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Inhofe joins with Democrats on quick Defense authorization bill passage. This player has full sharing enabled: social, email, embed, etc. It has the ability to go fullscreen. It will display a list of suggested videos when the video has played to the end. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is in the awkward position of joining forces with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to try to jam the Defense authorization bill through the Senate next week without considering amendments. The role places Inhofe at odds with some of his Senate Republican colleagues, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who are furious at Reid’s handling of the Senate amid the backlash of a change in rules that makes it easier to get nominees through the upper chamber.

Inhofe is also unhappy that the Defense bill isn’t getting amendment votes, but he is putting his role as ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee above any desires to stymie Reid. “The defense bill is different than all other bills,” Inhofe, an Army veteran, said. Sen. Sen. Tell Congress: Fix the NDAA. Monthly donors (our Guardians of Liberty) enable us to respond to urgent threats to our civil liberties.

They provide us with the resources to stop: Attempts to suppress free speech Politicians from denying women reproductive freedom Racially-biased practices in our criminal justice system Join today with a monthly donation. Frequently Asked Questions about the Guardians of Liberty Program Where does my money go? Your contributions go to support our critical programs in many areas. From litigation, to education, to lobbying efforts, your monthly support gives us a reliable base to help us respond immediately when new threats to our civil liberties arise. What payment methods do you accept? When will I be charged? Can I change my donation? Can I cancel? Will I still need to renew my membership? Are my monthly gifts tax-deductible? Defence.professionals | defpro.com. CISPA Assumes Too Much Trust in Government. BOB ADELMANNNew American April 27, 2012 In a surprise move the White House issued a statement on Wednesday threatening to veto CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) because of privacy concerns.

Parts of the statement sounded as if they had been drafted by Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul: The sharing of information [between private agencies and the federal government] must be conducted in a manner that preserves American’s privacy, data confidentiality, and civil liberties and recognizes the civilian nature of cyberspace. Cybersecurity and privacy are not mutually exclusive… [CISPA]…repeal[s] important provisions of electronic surveillance law without instituting corresponding privacy, confidentiality, and civil liberties safeguards… The bill also lacks sufficient limitation on the sharing of personally identifiable information…and does not contain adequate oversight or accountability measures…to ensure that the data is used only for appropriate purposes…

Organizing Against Obama | August 10 - 12 | Dallas, TX. Ron Paul and Barack Obama: Tweet More, Talk Less. Our generation doesn't trust the handful of egotistical, TV-makeup encrusted "experts" on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX. And with good reason: traditional media practically ignored the NDAA, one of the most controversial pieces of legislation of the past 150 years, until Jon Stewart (an honorary member of my generation, fwiw) broke the silence with a scathing segment about the so-called "U.S.

Is A Battlefield" bill. After that, The Guardian, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and the TV chattering class finally wised up and started telling their viewers that yes, maybe it's not an awesome idea to allow the government to detain American citizens forever without any charges, and without right to a trial or attorney. So where can twentysomethings and thirtysomethings turn for information that is more "truthy" and less "infotainment about Kim Kardashian's failed marriage"? We can turn to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and each other. So our generation trusts what gets pulled into our Twitter feed.

SOPA, the NDAA, and Patent-Trolling: Why Americans Need a Civil Liberties Caucus. Nationwide NDAA protests on Bill of Rights Day slated - National Human Rights. Rights defenders to protest oppression under Obama administration As U.S. Rep. Justin Amish leads a group of ten congresspersons battling against the National Defence Authorization Act 2012, protests and funeral march mournings instead of celebrations are slated Thursday, Bill of Rights Day, marking the rights declaration ratified 220 years ago on December 15, 1791.

Nationwide, people are readying for Thursday's demonstrations against congresspersons who voted away rights from Americans with the NDAA 2012 and against the 1% who rule the United States with increasingly oppressive military force under the Obama administration as demonstrated in the Occupy Wall Street protests. A growing number of elected officials, former military leaders, couterterrorism experts and American rights defenders coast to coast are expressing outrage over the U.S. The NDAA 2012 includes wording proposed by Democratic Sen. Carl Levin and Republican Sen. The representatives inlcuded in their letter:

Dennis Kucinich on the NDAA and ‘War Without End’ « Women Born Transsexual. From Truth Dig: By Rep. Dennis KucinichPosted on Dec 20, 2011 Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, perhaps the most consistent advocate of peace in the U.S. Congress, has been forced by gerrymandering into a primary battle. Last week Kucinich made the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act to the House of Representatives. Our children deserve a world without end, not war without end. This bill authorizes permanent warfare anywhere in the world. This legislation authorizes the military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial, including the detention of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. Our children deserve a world without end, not war without end. Like this: Like Loading... NDAA Bill Controversy: So who is Considered a Terrorist? To be fair, the language of the bill specifically targets terrorists connected to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces.

