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U.S. relents and grants Pakistani lawyer visa in time for International Drone Summit


From Code Pink, Reprieve, and Center for Constitutional Rights:

After months of pressure from human rights activists, the U.S. government has granted Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar a visa to attend and speak at an International Drone Summit in Washington DC on April 28, 2012.

The Summit is organized by the peace group CODEPINK and the legal advocacy organizations Reprieve and the Center for Constitutional Rights. Akbar, co-founder of the Pakistani human rights organization Foundation for Fundamental Rights, filed the first case in Pakistan on behalf of family members of civilian victims of CIA drone strikes and has been a critical force in litigating and advocating on victims' behalf.  He had been invited to speak in the United States before and first sought a visa nearly a year ago. His request had been pending since then.

“I am glad that better sense prevailed and the State Department is finally letting me into the country after 14 months of delay and tireless efforts by the Summit organizers,” Akbar said. “I will be speaking to American people about the loss of so many innocent Pakistani lives in their name. I believe the American people are good people and will want to do something to stop this unjust, counterproductive war that violates all norms of international law and human rights.”

The International Drone Summit is bringing together human rights advocates, robotics technology experts, lawyers, journalists and activists in an effort inform the American public about the widespread and rapidly expanding deployment of both lethal and surveillance drones, including drone use in the United States. The Summit is setting the stage for an international campaign to regulate drone use.

“We’re dragging this secretive drone program out of the shadows and into the light of day,” said Medea Benjamin, one of the Summit organizers and author of the new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. “It’s time for the American public to know the true extent, and consequences, of the killing and spying being done in our name.”

Speakers at the Summit include Pakistani Member of Parliament Amna Buttar; Clive Stafford Smith, UK-based attorney who works with drone victims; Hina Shamsi, ACLU national security expert; David Glazier, a professor of law who served 21 years as a US Navy surface warfare officer; award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill; Chris Woods, a senior reporter with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism who exposed CIA drone attacks on rescuers and funeral-goers in Pakistan; Trevor Timm, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and members of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control.

The organizers are holding a pressconference on Thursday, April 26 at 12:30pm in the Zenger Room at the National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045).

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Like the whole of our deformed history, class history, which destroyed through inversion, co option, corruption, the social historical mechanism of the Matriarchy into the Patriarchy, male and class HIS STORY, which still exists today.   It destroyed social control of Humanity and its egalitarian, social relations deformed into class hierarchies and its Patriarchal class mechanism.   The whole class culture of our class HIS STORY, reproduces class totalitarian impunity. It is still with us since humanity became enslaved, ensnared into its despotic MATRIX.   Today under Late Capitalism, the class totalitarian impunity has reproduced two historical cycles, two axis of Fascist powers.   The first was under Mussolini, Franco and Hitler, the second axis was reconstructed in the Post (class deformed) World War II period, through Western degeneration of the U.S. , Nato, Israelis embrace of Fascism reproducing a culture of Fascist/racist impunity.   I said it before, and it is becoming more clear that FASCISM AND RACISM are interlinked just as WAR AND POVERTY are.  


If Obama, democrats, Congress enable Fascism, they are also enabling racism.    If Obama, the whole Western Fascist Matrix enables endless wars, war crimes, torture, rendition, drone extra judicial executions, and murder, they enable global poverty, class slavery, all products of CLASS HISTORY, class hierarchies and Patriarchy.   Only the complete rejection of all class politicians, class parties, will make social forces indpendent, indivisible and help establish independent, indivisible middle classes around the world, the END OF CLASS HISTORY, the intended goal of both the social Enlightenment and socialist movements.


