Sunday, October 01, 2006

Walk Out

Display the above image on your blog if you agree that the passage of the new Torture & Detention Without Trial BILL has seriously undermined American principles and taken us a few more steps down the road to Nazi Germany. Now the president has the ability to detain anyone without trial, without charging them with anything, and to torture them while they are in custody. You know, if we had someone in charge in this country who was intelligent and honest, this bill would still be an outrage. Consider the administration's batting average with detaining the right people -- the fact that the large majority of detainees at Abu Graib and Gitmo were never convicted of ever having done anything wrong, and things start to get a little chilly. As Ivins points out in her article -- that's 10 out of 700 at Gitmo. This is as much a cover your ass bill for future law suits against government officials as anything else. Despicable. Molly Ivins on the subject. Walk Out On the Bush Regime October 5th. And Slate on the subject.

Thanks to Jeff Ford for all the links and actually, all of the concise and quotable words above.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like to know if there's anything I can do, from way up here, that you know of, to protest what is happening in the US...

just let me know :)


12:55 PM  
Blogger Christopher Barzak said...

Hey Amber, if you go to this site, it's the list of places around the U.S. and Canada that are holding protests and walkouts against the Bush Administration on October 5th. If I come across anything else, I'll post it.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a summons to throw bush and allies "into the air and disperse him"? Sure. Thanks for the links. They have a march in frisco which I think I'll join.

btw, dropped here after reading "born on the edge of an adjective" at fm. Marvelous! We need more!! :)

7:36 PM  
Blogger Christopher Barzak said...

let me know how the march in frisco goes, arun. i'm sure it'll bring out a lot of people. and thanks for the kind words about "born on the edge of an adjective". i have a soft spot for that story still. hopefully my story collection will be published some day and then there'll be lots more stories of mine you can read that aren't published on the internet. ;-)

8:55 PM  

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