President Barack Obama is turning out to be no different than President George W. Bush in maintaining a policy of war instead of peace. Since the first year of his presidency, the Obama administration war policy has been rightly questioned by public intellectuals, such as Michael Moore, but not by the Nobel Prize organization.
President Obama uses drones for assassination in foreign lands, and his permissive attitude towards the unethical use of drones is now inspiring the NYPD to consider using drones for domestic spying and surveillance purposes.
President Obama has signed into law powers that infringe on the Constitutionally-protected rights of freedoms of speech and assembly, due process, and justice.
Read : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/ndaa-obama-indefinite-detention_n_2402601.html
Read also : http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2012/03/the_anti_protest_bill_signed_by_barack_obama_is_a_quiet_attack_on_free_speech_.html
More recently, just this month (in January 2013), members and allies of Amnesty International held a demonstration of the 11-year anniversary of the first detainees being sent to the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Huffington Post reported.
After his first presidential election, President Obama said that he would close the detention camp by January 2010, but the Guantanamo Bay detention facility remains in use today. The protesters demonstration in front of the Supreme Court, marched along Pennsylvania Avenue, and held a vigil in front of the White House. (see photo)
In consideration of the above, and other uses of the American military, we petition that the Norwegian Nobel Committee and the Nobel Prize organization rescind the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama in 2009.
Please feel free to also contact the Norwegian Nobel Committee directly :
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