(NaturalNews) – These days, political historians are about the only ones who know who Daniel Ellsberg is. That’s because his heyday, so to speak, took place more than 40 years ago.
For those who are not familiar with Ellsberg, he became famous during the nation’s most tumultuous time in recent memory: The waning days of the Vietnam war, in the early 1970s, when the nation was tearing itself apart socially, culturally and politically. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – Following the incineration of cop killer suspect Chris Dorner by the San Bernardino police, a lobbyist group dedicated to inserting drones in police work used the event to push the wares of their clients. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin takes an in depth look at the lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act’s indefinite detention clause, starting with a short look at just how many people actually know about it. Abby then talks to one of the plaintiffs spearheading the lawsuit, Tangerine Bolen, about how the suit came to be, and why the corporate media has not picked up the story, Abby also talks to former whistleblower, Jesselyn Radack, about the extent and reach of the NDAA as it applies to journalists, activists and whistleblowers. Read the rest of this entry »
(Youtube) – Daniel Ellsberg speaks at the press conference after the hearing for the second circuit court of appeals in the NDAA lawsuit, Hedges v Obama. He speaks about what is happening in the lawsuit, the erosion of the Bill of Rights and Bradley Manning.
Daniel Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst turned whistleblower, most known for publishing the Pentagon Papers. Read the rest of this entry »
(DemocracyNow) – Four years after vowing to close Guantánamo and 11 years after it opened, President Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, barring the use of federal funds to transfer detainees from the notorious prison to U.S. soil. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – On Tuesday, Congress removed a provision from 2013 NDAA that claimed to protect American citizens from unconstitutional detention by the military. The effort was spearheaded by Arizona Sen. John McCain. Read the rest of this entry »
(HuffPost) – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) went after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) on Wednesday for stripping a provision from the National Defense Authorization Act that Paul and others have said would have prevented the U.S. government from holding U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial. Read the rest of this entry »
(AJC) – By now anyone who pays attention to politics knows that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 contained a provision that allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without charge or trial. Read the rest of this entry »
(SLHS) – Back in September, we spoke to former CIA asset Susan Lindauer (here and here), in an interview that generated a lot of discussion online. Ms. Lindauer’s story, which completely counteracts the idea that there was no specific intelligence regarding the 9/11 attacks in advance, was received extremely positively by the majority of our audience. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – In response to widespread outrage over the National Defense Authorization Act passed last year, Congress is said to be working on a more Constitution friendly version of the legislation. The latest version was overwhelmingly approved by the House Armed Services Committee on May 8 and introduced the following week. Read the rest of this entry »
(MediaRoots) – Ben Swann, host and producer of WXIX’s Reality Check, has been offering viewers a look at news not typically covered by the contemporary corporate media establishment. Publicly aired three nights a week in Cincinnati, the news featurette has now received an online cult following for its raw reporting and fresh format. Previous segments have featured petrodollar warfare, voting machine fraud, and the Fed’s third round of quantitative easing. Read the rest of this entry »
(LibertyCrier) – Pres. Obama could use NDAA provisions to order U.S. Military Forces to round up without evidence, millions of Americans including militias by alleging they are belligerents or a threat to National Security. Many observers believe Obama intends to extend NDAA to imprison U.S. Citizens in Indefinite Detention not involved with or associated with enemy forces. Read the rest of this entry »
(WeAreChange) – Luke Rudkowski yet again runs into and engages MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell in a conversation. The previous conversations can be viewed in the annotations of the video. They provide much needed context to the exchange that Luke and Lawrence have in the beginning of this video. The tone of this interview was very different from the previous interview as Luke and Lawrence go into many issues and have an honest discussion. Read the rest of this entry »
(Cracked) – You don’t have to live alone in the woods, reading issues of Guns and Ammo and co-writing your manifesto with beard lice, to be terrified about the state of basic freedoms in America today. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – As the battle continues against NDAA the indefinite detention a journalist is being detained for exposing US lies about the murder of civilians in a drone strike. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – The first nightly NDAA ruling hang out discusses action items to fight tyranny with journalists and activists including RT’s Abby Martin, David Seaman, and Alexander Higgins. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – Obama refuses to answer whether Americans are currently being held without trial or charge while insisting the NDAA be kept on the books to have the right to do so. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – The White House has placed an appeal for an emergency stay to reverse last weeks ruling made banning the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans without charge. Read the rest of this entry »
(ZeroHedge) – Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, specifically challenging the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force or, the provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban or “associated forces.” Read the rest of this entry »
(AJC) – The lawyer who helped secure the release of Brendon Raub, a former Marine forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia for political posts on Facebook, told the Alex Jones Show today that there are currently a further 20 cases in his county alone that are similar in nature to Raub’s detention.
