Antiwar activists and young people join together to oppose Obama administration’s redefinition of “civilians” and “militants.”
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 23, 2012) – On May 29, 2012, The New York Times published a report on President Barack Obama’s counter-terrorism program, which chillingly details who the administration thinks deserves to die. Simply put, the Obama administration “counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants… unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent.” Activists from all all political persuasion have decried this policy.
In response to this shameful policy, non-partisan antiwar coalition Come Home America Los Angeles launches the “I’M NOT A MILITANT” project. “I’M NOT A MILITANT” is a project devoted to and in solidarity with all military-age males (and females) who could potentially be “collateral damage” in a War on Terror run amok—from New York to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, and everywhere in between.
Sign the Pledge: http://imnotamilitant.tumblr.com/pledge
I stand in solidarity with all military-age males (and females) of the world who are the innocent victims of a War on Terror run amok.
I pledge to oppose the United States government’s attempt to obscure civilian death toll by redefining “all military-age males” killed in a strike zone as combatants.
I will hold the news media, journalists, community leaders, and public officials accountable and tell them to report the real truth about these attacks and to question government accounts.
YOUNG PEOPLE STAND TOGETHER: I’M NOT A MILITANT
Eric asks, “Will Obama send a drone to my parents or relatives homes without substantial evidence, for me simply being outspoken against his administration and exercising my right to protest?” and denounces, “You shame me as an American citizen and I’m sad to be complicit in your vile acts via being an American.”
Scott says, “I’m a 23-year-old male working as an arts administrator and professional singer. Under the definition Barack Obama’s administration is using to count civilian casualties from its drone strikes, I would be considered a “militant” if I were in the wrong place at the wrong time and Obama gave the word.”
Cenk Uygur also says, “I’m not a militant!”
ABOUT COME HOME AMERICA LOS ANGELES
“We are conservatives and progressives, liberals and libertarians, from the right, left and center. We are Democrats, Republicans and independents. We represent a healthy and still vital American tradition, indicated by the fact that the majority of Americans want the United States to bring the soldiers home from these counterproductive and avoidable wars.”