Keeping Track of the Fascists: The American Police State
December 15, 2007, 2:25 pm
Filed under: collapse, fascism, illegal, news, politics, war profiteering

Mayor of Salt Lake City Stands Up For America (OpEd News)

“To President Bush, to Vice President Cheney, to other members of the Bush Administration (past and present), to a majority of Congress, including Utah’s entire congressional delegation, and to much of the mainstream media: “You have failed us miserably and we won’t take it anymore.”

Guaranteed to send chills down your spine. 


The Bush administration intends to slash counterterrorism funding for police, firefighters and rescue departments across the country by more than half next year (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) 

Canadian Judge Invalidates Country’s Refugee Treaty With U.S. (Bloomberg)

EXCERPT: “Canada’s treaty with the U.S. on the treatment of refugees is illegal because the U.S. doesn’t comply with conventions protecting asylum seekers and sometimes sends people to countries where they may be tortured, a Canadian judge said.”


The HomeGrown Terrorism Prevention Act: A Tutorial in Orwellian NewSpeak(OpEd News)

EXCERPT: “Anyone doubting the Orwellian nature of an Act  that equates anti-globalists and environmentalists with al Qaida terrorists will do well to read Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” and to acquaint themselves with the fate of Winston Smith in 1984.” 


US Defense Secretary Robert Gates called Monday for a dramatic increase in spending on civilian efforts to project US “soft power” globally through diplomacy, foreign aid and public relations. (Raw Story)


U.S. claims rights to kidnap anyone, anywhere in the world (Times, UK)


President Bush this month issued his first signing statement since the Democratic takeover of Congress, reserving the right to bypass 11 provisions in a military appropriations bill under his executive powers. (Boston Globe) 


Talkin’ World War III: Return of the Repressed (Slate)


Just months after being forced to quit the World Bank, Wolfowitz will be named to top State Department position under Condoleeza Rice that doesn’t require confirmation (Reuters)


Interview with Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers) on U.S. Shadow Governments (BuzzFlash, InfoPlease and Washington Post)


Homeland Security Reports Details Massive Failures and Billions Wasted (CREW: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington)

Highlights on their new website: HomelandSecurityForSale.org 


Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI)  Reveals Secret Department of Justice Legal Memos: Bush Determines What Is Constitutional (via MParent, with video)


CNN’s Cafferty: “Another law broken and nobody is doing a damn thing about it

With video and transcript.  Since there are so many crimes being committed, I’ll just tell you, he’s referring to the 10,000,000 emails deleted by the White House. 


Supreme Court to Review Courts’ Wartime Reach (NYTimes)


‘Well-informed source’ tells CBS the CIA torture tapes were destroyed to avoid criminal prosecution (via Think Progress)


It Takes (Out) A Village: Illegitimate American Power (NEWSC blog)


TV Journalist Undergoes Waterboarding (AOL Video)


Naomi Wolf: America’s Fascist Coup Owes Legacy to Bush’s Grandfather (Prison Planet)

EXCERPT: “Author Naomi Wolf, who made headlines earlier this year after she identified the ten steps to fascism that were being followed to a tee by the Bush administration, spoke publicly for the first time yesterday about the origins of what we see unfolding today, Prescott Bush’s attempt to launch a Nazi coup in 1930’s America.”


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