(PANDA) – Its time for We The People to united against tyranny – Help repeal the NDAA by starting or joining a local People Against The National Defense Act (PANDA) Chapter. Read the rest of this entry »
(House.Gov) – March 30 – Dear Friend, With all that is going in Washington these days some things don’t make the news the way they should. Fourteen days ago President Obama issued an Executive Order that you should know about. This order gives an unprecedented level of authority to the President and the federal government to take over all the fundamental parts of our economy – in the name of national security – in times of national emergency. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – Sorry, Mr. President. A US Federal judge has clarified a decision made last month with some news sure to upset the Obama administration: the White House cannot use the NDAA to indefinitely detain American citizens. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – Obama’s promise that he would not use the NDAA to jail Americans permanently without charge is proven to be a lie in his court battle to keep the law on the books. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – Obama is refusing to follow a federal court order that found the NDAA violates the Constitution and temporarily banned indefinite detention of U.S citizens. Read the rest of this entry »
(BaldwinLive) – In a stunning upset for the Obama administration and big-government zealots in general, a federal judge in New York has issued an injunction against the citizen detention portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Bob Unruh at World Net Daily has the story.
“A district-court judge has suspended enforcement of a law that could strip U.S. citizens of their civil rights and allow indefinite detention of individuals President Obama believes to be in support of terror. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (TenthAmendmentCenter) – Original Intent, Original Understanding, Original Meaning – Read More Here
(TenthAmendmentCenter) – In a shameful display of disregard for the Constitution and for liberty, on Friday, the House of Representatives voted to perpetuate the president’s power to indefinitely detain American citizens.
By a vote of 238-182, members of Congress rejected the amendment offered by Representatives Adam Smith (D-Washington) and Justin Amash (R-Michigan) (left and right, respectively in photo montage at left) that would have repealed the indefinite detention provision passed overwhelmingly last year as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) – In a rare display of constitutional patriotism by a government authority, an Obama-appointed federal judge has put an indefinite block on the egregious National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to Bloomberg, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest of Manhattan, N.Y., ruled in favor of plaintiffs who earlier had sued the Obama administration over the bill’s unconstitutional arrest and detainment provisions, which provide no protection for American citizens. Read the rest of this entry »
(DemocracyNow) – In a rare move, a federal judge has struck down part of a controversial law signed by President Obama that gave the government the power to indefinitely detain anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial — including U.S. citizens. Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York ruled the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act likely violates the First and Fifth Amendments of U.S. citizens. We speak with Chris Hedges, a journalist who filed the suit challenging the NDAA along with six others, and Bruce Afran, the group’s attorney. “This is another window into the steady assault against civil liberties,” Hedges says. “What makes [the ruling] so monumental is that finally, we have a federal judge who stands up for the rule of law.” Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – A preliminary ruling finds the NDAA likely to be unconstitutional, striking down infinite detention and prohibits its enforcement pending a permanent ruling. Read the rest of this entry »
(USWGO) – During the May 14th Mayodan Town Council meeting, I Brian D. Hill give NC State Senator Phil Berger a copy of the Nullify-NDAA Petition and My Report organized on the NDAA. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (PaulWatson) – CISPA Amendment Allows DHS to Intercept Tax Returns – Read More Here
Also: (PaulWatson) – White House Threat to Veto CISPA Is a Crude Stunt – Obama is once again posing as a champion of privacy rights – Read More Here
Also: (EFF) – CISPA, “National Security,” and the NSA’s Ability to Read Your Emails – Read More Here
Get ready for another NDAA-style bait and switch
(PaulWatson) – President Barack Obama simply “can’t wait” to bypass Congress and use executive privilege to advance his political agenda, but even though his administration has expressed its opposition to the draconian CISPA bill, don’t hold your breath for a veto. Read the rest of this entry »
Slams Lack Of Media Outcry Over Indefinite Detention Law
(PaulWatson) – 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.
