This Is It: Chance To End NDAA. This is it, ladies and gentlemen.
An opportunity for the American people to stand up and be heard. The phenomenally unconstitutional NDAA, which contains imprisonment without trial provisions (see David's video below), was quietly signed into law on New Year's Eve by President Obama. Many media outlets refused to cover it in-depth. This Wednesday, make your voice heard.
Tennessee Ban NDAA Bill. NDAA. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a federal law specifying the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense (DOD).
Each year's act also includes other provisions, some related to civil liberties. The FY14 NDAA includes language that will make it easier to transfer detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, home or to third countries that agree to accept them. The language, however, prohibits the transfer of any detainee onto U.S. soil for any reason. The bill also does not include funds for building new, or upgrading old, facilities at Guantanamo—an acknowledgement that the facilities are temporary.
So You Think You’ve Arrested A Terrorist: TPM’s Incomplete Guide To Detainee Custody Under The NDAA. President Barack Obama's decision not to veto the National Defense Authorization Act over controversial and unclear provisions regarding the handling of certain kinds of terror suspects will leave law enforcement officials scrambling to rewrite the rules for how they respond to suspected terrorist incidents.
Once the bill is signed into law, the Obama administration will have 60 days to redraw rules on how everything will be implemented and try to clear up what the White House called the "uncertainty" that the law "will create for our counterterrorism professionals. " The biggest complaint that law enforcement officials have with the bill, in the words of FBI Director Robert Mueller, is that it "lacks clarity with regards to time of arrest.
" Still, Sen. "They don't wear al-Qaeda hats," one law enforcement official official told TPM. So given that Congress hasn't exactly made things clear here, we thought we'd lend a hand. Question 1: Is your arrestee a citizen or lawful U.S. resident?
FEMA CampZ Ready To Accept The Po_OR VictimZ Of The #NDAA. Anonymous declares war on Congress with #OpAccountable. By Muriel KaneFriday, December 16, 2011 22:16 EDT.
National Defense Authorization Bill. Tech elites: U.S. online piracy bill mirrors Chinese, Iranian policies. Anonymous issues statement regarding #NDAA and #OpBlackout. Op-Ed Columnist - Who Are We? Congress Passes $662 Billion Defense Bill, Aka The NDAA. Congress just passed the National Defense Authorization Act in a 283-to-136 vote. 190 Republicans and 93 Democrats voted for; 43 Republicans and 93 Democrats voted "against.
" Prepare to be arrested, without charge, simply because someone "up there" believes you engage in "terroristy" stuff. Good luck proving them wrong. From Reuters: The U.S. House of Representatives approved a defense bill on Wednesday requiring the military to handle suspected militants linked to al Qaeda, acting not long after President Barack Obama removed a veto threat from the controversial legislation.
And CNN: The White House lifted a veto threat against a giant $662 billion defense authorization bill on Wednesday after legislators made changes in language involving detainees. Swell, in other words it won't be a colonel pulling your nails out... it will be some spook in a grey coat. And now, for an opinion: Guantánamo Forever? Charles C. A second provision would mandate military custody for most terrorism suspects. "Life, Liberty, & Indefinite Detention Without A Trial" - M.O.C. #100. 10 Ridiculous Things That Make You a Terror Suspect :
Behind Closed Doors: Congress Trying to Force Indefinite Detention Bill on Americans. Maybe you spent the last weekend shopping for gifts, writing out holiday cards or studying for final exams.
For most of America, the end of the year is a busy time. In Congress, this is a season usually spent trying to jam through bad bills while they hope no one is looking. New NDAA's Loopholes Make Its Military Detention Provisions Almost Pointless. The version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that emerged from a House-Senate conference meeting Tuesday morning contains many of the same provisions that administration officials and national security experts have warned would harm national security.
But while earlier incarnations of the detention provisions were confusing and harmful, now they're confusing and largely symbolic. "Those who were big supporters of this provision, well, this doesn't accomplish what they wanted. Their enthusiasm is misplaced," said Robert Chesney, a national security law expert who teaches at the University of Texas School of Law. Anonymous Speaks Out on Unconstitutional Detentions, National Defense Authorization Act. Secret Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At Home Or Abroad. Either Monday or Tuesday the Senate will vote on a bill that allows the US military to imprison civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.
The ACLU reports even US citizens wouldn't be immune as the legislation aims to declare national territory part of the "battlefield" in the War on Terror. Termed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and drafted behind closed doors by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) the NDAA would: 1) Explicitly authorize the federal government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States; (2) Mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control, including civilians picked up within the United States itself; and (3) Transfer to the Department of Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement, penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held by the Department of Justice. Congress to Vote Next Week on EXPLICITLY Creating a Police State. The police brutality against peaceful protesters in Berkeley, Davis, Oakland and elsewhere is bad enough.
But next week, Congress will vote on explicitly creating a police state. The Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself. *** The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. *** The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself. While this is shocking, it is not occurring in a vacuum.
Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window. UPDATE III: The Senate rejected the Udall amendment 38-60.
While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself. Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.
The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep.