Tag Archives: indefinite detention

▶ Breaking the Set: These 5 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden

Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, about five historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public. Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you essential news you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media.   Forbidden Bookshelf: http://www.openroadmedia.com/series/forbidden-bookshelf/    

Peter Van Buren> Homeland Insecurity> Seven Years, Untold Dollars to Silence One Man

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, If the Government Does It, It’s “Legal” Posted by Peter Van Buren at 8:22am, May 9, 2013 Indefinite detention of the innocent and guilty alike, without any hope of charges, trial, or release: this is now the American way.  Most Americans, however, may not care to take that in, not even when the indefinitely […]

Noam Chomsky> Presumption of Innocence

Published on Mar 6, 2013 The amazing evolutionary path of Presumption Of Innocence from year 1215 to 2013… and its even more amazing time warp back to Pre-13th century standards, explained by Mr. Chomsky in 12 minutes. This extract is from an interview shot on January 22, 2013, as part of a documentary project Tipping Point […]

Video> Glenn Greenwald> Pres. Obama’s record on civil liberties, war, detention, drone

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Bill Quigley> 15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For

15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For Despite big differences, there are issues that neither candidate is brave enough to tackle. By Bill Quigley  October 26, 2012  AlterNet   A photo shows one of two war crime courtrooms at Camp Justice at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on October 17. Thousands […]

Alexa O’Brien> A letter to my family and friends about the NDAA and me

A letter to my family and friends about the NDAA and me By Alexa O’Brien on October 3, 2012 12:00 AM  October2011.org Dear friends and family, I am reassured to know that you have my back, and that you have done everything to prevent the US Government from threatening to detain me indefinitely without charge for my work as […]

Morris Berman> Slouching Towards Nuremberg

Slouching Towards Nuremberg by Morris Berman    May 9, 2012    Dark Ages America Strange things are happening in the United States these days, and every day seems to bring additional scary news.  The similarity to the erosion of civil liberties in Germany during the 1930s is a bit too close for comfort. Many will regard […]

Glenn Greenwald> Obama the Warrior

 Obama the Warrior A new NYT article sheds considerable light on the character of the Democratic Commander-in-Chief BY GLENN GREENWALD     TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 06:59 AM CDT Salon.com President Obama (Credit: AP) “I am not going to play in this dirty game. This is not democracy. These elections are a joke” — Abdel Fattah, Egyptian subway worker, […]

Democracy Now!> Journalist, Plaintiff Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling on NDAA Indefinite Detention

Published on May 17, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org – 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 […]

Chris Hedges> The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost

The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost by Chris Hedges    Monday, March 26, 2012     Truthdig via Common Dreams I spent four hours in a third-floor conference room at 86 Chambers St. in Manhattan on Friday as I underwent a government deposition. Benjamin H. Torrance, an assistant U.S. attorney, carried out the questioning as part […]

Feinstein to Challenge Indefinite Detention Law

Obama abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil, who could then be shipped to Guantanamo Bay. (photo: Brennan Linsley/Reuters) Feinstein to Challenge Indefinite Detention Law By Carolyn Lochhead     29 February 12      Reader Supported […]

Adam Klasfield> Critics of Indefinite Detention Gain Traction

Critics of Indefinite Detention Gain Traction By Adam Klasfield    February 27, 2012    Courthouse News MANHATTAN (CN) – A hearing to block the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the U.S. military to indefinitely detain, without charge or trial, anybody accused of planning or supporting terrorism anywhere in the world, may occur as […]

NDAA: Military Can Imprison Us, Too

NDAA: Military Can Imprison Us, Too Our most precious safeguard, the Bill of Rights, has been effectively destroyed, and the Supreme Court has allowed the Constitution to be perverted. This cannot be allowed to stand unopposed. On March 30, 2012, people from across the country will gather for an American Spring in Washington, D.C. See: […]

Creeping Fascism> Ask the Cop on the Corner, Ask the Cop at Your Front Door

Ask the Cop on the Corner, Ask the Cop at Your Front Door Creeping Fascism by RON JACOBS    February 17-19, 2012    Counterpunch The list contines to grow.  The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The essentially unprovoked police attacks on protesters, bystanders and journalists at Occupy protests around the nation.  The continuing murder of […]

Video> NDAA is now law, Hope you don’t get Indefinitely Detained

Uploaded by roguemediaChannel on Feb 6, 2012 On Febuary 3rd 2012, a group of protesters from Occupy St. Paul and Minneapolis went to Obama’s campaign HQ in Minneapolis to let them know how they felt about the NDAA. This law that Obama signed into law on New Year’s Eve allows for anyone labeled as hostile to the state […]

Noam Chomsky> Anniversaries From “Unhistory”

Anniversaries From “Unhistory” by: Noam Chomsky   6 February 2012   Truthout | Op-Ed  Flying under radar control with a B-66 Destroyer, Air Force F-105 Thunderchief pilots bomb a military target through low clouds over the southern panhandle of North Vietnam. June 14, 1966. (Photo: Lt. Col. Cecil J. Poss, USAF) George Orwell coined the useful term […]

This Is How You Can Tell Congress To Undo The NDAA

This Is How You Can Tell Congress To Undo The NDAA OpEdNews Athens Report  January 6, 2012 The NDAA amendments 1021 and 1022 allowing indefinite detention ofAmerican citizens is now law, signed by Obama on New Year’s Eve. The list of people opposed to the signing is as long as it is diverse, so with a few suggestions […]

Petition to Supreme Court of Alaska to Block NDAA Indefinite Detention Provides Model For All

Petition to Supreme Court of Alaska to Block NDAA Indefinite Detention Provides Model For All by VVV PR   Wednesday, 25 January 2012   RSN Writing for Godot While the mainstream media blackout keeps millions of Americans clueless about the consequences of NDAA 2012 and Constitutional Rights groups do little more than milk the issue, in Alaska […]

Video> Anonymous – Message to the American People & NDAA Protests

National Day of Protest Against the NDAA February 3, 2012.  In Minneapolis at Obama’s Campaign Headquarters, 4:30 pm, 2722 University Ave SE. Uploaded by anonymous04210 on Dec 3, 2011 Dear brothers and sisters. Now is the time to open your eyes! In a stunning move that has civil libertarians stuttering with disbelief, the U.S. Senate has just passed a […]

Sen. Franken and Conservatives Unite to Fight Indefinite Detention

Sen. Franken and Conservatives Unite to Fight Indefinite Detention By Joe Picard and Jeremy Herb, The Hill    28 January 12     RSN trange bedfellows on Capitol Hill, ranging from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.), are joining forces to change controversial detainee language that was signed into law by President Obama last […]