STANDING UP AGAINST THE USE OF ABUSIVE POWER


Those who spoke …
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Christopher Hedges
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Daniel Ellsberg
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Michael Moore
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All Photos above © by Bud Korotzer
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THE RIGHT 
TO STOP 
INDEFINITE DETENTION

Daniel Ellsberg, February 6, 2013, outside of the 2nd circuit court of appeals which heard oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging section 1021 of the NDAA in which he is a plaintiff. He is one of the most highly lauded government whistle-blowers in U.S. history.
THE RIGHT TO STOP ABUSE OF POWER
NOTE: Read the excerpt below from an article on the front page of the New York Times from the same day, February 6, 2013, written by Robert F. Worth, Mark Mazzetti and Scott Shane.
SANA, Yemen – Late last August, a 40-year old cleric named Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber stood up to deliver a speech denouncing Al Qaeda in a village mosque in far eastern Yemen. 
It was a brave gesture by a father of seven who commanded great respect in the community, and it did not go unnoticed. Two days later, three members of Al Qaeda came to the mosque in the tiny village of Khashamir after 9 p.m., saying they merely wanted to talk. Mr. Jaber agreed to meet them, bringing his cousin Waleed Abdullah, a police officer, for protection.
As the five men stood arguing by a cluster of palm trees, a volley of remotely operated American missiles shot down from the night sky and incinerated them all, along with a camel that was tied up nearby.
This is not a state secret… this information has been well-documented and is well-known…
Extrajudicial executions/assassinations are being carried out by the Obama administration and U. S. military that are criminal and immoral. No matter if a legal argument is constructed to justify these means, the end is deadly wrong.
We are looking at a continuous pattern of escalating abuses of power, employing a constellation of methods, including indefinite detention, torture, increasing surveillance and extrajudicial assassinations by unmanned drones.
WHAT WILL WE DO?
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT is an artist/activist collective that has been in existence since 2006. Through the creative use of language embodied on shirts and at times emboldened on signs held up in public spaces, we respond to current social justice issues, encouraging creative, direct public-actions where many people can participate.

 

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