Obama’s Legacy: Rule of Law is suspended

“Obama said his rule without law gave him the right to murder at will. Trump agrees. It is critical to wake up everyday people before we lose the rest of our civil rights.”

Permalink: https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/there-is-no-rule-of-law-in-america/

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Civil liberties are in decline in America. Currently habeas corpus is suspended.  We no longer have a right to know charges brought against us.  Our last president (Obama), decided he had an imperial right to murder anyone, anywhere, any time, for any reason or without providing any reason at all. And Barack Obama murdered innocent Americans who broke no laws. Obama did this without due process of law. No president is allowed to do this, but Obama effectively declared himself king. Now Don John Trump has assumed the throne. 
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Currently, we are involved in unprovoked American aggression against 27 nations who have not attacked us.

We have extralegal operations going on in 134 nations and now have more than 800 military bases involved in expanding wars of aggression. These wars violate U. S. law, international law, the U. S. constitution, the War Powers Act and abrogate treaties which are federal law.

Here at home, police agencies murder unarmed people in the street and our judicial system murders prisoners who pose no threat. Some of these prisoners we murder have been found to be innocent.

81-kpqrfqzl-_sl1500_We allow police officers to kill innocent and unarmed citizens without accountability. The supreme court has declared U. S. Police officers are above the law. Right now North Dakota Police officers and militarized police from surrounding states are carrying on a war against unarmed Native Americans water-protectors. These criminals with badges are injuring men, women, children and elders in violation of U. S. laws and treaties. Obama and Trump both refused to stop these atrocities. The rule of law is over in America.


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Obama declared this new rule without law gave him a right to murder at will.  Trump has now assumed this new presidential “right of kings.”  We are in a heap of trouble. We must wake up everyday people because civil rights and human rights are disappearing. 
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“The rule of law’s erosion was implemented by the Bush administration and realized by the Obama administration. Congress failed to stop it. Now, under the Trump administration, the Washington, D.C., establishment has done nothing to stop this crisis. Voters across America have excused transgressions on both sides of the corporate aisles. 8c87a-ciaduhThis cannot go on indefinitely without causing serious harm to our country.”

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Fidel Castro: An International Hero

“A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past,” Fidel once memorably said. Though the man has died, the ideas for which he struggled and to which he dedicated his life will undoubtedly live on, not just in Cuba but anywhere imperialism and the exploitation of the weak by the strong is a fact of life.”

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Castro was a flawed man, but he saved lives in Cuba, Africa and across the planet. He rescued Cuba from the Batista dictatorship and provided free health care and the highest literacy rates on the planet.

 
These accomplishments were huge, in spite of billions of U. S. dollars spent to isolate and harm
the Cuban people and their revolution.


Some facts you may not know…

Less than 20% of U. S. congress members are women.
Nearly half of the Cuban Parliament seats are held by women.
Cuba has a higher GDP growth rate than America.
 
Cuba has a lower unemployment rate than America.

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According to a study conducted in late April by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults in the U.S. can’t read. That’s 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates can’t read.

The American literacy rate is around 86%

Cuba has the highest literacy rate on the planet: 99.8%

(along with Latvia and Estonia)


Fidel Castro was a great friend to Africa, to countries in the Global South and to the Non-Aligned Movement. His place in history is assured.
 

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“Fidel, as he is known to all in Cuba and worldwide, is recognized as the principal leader of the Cuban Revolution, for his relentless struggle in overthrowing the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista on January 1, 1959.

 


Most importantly, Fidel inspired Cuban workers, students and peasants to carry on the fight against U.S. imperialism and go forward to build socialism.

Despite all their propaganda, U.S. imperialists know that it is not Fidel Castro alone who made and sustained the Cuban revolution. The Cuban people as a whole worked and struggled to defend their socialist revolution and their liberation.


Then Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the 19th anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma, in Havana in this November 1976 file photo. REUTERS/Prensa Latina/File Photo
Then Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the 19th anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma, in Havana in this November 1976 file photo. REUTERS/Prensa Latina/File Photo


Fidel’s unique capacity as an audacious military and political leader earned him the rightful title of “Comandante en Jefe,” and the deep admiration of the Cuban people.

Despite a relentless CIA campaign of demonization and assassination plots, Fidel not only survived, but emerged defiant as an immensely popular and revered leader in the worldwide anti-imperialist movement.



…Cuba’s alliance with Venezuela’s revolutionary process following Hugo fidel-castro-gives-rare-possible-farewell-speech-at-cubas-communist-party-congressChávez’s election as president, has breathed new life into the hopes and aspirations for all Latin America and the oppressed peoples of the world.

 
“This is why the U.S. empire demonizes Fidel Castro.
But it is also why his stature grows and the Cuban revolution continues to inspire others to fight for liberation.”

“By defying Yankee imperialism for 50 years, instituting the best healthcare, child immunization and literacy systems in the Western Hemisphere (surpassing the US and Canada), exporting doctors to countries in need all over the globe (the Bush administration turned down his offer to send medical teams to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina), and being an unrepentant advocate of the poor and exploited it is no surprise that millions will mourn his passing.”


