Posts tagged with ‘National Defense Authorization Act’

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US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

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US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law Tom Carter A bill passed Monday in the US Congress and Thursday in the Senate would make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by lengthy terms of incarceration—to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year. Several commentators have dubbed […]

NLG opposes NDAA and Indefinite Detention

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NLG opposes NDAA and Indefinite Detention The National Lawyers Guild With the so-called “War on Terror” continuing for over a decade, President Barack Obama is about to sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The NDAA permits the indefinite detention of anyone, including citizens of the United States, who “was part of or […]

LA Police Department Conducts Joint Exercises with the Military

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LA Police Department Conducts Joint Exercises with the Military Dan Bacher The LA Police Department, known for its brutality and corruption over the years, and the U.S. military conducted joint “tactical exercises” in downtown LA this week. One Black Hawk, a helicopter that has served in combat in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan and […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges

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Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges Late last year, President Obama pulled a fast one by changing his stance on the National Defense Authorization Act so suddenly and drastically that Americans were left with a bad case of legislative whiplash—and a very serious state of affairs with regard to our civil liberties. Obama’s stunning switch […]

Why I am Suing Barak Obama

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Why I am Suing Barak Obama Chris Hedges Attorneys Carl J. Mayer and Bruce I. Afran filed a complaint Friday in the Southern U.S. District Court in New York City on my behalf as a plaintiff against Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the Authorization for Use of […]

Close the Guantánamo Gulag

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 Close the Guantánamo Gulag Marjorie Cohn Travelers to Cuba and music lovers are familiar with the song “Guantanamera” – literally, the girl from Guantánamo. With lyrics by José Martí, the father of Cuban independence, Guantanamera is probably the most widely known Cuban song. But Guantánamo is even more famous now for its US military prison. […]

THE WAR ON IRAN

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THE WAR ON IRAN: The Deployment of Thousands of US Troops to Israel, The Integration of US-Israeli Command Structures Michel Chossudovsky The Islamic Republic of Iran has been threatened with military action by the US and its allies for the last eight years. Iran has been involved in war games in the Persian Gulf.  The […]