying problem. 

The purpose of our on-line petition is to get more Nobel Peace Prize officials to critically think!  Please consider signing and then sharing the petition with everyone you know in order to get more signatories to support the ongoing investigation launched by Norwegian peace author and researcher Fredrik. S. Heffermehl.

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Sign and Share this Petition: Investigate Betrayal of the Nobel Peace Prize

 

Nobel Prize Foundation and other Nobel Prize Awarding Institutions should be thanked for their century-long efforts to educate and hopefully bring about more peace in the world.  At the same time, however, these institutions must be made aware that their efforts are increasingly undermined, and deeply perverted by their growing departure from the original criteria set forth in Alfred Nobel’s will for selecting the recipient of the Peace Prize.  Such continual disregard of the original intent of the “Peace” Prize actually serves to enable the waging of war, fulfilling Orwell’s prediction about how propaganda works in making people believe that “war is peace”.  Obviously the majority of officials and people involved with the various Nobel Organizations and Nobel Peace Forum sponsors are not intending to do this, to help the cause of war and militarism.  They  simply have not conducted the self examination necessary to realize how seriously off-track the Peace Prize has gone.  Similarly it took a lot for Alfred Nobel himself to see the light, that his invention of dynamite would be used for violent wars and murder.  So it’s understandable how so many organizers and sponsors could simply be oblivious to the underlying problem. 

The purpose of our on-line petition is to get more Nobel Peace Prize officials to critically think!  Please consider signing and the sharing with everyone you know to support the ongoing investigation launched by Norwegian peace author and researcher Fredrik S. Heffermehl.  

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Republican Golfing, Political Kabuki Theater and W.A.R. (Wasted American Resources)

As you can see, the John Boehner-Minnesota Golfing Fundraiser in Minnesota enjoyed beautiful weather on Wednesday August 17, 2011.  So did our Come Home America group as we traveled to Wayzata, Minnesota to banner outside the event.  We had read … Continue reading

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