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national defense authorization act

Hyping a Nonexistent Russian Threat (tags)

Ukraine

Battleground America (tags)

police state

United We Stand Festival Ignites a Wave of Action for Indy Journalists and Active Citizens (tags)

The "United We Stand” festival kicked off on May 10th in downtown Los Angeles at the Belasco Theater with musical guests Immortal Technique, Wu-tang Clan, Rooftop Revolutionaries, A-Alikes, Sounds of Solidarity, Kellee Maize, and Chuck D of Public Enemy. Social activists on a #waveofaction at the festival included comedian Lee Camp, Green party political candidates Rosa Clemente and Jill Stein, March Against Monsanto founder Tami Canal, Emma Cape of Free Chelsea Manning, Diane Goldstein of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, authors Rosa Koire, Ellen Brown, and David Swanson, and dozens more.

Duplicitous Obama Civil Rights Hyperbole (tags)

Obama

Deadlocked Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

Legislating Tyranny (tags)

tyranny

AIPAC Pressure Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

NSA Mass Monitoring Cell Phone Calls Globally (tags)

NSA

Obama's Hell Bent for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

US Courts Approve Indefinite Detention and Torture (tags)

police state

Controlling the Message: Targeting Iran (tags)

Iran

Wrongheaded NYT Views When They're Right (tags)

anti-war

Campaign organizes to push back against Obama provision to arrest Americans (tags)

Detention prevention strategy goes national

US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America (tags)

anti-war

Hagel and Brennan Nominations (tags)

anti-war

Letter to All Americans About Gun Control from a Dissident Independent (tags)

Guns are an effective form of human violence, which is why they are so often employed in both war and crime. They are dangerous and deadly. Reasons for their existence are not always, or even often, noble. They kill. This is to say we human animals kill—and nowhere more so than for political reasons—such as a nation venturing abroad for purported reasons to exact war against terrorists, etc. (while not ironically understanding that war is terrorism). And yet there is something “more” dangerous than weapons and that is politics itself (that history reminds us over and over again). Guns do “not” exist in a vacuum—they are artifacts built for and by a corrupt species of creature. No government ever—no matter how much naïve trust by blind patriotism exist—should be trusted to the point citizens just hand over their right to defend themselves from those in power. ALL forms of government are corruptible, and so are ALL forms of institution. This government (and especially both major political parties and their lobby cronies), if not thoroughly corrupt, is still too corrupt—including its capacity to violate human rights. Banning of guns (or other Constitutional rights) here in the United States must be understood within these recent radical changes that have happened especially since 9/11. It could be the equivalent of giving Mafia thugs your last weapons.

Institutionalizing Indefinite Detention (tags)

police state

Middle East on the Boil (tags)

anti-war

Palestine UN Vote Postmortems (tags)

Palestine

Obama Wants State-Sponsored Murder Legalized (tags)

Obama

Julian Assange Declared Enemy of the State (tags)

police state

Score One for Hedges v. Obama (tags)

police state

The Risks Of Clearly Defining The Law. (tags)

analysis and implications of Hedges v. Obama et al.

Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? --Interview w/ Hamja Ahsan & Aviva Stahl (tags)

An important ruling is expected early in September from the European Court of Human Rights, regarding whether or not US prisons respect human rights enough for the UK to extradite ‘war on terror' suspects to the US. We interview activist/journalist Aviva Stahl from CagePrisoners.com alongside Hamja Ahsan, the brother of Talha Ahsan, one of the appellants that will be seriously affected by the September ruling, imprisoned since 2006.

BTL:Judge's Preliminary Injunction Bars Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens Und (tags)

Interview with Carl J. Mayer, an attorney who filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven plaintiffs challenging Section 1021 of the NDAA, conducted by Scott Harris

Battleground Chicago (tags)

anti-war

Pushing for War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Occupy Wall Street's Act II (tags)

class war

Police State Harshness (tags)

tyranny

Obama's War on Iran (tags)

Iran

BTL:U.S. Peace Movement Regroups to Stop War with Iran (tags)

Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder Code Pink and Global Exchange, conducted by Scott Harris

Guantanamo Prison's True Secret: Jason Leopold in Conversation With Andy Worthington (tags)

Activist/Journalist Andy Worthington was recently a guest speaker alongside investigative journalist Jason Leopold at the UC Hastings College of Law, in San Francisco, hosted by the college’s chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. The event, entitled “Ten Years of Guantanamo,” was held amidst protests around the world calling for the prison to be immediately shutdown. Worthington, the author of “The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” has been documenting the array of human rights abuses at Guantanamo for over six years now.

Obama's Broken Resolutions and Occupy White House (tags)

Generalized security requires a social net, not lies and trillions to the banks. There has been a 30-year war in which the voice of business became louder. The financial sector must be shriveled. Private losses cannot become public losses. 14 million jobs can be created.

BTL:National Campaign Organizes to Overturn Provisions of the National Defense Authorizati (tags)

Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

What's Left for the Left? Building a Blue-Green Coalition (tags)

To build a strong electoral base for the Left, Green Party activists can build coalitions to pass ranked choice voting in cities throughout LA County, elect Greens to every non-partisan office - from neighborhood council to union leadership - and strategically support anti-war progressive Democrats running for state and federal office. From the ground up, we must build a diverse Green Party to protect our planet beyond the age of empire.

U.S. Election 2012: State of the Union Address – Too Little Too Late (tags)

Obama’s State of the Union – Too Little Too Late, Response by Stewart Alexander for the Socialist Party USA and the Alexander/Mendoza 2012 Campaign

Democrats Are Not Evil (tags)

Whatever we think of the Democratic Party, like it or not, in the current political emergency, we are going to HAVE to align with them and vote for every Democrat on the ballot over every Republican — not because the Democrats are that progressive but because the Republicans plan a sweeping Right-wing revolution comparable to the changes Germany went through when Hitler took power in 1933, and the Democratic Party is one essential vehicle we will need to use to stop them.

Occupy 2.0 (tags)

Photos of the Occupy San Diego three-month anniversary march January 7 downtown and an interview with Occupy activist and former hunger striker John Kenney on his ideas for the future of the movement.

Waging Covert War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

BTL:Breaking Campaign Pledge, Obama Signs Indefinite Detention into Law (tags)

Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, conducted by Scott Harris

Occupy Riverside Challenges Indefinite Military Detention (tags)

Friday, December 23, 2011
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Occupy Riverside demonstrated at the offices of Ken Calvert and Barbara Boxer to protest their support of the latest effort to codify the police state.

Obama Year Three: Continuing His Rogue Agenda (tags)

police state

Is The Passed Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (retroactive) To Detain Americans? (tags)

The Defense Authorization Act of 2012) appears more threatening to Americans than Hitler's (1933 DISCRIMINATORY LAWS. Hitler's laws set time limits that Germans could be incarcerated for e.g., Serious Disturbance of the Peace and Rioting. But Senators Carl Levin and John McCain’s bill broadly mandates holding Americans indefinitely in Military Custody for being a Belligerent.

Political Washington Abolishes Due Process Protections (tags)

tyranny

Banner Drops Urge Veto of NDAA (tags)

December 16, 2011
RIVERSIDE (California) - Approximately six banners were hung from various freeway overpasses urging morning rush hour commuters to call Obama and ask him to veto the National Defense Authorization Act.

Obama Approves Draconian Police State Law (tags)

police state

Legislating Tyranny in America (tags)

tyranny

BTL:Congress Votes to Empower President to Imprison Americans Indefinitely without Charge (tags)

Interview with Chris Anders, senior legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Scott Harris

Fascism in America (tags)

fascism

America Lurches Toward Full-Blown Tryanny (tags)

tyranny

Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions (tags)

police state

America's Addiction: Waging Illegal Wars (tags)

anti-war

Will Congress Criminalize Anti-Semitism and Israeli Criticism (tags)

criminalizing dissent

Obama Praises Repub Bob Gates & Signs More War & Fascism Spending Bills (tags)

Honesty is always the best policy and Democrat Obama told the truth as to who he is on 10/28/09 when he praised Bush's War Sec, Republican Bob Gates as he signed the National Defense Authorization Act and on 10/29/09, a bill for the Gestapo, the "Homeland" Security Dept, giving $724 billion for war and fascism while we have poverty, no schools, no healthcare, no jobs. Democrat Obama ALWAYS WAS AND STILL IS a millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter. This is what you voted for when you voted either Democrat or Republican in November 2008.

Bush administration claims U.S. military can police American citizens (tags)

The Bush administration indicates that the President is authorized by the Constitution and Title 10 (10 USC 331–334) to suppress insurrections, rebellions, and domestic violence.

Congressional Shame and Duplicity (tags)

Congress again betrays the public trust.

Saving A President (tags)

More war ahead to save a criminal president

Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)

Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax

Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)

Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax

U.S., Israel Negotiate New Aid Package (tags)

"Danny Ayalon, who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States until November, said Israel was hoping to seal a new 10-year deal before the end of President George W. Bush’s mandate in January, 2009."

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