Tag Archives: national defense authorization

Medea Benjamin> How You [and President Obama] Can Close Guantanamo Prison

 “Guantanamo has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law,” President Obama said. With the hunger strike reaching 150 days on  July 6 , the lives of these prisoners—along with our nation’s reputation, hangs in the balance. By Medea Benjamin (about the author)   7/2/2013    opednews.com July 1 marks the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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> 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 […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges with video from Democracy Now!

Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges Truthdigger of the Week    Posted on Jan 20, 2012  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 […]

Occupy protesters underwhelmed after meeting with senator’s staff

Occupy protesters underwhelmed after meeting with senator’s staff Miranda Leitsinger/msnbc.com Members of the Occupy movement from North Carolina ventured to Washington, D.C., for Occupy Congress. Front row left to right: Moises Serrano, Giovanna Hurtado, Amanda Porter-Cox. Back row left to right: William Murphy, Jon Ashley, Tony Ndege By Miranda Leitsinger   msnbc.com For Occupy protester […]

Video Occupy Congress> Sgt. Shamar Thomas Detains Sen. Carl Levin Over NDAA

Uploaded by ncftTV on Jan 17, 2012 more: http://www.AcronymTV.com On day #1 of Occupy Congress, Sgt Shamar Thomas (of 1 Marine Vs. 30 Cops fame) joined forces with members of from both Occupations in DC and Occupy Wall Street in a protest inside of Senator Carl Levin’s office today, “detaining” Sen. Levin… indefinitely for Co- Sponsoring the National Defense […]

Coleen Rowley> A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo

A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo By Coleen Rowley   Posted: 1/17/12   Huffington Post It’s hard to know what to do, as mere citizens, to try and fix things so many years after the United States government decided it did not have to follow its own laws, the Geneva Conventions or […]

Daily Kos: Continuing Protests Against NDAA Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens, Recall Efforts On.

Continuing Protests Against NDAA Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens, Recall Efforts On by Ralph Lopez   WED JAN 11, 2012     Daily Kos Revealing the failure of the coordinated campaign by defenders of the National Defense Authorization Act 2011 (NDAA) to lie about its applicability to U.S. citizens, protesters at the White House continued to […]

LA Times> Guantanamo, terrorism> Hundreds protest on 10th anniversary of Guantanamo prison – latimes.com

Hundreds protest on 10th anniversary of Guantanamo prison Protesters wearing orange prison jumpsuits and black hoods march during a protest against holding detainees at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay during a demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images / January 11, 2012) More than 800 protest in Washington, and smaller protests take place elsewhere, […]

Ray McGovern> A Betrayal of the Founders

 A Betrayal of the Founders By Ray McGovern (about the author)   January 4, 2011  opednews.com George Washington crossing the Delaware, in Emanuel Leutze’s iconic (though historically inaccurate) painting President Barack Obama desecrated the Constitution that he and I swore to defend when he signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which includes language violating the Bill […]

Action> NDAA Indefinite Detention of American Citizens Without Trial> Minneapolis/St. Paul

Protest NDAA!  Tell Obama Stop Support for Political Repression Friday, January 6th @ 4:30 PM @ Obama for America Office, 2722 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis Join a picket in front of the “Obama For America” campaign office in Minneapolis to protest the president’s track record trampling on our civil liberties.   Last week President Obama’s […]

Tell President Obama: VETO indefinite detention without trial> National call-in day, Friday, December 23

 National call-in day, Friday, December 23 Tell President Obama: VETO indefinite detention without trial Call President Obama at 202-456-1111  A serious attack on our civil liberties is underway and President Obama plans to sign it into law on Monday, December 26. Congress recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which has a provision that allows […]

David Swanson> Set Your Doomsday Clock to 11:51

Set Your Doomsday Clock to 11:51 David Swanson (about the author)  Dec. 16, 2011   opednews.com The National Defense Authorization Act is not a leap from democracy to tyranny, but it is another major step on a steady and accelerating decade-long march toward a police state. The doomsday clock of our republic just got noticeably closer to […]

Glenn Greenwald> Three myths about the detention bill

Three myths about the detention bill GLENN GREENWALD   THURSDAY, DEC 16, 2011       Salon.com  President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Credit: AP) (updated below) Condemnation of President Obama is intense, and growing, as a result of his announced […]

Anonymous attacking creators of indefinite detention bill — RT

Anonymous attacking creators of indefinite detention bill Published: 15 December, 2011, 21:20   RT An Occupy DC protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands in the middle of the intersection of 15th and K Streets in Washington, DC December 7, 2011 during a “Take Back The Capitol” rally and march. More than a thousand demonstrators […]