From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Activists make their point to US president
Tuesday 24 May 2011
by Rory MacKinnon
Activists from Stop the War Coalition, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Justice for Bahrain and the London Guantanamo campaign descended on the Mall around 5.30pm – just a few hours after Mr Obama‘s own retinue arrived.
The groups are campaigning for a number of different issues concerning President Obama.
Justice for Bahrain has voiced anger at what it says is tacit approval of the Bahraini government’s killing and maiming of pro-democracy protesters.
“Rather than being a candidate for ‘change,’ Obama has continued most of George W Bush’s “war on terror” policies and in some cases extended them.”
Since receiving the Nobel peace prize in 2009 Mr Obama has authorised attacks in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan and assassination of both US and foreign citizens, spending more on military operations than any previous president.
Several Bahraini people living in Britain are being forced to sign documents pledging their loyalty to the king of Bahrain and promising not to protest: here.
NEW YORK – May 24 – In a response that surprised U.S. organizers of a campaign calling on the United States government to repudiate its partnership with the Al Khalifa regime in Bahrain, hundreds of people from Bahrain joined in signing the Campaign for Peace and Democracy’s launching statement “End U.S. Support for Bahrain’s Repressive Government”: here.
Bahrain: Indian migrant workers protest: here.
Bahrain: “Internet” the biggest victim of war launched by the authorities on the general freedom: here.
Guantanamo lawyers speak out on decade of torture and abuse: here.
Obama administration seeks first death penalty via military tribunal at Guantánamo: here.
Abu Zubaydah And Silencing Of Guantánamo’s ‘High-Value Detainees’: CIA Censors Drawings – OpEd: here.
Guantanamo: A Cold Sore on the Face of America. Lt. Col. Barry Wingard, Truthout: “Recently, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, traveled to the United States and, in a meeting with Vice President Biden, once again asserted Kuwait’s interest in seeing its two remaining citizens (Fayiz Al-Kandari and Fawzi Al-Odah) returned from America’s island prison in Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). While I applaud the prime minister addressing this issue, virtually identical appeals from Kuwait have fallen upon deaf ears for more than a decade”: here.