by MayaAnti Torture, Anti Military Commissions Act ActionTue Dec 12, 2006 00:34
Anti Torture, Anti Military Commissions Act Action
Sunday Dec 10th, 2006 9:19 PM
Anti-Torture, Anti-MCA activists and other sympathizers came out Sunday on International Human Rights day to protest and hand out literature against torture and the new Military Commissions Act.
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 was signed into law on October 17, 2006 and strips citizens and non-citizens of their right to appeal their detentions to the U.S. courts if they are held as “enemy combatants”. It also permits secret detentions, sanctions torture, creates immunity for torturers, and prohibits any person from invoking the Geneva Conventions as a source of rights, just to name a few of its outrageous provisions.
Thousands of MCA info cards were passed out to holiday shoppers who walked by “enemy combatants” who were caged in “Guantanamo Square” (a.k.a. Union Square). The activists felt compelled to stage this actions since there has been virtually no coverage from mainstream news of this horrible law which looks amazing like the Enabling Act of Nazi Germany. The Enabling Act gave virtual dictatorial powers to Hitler to kidnap, imprison and disappear his enemies. We feel that this law is America’s version of the Enabling Act and we hope to work to get this repealed immediately.
Congress and the White House has betrayed the American people and the U.S. Contstitution by signing away our rights of habeas corpus. They have also sanctioned torture, which is not only an international war crime but a crime against humanity.
We hope others around the country will see the significance of this law and work to educate and petition the new congress to get this act immediately repealed.
Military Commissions Act Card Front
by Maya Sunday Dec 10th, 2006 9:19 PM
O'BrienRe: Anti Torture, Anti Military Commissions Act ActionTue Dec 12, 2006 23:0418.104.22.168
Attention Comrade Maya,
Please visit http://ministryoflove.wordpress.com to learn about our creative protest of the Military Commissions Act.
Main Page - Monday, 12/18/06
Message Board by American Patriot Friends Network [APFN]
APFN MESSAGEBOARD ARCHIVES