Daily Archives: January 17, 2012


Defense Act is Unconstitutional

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“The executive branch has acquired greater authoritarian and unaccountable power under this law which disaffirms justice as a fundamental human right. It brings the illegal practice of extraordinary rendition home. Tom Parker of Amnesty International USA argues that the NDAA “provides a framework for ‘normalizing’ indefinite detention and making Guantanamo a permanent feature of American life.” What democracy and civil liberties we did enjoy in this country before the NDAA of 2012 became law have been severely weakened, and our nation’s moral and legal credibility in the world, which has been gradually declining since the so-called “war on terror” was declared by President Bush, has been diminished further….”

Author: Brian J. Trautman, military veteran and instructor of peace and world order studies at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Published in: CounterPunch.org (at http://www.counterpunch.org/); PeaceWorker.org (at http://peaceworker.org/); NDAA Blog (at http://kynyts.typepad.com/ndaa/); WorldNews.com (at http://article.wn.com/); HuntingtonNews.net (at http://www.huntingtonnews.net/);
Date: January 18, 2012

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Americans Are Less Nationalistic than Flag-Waving Politicians Think

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“Overall, as public opinion studies show, Americans want a smaller—rather than a larger—global footprint for their nation. According to a 2010 poll by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, only 8 percent favored the United States playing the role of the preeminent world leader, while 71 percent favored a cooperative approach….”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner, Emeritus Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany
Published in: Berthoud Recorder (at http://www.berthoudrecorder.com/); TownNews.com; HuntingtonNews.net (at http://www.huntingtonnews.net/); ConsortiumNews.com (at http://consortiumnews.com/); SunSentinel.com (at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/); Truthout.org (at http://www.truth-out.org/); Alternet.org (at http://www.alternet.org/story/); DemocraticUnderground.com (at http://metamorphosis.democraticunderground.com/); ThePeoplesVoice.org (at http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/); WeMustChange.org (at http://wemustchange.org/); ThePeoplesForum (at http://www.the-peoples-forum.com/); PeaceandJusticePost (at http://sudhan.wordpress.com/); LiketheDew.com out of Atlanta, Georgia (at http://likethedew.com/); NewClearVision out of Prescott, Arizona (at http://www.newclearvision.com/)
Date: January 17, 18, 22 and 25, 2012

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