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Outrage Over Obama’s Drone Policy Hits the Streets of San Francisco!

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Outrage Over Obama’s Drone Policy Hits the Streets of San Francisco! President Barack Obama paid a visit to lefty San Francisco where he received an earful from demonstrators. On Monday, November 25, 2013, he spoke at an immigration reform gathering and two high-roller fundraisers . Activists with CODEPINK, World Can’t Wait and other community groups [...]

Drone Victims Take on Washington DC

Friday, November 15, 2013

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By Medea Benjamin Faisal bin Ali Gaber is a soft-spoken engineer from Yemen. After he lost his cousin and brother-in-law in a drone strike in August 2012, he published an open letter to President Obama and Yemeni President Hadi. He said his brother-in-law was an imam who had strongly and publicly opposed al-Qaeda, and that [...]

Will Jeh Johnson make the homeland more secure?

Monday, November 11, 2013

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Jeh Johnson, President Obama’s pick to replace outgoing Secretary Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee this week for his confirmation hearing. Johnson is an obscure figure to the general public, but his likely confirmation does not bode well for human rights, or your [...]

$40 million allocated for drone victims never reaches them

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Recent reports on US drone strikes by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the UN have heightened international awareness about civilian casualties and have resulted in new calls for redress. The Amnesty International drone report “Will I be next?” says the US government should ensure that victims of unlawful drone strikes, including family members, have [...]

Hungry for justice: an interview with CloseGitmo hunger striker Cynthia Papermaster

Monday, October 7, 2013

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by Janet Weil Cynthia Papermaster, a retired law librarian, has been a stalwart SF Bay Area organizer and local group coordinator (Golden Gate local) for nearly a decade. In June 2013, she escalated her years-long opposition to the horrors of indefinite detention and torture in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), taking on a hunger strike in solidarity [...]

On Mother’s Day, Contact Michelle Obama

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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by Frances Mendenhall Everyone knows the story of Amanda Berry, Gina deJesus, and Michelle Knight, the three Cleveland teens, now adults, who were kidnapped and held captive for 10 years or so by a sadistic sexual predator and his two brothers. The joy and relief of their families, to have their daughters back is unimaginable, [...]

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