Tag Archives: National Defense Authorization Act

Chris Hedges: The Post-Constitutional Era

Corporations, no matter which politicians are in office, loot the Treasury, escape taxation, push down wages, break unions, dismantle civil society, gut regulation and legal oversight, control information, prosecute endless war and dismantle public institutions and programs that include schools, welfare and Social Security.  By Chris Hedges  May 4, 2014  truthdig.com Activist Lauren DiGioia is arrested […]

Evergreene Digest: Support removing the prosecution of military sexual assault cases from the chain of command.

The Military Justice Improvement Act would transfer the decision to prosecute sexual assault cases from a chain of command that has failed victims far too often to independent, impartial military prosecutors.  A Marine Was Assaulted. Her Commander Said She Deserved It For Wearing Running Shorts.  Chuck Schumer, D-NY February 8, 2014 | In December, the […]

Latest Budget Again Favors the Right Wing, As Pentagon Benefits While People Suffer

LABOR FIGHTBACK NETWORK FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT    December 22, 2013 On December 10, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 332-94 in favor of changes to the federal budget for 2014. The House vote in effect adopted the proposals of the “Joint Congressional Committee,” co-chaired by Republican Tea Party House leader Paul Ryan and Senate […]

Chris Hedges> Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

 “Obama used [Martin Luther] King’s Bible during his inauguration, but under the National Defense Authorization Act King would be detained without due process. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 9, 2013   truthdig.com There is an insidious and largely unseen effort by the White House to silence the handful of voices that remain true to the black prophetic tradition. This […]

Chris Hedges> The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA

Chris Hedges. (photo: Truthdig) By Chris Hedges, TruthDig  02 September 13  ReaderSupportedNews.org  and my fellow plaintiffs have begun the third and final round of our battle to get the courts to strike down a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that permits the military to seize U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold […]

Chris Hedges Responds to NDAA Defeat, Says It’s a ‘Black Day’ for Liberty

It means there is no recourse now either within the Executive, Legislative or Judicial branches of government to halt the steady assault on our civil liberties and most basic Constitutional rights.  —Posted by Peter Z. Scheer  Jul 17, 2013  truthdig.com. Holding a single flower each, two protesters wearing black hoods and orange jumpsuits take part in a demonstration in […]

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 […]

Chris Hedges> Criminalizing Dissent

Criminalizing Dissent Photo by CTJ71081 (CC-BY) By Chris Hedges   Posted on Aug 13, 2012    truthdig.com I was on the 15th floor of the Southern U.S. District Court in New York in the courtroom of Judge Katherine Forrest last Tuesday. It was the final hearing in the lawsuit I brought in January against President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense […]

NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with ban against indefinite detention of Americans

NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with ban against indefinite detention of Americans Published: 10 August, 2012, 20:44    RT  Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Jim Watson) Not only is the White House fighting in court for the power to jail Americans indefinitely without trial, but the Obama administration is refusing to tell a […]

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, […]

Stephen Lendman> Battleground Chicago

Battleground Chicago Chicago cops beat NATO protesters. By Stephen Lendman (about the author)     May 22, 2012     opednews.com Chicago police have an odious reputation for brutality. It’s well deserved. On Sunday, it showed up forcefully. The whole world watched. Baton-wielding cops confronted protesters violently. Official policy is swing first, ask questions later, and blame victims for […]

Chris Hedges> Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You

Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You  By Chris Hedges     Posted on Apr 2, 2012      Truthdig The security and surveillance state does not deal in nuance or ambiguity. Its millions of agents, intelligence gatherers, spies, clandestine operatives, analysts and armed paramilitary units live in a binary world of opposites, of good and evil, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alexander Cockburn> Time for the Tumbrils!

Time for the Tumbrils! by Alexander Cockburn   February 12, 2012   creators.com Back in the 1960s, Herbert Marcuse pointed out in one of his books that the Pentagon had given up on verbs. Pentagonese consisted of clotted groups of nouns, marching along in groups of three or four. Verbs, which connected nouns in purposive […]

Mark L. Taylor> And You Thought the NDAA ‘Battlefield Justice’ Bill Was Bad…

And You Thought the NDAA ‘Battlefield Justice’ Bill Was Bad… Mark L. Taylor   Sunday, 22 January 2012       CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS ALERT! While the extreme unconstitutional aspects of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) have gotten a lot of coverage lately, the broad, systematic, bipartisan congressional attacks on our civil rights continue. And […]

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 […]