Appearing on RT, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and Middle East expert Chris Hedges said that the NDAA, otherwise known as the ‘Homeland Battlefield Bill’, is already causing a chilling effect on the work of journalists in the US. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (NYTimes) – Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool – Read More Here
Also: (EurasiaReview) – Study Reveals “Suicide By Cop” Common Occurrence – OpEd – Read More Here
(Dissenter) – At the start of the first hearing on a lawsuit challenging the Homeland Battlefield Act, a federal judge appeared to be “extremely skeptical” that those pursuing the challenge had grounds to sue the US government. However, by the end of the hearing, the judge acknowledged plaintiffs had made some strong arguments on why there was reason to be concerned about the Act, which passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on New Year’s Eve last year. Read the rest of this entry »
Judge asks government lawyers if NDAA can be used on ordinary citizens
(SteveWatson) – A Federal court in New York heard arguments Thursday for a preliminary injunction against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill signed by Obama that legislates for the ‘indefinite detention’ of American citizens without trial.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest heard testimony from seven witnesses including MIT professor Noam Chomsky, Pentagon Papers source Daniel Ellsberg and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and Middle East expert Chris Hedges. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (NationalJournal) – White House Aims to Tap Power of Government Data – Read More Here
Also: (ConservativeByte) – Government Terrorizing Kids During Drills – Read More Here
Also: (ActivistPost) – Patent awarded for “behavioral recognition” surveillance software system – Read More Here
(HigginsBlog) – The NDAA is being challenged in a lawsuit by journalists accused of supporting terrorism for reporting facts that challenge the official US government narrative. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Council of Governors’ member McDonnell could try to sabotage anti-NDAA law
(PaulWatson) – The Virginia Senate has passed a law that forbids authorities in the state from using the ‘indefinite detention’ provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act against Americans, but whether or not Governor Bob McDonnell will sign it remains to be seen given the fact that he is a member of Barack Obama’s infamous ‘Council of Governors’, whose role it is to increase military involvement in domestic affairs. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (USWGO) – Video: USWGO Interview with Dr. Michael Coffman on Agenda 21, ICLEI… – View Here
(USWGO) – One wonders why two to three months after Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) into law a highly treasonous and Unconstitutional law, the Public Law for it under the Government Printing Office is nowhere to be found.
It has been discovered after conducting research on the now-public-law NDAA that after trying to read the certified(by the Superintendent) PDF or Text that it wasn’t found even after clicking on Government links on Thomas.loc.gov and gps.gov to get to the Public Law numbered 112-81. For some reason this law cannot be accessible anywhere which makes any sane investigator wonder what the Government Printing Office is trying to hide that they are not releasing the already public law of the Unconstitutional NDAA law of 2012.
See Also: (MediaRoots) – Domestic Critics Silenced by Foreign Interests – Read More Here
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(MediaRoots) – The U.S. blindly took another giant step further into tyranny last week—no, really.
In most corporate and, even, many independent news outlets, the public was kept up-to-date with the deaths of singer Davy Jones and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. However, relatively little attention was given to the annihilation of Constitutionally-protected civil liberties executed by the National Defense Authorization Act, which went into effect Wednesday, March 1. On the very same day two celebrities coincidentally died from unexpected heart-attacks in the U.S., a bipartisan Congress carefully dealt orchestrated attacks against the First Amendment. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – Mitt Romney Secret Service goons gent upset when a voter tries to ask him a question about the NDAA
The fact Mitt couldn’t address a short question about the NDAA and the Patriot Act is telling enough. I certainly don’t want a president whose Secret Service detail removes voters who voice their opinions, this is still America and dissent should be considered patriotism. Read the rest of this entry »
(TenthAmendmentCenter) – Today, the Virginia Senate took a firm stand in support of liberty, the Constitution for the United States, and the Constitution of Virginia by voting in favor of House Bill 1160 (HB1160), the “NDAA Nullification Act.”