Tag Archives: executive orders

Glen Ford> The U.S. War Against the World

The DNA of finance capitalism has foreordained its death – and soon. To forestall that inevitability, the U.S. war machine is prepared to turn out the lights on much of the world – and here at home. “The gasping and grasping empire seeks to thwart the material and social progress of the entire planet: it […]

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 […]

Rowley and Edmonds: Rescind President Obama’s ‘Transparency Award’ now

Rescind President Obama’s ‘Transparency Award’ now Open letter   guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 June 2011 18.00 BST    Article history Drafted by FBI whistleblowers Sibel Edmonds and Coleen Rowley The petition can be signed at takeawardback.org The Obama administration’s record on secrecy and surveillance is a disgrace and should not be sanitised by unearned prizes. Bradley Manning: signatories regard his abusive treatment in a […]