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Fidel Castro passed away at age 90.
Standing well over 6 feet (1.8m) tall, the bearded Castro was for years a cigar-chomping bulwark of ideological resistance to the United States.

HAVANA: Flag-waving Cuban students broke into a mass chant of “I am Fidel” to salute Fidel Castro as nine days of mourning began for the combative Cold War icon, who dominated the Communist island’s political life for generations.tribute ceremony. (Reuters Photo)A photograph of Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro is seen during a tribute ceremony. (Reuters Photo)

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Stein and Baraka offered Green New Deal for peace, people and planet Earth ~OO~

We cannot continue spending trillions killing millions for billionaires in pursuit of corporate empire.

stein3Who is Jill Stein?

Jill Ellen Stein was born May 14, 1950.  She is an American physician, activist and was the Green Party’s nominee as our next President of the United States

What does she stand for? 

jill-stein-750Before the election last November, Dr. Jill Stein held the current record for most votes ever received by a woman candidate for President of the United States in the general election.

She is a mother, an organizer, a physician, and a pioneering environmental-health advocate. She helps lead initiatives to fight environmental racism and injustice, promote healthy communities, strengthen local green economies and revitalize democracy. She has helped us win victories in campaign finance reform, racially-just redistricting, green jobs and the cleanup of incinerators, coal plants, and toxic threats. She was a principal organizer for the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit.


How can Dr. Stein turn the ship of state from war to peace?   

stein-caucus-articleInlineJill received several awards for health and environmental protection including: Clean Water Action’s “Not in Anyone’s Backyard” Award, the Children’s Health Hero” Award, and the Toxic Action Center’s Citizen Award. Jill has appeared as an environmental health expert on the Today Show20/20Fox News, and other programs. She also served on the board of directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility.

She is the co-author of two widely-praised reports,  In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009.  The first of these  has been translated into four languages and is used worldwide as a community tool in the fight for health and the environment. The reports connect the dots between human health, social justice, a healthy environment and green economies.

news3-1Jill was born in Chicago and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. She received a Masters Degree from Harvard Medical School and completed 3 BA degrees, in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology at Harvard University.
She lives in Lexington with her husband, Richard Rohrer, also a physician. They have two grown sons in medical school and residency training.

Please visit ajamubaraka.com to learn more about Jill’s running mate,

Ajamu Baraka


Here’s the bottom line:

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With Trump or Clinton we were  guaranteed 8 more years of 27 or more simultaneous and unprovoked wars of aggression against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/trump-or-clinton-will-sink-all-ships/

We cannot continue spending trillions killing millions for billionaires, munitions firms and profiteers. Economists agree this military madness in pursuit of corporate empire will bankrupt the country and destroy the nation between 2020 and 2030.

We are teetering on the brink.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/its-time-to-strike-back-at-the-empire/

Our unprovoked aggression has already bankrupted the nation.

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/america-is-bankrupt/

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Hillary and Donalds’ proposals to continue destroying America with avoidable wars for profit is tantamount to treason.

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/eight-wars-of-aggression/


In 2020, Our New President: Dr. Jill Stein can implement The Green New Deal, shut down the wars and rebuild the nation.  

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My Power to the People Plan creates deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.

It offers direct answers to the economic, social, and ecological crises brought on by both corporate political parties. And it empowers the American people to fix our broken political system and make real the promise of democracy.

This plan will end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes, it’s not in our dreams – it’s in our hands.”


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International Day of Peace: Sept. 21st

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and in 2001, the General Assembly voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire.

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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.

The day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and in 2001, the General Assembly voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire.

 To mark the day, here’s some famous quotes about peace.

1. “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”  – John F. Kennedy

2. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
 Albert Einstein  

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3. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
 Martin Luther King, Jr.

4.  “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one”
– John Lennon   

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5. “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Peace is something we must all work for, every day.” – Ban Ki-moon at @UN event in New York

 


peace4On 16 September 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Secretary-General celebrated the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. Women Nobel Peace Prize laureates and the United Nations Messengers of Peace were invited to participate in the ceremony. The United Nations Education Outreach Section held a global student videoconference on the same day, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also at United Nations Headquarters.

Check out videos by youth from around the globe on how the Goals can help build peace!


https://www.facebook.com/peaceday/



 
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A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
Oscar Wilde

American Cops: Armed & Dangerous

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.

68. Samuel Harrell, 4/21/15

(Some police bureaus still do not bother to report murders of citizens.)

DEC 28, 2015 2:59 PM

CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

Despite public protests, occupations, direct action, and increased public scrutiny, U.S. police killed more people in 2015 than in 2014. While numbers vary from source to source  — the website killedbypolice.net found police have killed 1,186 people in 2015 (the U.S. government currently does not track how many people are killed in police encounters.)

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CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

The data from killedbypolice.net show that white people are the largest group of killed by the police. But when taken together, the number of people of color killed by police — Latino, black, Asian, and indigenous people — surpasses the number of whites. As ThinkProgressnoted last year, young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than young white men, according to a ProPublica analysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also compiled data which show that people of color are most likely to be killed by cops overall.