(But what does associated forces mean?) Still, many citizens and advocacy groups are concerned that the U.S. government is increasingly using the label of terrorism to violate civil liberties. Of particular concern are the civil liberties that protect against indefinite detention without trial, seizure of assets without hearing and being monitoring (i.e. spied on) without warrant. Moreover, the people targeted under the terrorism label are often only suspected (i.e. not proven) of terrorism or even suspected of only supporting terrorists. For example, the language of the Patriot Act on domestic terrorists is broad enough to encompass the activities of several prominent activist campaigns and organizations like Greenpeace, Operation Rescue, WTO protesters and the Environmental Liberation Front, according to the ACLU.

(Vote in poll below) Kucinich on Defense Authorization Act: It “Authorizes Permanent Warfare Anywhere In the World” + Lee Camp: Life, Liberty & Indefinite Detention Without A Trial. Dandelion Salad by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich Washington, Dec 14, 2011 Image by Shrieking Tree via Flickr Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today outlined his opposition to H.R. 1540, the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a speech on the House floor. The NDAA contains unprecedented language that would authorize the military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial – including U.S. citizens and those captured on U.S. soil. “This bill authorizes permanent warfare anywhere in the world. “This legislation authorizes the military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial, including the detention of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. “Our children deserve a world without end, not a war without end. LeeCamp2 on Dec 14, 2011 It’s seems that Obama and Congress have finally agreed on something!

“Life, Liberty, & Indefinite Detention Without A Trial” – M.O.C. #100 see. Kucinich stands against NDAA 2012's DoD Full Spectrum Dominance. Good read: Excerpt: Wednesday, during the House debate about the National Defence Authorization Act (NDDA) 2012, the nation's peace congressperson, Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich outlined his opposition to NDAA including not only its unprecedented language authorizing military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial – including U.S. citizens and those captured on U.S. soil, but also that NDAA affirms that the U.S. is in an armed conflict with "Al Qaeda, the Taliban and undefined 'associated forces'" setting the stage for permanent global warfare.

A never-ending war is necessary for the Department of Defence to meet its aim, Full Spectrum Dominance. Happy New Year, you're under arrest - Portland counterculture. Happy New Year, you’re under arrest, don’t worry about a lawyer, you won’t need one. Yesterday, Dec. 31, 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This act was made to establish the amount of military spending for next year, begin sanctions against the Bank of Iran to halt their nuclear program, and to “freeze $700 million in U.S. aid to Pakistan” The Washington Post declares.

These are not the controversial aspects of this document. What is troubling is the section of the bill which gives the military authority to detain suspected terrorists or associates of terrorists, including U.S. citizens, and hold them indefinitely without trial. It also allows prisoners to be tortured if necessary. The NDAA will enable: “Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.”

In Oregon our own Sen. NDAA Full Spectrum Dominance: Kucinich battles empire's permanent global war - National Human Rights. Kucinich stands against NDAA 2012's DoD Full Spectrum Dominance Wednesday, during the House debate about the National Defence Authorization Act (NDDA) 2012, the nation's peace congressperson, Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich outlined his opposition to NDAA including not only its unprecedented language authorizing military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial – including U.S. citizens and those captured on U.S. soil, but also that NDAA affirms that the U.S. is in an armed conflict with "Al Qaeda, the Taliban and undefined 'associated forces'" setting the stage for permanent global warfare.

A never-ending war is necessary for the Department of Defence to meet its aim, Full Spectrum Dominance. Those few words of Kucinich, leader of a U.S. Department of Peace project, succinctly summarizes Full Spectrum Dominance of Joint Vision 2020. In a 245-169 vote Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. "This is a brave new world. Watch what you say. On June 2, 2000, the U.S. NDAA 2012: Ron Paul Warns Bill Would Legalize Martial Law. This is a giant step -- this should be the biggest news going on right now -- literally legalizing martial law, Paul said on the Alex Jones radio show. He added that despite the topic's importance, the subject has never been discussed at any of the Republican presidential debates. Paul is refferring to section 1031 of the NDAA bill, which describes the U.S. as a battlefield and would give the military a green light to arrest and detain American citizens without any charges or trial.

