For over 17 years, Moath al-Alwi has been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge. A Yemeni citizen, al-Alwi is one of Guantánamo’s “forever prisoners,” those whom the U.S. government has not charged with a crime but is unwilling to release. On June 10, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in his case, the latest setback in al-Alwi’s long effort to obtain due process rights. Even though the court wouldn’t take al-Alwi up, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote that it would only be a matter of time before the court had to grapple with the forever prisoners and the scope of the government’s power to hold them.
The Supreme Court rejection — and Breyer’s comments — briefly brought al-Alwi’s case back to national attention. Little noted, however, were the eyebrow-raising assertions that the government has made in this case about its powers to indefinitely detain not just al-Alwi, but anyone — including U.S. citizens.
You can tell how little a corporate government cares about it’s citizens by the way it treats them, the non-citizens are treated even worse, just ask the little children in detention centers that have no hope of being reunited with their parents.
Strikingly similar to the oppression of groups under the Hitler regime. Today it is creeping fascist policy with Nazi overtones. Where are all the protests? Why is this not front page news? Why isn’t the trump regime unwilling to give up it’s Authoritarian ways? Why can’t trump be stopped?
Protests against pipelines are being restricted, being made ‘unlawful’.
Unless America gets off their collective asses and protests the current policy we will all be indentured serfs to the goon squad collective.
Do something before it is too late! Freedom is at stake!