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Police State America: Fascism on the Move

Video: Domestic military operations at Camp Pendleton – via MParent 7/28/08

26,000 Pastors for Martial Law Continuity of Government – PrisonPlanet 7/17/08 

Terror profiling without evidence considered in U.S. – USA Today 7/3/08

 

Police State, take one step forward: Hundreds of police, firefighters, paramedics and even utility workers have been trained and recently dispatched as “Terrorism Liaison Officers” in Colorado and a handful of other states to hunt for “suspicious activity” — and are reporting their findings into secret government databases. – via Metafilter 6/29/08

 

Continuity of Government planning has already superseded the Constitution as a higher authority – GeorgeWashington blog 5/8/08

 

The Last Round-Up: Is the government compiling a secret list of citizens to detain under martial law? – Global Research 6/6/08

Chertoff says more anti-terrorism laws needed, and people need to stop questioning all these laws – BlackListed News 5/5/08

“Measure of America” report documents social decay of the United States – Global Research 7/20/08

 

Exposing Bush’s historic abuse of power – Salon 7/23/08

“Salon has uncovered new evidence of post-9/11 spying on Americans. Obtained documents point to a potential investigation of the White House that could rival Watergate.
Editor’s note: This article is part of a Salon investigative series on spying inside the United States by the Bush administration. Research support for the article was provided by the Nation Institute Investigative Fund.”

 

Immigration Raids: Harbinger of Police State? – FireDogLake 5/25/08

Senate bill would restrict Bush from secret executive orders – Raw Story 8/1/08

Prison labor in the United States – Salon July 2008

“Tens of thousands of US inmates are paid from pennies to minimum wage—minus fines and victim compensation—for everything from grunt work to firefighting to specialized labor. Here’s a sampling of what they make, and for whom.”
Including mega-corps like Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Starbucks and Victoria’s Secret.  What the difference between this and slavery?

 

The New York Times: Making Nuclear Extermination Respectable – Global Research 7/30/08 

 

Privatization of Mexican Oil Will Advance SPP Objectives – Global Research 7/30/08

 

Bush’s order expands role of national intelligence chief – USA Today 7/31/08

“We have secret laws governing secret agencies that are engaging in secret spying against Americans, and they’re using our own tax dollars to do it. This isn’t keeping us safer it’s only making all Americans suspects in the eyes of the government,” said Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU’s legislative office in Washington.

Video: Eight reasons even the innocent shouldn’t talk to the police – Disloyal Opposition 7/26/08

New US defense strategy centers on ‘long war’ – AFP/Raw Story 7/31/08

 

Justice Department asks court to keep wiretapping challenges secret – Raw Story 7/30/08

“The administration also asked that the court refuse to accept legal briefs from anyone other than the Justice Department itself.”

 

Over 400 forms used by the NSA – MemoryHole.org 7/29/08

 

The Military Industrial Complex: It’s much later than you think – Global Research 7/29/08

 

Justice Department authorized CIA to torture prisoners in its custody – Global Research 7/30/08

 

The Bush Administration’s Secret Biowarfare Agenda – Global Research 7/28/08
A must-read. Includes a detailing of the crimes of the Bush administration, and a brief history of biowarfare.

Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America – North American Congress on Latin America 7/1/08

Private Spies: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing – Global Research 8/2/08

The Vast and Dangerous Transfer of American Spying to Mercenary Companies – Alternet 7/28/08

Torture Teachers – Salon 6/29/08

An Army document proves that Guantánamo interrogators were taught by instructors from a military school that trains U.S. soldiers how to resist torture.
“The administration also asked that the court refuse to accept legal briefs from anyone other than the Justice Department itself.”

 

North American Union: The Dream is ‘Dead’ – WorldNetDaily 7/28/08

“Father of alignment of US, Mexico, Canada says secret plan has been killed by left, right”

 

Prosecution of George W. Bush by the International Criminal Court – Global Research 7/17/08

 

The Bush Administration’s Secret Biowarfare Agenda – Global Research 7/28/08
A must-read. Includes a detailing of the crimes of the Bush administration, and a brief history of biowarfare.