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) sums it up: These provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect, Sen. Udall said. In other words, the military could arrest any American citizen suspected of being a domestic terrorist and throw them into a military prison indefinitely. Several Congressmen and women are speaking out against the wording of section 1031. The NDAA Bill 2012 has been backed by the Senate and passed in the House of Representatives on Dec. 15.

Richard Lazzara. How An American Born Outside The U.S. Responds To The NDAA By Pubali Ray Chaudhuri. How An American Born Outside The U.S. Responds To The NDAA By Pubali Ray Chaudhuri 20 December, 2011Intrepidreport.com Extrapolated from The Irregular Journals, where I ponder on what it means to live in the Age of American Empire, as a Roman subject might have pondered on what it meant to live during the Roman Empire, or a British subject during the British Empire. Where I write about what it means to live in the world today and to respond in as fully human a way as possible. The U.S. is now giving itself powers to capture American citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention without trial.

That sort of fate must be reserved only for lesser human beings like Iraqis and Afghans, common mongrels who were minding their own business when they were suddenly treated like criminals en masse. And then someone does. Difficult, I know, if not impossible, to imagine. Coda: Be no longer a Montague Nor is this challenge one that confronts only Americans—far from it. The NDAA And The Militarization Of America - Analysis. By FPIF By Carl Mirra The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president on New Year’s Eve of 2011. Activists and other critics charge that the NDAA authorizes the indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens, but supporters counter that the law entails no new powers of detention for the federal government.In a sense, both sides are right.

Insofar as it affirms “existing law” as the basis for federal detention policy, the NDAA does not itself dramatically expand the government’s power to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely. The bad news, however, is the government has essentially already claimed this authority, and the NDAA will only provide more legal cover for the executive branch to further undermine habeas corpus. Citizens Exempted?

United States Proponents of the NDAA argue that section 1021 (e) exempts U.S. citizens from indefinite detention. “Existing Law” Levin is referring to Hamdi v. Metastasizing the Problem. Glenn Greenwald: Obama Policies Amount To The Most Despicable War Crimes! Glenn Greenwald: Obama Policies Amount To The Most Despicable War Crimes. The NDAA Makes it Harder to Fight Terrorism. Response Activists on both the right and the left have alleged that the National Defense Authorization Act contains new authority for the military to detain American citizens.

The new law does no such thing. Senator Carl Levin argued in these pages that the NDAA changes nothing. If that were true, there would have been no reason to pass the bill. (Larry Downing / Courtesy Reuters) Despite his earlier threat of a veto, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 into law on the last day of 2011. But the law has angered libertarians and conservatives, who see its authorization of indefinite detention without trial and military custody of terrorist suspects as a frontal assault on the Bill of Rights. Instead, the bill states only that it will not alter existing law, but existing law on detention is not settled. Washington State Lawmakers Join War on NDAA Indefinite Detention. NDAA Law News: Washington State Bill Would Block U.S. from Investigating, Detaining Americans. 5 Washington State Legislators Introduce Bill Condemning the NDAA. Social Media Dashboard for Teams using Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.

NDAA Protests Begin at Congressional Offices Nationwide. States moving to nullify NDAA? Senate Passes Bill Allowing Indefinite Detention of Americans ... Considers Bill Authorizing More Torture. Obama, NDAA, and Indefinite Detention | Orange Juice. Obama Prepares to Authorize Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens for First Time Since McCarthy Era–Glenn Greenwald on NDAA. Ron Paul introduces bill to repeal section of NDAA. The NDAA is a threat to the democratic rights of all human beings. ACLU trashes Obama over indefinite detention and torture act. Occupy 2012 roundup: NDAA, victories against corporate personhood, descending on DC, general strike! Stephen Colbert TEARS INTO Obama Over The NDAA Bill. Anonymous: Obama’s a terrorist. Oh, and free Bradley Manning. National Defense Authorization Act Outrage Continues To Grow Online. The NDAA Repeals More Rights.

NDAA: Barack Obama’s War Against the American People @PolicyMic | Ryan Gorman. Obama signs defense bill, pledges to maintain legal rights of terror suspects. A Tired Obsession With Military Detention Plagues American Politics. Lisalisax2: New Bill Known As Enemy Expatriation Act Would Allow Government To Strip Citizenship .... Obama or Obey Me? The scaffolding of an American police state! « San Diego Occupy Press.