Time to repeal the Patriot Act, NDAA and abolish DHS. June 23, 2013 Many Americans have known for a long time that the IRS is a rogue agency that will readily break the law to accomplish its "mission.
" A friend of ours tells the story: He got a call from the local police department in the pre-dawn hours of a dark night. The dispatcher told him he needed to go immediately to his business, a heating and air conditioning business. When he arrived he learned that his business had been burglarized. The investigating police wanted him to determine what had been taken. In case you're interested, the IRS audit revealed that he was due a refund. The result of what happens when government operates in secret—whether it be the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department and the Washington Police Department or the FBI/CIA, can be seen in the FISA Court. Don't let that statement slip past you. But the larger question is whether the American people are willing to give up their liberties to be protected from any number of attacks. 16 Counties Defy Obama NDAA Indefinite Detention : Open Topic Discussion - Page 2 - Peak Oil News and Message Boards.
Obama's Bush-Era Incoherence on Constitutionality of NDAA. Reporter Ben Swann asked President Obama why administration lawyers are fighting the injunction.
Obama vacillates, saying his "first job is to keep the American people safe". Civil liberties are left out of the 2012 Democratic Platform. The 2008 Democratic Platform promised, “We will restore our constitutional traditions, and recover our nation’s founding commitment to liberty under law.”
It was a platform in direct reaction to the eight year presidency of George W. Bush, rejecting the retraction of privacy and civil liberties that occurred during the War on Terror in reaction to Sept. 11. The Democratic platform offered an alternative to the security policies of Bush, insisting on the preservation of our civil liberties. Jill Stein vs Barack Obama: Why We Should Elect Our First Woman President in 2012. Obama has betrayed those of us who voted for hope and change.
Yet because Romney is unfit to be president, some are inclined to vote for Obama out of fear. Unlawful Dissent. Comprehensive article by Brett Warnke about the worldwide trend of governments cracking down on dissent.
[SOURCE: Counterpunch] New Laws Around the Globe Don’t Curb Inequity, They Undercut Social Protests and Gag Free Speech by Brett Warnke Only a month after swearing in, President Obama was given the first “Economic Intelligence Briefing” by his sunny CIA director, Leon Panetta. Federal judge blocks indefinite detention law. By Agence France-PresseWednesday, September 12, 2012 20:35 EDT NEW YORK — A New York federal judge shot down part of a controversial anti-terror law Wednesday that journalists and scholars worry could see them locked up indefinitely for speaking their minds.
Judge Katherine Forrest issued a ruling that permanently blocked a section of the National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Barack Obama at the end of last year authorizing the detention of US citizens accused of supporting terror groups. The suit was brought by activists, including former New York Times journalist Chris Hedges and outspoken academic Noam Chomsky, who said the law was vague and could be used to curtail reporters’ and other civilian citizens’ right to free speech guaranteed under the US Constitution’s First Amendment. They also argued that the Fifth Amendment, guaranteeing Americans’ legal rights, was threatened. The Battle Over NDAA's Police-State Provisions Continues in Court. (Image: Judge's gavel via Shutterstock)The Obama administration continues to defend its right to violate the rights of the people it is supposed to govern.
On August 6, Department of Justice lawyers filed an appeal in federal court against a recent ruling that temporarily enjoined section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which gives powers to the military to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens — on U.S. soil — without charge or trial. The case, and the organizing that surrounds it, will have profound implications for basic constitutional rights, though it has been largely ignored by the mainstream media.
Follow the Defense Dollars. By JOE NEWMAN Remember last summer when everyone thought the sky was falling?
The mounting budget deficit had Chicken Littles on both sides of the aisle crying doom and gloom. There was hemming and hawing and the obligatory appointment of a special-joint-bipartisan-really-important congressional panel. Super Committee, anyone? It seems the more things change, the more they stay exactly the same. As Congress gets down this month to approving hundreds of billions of dollars in national security programs and policies, the deficit is hardly front and center. The Truth Denied Breaking News - SECRECY IN GOVERNMENT, NDAA, and the likes! Steve Susman, Zach Grady, & John Fitzgerald will not back down!
What do you do when The Truth just won’t go AWAY?
The secrecies of the government and the criminal elite are beginning to become more and more transparent to Americans as well as the rest of the world. This phenomenon of revelation & transparency has only occurred because of a worldwide movement to spread awareness by only a few who stand at the front lines. These true patriots have one thing in common. Mongering Fear: The Establishment Attacks. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:57 — 6.4MB) “Mongering fear…” That’s what establishment hawks Charles Stimson and David Rivkin say the Tenth Amendment Center and other organizations are doing by pushing back against the new “indefinite detention” powers in Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012.
