fix articles 33825, antiterrorism bill
US lauds ratification of Philippines' anti-terrorism bill (tags)
The US Embassy lauded yesterday the House of Representatives’ ratification of the anti-terrorism bill and the approval of the bicameral conference committee report on the bill. "For us, it is a very good and positive step (for the Philippines). The Philippine law enforcement and judicial authorities should have this kind of tools that are needed to counter terrorism," press attaché Matthew Lussenhop said. He also said the US government was not disappointed with the delay in the passage of the anti-terror measure, pointing out that "we respect Philippine democracy and its legislative consultative process and it takes time."
OMB Watch: Anti-Terrorism Bill Could Impact Nonprofits (tags)
The anti-terrorism bill passed by the House yesterday could threaten nonprofits that advocate for changes in US foreign policy or provide social services to individuals targeted by government investigations, primarily due tp a vague, overbroad defintion of a new crime, "domestic terrorism". Acts of political protest could be covered, and anyone that provides material support or harbors a person designated as a terrorist can be charged with a crime.
Senator Blocks Attempt to Pass Bill (tags)
Call congressional reps and senators now! Call Feingold and urge him not to give in! Read below, and compare Feingold's relatively minor objections and then compare those to the other totalitarian police powers described in www.aclu.org that he is NOT objecting to! The capitol switchboard number is 202.224.3121
Anti-Terrorism Bill- and the creep towards Fascism (tags)
This article was originaly published soon after the WTC and pentagon bombing. Its call for action on the definition of "terrorist" are still relevant