[Marxism] Supreme Court Decision on Guantanamo

Mike Friedman mikedf at amnh.org
Wed Jul 12 13:15:12 MDT 2006


Absolutely. Any socialist parliamentarian worth her/his salt would have
taken a position on the case, supported the challenge to Bush's prisoner
policy and applauded this measure and strived to take it further, both
legally and in practice, as grist for the movement mill. Is that what you
meant?

Mike

> Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 13:55:44 -0400
> From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
> Subject: Re: [Marxism]  Supreme Court Decision on Guantanamo

>
> Getting back to the kinds of questions that Yoshie posed yesterday, would a
> socialist parliamentarian state that he or she took no position on the
Hamdan case in the period leading up to the Supreme Court decision? I
think
> that would be a mistake. It is a step forward for the Supreme Court to rule
> that the Geneva Conventions apply to Guantanamo. If there had been a
unanimous decision on behalf of the government case, the possibility of
freeing these men, as the Militant windbags call for, would have become
more remote.


Michael Friedman
Ph.D. Candidate in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
City University of New York

Molecular Systematics Laboratory
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
79th Street and Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Office: 212-313-8721



Michael Friedman
Ph.D. Candidate in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
City University of New York

Molecular Systematics Laboratory
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
79th Street and Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Office: 212-313-8721





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