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Kiss Your Bill Of Rights Goodbye…

December 1, 2012 1 comment

In December of 2011 on New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), declaring the entire United States a “battlefield” and giving the U.S. government the right to detain an American citizen indefinitely and even assassinate them, if they are suspected of terrorism—without due process.

 

Then, in March of 2012, Obama signed the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order (NDRP) that effectively declares peacetime martial law, giving the President authority over food and water, production, fuel, transportation, livestock and more if the government decides it is an emergency.

 

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Since September 11, 2001, the government has found every way to make exceptions to our Fourth Amendment protections and claim legal right to search and seizure of our private property—all in the name of safety, of course.

But haven’t the terrorists “won” when America ceases to be America? They want to kill our freedoms and they want us to live in fear. They don’t have to do much, because our own government is moving their agenda along by killing our Constitution.

The average, law-abiding American may not see the small yet consistent changes in our Bill of Rights protections, but we are the ones who need to pay attention to these attacks on our freedom and stop them before government takes total control.

At one point or another, the long arm of the government will reach into every American home and by then, it will be too late to change our path.

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Prison Planet.com » Federal Court Dissolves Constitution

October 5, 2012 Leave a comment

 

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the US government can still indefinitely detain citizens should it wish to do so, under the Obama Administration’s National Defense Authorization Act.Print Print this page.

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GyG: FEATURED STORIES-Excerpted-Backlinked, Etc…..

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

 

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Is Muhammad Movie a Contrived Fraud?

Paul Joseph Watson | Bizarre story behind film that supposedly sparked middle east unrest.

Protesters Try To Storm US Embassy In Yemen

Sky News | Anger about an anti-Islam film spreads as thousands try to storm the US embassy in Yemen and skirmishes continue in Egypt.

US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA’s Military Detention Provision

Zero Hedge | Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act…

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Today’s Toons 9/7/12

September 7, 2012 3 comments

 

Today’s Toons 9/7/12

 

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The Right Reasons ^ | 9/7/12 | pookie18

 

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Prison Planet.com » Pulitzer Prize Journalist Warns of Physical Roundups Under Obama

September 6, 2012 5 comments

 

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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Chris Hedges spoke with Alex Jones on Wednesday, September 5,

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Journalist and author Chris Hedges with a blurred background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

about the threat posed by President Obama and the corporate oligarchy to the basic liberties of American citizens.

“I think one of the things we have to be clear about is that the assault on civil liberties, which began

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Prison Planet.com » Chris Hedges: Revolt Is Our Only Option

September 4, 2012 13 comments

 

Chris Hedges worries that outright revolt may soon be the only option available to those fighting against the despotism of the Establishment.This sentiment seems consistent with the following statement of Thomas Jefferson in theDeclaration of Independence:

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Prison Planet.com » The Trouble with Rand Paul

June 9, 2012 2 comments

Perhaps that’s Rand’s idea of playing politics? Come to the table, strike a deal, get what you can. Trouble is, it’s tough striking a good deal when the guy on the other side of the table believes that the government should be allowed to claim — without having to produce any evidence whatsoever — that certain people are terrorists, and therefore should be detained indefinitely without any kind of due process.

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Taking Back Our Freedom From the Crime Syndicates Enslaving Us | Veterans Today

June 6, 2012 Leave a comment

By Anthony Hall

The Maple Spring has blossomed in Quebec and is starting to proliferate throughout Canada and beyond. Chris Hedges recently described this outburst of anti-authoritarian energy in the French-speaking heartland of les canadiens as “the most important resistance movement in the industrialized world.”

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Prison Planet.com » Pulitzer Winning Reporter: US Being Transformed Into A Gulag By Military Industrial Complex

April 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Slams Lack Of Media Outcry Over Indefinite Detention Law

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An award winning reporter who is suing the Obama administration over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which legislates for the ‘indefinite detention’ of American citizens without trial, is appalled at the lack of media coverage of the issue.

Appearing on RT, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and Middle East expert Chris Hedges said that the NDAA, otherwise known as the ‘Homeland Battlefield Bill’, is already causing a chilling effect on the work of journalists in the US.

“The NDAA has received very little publicity, including by my former employer The New York Times.” Hedges said.

“It is a piece of legislation that was essentially supported by both political parties. Indeed the sponsors of the Bill are Carl Levin, a Democrat and John McCain, a Republican. There was no outcry within the systems of power itself, and that of course meant there was no outcry within the media, which allows those systems of power to set the parameters of debate.” Hedges added.

