Why Republican Senators Are Holding The Torture Memos For Ransom

There was a story this week that Republican senators were threatening to "go nuclear" and filibuster EVERYTHING (as if they were not already doing that) if the Justice department released the secret memos that the Bush administration had drafted to their own evil specifications to say that torture was OK. If these apparently flimsy, self-serving documents were supposed to stand as a get out of jail free card for the Bush/Cheney torturers, they must be pretty damning stuff.

Indeed, if this was supposed to be their defense for war crimes, war crimes that have made us all dramatically less safe by exponentially ramping up hatred for the U.S. all over the world, they should be proud to display their defense in the full light of day. But it is Republican members of Congress who are desperately trying to get Obama to keep their filthy, treasonous secrets with them, so we must speak out to them in particular. Shame on the so-called rule of law crowd ... for abject, irredeemable shame. And on us as well unless we demand the immediate release of these legal hack jobs.

Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum963.php

The same judge in Spain, who everyone applauded when he reached out with the doctrine of univeral jurisdiction to nail Augusto Pinochet, has already drafted a 98 page complaint against the so-called attorneys (including Gonzales) who prostituted their craft to sign off on those patently craven atrocities. Accountability is coming. Justice is coming. The only question is whether there are enough true Americans in this country with the courage to make it happen.

Will we or will we not keep speaking out on this? We have no other moral and patriotic choice but to do so.

Progress On The Real Food Safety Actions

Thanks to the magnificent response to the food safety alerts we are starting to have an impact on what the agribusiness mega-corporations assumed would just be a mow down. Chellie Pingree has now REMOVED herself as a sponsor of the HR 875 because she now sees it would have "unintended consequences" (her own words) detrimental to small and organic farms, who are the salvation of our real food safety. We applaud new House Member Pingree for listening to the wisdom her constituents, what a representative is supposed to do.

Of course, it was the terminal vagueness of HR 875 which was our PRECISE and CORE complaint in the first place. We stand by the action page in every respect. And we're not going to be distracted by talk that DeLauro is now getting input from certain still unnamed organic food advocates (after we spoke out), or any of the other various nitpicking counterattacks we're heard. We know we are winning when they start attacking the people who are speaking the truth.

HR 875 is crop failure on arrival, and what we need instead is a REAL food safety bill that squarely confronts the real problems.

We are ESPECIALLY proud of our participants who used our free "create your own action page" functions to initiate their own independent support actions on this for their own mailing lists, for your work is large part of this victory in the making as well. And you can do the same thing on any issue of your own you care about.

Create Your Own Action Page Function: http://www.usalone.com/bladesofgrass.htm

A real food safety bill would require stringent, long term affirmative safety testing of any Genetically Mutated Organism (GMO) BEFORE it is introduced into our environment. The history of nature is replete with examples of ignorant, careless human meddling that has gone horribly wrong, and that without even creating new species. Gypsy moths in the Northeast, rabbits overrunning Australia, killer bees that could arrive any day now, the list is endless. And they are seriously talking about polluting our agricultural gene pool WITHOUT even considering the potentially dire and permanent consequences? What kind of arrogant lunacy is that?

A real food safety bill would compel full disclosure to the consumer of any food products with unnatural content, including milk contaminated with bovine growth hormone. The reason they are trying to keep the infiltration of our food supply with such products a secret is they know that wise, health conscious consumers would categorically reject them.

A real food safety bill would force large factory farms, to seriously clean up their act, to stop breeding animals in cramped, unhealthy conditions where they are force fed antibiotics that help breed the resistant superbugs like the one that killed an otherwise healthy teen recently in just 5 days. These concentrated animal filth operations (CAFOs) are the sole and exclusive source of all contaminating bacteria now invading even our vegetable fields, the root cause of every food recall and scare of late. It is the massive overflow of animal waste from these corporate cesspools that must be traced and STOPPED, not the well cared for flocks of small local farmers.

These are just some of the things that a real food safety bill would do. And we will not settle for pig in poke like HR 875 no matter how much lipstick they try to put on it. So if have not yet submitted our action page opposing the bad bill, please do so as well.

Stop HR 875 Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum959.php

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.




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