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Three-fifths of an Attorney General Declares POWs “Non-Persons”

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“Hand it to President Obama for appointing Eric Holder the first African American Attorney General in US history. Then try to fathom that after generations of civil and human rights work by African Americans — whom the US Constitution once called “3/5 of a person” — it is Holder who declared some brown skinned prisoners of war to be “non-persons.” The men are held outside the law by the US at Guantánamo Bay.”

Author: John LaForge
Published in:
Counterpunch: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/24/three-fifths-of-an-attorney-general-declares-pows-non-persons/, Duluth Reader: http://duluthreader.com/articles/2014/07/24/3783_two_thirds_of_an_attorney_general_declares_pows, Huntington News: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/91674, Truth Out http://truth-out.org/speakout/item/25181-attorney-general-declares-pows-non-persons
Date: July 23,25, 2014

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