Slide 1 of 16: On 9/14/2001 U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) stood alone before Congress opposing AUMF. On 3/5/2013 U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stood alone before the Senate trying to protect us from AUMF. It’s time they stand together to repeal AUMF!
Action Step 1 of 16: Call (202-225-2661) or fax (202-225-9817) U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the sponsor of “H.R. 198: Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force.” Thank her for standing against AUMF on the floor of the House of Representatives, then remind her that Teddy Ky Nam Miller, her staffer responsible for the bill, was once an Obama Delegate Candidate. Ask her to verify that he has no conflicts of allegiance, and that his priorities are in order.
Slide 2 of 16: Pass H.R. 198 to repeal PL 107-40, the post 9/11 2001 Authorization to Use Force or “AUMF”, now before the murdered children declared “collateral damage” of a domestic drone strike are your very own kids.
Action Step 2 of 16: Call (202-224-4343) or fax (202-228-6917) U.S. Senator Rand Paul, the star of last week’s redux of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Thank him for standing against the Imperial Presidency and domestic drone strikes allegedly justified by AUMF on the floor of Senate, then remind him that actions speak louder than words. Ask him to sponsor a companion bill for H.R. 198, or co-sponsor such a bill if another Senator sponsors one first.
Slide 3 of 16: Bring an end to the Imperial Presidency and reign in Odrona the Indefinite Detainer. AUMF 2001 is the sole basis for NDAA 2012 and domestic drone strikes. Pass HR198 to repeal PL 107-40 while we still can.
Action Step 3 of 16: Call, fax, email AND tweet (with hashtag #RepealAUMF) both of your United States Senators and demand that they either (a) sponsor a companion bill for H.R. 198, (b) co-sponsor such a bill if another Senator sponsors one first, or (c) acknowledge that their failure to act will cost them your contributions and your vote.
Slide 4 of 16: Why repeal #AUMF? “We were told we were fighting terrorists. The real terrorist was me… The real enemy is here. Poor people in this country are sent to kill poor people in another country, to make the rich richer.” @MikePrysner
Action Step 4 of 16: Call, fax, email AND tweet (with hashtag #RepealAUMF) your United States Representative in Congress and demand that they either (a) co-sponsor H.R. 198 or (b) acknowledge that their failure to act will cost them your contributions and your vote.
Slide 5 of 16: Repeal the Military Force Law NOW: Pass H.R.198 to take war powers out of the hands of corporate puppet politicians in the White House, and restore them to the corporate puppet politicians in Congress. At least that way the power is divided.
Action Step 5 of 16: Call, fax, email AND tweet (with hashtag #RepealAUMF) every member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and demand that they either (a) openly and aggressively support H.R. 198 or (b) acknowledge that you will openly and aggressively support their opponent in the next election – even if you are a member of their party, and even if you don’t live in their district.
Slide 6 of 16: We must pass H.R.198 to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) now and end the unconstitutional, unjustifiable and unsustainable perpetual Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
Action Step 6 of 16: If you are a member of the Democratic Party or any of their political front organizations, contact them in the most effective way you know and demand that they openly and aggressively support the passage of H.R. 198 and its Senate companion bill with current wording intact. Follow up to make sure they do, and assure them they will no longer receive your donations or support if they don’t.
Slide 7 of 16: Repeal AUMF Now! The only “Mission Accomplished” by 11+ years of illegal aggression has been to make the war criminals that control our Military Industrial Complex rich by slaughtering the sons and daughters of the poor.
Action Step 7 of 16: If you are a member of the Republican Party or any of their political front organizations, contact them in the most effective way you know and demand that they openly and aggressively support the passage of H.R. 198 and its Senate companion bill with current wording intact. Follow up to make sure they do, and assure them that they will no longer receive your donations or support if they don’t.
Slide 8 of 16: If you really want to STOP THE MACHINE then demand ALL Senators and Representatives pass H.R. 198, The Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is the sole legal justification for endless wars and drone strikes.
Action Step 8 of 16: If you are a member of any so-called “third party” (Green Party, Libertarian Party, Tea Party, etc.), contact them in the most effective way you know and demand that they openly and aggressively support the passage of H.R. 198 and its Senate companion bill with current wording intact. Follow up to make sure they do, and assure them that they will no longer receive your donations or support if they don’t.
Slide 9 of 16: The political spectrum is not the false continuum used to keep the People fighting each other rather than their oppressors. It is instead a circle, and at a point Far Left meets Far Right. There we must unite to #RepealAUMF now!