 

Secret ‘War on Terror’ Prison on Diego Garcia Confirmed – AntiWar.com 8/2/08 

 

US citizens in military brigs – AP/Raw Story 5/24/08

 

Federal government, private lab, assert that they have no duty under Florida law to protect the public from an anthrax attack – local ABC station 5/6/08

 

Ex-cop: Officers routinely lied to obtain search warrants – Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5/8/08

 

Massachusetts police to get black uniforms to instill ‘sense of fear’ – FoxNews 4/24/08

 

US not as ‘free’ as touted – Washington Times 5/4/08

EXCERPTS: “The U.S. political system is, at best, “a work in progress” according to an evaluation from the pro-democracy group Freedom House, which finds significant flaws in the U.S. criminal justice system, counterterrorism strategies and the treatment of minorities and immigrants…. “Generally speaking, the controversies over counterterrorism policies can be traced to the Bush administration’s assertion of a degree of executive authority that is extraordinary even in wartime,” says the report, which finds that broad electronic surveillance affects millions, and law enforcement has “overreached” in terrorism cases.”

 

Americans are living (and dying) in a militarized police state – American Chronicle 5/5/08

 

Propaganda photos of the WWII Japanese internment camps in the US (War Relocation Authority / The Online Archive of California / Bancroft Library)

 

Sean Gonsalves: How the Government Is Passing Secret Laws – Alternet 5/19/08

 

Has the Battle for America Begun? – Global Research 5/14/08

“This article contains several forecasts, including the possible start of a major war with unforeseeable consequences, if the U.S. should happen to attack Iran.”

 

Senate Moves Forward on Orwellian “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act” – Dissident Voice 5/15/08

 

Unmarked chopper patrols New York City from above – AP/Yahoo 5/24/08

 

Washington DC cops will begin patrolling with ASSAULT RIFLES later this month – Washington Times 5/9/08

Police in Miami and Los Angeles already use the weapons, and Chicago police have plans to use them in the near future.

 

Government in Secret – Sen. Russ Feingold in LA Times 5/8/08

EXCERPT: “Congress should pass legislation to require the administration to alert Congress when the law created by Justice Department opinions ignores or even violates the laws passed by Congress, and to require public notice when it is waiving or modifying a published executive order. Congress and the public shouldn’t have to wonder whether the executive branch is following the laws that are on the books or some other, secret law.”

 

Marines in combat exercise in Indianapolis – IndyStar 5/28

 

Martial Law on the Installment Plan – Freedom in Our Time blog 5/29/08

Constitutional history and its’ relevance today

 

Cops and Customs Agents caught drug smuggling – PrisonPlanet 5/29/08

 

60 Minutes lies and the Ray Gun kills: the truth about the Active Denial System – via MParent 6/3/08

 

Marines to begin martial law training in Indianapolis – Daily Newscaster 6/3/08

 

Government “Strike Teams” Invade Homes, Harass Flood Victims – with video, PrisonPlanet 6/18/08
EXCERPT: “Shocking footage out of Cedar Rapids Iowa shows cops and government employee “strike teams” breaking into houses of flood victims and threatening anyone who questions their actions in complete violation of the 4th amendment right that protects against unlawful search and seizure. No warrant, no knock home invasions are being carried out on the flimsy pretext of “checking for structural damage” as cops harass and threaten with arrest people who refuse to have their homes ransacked by thugs in uniforms. Cedar Rapids police chief Greg Graham promised residents over the weekend that “Law enforcement officers are not entering homes,” and that firefighters would only enter homes through unlocked doors and windows yet the video clearly shows locked houses being broken in to.”

 

How to train death squads and quash revolutions from San Salvador to you – Trews.org 6/17/08

EXCERPT: “Wikileaks has obtained a sensitive US military counter-insurgency manual. The manual, Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces (1994, 2004), may be critically described as “What we learned about running death squads and propping up corrupt government in Latin America and how to apply it to other places”. Its contents are both history defining for Latin America and, given the continued role of US Special Forces in the suppression of insurgencies and guerilla movements world wide, history making.”
 
