Posts Tagged ‘enemy combatants’
Ahaha. Maybe what that hipster told me, “We’re living in a dystopia!” wasn’t so crazy after all. Even Americans can be enemy combatants. Rejoice in our executive branch’s power.
The National Agency for Ethical Drone-Human Interactions (N.E.D.H.I.) was founded in September of 2001 to monitor and regulate the use of drones both domestically and internationally.
Disclaimer: Adding your name to the ‘Do Not Kill’ Registry does not guarantee that you will not be the target of a drone strike but only that an additional review process will be undertaken before you are labeled an enemy militant and added to the national kill list. For further information on the drone program and newly instated ‘kill list’ click here.
Sign the Whitehouse.gov petition to get Obama to officially create a Do Not Kill list. 25,000 are required by June 29 to get an official response from the White House.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: do not kill list, drone strikes, drones, enemy combatants, kill list, militants, NEDHI, obama
As someone who has has their habeas corpus rights violated in the past, this news really depresses me.
Four years ago, the Supreme Court did its duty as a guardian of the Constitution by ruling that Congress couldn’t prevent inmates at Guantanamo Bay from filing petitions for habeas corpus, a venerable feature of Anglo-American law that allows prisoners to challenge their confinement in court. This week, the justices walked away from that responsibility by refusing to review lower court rulings that have narrowed the protections of its 2008 decision to the vanishing point.
Democracy Now! interviews two guests on the matter: Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney of the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and investigative journalist Andy Worthington, who reports that of the 169 prisoners still held, over half — 87 in total — were cleared for release by President Obama’s Guantánamo Review Task Force.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: Democracy Now, enemy combatants, Guantanamo Bay, habeas corpus, SCOTUS, supreme court