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Sat Sep 27, 2014, 09:32 PM

Medea Benjamin on Breaking the Set: "We need more visible OUTRAGE"

Medea Benjamin @7:30




Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control


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Reply Medea Benjamin on Breaking the Set: "We need more visible OUTRAGE" (Original post)
nationalize the fed Sep 2014 OP
Wella Sep 2014 #1
cstanleytech Sep 2014 #4
Wella Sep 2014 #5
cstanleytech Sep 2014 #8
woo me with science Sep 2014 #6
radiclib Sep 2014 #2
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2014 #3
nationalize the fed Sep 2014 #7
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2014 #9
Scootaloo Sep 2014 #10
RandiFan1290 Sep 2014 #11

Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 09:34 PM

1. I agree that we need more outrage on the President's carte blanche to kill whom he likes with drones

 

The founding fathers would have been appalled by such power being vested in one man, regardless of party affiliation.

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Response to Wella (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 12:34 AM

4. You might want to look up the definition of carte blanche because the president doesnt

have it.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 12:38 AM

5. You might want to look up what right the President has to kill you

 

an American citizen, I presume.

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Response to Wella (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 12:49 AM

8. Look he doesnt have complete freedom

to use the drones wherever he pleases.
Yes he has broad powers when its overseas and yes I agree those powers might be to much but its not carte blanche as you tried to claim with your rhetoric.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 12:41 AM

6. What on earth are you talking about? As far as we are concerned, that's exactly the case.

The process is secret. The decisions are secret. We have no due process, no transparency, no right of appeal.

It's the definition of totalitarianism.

Kings didn't even have this level of power under the Magna Carta.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 10:10 PM

2. Did I hear Abby refer to

.."Kerry's growing face"??




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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 11:21 PM

3. Medea Benjamin & RT....perfect fit.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 12:44 AM

7. I lurked here when many on DU supported her

now she's under the bus

Which is worse- Selling out one's beliefs or not having any

Medea Benjamin is an impressive person:

She received master's degrees in public health from Columbia University and in economics from The New School.

Benjamin worked for ten years as an economist and nutritionist in Latin America and Africa for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization, the Swedish International Development Agency, and the Institute for Food and Development Policy. She spent four years in Cuba, and has authored three books on that country...



...In 1988 with Kevin Danaher and Kirsten Moller, Benjamin co-founded the San Francisco-based Global Exchange, which advocates fair trade alternatives to what she describes as corporate globalization. In 2002, she co-founded the feminist anti-war group Code Pink: Women for Peace, which advocated an end to the Iraq War, the prevention of future wars, and social justice. Benjamin has also been involved with the anti-war organization United for Peace and Justice.

She later went on to create the Occupation Watch Center in Baghdad (IOWC) to monitor the United States military and the war's effect on civilian populations. Through this center she brought U.S. military family members to see the conditions of their children and to speak out against the war in Congress and the United Nations in 2003.[4]

In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.[5] She has received numerous peace awards, including the 2012 Marjorie Kellogg National Peacemaker Award, the 2012 Thomas Merton Center Peace Award, and the 2012 Peace Foundation Memorial Award "in recognition of her creative leadership on the front lines of the antiwar movement."[6] In 2014, she received the Gandhi Peace Award from Promoting Enduring Peace "to honor her for her unyielding advocacy for social justice of more than 30 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medea_Benjamin


I'd guess most people that slime her haven't lifted a finger to do anything themselves, unless it's typing out insults on a keyboard

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Response to nationalize the fed (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 03:29 AM

9. Until she became Rand Paul's campaign manager, you mean?





FAIL!!!

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 04:54 AM

10. So you're a supporter of a Bush-era torturemonger.

 

Completely unsurprising.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 05:36 AM

11. Most of us still support her

The trolls still come here to bash her and other liberals.



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