Tag Archives: torture

Green Party of Georgia: End Torture in Prisons Now

The Green Party of Georgia has been making noise regarding the solitary confinement of 37 non-violent prison workers in 11 prisons across the state. Members of the Green Party have pledged to begin a hunger strike July 2nd if their demands have not been met.

On December 17th, 2010, in a meeting with representatives of over a dozen advocacy and community groups in Georgia, Timothy Ward, Facilities Director with the Department of Corrections acknowledged that 37 inmates had been subjected to ‘protective custody’ on suspicion of having served as instigators of the December 2010 strike, based on evidence that contraband cell phones had been confiscated from their personal property.

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Wayne Root: Libya Makes Obama’s Final Four – Too Bad America Loses

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

The Middle East is in flames, we’re now fighting wars on three fronts, Japan has suffered a catastrophe, real unemployment is twenty percent, the housing market is in free fall, and the country is drowning in debt.… Read more ...

Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul heckle Cheney, Rumsfeld, call them war criminals at CPAC

Via John Grooms at Atlanta’s Creative Loafing:

Yesterday at CPAC, the big conservative conference in D.C., Ron Paul supporters and other libertarians in the crowd spoiled a sweet Bush-era reunion by launching a shouting match and protest action. First, Donald Rumsfeld was brought onstage, where CPAC was to present him with, unbelievable as it sounds, its “Defender Of The Constitution” award.

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Darryl Perry: You Can’t Spell “Hosni Mubarak” Without U.S.A.

From Darryl W. Perry, Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee:

Hosni Mubrak has resigned as President of Egypt, now there is talk of whether or not he will be tried for “Crimes Against Humanity.” The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum states, Crimes Against Humanity “are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings.… Read more ...

Another Green World: Greens go Orange!

From Another Green World via On The Wilder Side:

The London Guantánamo Campaign will hold a silent vigil to mark the 9th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo Bay on Tuesday, 11 January 2011, from 1-2pm, at the top of Trafalgar Square (opposite the National Gallery). All London MPs and MEPs have been invited.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader’s satire on the Obama administration

The following is posted at www.nader.org, and was sent out as an e-mail announcement:

My Friend Barack
by Ralph Nader / 11-22-10

After nearly two years out, I can imagine George W. Bush writing his successor the following letter:

Dear President Obama:

As you know I’ve been peddling my book Decision Points and while doing interviews, people ask me what I think of the job you’re doing.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Bush At Large’

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

George W. Bush is on a roll—a money roll with a $7 million advance for his book Decision Points and a rehabilitation roll to paint his war crimes as justifiable mass-slaughter and torture.

His carefully chosen interviewers—NBC’s Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey—agreed to a safe pre-taping to avoid demonstrations and tough questions.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA update

From City Beat via Third Party and Independent Daily:

OH: City Beat Profiles Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for US Senate

As Republicans and Tea Party members continue to throw around the term “socialist” as a sort of epithet, LaBotz, a Clifton resident, is one of just three national candidates from the Socialist Party, and the only one running for a Senate seat.… Read more ...

Kn@ppster: ‘And then sometimes Bob Barr does the Libertarian Party proud’

Posted by Tom Knapp:

No, I am not a Barrista (as anyone who’s read this blog regularly knows). But when he speaks truth to power in front of an audience that isn’t interested in hearing that truth, how can one help but applaud?

Either we believe, as lawyers, as lawmakers and as citizens, that there is value in laws, that laws that are passed have meaning and have a purpose, or we don’t ….

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Bob Barr Stands Against Torture, Booed at CPAC

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Daniel Surman:

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/02/19/cpac-boos-panelist-torture/

From the article:

This afternoon, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held a debate titled “Does Security Trump Freedom?” that featured former GOP congressman and Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), and former Bush Assistant Attorney General Viet Dinh.

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Massachusetts: Independent Libertarian Joe Kennedy participates in third of five debates

By John J. Monahan
Worcester Telegram

BOSTON — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott P. Brown expanded his defense of waterboarding as an interrogation technique this morning in a live radio debate, while his Democratic opponent Martha Coakley criticized his ad comparing himself to JFK, saying, “He is really more like Bush-Cheney.”

While the two major party candidates sparred on the economy, health care, war and terrorism during the one-hour debate on WTKK-FM that was streamed on the Internet, independent candidate Joseph Kennedy laid out the most specific proposals on what he would do if elected.… Read more ...

PSL: U.S.-supported Pakistani military tortures, murders

By: Enrique Vasquez
PSLweb.org

As Pakistan’s government continues its full-scale offensive in the northwest of the country, there have been reports of hundreds of bodies dumped on the streets. Bodies have been found with torture marks and a bullet to the neck or head.

Aftab Ahmed Sherpao, a senior politician from the Swat Valley region and a former interior minister said, “There have been reports of extrajudicial killings by the military that are of concern.… Read more ...