Here are three inter related stories which shows the complete HYPOCRISY, DUPLICITY, WESTERN FASCIST/RACIST IMPUNITY of Obama, Congress, Western failed class states.    Obama shows up at the HOLOCAUST MUSEUM to call for SANCTIONS against Iran and Syria, while ignoring his own FASCISM, mass murderous drone war crimes, based on many lies against Iran and Syria, where the West parades its DUPLICITY , FASCISM as Freedom.   Israel and Fascist Zionists use the Holocaust to avoid their own FASCIST POLICIES, RACIST IMPUNITY:


Obama announces new sanctions on Syria and Iran



 

excerpt:

 

"Obama used the backdrop of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to announce the new measures _ along with a stepped-up U.S. effort to detect and deter mass killings and genocide.
“Too often, the world has failed to prevent the killing of innocents on a massive scale,” said Obama, who was introduced at the event by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. “We are haunted by the atrocities that we did not stop and the lives we did not save.”
The executive order Obama signed establishes financial and U.S visa sanctions against those who perpetrate or assist in what the White House calls “Grave Human Rights Abuses Via Information Technology” in Syria and Iran _

 

WHAT FASCIST, DUPLICITOUS HYPOCRISY IS THIS BY OBAMA AND WIESEL, WHO USE THE HOLOCAUST TO IGNORE THEIR OWN FASCISM/RACIST IMPUNITY.  BOTH ARE WEASELS.

 

CCR,  an international human rights organization and by implication points to Obama's, fascist complicity, condemned CANADA and its

WESTERN FASCIST/RACIST DUPLICITOUS ARSES for their failure to uphold international laws, uphold human rights IN THE U.S. AND BY NATO FASCIST THEMSEVLES, IMPLICATED IN TORTURE AND RENDITION:

 



Human Rights Groups say Canada Violated Convention Against Torture Obligations


http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/04/23-7


excerpt:


"On Friday, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) filed a report with the UN Committee Against Torture, arguing that Canada violated its obligations under the UN Convention against Torture (CAT) when it failed to investigate and prosecute former President George W. Bush for torture, during his visit to Canada in the fall of 2011. CCR and CCIJ have asked that the Committee to investigate the case and make specific recommendations to Canada regarding future compliance. 


 

“We call upon the Committee Against Torture to take this opportunity to remind Canada – and other signatory States – of their obligation to investigate and prosecute torturers present in their territory, even when the alleged torturer is the former president of the United States,” said CCR senior staff attorney Katherine Gallagher. “Only when States comply with their obligations will the Convention Against Torture serve as an effective tool to end impunity and deter torture.”

 

FINALLY, DEMOCRACY NOW, WITH AMY GOODMAN AND JUAN GONZALES LINKS THIS FASCIST POLICE/MILITARY IMPUNITY CULTURE TO NONE OTHER THAN THE INJUSTICE DEPARTMENT UNDER OBAMA, AND ERIC HOLDER, AND THEIR RACIST BORDER THUGS, NEVER PROSECUTED FOR THE MURDER OF AN HISPANIC "RODNEY KING", EXPOSED BY INDPENDENT JOURNALISTS, THE VERY ONES WHO EXPOSE OBAMA'S WAR CRIMES WHETHER WIKI LEAKS, ASSANGE OR MANNING, THE FASCIST/RACIST IMPUNITY OF THE WEST REEKS WITH DUPLICITY, HYPOCRISY, ROTTEN TO THE CORE:

 


Death on the Border: Shocking Video Shows Mexican Immigrant Beaten and Tased by Border Patrol Agents (video)


http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/24/death_on_the_border_shocking_video


 


YES, WAR AND FASCISM ARE INTIMATELY LINKED, AS CLASS HISTORY AND TOTALITARIAN POLICIES ARE GENERIC AND IT IS TIME TO TAKE DOWN ALL CLASS PARTIES, ALL CLASS POLITICIANS WHO BETRAY , CORRUPT, INVERT SOCIAL POWER INTO FASCIST/RACIST IMPUNITY AND A CORRUPT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT UNDER OBAMA:


"War is the Enemy of the Poor": Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Poverty, MLK, Election 2012 (video)


http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/24/war_is_the_enemy_of_the


 


PROSECUTE WESTERN WAR CRIMINALS, BUSH, OBAMA,NATO/ISRAELI FASCISTS AND ERIC HOLDER FOR FAILING TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION, INTERNATIONAL LAWS.


 

 

 

 

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