Action Step 9 of 16: Regardless of your political party affiliation or refusal thereof, try to “reach across the aisle” and build the broadest possible base of support to pass H.R. 198 intact and repeal AUMF. The only way we will stop the machine here is to unite as Americans and ignore – for the time being at least – the Democrat/Liberal/Left and Republican/Conservative/Right “labels” the establishment uses to keep us divided fighting each other rather than united attacking them.
Slide 10 of 16: Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with us. Barack Hussein Obama II wants to fire drones at us. We say MLK was OK, but Obama’s drones need to go away. Repeal AUMF and let’s put Obama and his drones in their place.
Action Step 10 of 16: Identify at least the top 3 television stations, radio stations and newspapers in your area, then make a list of at least the top 10 major advertisers in each. Do so and you will have a total of at least 9 media organizations and 90 advertisers. Contact each of them by telephone, fax, email AND Twitter to let them know that if (a) the media organizations do not give fair and balanced coverage to the issues surrounding AUMF and the efforts to repeal it, then (b) you will boycott their advertisers by refusing to buy their products or services.
Slide 11 of 16: The only positive outcome of the post 9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has been the display of courage in defying it shown by heroes like Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.
Action Step 11 of 16: Follow @RepealAUMFNow on Twitter. Check in with us at least once a day for #RepealAUMF updates and to make sure we haven’t been unjustifiably suspended again. If you see that we have been suspended, call (415-222-9670) and fax (415-222-0922) Twitter demanding that the suspension be lifted. Ask all those who follow you to do the same thing. These guidelines, by the way, are not reliable:
Slide 12 of 16: Until now all the ACLU has done with AUMF, NDAA, the Patriot Act, Citizens United and other clear instances of Creeping Fascism is post online petitions that they use to build donor databases. DEMAND the ACLU do more!
Action Step 12 of 16: Congresswoman Barbara Lee asks that you sign her online petition as a “citizen cosigner” for H.R. 198 here:
Many consider signing online petitions to be nothing more than an impotent exercise in feel-good internet slacktivism, but there have been exceptions to the rule and we can hope this will be one.
Slide 13 of 16: We cannot actually “Repeal The War On Terror” and undo the damage we have done overseas, to ourselves and to our souls, but we can pass H.R. 198 to Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force and end the waste and slaughter.
Action Step 13 of 16: RootsAction.org also has an online petition in support of H.R. 198 called ‘Repeal the “War on Terror.”‘ The same caveats mentioned in Step 12 apply, but please sign it anyway:
Once our campaign reaches critical mass, you can expect the ACLU and other groups to be pitching similar petitions. If you sign one and they turn around and hit you up for donations, insist on first knowing specifically what they plan to do with your money.
Slide 14 of 16: If the post 9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF 2001) did not exist, Chris Hedges would not need to battle Obama in court over the NDAA 2012 provisions for Indefinite Detention of Americans without charge or trial.
Action Step 14 of 16: If you are a parent or grandparent, think about your children or grandchildren and what the consequences will be for them if we do not pass H.R. 198 and repeal AUMF. Put down your keyboard, turn off your TV, rise up from your easy chair and get involved. If you can’t lead, then follow. Either way, be willing to make a sacrifice now – a serious and personal sacrifice, if necessary – to make sure your grandkids don’t spit on your grave later.
Slide 15 of 16: Repeal AUMF now and remove the legal foundation for an “Imperial Presidency” under which Barack Obama claims the executive power to authorize domestic drone strikes targeting American citizens on American soil.
Action Step 15 of 16: The real power is in the streets. If you are a member of the Occupy Movement or any other political activists group, make the repeal of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF 2001) the focus of your direct action. Support those who are openly seeking the passage of H.R. 198 and its Senate companion, and engage those who are not. Defy measures intended to censor protest, and employ guerrilla activism to maximize media coverage. Remember that what the Sheeple don’t see never happened.
Slide 16 of 16: Repeal AUMF Now! America cannot be the “Land of the Free” so long as our goverment can detain us without cause, imprison us without trial and kill us without due process. DEMAND your Senators and Representatives support H.R. 198.
Action Step 16 of 16: If you have a website, blog, forum or Facebook page, repost this content and tweet links to your postings. Share this with all of your social networking contacts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus and elsewhere. Make a video testimonial then post and promote it on YouTube, Vimeo or wherever else you can post videos, then share links to your videos on social media. Email this to all of your contacts and ask them to do the same thing!
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr198 cures the disease
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s505 treats a symptom
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