Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden: Where do we go from here?

~Mr. Obama... The time has come to walk the talk.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 8:59:27 PM

solidarity, human rights, peace, justice ... 

“I believed that if the general public, especially
 the American public, had access to the information
 contained within [the military’s own databases], 
 it could spark a domestic debate on the role of 
 the military and our foreign policy in general 
 as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan.” 

Bradley Manning

"Would you be willing to give up what Edward Snowden has given up? He has given up his high paying job, his home, his girlfriend, his family, his future and his freedom just to expose the monolithic spy machinery that the U.S. government has been secretly building to the world. He says that he does not want to live in a world where there isn’t any privacy. He says that he does not want to live in a world where everything that he says and does is recorded.

Thanks to Snowden, we now know that the U.S. government has been spying on us to a degree that most people would have never even dared to imagine. Up until now, the general public has known very little about the U.S. government spy grid that knows almost everything about us. But making this information public is going to cost Edward Snowden everything."

"Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process."
It is now time for Mr. Obama to do the right thing and walk the talk.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

No Justice, No Peace. March to Remember Trayvon

Zimmerman Walks!

    It's open season on young black men in America.
                Walking while black is illegal.
    No Justice, No Peace.
        Time to March.
Rally, Speakout, March for Justice for Trayvon!
July 14 at 4:00pm in PDT
Penninsula Park, N. Ainsworth & Albina
  • Flanagan Tim
  • Jamie Partridge
  • Tim Peaceresource
  • Cherie Blackfeather
  • Craig Hennecke
  • Debra Porta
  • Greg Margolis
George Zimmerman ignored the dispatcher's instruction to leave Trayvon alone.  He then tracked down the 17 year-old kid because he was black.  Trayvon was unarmed and just walking home.

 George accosted the young man and after a scuffle pulled a gun on him. Instead of ending the fight, he decided to shoot the young man, because he knew he could get away with it. George was found not guilty of any crime, but a 17 year old kid who committed no crime is dead.  He was guilty of walking while black.

We are all Trayvon and cannot let this injustice stand.  No Justice, No Peace.
                             Time to stand up, March, Speak Out, and Demand Justice.