To miss the parallels in what our government is doing today, you would have to be blind. The imprisonment of children too young to tie their shoes. It’s there in the stories of detainees who have no idea where Homeland Security has taken their children, and have no way of finding out.
“…By the end of October, twenty women had gone on the record to describe Trump’s sexual misconduct.”
Jamar Clark, 11/15/15 Minneapolis, MN:
Two Minneapolis police officers shot Clark, claiming he “interfered” with emergency responders helping an assault victim. Activists and witnesses maintain that Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot.
No officers have been charged with a crime for killing Jamar.
“In March 2011, Clinton supported the NATO attacks on Libya to aid rebels in their attempts to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi, which … led to Libya becoming the failed state that it is today.”
So far, PDX Police Bureau officers have been provided with a license to kill at will, even unarmed citizens, without accountability. This is the signal that various mayors and PDX City Councils have delivered over the last 20 years.
“These problems aren’t rare, they aren’t isolated, and they are taking an enormous human and financial toll on our country. If we are to ever properly address this problem, we cannot do so if we do not honestly admit its expansive size, scope and depth.”
~That “Drones strikes—which are being conducted in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somlia—are illegal is cut and dry.
Oil companies like Shell, which recently received the green light from the Obama administration to begin drilling in the Chukchi Sea as soon as this summer, have been trying to gain access to the Arctic for years. Now Obama has allowed it.
Since Sandra Bland was killed in police custody, a number of theories have arisen regarding how she died and why. Few believe that she committed suicide, and the investigation into her death has now shifted gears from a suicide investigation, to a homicide.
One of the GBI investigators who supervised the criminal investigation into the shooting told the AJC that the shooting was unjust.
“This is the worst one I’ve ever investigated,” said Mike McDaniel, a retired GBI agent. “I don’t think it’s a good shoot. I don’t think it’s justified.”
Even the lead investigator says that this was unjustified, yet these two cops are still out on the street, “protecting and serving.” So turn the brutal, rusty, and bloody cogs of the American justice system.
“Sanders not only defends military contracts that benefit his constituents in Vermont, he also joined the 100 to 0 vote in the Senate to give unalloyed moral and political support to the state of Israel during its most recent bombing campaign against Gaza.”
The way to stop the killing is to stop the killing. A primary example is the death penalty. It is now illegal in 20 states but 32 states keep murdering prisoners anyhow. Some killed are innocents who committed no crime.
Some cases are more clear-cut than others, but all of them raise questions about the use of force — like shooting to kill — in policing. They also prompt scrutiny of how cops confront people with mental illnesses:
“I believe there’s nothing
we can know except that
we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.”
― Katharine Hepburn
The money we could save with universal, nonprofit, single-payer health care would be enough to provide health care for everybody. And we deserve that.
But Jill Stein Walks the Talk on Peace, Justice & Freedom
by Ending Wars of Choice, Securing the Peace, and Endorsing Responsible Gun Ownership
“Hillary supports unending wars of choice and would continue the Bush-Obama-Clinton-Trump agenda. More war, munitions, bodies, and coffins… from across the globe, for the corporate bottom line and on our dime.”
From New York to Greece, we must revolt against the police. “We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe.”
A.P. Scandal Raises Spectre of Big Brother BY JOHN CASSIDY If the three-strikes rule were in effect, President Obama would … More
The math for Single Payer is not complex. Instead of doling out corporate welfare to insurance firms, we pay that money to deliver actual health care. As health improves, costs go down.