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Why a global General Strike?

1. Bush and Brown have been kidnapping citizens of any country, of any age.

2. After being kidnapped they are then held without trial, without charges and often subjected to torture.

3. Besides being held without charges or trial they are also denied access to lawyers, family and friends.

4. Bush and Brown have also been given authority to spy on any citizen in any country without a warrant. Enter anyone's home or business in any country without a warrant.

5. Bush/Brown have and can open your mail, read your emails, keep records of what you buy and where you shop, keep records on all of your internet searches, listen in on your phone calls, globally GPS track your cell phone, etc. In America it is done under FISA by the NSA.

6. Have carried out and continue to threaten any country with pre-emptive strikes.
7. Are monitoring social networks like Myspace in the name of fighting terrorism.
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8. Passed legislation to create a National ID System.
9. Harrassing and disrubting peace/activist groups.
10. Suspending Heabus Corpus.
11. Changing the laws on the Continuity of Government.
12. Creating laws which supercede and destroy our rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as mentioned above.
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We do not believe that these are legal means by which to fight terrorism but a prelude to open fascism. And a global war on terror requires a global response. A global General Strike.

Of course, your first reaction is, that'll never work/happen. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.

In a submission to the UN in May, the Pentagon said that no more than eight youths, aged 13 to 17 at time of capture, were held at Guantánamo Bay. But a prisoner list released in 2006 in response to US freedom of information act litigation names 21 inmates under 18 when they arrived. A separate defence department admission brings the total to 22. Testimonies collected by the charity Reprieve, which represents 30 inmates at Guantánamo, indicate the actual number is much higher.

Guantánamo's child prisoners came from all over the world: they were Afghan, Yemeni, Saudi, Russian, Uighuri, and Canadian. Five of them are still there. They are: Mohammed el Gharani, aged 14-15 when he was seized while praying in a Karachi mosque; Hassan bin Attash, aged 16-17 when seized in Pakistan, and rendered to Jordan where he endured 16 months of torture before being transferred; Faris Muslim Al Ansari, an Afghan-Yemeni who was 17 when captured; Mohamed Jawad, an Afghan who was 17 when seized and faces trial by military commission; and Omar Khadr.

Saudi citizen Yasser Talal Al Zahrani, 17 when captured, joined a prison-wide hunger strike in 2005. He was found dead in his cell in June 2006 after apparently killing himself.


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