But, even in the face of yet another unconstitutional federal act, the People of the United States just gained an important ally in defense of their Constitution: the Commonwealth of Virginia, and state employees in particular. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell just signed into law House Bill 1160 (HB1160), which would prohibit state agencies from participating in unconstitutional detentions under the NDAA. Stimson and Rivkin are mighty upset about this too. I’m going to focus on two big flaws in their analysis which seriously damage their credibility on the issue. Wrong. BIG BROTHER'S GETTING BIGGER. Political opposites unite against the NDAA. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm by Amy E. Ferrer The Occupy movement and the Tea Party are seemingly polar opposites on the American political spectrum, and with partisan politics bringing federal and state legislatures to a standstill, one could be forgiven for presuming that Occupiers and Tea Partiers would never think of working together.
But thankfully for our constitutional rights, that assumption would be wrong. Across the country, people are coming together from opposite sides of the political universe to demand that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and its unconstitutional detention provisions be repealed or nullified. The following video shows just one example of these strange bedfellows, when local Occupy activists stood alongside area Tea Party representatives for a joint demonstration in Medford, OR. Tags: detention, due process, indefinite detention, National Defense Authorization Act, right to trial. 45 Years ‘Beyond Vietnam’ 45 Years ‘Beyond Vietnam’ Angela Keaton, April 05, 2012 Long time antiwar activist Phil Restino of Central Florida Veterans For Peace sent us this letter on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination: Hello All, It was 45 years ago today on 4 April 1967 at the Riverside Community Church in Harlem, NYC that Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his powerful speech condemning the U.S. government’s illegal and immoral war of aggression in Vietnam. To read the entire speech as well as access the audio recording of the speech, go to [here] and please share it with others. Chris Hedges Challenges NDAA in Court. Pulitzer Winning Reporter: US Being Transformed Into A Gulag By Military Industrial Complex. Slams Lack Of Media Outcry Over Indefinite Detention Law Steve WatsonPrisonplanet.com April 3, 2012 An award winning reporter who is suing the Obama administration over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which legislates for the ‘indefinite detention’ of American citizens without trial, is appalled at the lack of media coverage of the issue.
WOW!!! INDEFINITE DETENTION OF AMERICANS - NDAA Bill Passed by Obama Supported by MCcain. What is going on? This bill was signed in secret. Listen my fellow Americans this is not to be taken lightly our rights as American citizens will cease to exist in short order if we don't pay attention to what this president is doing to this country. I've heard that the way to destroy a country is from with in and that is what is happening. New National Defense Authorization Act Authorizes Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens. Guantanamo captives in 2002. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia. On October 26, 2001 President Bush enacted the Patriot Act authorizing indefinite detention of non-U.S. citizens; allowing suspected terrorists to be detained without trial until the War on Terrorism ended. On January 11, 2002, the first group of twenty detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay’s Camp X-Ray , where they were housed in open-air cages with concrete floors.
Later that month, President Bush declared detainees’ status as unlawful enemy combatants, which disqualified them from prisoner-of-war protection under Article Five of the Geneva conventions(though protections are still afforded under Article Three). Journalists, Activists Challenge NDAA Law. A group of prominent activists and journalists presented a legal challenge to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) yesterday, claiming to a New York City federal judge that the law inhibits their First Amendment Rights. Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg are among the seven plaintiffs on the case. ‘Obama signed US into Police State’ A political analyst says the US has turned into a police state as the “militarized” police forces are using heavy-handed tactics to crackdown on anti-capitalist protesters, Press TV reports.
ACLU, media to argue against censorship in 9/11 mastermind trial. Obama fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans. P.A.N.D.A. People Against The NDAA. Pages Navigation Menu. Chris Hedges: When Empires Emplode + Update on the NDAA Lawsuit. Behind the scenes: Obama and the NDAA. Obama Admin. Files Appeal of NDAA Injunction.
What Happens Next With Indefinite Detention. Arrested Liberty re "NDAA v. Food" America's censorship team refuses to allow me to save this data in my Exposed FreeSpeakBlog - I always tell readers the name is a joke! WAR AND INCARCERATION ARE VERY COSTLY. Continuous war has impoverished many countries before America, and this country is headed in that direction. Congress is deciding now about whether indigent families will continue to receive food stamps and whether American children will be hungry in school. The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act's budget Congress passed is $652.5 BILLION.
