Tag Archives: Defense Authorization Bill

Medea Benjamin> How You [and President Obama] Can Close Guantanamo Prison

 “Guantanamo has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law,” President Obama said. With the hunger strike reaching 150 days on  July 6 , the lives of these prisoners—along with our nation’s reputation, hangs in the balance. By Medea Benjamin (about the author)   7/2/2013    opednews.com July 1 marks the first […]

Coleen Rowley> Minnesota Senators waffle on their votes on the Defense Authorization Bill,

Minnesota Senators waffled on their votes on the Defense Authorization Bill, parts of which will end civilian rule of the U.S. if Obama does not veto the bill (and then if his veto is not overridden).  Right now there are not enough votes to override a presidential veto so there is a strong likelihood Obama won’t even try […]