The controversial legislation, signed into law by Obama on New Years Eve, allows American citizens to be abducted and held in a detention camp anywhere in the world without trial under section 1031. Although Obama indicated in a signing statement attached to the bill that he would not use it to indefinitely detain American citizens, it was the Obama administration itself that requested the provision be worded so it would apply to US citizens.

The legislation specifically says that any persons deemed to have “substantially supported” al-Qaida and the Taliban and “associated forces” may be incarcerated without trial.

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“What’s an associated force?” Hedges rhetorically asked, after explaining that his lawsuit is based around the fact that definitions within the NDAA are extremely, and seemingly purposefully vague.

“It could be any organization on [America's terrorism] list, or lots of other organizations that aren’t on the list that are considered associated forces.” Hedges added.

“This is the problem. I spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent, and when we went through that list, there were 17 groups, including al Qaeda, that I have had, as a reporter, direct contact with. There is no provision in there to protect journalists at all, or anyone. Anybody can be swept up under this.” Hedges urged.

“You don’t want to hand these kinds of powers to the state, because history has shown that, eventually, they will use it.” he added.

“We’ve already seen from the Stratfor email releases, they’ve already [connected Occupy with terrorists],” he said. “Alexa O’Brien, who is one of the plaintiffs, lost her job because after these kind of accusations, U.S. government officials went to her employer and made investigations or queries about her. She was pulled off projects and eventually pushed out of her work. That is an example of the kind of world we are entering if we are not able to strike back against this legislation.”

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Prison Planet.com » Court Hears arguments In Lawsuit Against Obama Indefinite Detention Law

March 30, 2012 1 comment

Judge asks government lawyers if NDAA can be used on ordinary citizens

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A Federal court in New York heard arguments Thursday for a preliminary injunction against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill signed by Obama that legislates for the ‘indefinite detention’ of American citizens without trial.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest heard testimony from seven witnesses including MIT professor Noam Chomsky, Pentagon Papers source Daniel Ellsberg and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and Middle East expert Chris Hedges.

Hedges himself filed the class action lawsuit claiming that the ‘indefinite detention’ provision of the legislation, otherwise known as the ‘Homeland Battlefield Bill’, could see him sent to Guantanamo Bay simply for doing his job, and at the very least would have a “chilling effect” on the work of journalists and activists.

The controversial legislation, signed into law by Obama on New Years Eve, allows American citizens to be abducted and held in a detention camp anywhere in the world without trial under section 1031. Although Obama indicated in a signing statement attached to the bill that he would not use it to indefinitely detain American citizens, it was the Obama administration itself that requested the provision be worded so it would apply to US citizens.

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Prison Planet.com » Journalist Sues Obama Over Indefinite Detention Law

January 17, 2012 5 comments

Journalist Chris Hedges has filed a class action lawsuit against President Barack Obama over his signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, claiming that the ‘indefinite detention’ provision of the bill could see him sent to Guantanamo Bay simply for doing his job.

Journalist Sues Obama Over Indefinite Detention Law

The controversial legislation, signed into law by Obama on New Years Eve, allows American citizens to be abducted and held in a detention camp anywhere in the world without trial under section 1031.

“Plaintiff Christopher Hedges is a journalist whose profession requires, in part: 1) that he have communication with and personal and direct intercourse with persons who are likely to be deemed engaged in hostilities with the United States under the AUMF [Authorization for Use of Military Force, Public Law 107-40] and the Homeland Battlefield Bill; 2) that he travel to see and meet with such persons; 3) that he report on the activities and beliefs of such persons; and 4) through his journalistic endeavors to convey their philosophy and belief systems to the public at large,” states the complaint.

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Rev Wright on Obama: “Who have you become?”

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Rev Wright on Obama: “Who have you become?”

Pundit Press ^ | 11/6/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 11:23:22 AM by therightliveswithus

Reverend Wright has faded into the background of the political process. Despite coming into quite a lot of prominence in the 2008 race, his role as being Barack Obama’s spiritual mentor was conveniently withdrawn by the media.

Now, in the aftermath of the election, it appears that Obama’s association with the racist minister may have not even existed. Instead, the evidence of Wright’s explosive past are no longer readily available on cable news.

But Reverend Wright is offended by the lack of attention. Not by the media. Not that the coverage isn’t positive. He’s rather offended by the fact that the one person that he believed he had the attention of was no longer at his ear: Barack Obama.

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The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic By Chris Hedges

May 16, 2011 Leave a comment

The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic By Chris Hedges

The Obama Deception:

Why Cornel West Went Ballistic

By Chris Hedges

Cornel West describes Obama as “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.” Continue

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via BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G: The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic By Chris Hedges.

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