However, Congress is presently considering deep cuts in the food stamp and school lunch program. Obama Can Now Imprison You For Life WITHOUT Trial Or Charges. One-man ‘march’ attracts police scrutiny in Russia. How many Russian policemen does it take to monitor one man as he takes a solitary stroll through town? No, this isn’t a joke – though it started out as one. To poke fun at a harsh new law that puts greater restrictions on public gatherings, a young man in the city of Yekaterinburg sent a letter to the police notifying them that he was going to organise a "walk with friends". Sad News For Obama. Bloom is finally off the Rose in the Desert - PostPartisan. Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 06/11/2012 Jun 11, 2012 02:14 PM EDT. New INHOFE SUPPORTS FY13 NDAA, CONCERNED WITH OBAMA'S SOCIAL AGENDA.
New Impact Aid Provisions Included in Defense Authorization Act.
Udall, Tipton agree with Obama directive on detainees - Pueblo Chieftain: Colorado State And Regional News. Neither American citizens nor legal foreign residents will be detained by the U.S. military in terror investigations, according to several policy directives signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Those directives are intended to answer critics — including Colorado Sen. Virginia’s Anti-NDAA Bill Set to Become Law; Ariz. Joins the Fight. NDAA: Liberty Preservation Act. Human Rights Petition: Tell Congress, N.D.A.A. Approval is Treason. NDAA Approved Equipment. Now You Know Why The NDAA Passed!!! They Profit Off Us In Jail.. Gear companies dragged into civil liberty politics. Lobbying Spending Database - SureFire LLC, 2011. SureFire Responds to NDAA Rumors - Soldier Systems. SureFire, LLC. NDAA internet war on American human rights defenders - National Human Rights. Surefire LLC.
Obama does possess surefire campaign strategy. SureFire - Flashlights - Weapon Lights - Tactical Equipment. Lobbied for the NDAA Indef Detent Bill Given $23 Mil Contract for Night Raid Equipment. Anonymous: Night Raid Equipment-Maker Lobbied for NDAA, Singles Out Sen. Rob Portman. Bill of Rights Defense Committee Director Warns Public of NDAA. Opposition grows to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Bill of Rights Defense Committee Director Warns Public of NDAA : Patriot Newswire. Students fight National Defense Authorization Act. US president has powers of a dictator' OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS: NDAA - AN INTOLERABLE ACT. President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law s1867 .avi. Pulitzer Prize Winner Sues ObamaNazi Over NDAA. How to Recall US Senators and Congressmen. ‘Indefinite Detention’ Bill Passes Senate 93-7. Obama’s U-Turn On Indefinite Detention Bill a “Historic Tragedy” For Rights.
Julian Assange Interview with Michael Hastings – NDAA Implications. Obama, the Hitman: Killing Due Process. The president must go. Government could strip citizenship from Americans under Enemy Expatriation Act. AMERICANS IGNORED NDAA PRECEDENTS AT THEIR PERIL<br>Claims foreign writer. The Real Problem with the National Defense Authorization Act by Laurence M. Vance. Recall Package for State Legislators to Enact a Recall Law for U.S. Senators and Congressmen in Your State. » Nightly News: Obama Signs Draconian NDAA Citizen Detention Bill Alex Jones. Who Cares? Apparently, You. Top 3 Congressional Bills in Jan 2012 regard Civil Liberties. 36 States Did Not Ratify 17th Amendment - What Will States Do? Enemy Expatriation Act Could Strip Americans of Citizenship. One Lonely State Representative Opposes Indefinite Detention.
The NDAA: Just one more link in the chain of tyranny. Problematizing the Section 1251 Report. Occupy DC Protesters Gather at Capitol as House Returns. Sheridan Media - Serving Sheridan Wyoming & Buffalo Wyoming With News, Weather & Sports. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): Image Gallery (Sorted by Oldest) Human Rights Petition: REPEAL NDAA (The National Defense Authorization Act. Bill introduced to allow US government to strip Americans of their citizenship - OpenGlobe.
Occupy Lubbock members protest near Neugebauer's Lubbock office. Ron Paul Criticizes Lindsey Graham, NDAA Detention Clause On House Floor. How Not to Celebrate Liberty. Videos - Detaining Sen. Levin Over NDAA. 2012's Civil Liberties Apocalypse Has Already Happened. SOPA Beaten Back, Now for NDAA Military Detention of Americans. To the State Houses. Ron Paul NDAA Debate: Candidate Introduces Legislation to Defang Controversial Bill [VIDEO]
The Answer To The NDAA: Nullification – Maine Tenth Amendment Center. If You Can be Dismembered Without Due Process, What’s a Little Detention? Congressman Ron Paul Introduces Bill to Repeal NDAA's Indefinite Detention. Judging Obama.