President Obama: The Whole World Is Watching

As President Obama travels overseas, the ACLU reminds him that in order to restore America's name around the world, we must end indefinite detention and close Guantánamo. This ad appears in the July 10, 2009, edition of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera:

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Mark Welkie

Good for you! I hope President Obama sees it.

Vic Livingston

ACLU: THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING

• When will naive and deceived civil libertarians realize that the "program" referenced by Leon Panetta is destroying the lives and livelihoods of American citizens...

...denying untold thousands nationwide their human and civil liberties...

...an officially-sanctioned contagion of extralegal, high-tech targeting and punishment.

ACLU is coming dangerously close to practicing hypocrisy by its refusal to address home-govern, officially-enabled domestic terrorism.

"GESTAPO USA: Gov't-Funded Vigilante Network Terrorizes America

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Vic Livingston

APPARENT MALICIOUS INTERFERENCE, OVERT CENSORSHIP
OF INTERNET TELECOMMUNICATIONS INTENSIFIES
IN WAKE OF 'PANETTA'S BOX' REVELATIONS
OF SECRET CIA INTEL PROGRAM

• Desperate attempt to cover up a much broader covert 'multi-agency coordinated action program" of nationwide extra-legal targeting and punishment -- using a GPS-enabled citizen volunteer vigilante army recruited from federally-funded volunteer and public safety agencies and "directed energy weapons" torture?

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"

For more on apparent government surveillance "fusion center" censorship and prior restraint of citizen telecommunications, see "comments" section of this ACLU blog thread:

http://blog.aclu.org/2009/01/26/internet-filters-voluntary-ok-not-govern...

Wondering

Why is it that every legitimate effort by ACLU to get to the truth attracts the "tinfoil brigades" like moths to the flame?

They are the only organization doing ANYTHING substantial about government surveillance, and then people like "poster #2" want to lash out and call them hypocrites.

Tell you what, Mr. Livingston: "Pick up a weapon and join the fight"-come to a meeting, make a phone call--SOMETHING. This war against the government is won in the courts and the courts of public opinion--not by armchair activists that merely want to criticize the only organization left that speaks truth to power.

Disgusted

Sure, let the terrorits go free. I hope you ACLU assholes become their targets once they are released.

anon

I don't know anything about the high-tech weapons ("directed energy weapons"), but much of the rest of it is "dead on". American citizens (good, law-abiding, productive (or formerly productive) people) are being targeted, discredited, marginalized, psychologically harassed and more.

Homes are being searched (without warrants)and property vandalized and/or stolen. The lives of good citizens are quite literally being stolen. These campaigns of terror must be exposed and stopped.

Ruth Peeples

Dear Pres. Obama,

It is very important that you stand firm on the issue of indefinite term for detainees. This must not happen - it is not the way our democracy should work. These people deserve a trial and whatever comes out of that trial. Thank you.

Also, I urge you to continue to demand that a robust public health insurance option be included in the health care bill. Thank you.

Ruth Peeples

Freedom

These people who are detained do not have rights in the USA. Hussien OBAma is going to detroy this country, he has lied more then Bush, spent more money then all the pres. together. and has no morals of any religion.

EVERT ENO

LET THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, ALL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW, THE WORLD COURT LAWS, AND ALL RATIONAL LAWS, CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS, ARREST, DETENTION, AND SENTENCING OF ANYBODY BE KEPT IN EFFECT AS THEY STAND, AND REVERSE AND RITES OR SUBVERTING LAWS THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED BY ANYBODY.

Rob

I just posted this on the other thread. Close it! Let them move all the terriost to U.S. prisons! I think it is an awesome idea. Move them out of that cush Gitmo and put them with REAL prisoners and let them get raped, beat and killed. Sounds like a pretty good idea. The ACLU is shooting there self in the foot with this one and it makes me laugh. Out loud.

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