“The document, which has been verified, is official US Special Forces doctrine. It directly advocates training paramilitaries, pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control and restrictions on labor unions & political parties. It directly advocates warrantless searches, detainment without charge and the suspension of habeas corpus. It directly advocates bribery, employing terrorists, false flag operations, concealing human rights abuses from journalists, and extensive use of “psychological operations” (propaganda) to make these and other “population & resource control” measures palatable.”

 

Police State USA: Spying as Law of the Land – Global Research 7/11/08

 

Guide to FISA – BoingBoing 7/15/08

 

FISA ‘compromise’ completes transformation of US into full police state – Uruknet 7/11/08

   

Whistleblower: FISA ‘compromise’ advances police state agenda – Raw Story 6/29/08

 

Guide to FISA – BoingBoing 7/15/08

 

The Unitary Executive Congress – Huffington Post 7/10/08

EXCERPT: “The collapse also reflected a weakness of collective character. The fourth amendment sets up a law no executive may stand above: a law that forbids the trawling by the government for information against citizens without probable cause. It says every warrant must be supported by an oath or affirmation which particularly describes the place to be searched, and the things to be seized. Under pressure (but a very general not a particular pressure), the Democrats showed that, for them, the fourth amendment is dispensable in a way in which social security is not dispensable.The new law has these important effects: (1) It reaffirms the president’s right to order individual taps as well as massive data mining, on foreign targets and on American citizens with foreign contacts whom the president finds suspicious. (2) It extends from three days to a week the period during which he can spy on a person or many people, abroad or in this country, without telling anyone. (3) It contracts the authority of the FISA court from approval of individual warrants to approval of the general procedures used in surveillance. (4) It replaces the FISA court, as the single approver of individual warrants, with the inspectors general at the government agencies and departments; most of all (it would seem) the inspector general of the NSA. (5) It narrows the investigation around the telecom immunity lawsuits from a sifting for possible violations of the law by the president in seeking warrantless wiretaps — and by the telecoms in supplying those wiretaps — to the bare question whether the president had attached a note from a legal authority in requesting help with his searches and seizures. Not “Was it illegal and did the president and telecoms know it was illegal?”, but rather, “Did he get a lawyer to sign for it?” has become the question for a court to decide. (6) Not the FISA court but a district court will answer that question for all the lawsuits covering the years 2001-2005. 
The public controversy has centered on the campaign by libertarian groups against immunity for the telecoms. But the catastrophe of this legislation resides in title I: the content of items (3) and (4). The power of approval, inspection, and denial of warrants has, under the terms of the new law, swung over almost entirely from the FISA court to the various inspectors general.”

 

Privacy’s Twlight: The Rise of the Total Surveillance Society – Reality Catcher blog 7/10/08

EXCERPT: “Even though the old FISA law, enacted in 1978 as a response to the abuses perpetrated by the Nixon administration, created a court which, over a 30-year period, approved nearly 20,000 wiretapping warrants while rejecting perhaps a half-dozen, according to the Times, and in any case, the government can wiretap first and get permission later in moments of crisis, that wasn’t enough for Bush and an eerily compliant Congress. The new bill, the Times said, makes it much easier to spy on Americans at home, reduces the courts’ powers and grants immunity to the companies that turned over Americans’ private communications without a warrant.
The new FISA bill, now the law of the land thanks to an imperial president and a spineless Congress, allows the government to bypass the FISA court entirely and collect large amounts of Americans’ communications without a warrant simply by declaring that it is doing so “for reasons of national security.” “It cuts the vital “foreign power” provision from FISA, never mentions counterterrorism and defines national security so broadly that experts think the term could mean almost anything a president wants it to mean,” the Times noted.”
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It’s very useful articles.

You’ve done a good job

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Comment by Moving

oops.

mparent link incorrect:

see

http://mparent7777-1.livejournal.com/1066113.html

your post reposted here:

http://mparent7777-1.livejournal.com/1263562.html

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Comment by marc

Oops indeed! The link is now corrected – thanks!

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