The data also show that California, Texas, and Florida lead the U.S. in terms of deadly police encounters.

above is from: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/12/28/3735190/killed-by-police-2015/



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Key Findings:

  • Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week. 

  • Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting

  • 37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population

  • Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015

  • Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade’s death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, was sentenced to 4 years for murdering an unarmed man. This is the only cop who has served time for murders committed by police in 2015. 


The Peaceresource editor’s Note:
I read ALL of these incidents.  Why do we allow this?
If you read these 102 cases of police assault, killings, and flat out murder,
perhaps you will find a reason to stand up and fight back for justice.
We ARE under attack.

peace, Tim Flanagan



Here are the names and stories about the UNARMED PEOPLE of color murdered by police.  

(Ordered by the date the person was killed, starting with the most recent)

Facts matter…

“Bernie Sanders said very clearly in the debates with Clinton (and in public statements) that he intends to continue Obama’s 25 wars of choice against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack us.”

Bernie Sanders not only been exposed, his proposals have not been “vetted” or endorsed by anyone.  Bernie Sanders said very clearly in the debates with Clinton (and in public statements) that he intends to continue Obama’s 25 wars of choice against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack us.Exactly how sick this is… was recently revealed.

We have CI1984A proxy troops fighting U. S. Pentagon proxy troops and both sides die according to various attacks or invasions imposed by American military and intelligence resources and forces. This destroys infrastructure, homes, utilities, hospitals, universities and nations. Millions die for billionaires to deposit profits overseas.


Because we allow this to happen:  Wars for corporate profit.


Theses wars of aggression for profit are replicated around the globe.

This currently costs trillions of bernieandhillarydollars in taxpayer resources, to kill millions of innocents, create new enemies, destroy nations and bankrupt America. Unsustainable insanity.  For the past eight years these wars on nations who did not attack us have been orchestrated, and funded by Bernie, Hillary, Obama and the rest of the millionaires glee club.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/the-rise-and-fall-of-american-empire/

We cannot continue unprovoked American aggression for profit. Everyday people are the only ones who can stop the insanity. We may not be in the Millionaires Club, b99%ut we are the 99% and we have the power.
The profiteers, war-cons and criminals who refuse to secure the peace and will undue this nation are only the 1%.

We can wake up the people and take back the planet with the Green New Deal.

With Dr. Jill Stein as president, we could have finally secured the peace, rebuilt the nation and restored the planet. Our lives are in our hands.
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Before 2030 we will be bankrupt, in retreat from more than 800 military bases, with rising seas and nuclear meltdowns.  When hundreds of nuclear sites are submerged, this will contaminate our already dying seas and it will be all over but the shouting.

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Trump and Clinton are nuts.

But Dr. Stein was prepared.

Jill Stein could have provided mature leadership and a vetted plan: Stein is level-headed, better-educated, younger, more progressive, and smarter than Bernie, Hillary, Donnie and the last five presidents.steinhasbacks


The war-con 1% have been screwing up
for 36 years, 
It’s time to stand up and
take it back. Si se puede.

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/trump-clinton-for-war-stein-for-peace/


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The Dream is Over…

“At home, militarized police departments allow officers to kill unarmed citizens at will with zero accountability, two weeks paid vacations and get out of jail free cards. And our leaders export this aggression overseas with illegal drones known to kill an average of 50 innocents per strike.”

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/dreams-dreamers-and-dreaming/


The American insanity experiment
is over: Time to dump the chump.


Currently America is fighting 27 wars of choice against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack us.

Barack Obama declared the end of the rule of law and began executing American citizens (without due process) who committed no crime. Trump embraces this illegal concept.

bc1At home, militarized police departments allow officers to kill unarmed citizens at will with zero accountability, two weeks paid vacations and get out of jail free cards. And our leaders export this aggression overseas with illegal drones known to kill an average of 50 innocents per strike.
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Obama declared himself above the law, reserving his new “right” to kill anyone, anywhere, anytime, any place, for any reason or without providing any reason at all.  He murdered innocent Americans who were guilty of no crime. Our corporate press did not even blink.

And now Trump claims this same “right,”  and America is now Murder, Inc.

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Trump is not the entire problem. He is merely a symptom.

We arrived at this sad state of affairs, at war in dozens of nations, thanks to the amoral aggression of the CIA and the Pentagon serving the corporate elite.

President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders and the rest of the Billionaires Glee Club signed off on spending trillions to kill millions for the corporate bottom line.

And we, the American people, get stuck with the body count and damages. 

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This was a critical election year with nuclear war on the table…

Trump chooses to continue this insanity. Dozens of unprovoked wars of aggression
have already bankrupted the nation.

This continued aggression will destabilize
the planet and any hope for reform, 

peace, justice or freedom will be lost.

This is wake-up time.

We must restore the rule of law. 

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist


 

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“I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours
― Bob Dylan,
Lyrics:1962 2001

 

 

“Our strategy should be
not only to confront empire,
but to lay siege to it.
To deprive it of oxygen.
To shame it. To mock it.
With our art, our music, our literature,
our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance,
our sheer relentlessness – and our ability
to tell our own stories. Stories that are
different from the ones we’re being
brainwashed to believe.   ― Arundhati Roy


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