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Recent Advances of the American Police State

MUST READ ARTICLES

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 – ProjectCensored.org

War, Waste, and Moneylenders: factoring social and economic instability into ecological catastrophe and the decline of western civilization – MongaBay 11/12/08

Democrats Cover Up Bush Era War Crimes – Global Research  11/18/08

New Agreement Plans for Canadian Military in U.S., and U.S. Military in Canada – The Progressive 11/17/08 

Debunked: Ten Conservative Myths About National Security – OurFuture.org 9/12/08

RAND Lobbies Pentagon: Start War To Save U.S. Economy  – PrisonPlanet 10/30/08

“According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.”…”Reportedly, the RAND proposal brazenly urged that a new war could be launched to benefit the economy, but stressed that the target country would have to be a major influential power, and not a smaller country on the scale of Afghanistan or Iraq.”

US defense secretary expands pre-emptive war doctrine to include nuclear strikes – WSWS 10/30/08

100 items to disappear first in a crisis – The Power Hour

The Threat of Nuclear War Grows – Global Research 11/4/08

Censorship in the Western Media: What they Don’t Want You to Know – Global Research 11/5/08

FEMA  Executive Orders – The Forbidden Knowledge

 

ADVANCEMENTS OF THE POLICE STATE – US TROOPS ON US SOIL

Three states subjected to ‘martial law sweeps’ – InfoWars 4/18/08

Two More U.S. Military Units Assigned For Homeland Security  – PrisonPlanet 11/4/08

What Is NorthCom Up To? – Progressive 11/13/08

This week and into next, NorthCom and NORAD are conducting a joint exercise called “Vigilant Shield ’09.” 

Elite combat brigade for homeland security missions raises ire of ACLU – Colorado Independent 11/4/08

“In the next three years the military plans to activate and train an estimated 4,700 service members for specialized domestic operations, according to Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of U.S. Northern Command, which was created in 2002 for homeland defense missions,” reports the Colorado Independent.
This was originally forbidden by what’s known by the Posse Comitatus Act, which maintained separations between police and military.  This division was ended by the ‘John Warner Defense Authorization Act’ in 2006.  Then, it was repealed in the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year of 2008.  However, Bush issued a signing statement saying he didn’t feel bound by the repeal.

“Defending the Homeland”, Major Counterterrorism Exercises: What Is NorthCom Up To? – Global Research 11/16/08

Lou Dobbs: Major Public Concerns Of Martial Law In The U.S. & Army Denies Claims – YouTube 10/25/08

 

ADVANCEMENTS OF THE POLICE STATE – CHECKPOINTS AND UNLAWFUL DETENTION, DISARMAMENT, AND TORTURE

Three states subjected to ‘martial law sweeps’ – InfoWars 4/18/08

Texas eyes driver’s license checkpoints  – Raw Story 11/12/08

Lawmakers say move would be unauthorized immigration policymaking.

Taser creates crowd control weapon – BlogTown 10/7/08

Sheriff begins taking away concealed weapons permits – Orange County (CA) Register 10/9/08

Chicago police torture probe widens – Raw Story 10/25/08

The War on Pot Is a War on Young People – Alternet 10/17/08

America: The World’s Worst Prison State – Statistics – LibertyForLife

Court refuses to end DC checkpoints – Raw Story 10/31/08

EXCLUSIVE: NUMBER OF JUVENILES HELD AT GITMO ALMOST DOUBLE OFFICIAL PENTAGON FIGURE – Raw Story 11/21/08

Benjamin G. Davis : Ending Torture; Prosecuting the Torturers – CounterPunch 11/20/08  

Bush Administration Committed War Crimes Against Prisoners, Reveals Physicians for Human Rights  – PrisonPlanet 11/4/08

JUDGE: BUSH ADM. CAN WITHHOLD TORTURE DOCS – Raw Story 10/29/08

The New Technology of Repression – Consortium News 10/30/08

NRA to settle suit over Katrina gun seizures – AP/Yahoo 10/8/08

Families of the Victims Tortured by Chicago Detectives Rejoice at First Arrest – Alternet 10/27/08

A 25-year fight to bring Jon Burge and detectives who tortured at least 150 black men into confession to justice reaches a crucial stage.

Liddy advises listeners: “[N]o matter what law they pass, do not — repeat, not — ever register any of your firearms” – Media Matters 11/14/08

On the November 13 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, G. Gordon Liddy repeatedly advised people not to register their firearms, saying: “The first thing you do is, no matter what law they pass, do not — repeat, not — ever register any of your firearms.”

Scan of WWII US internment camp for Japanese Americans – Boing Boing 11/12/08

Aquila was a yearbook for Japanese American high school students interned in a camp during WWII. The University of California has scans of two editions.  

SPYING & SURVEILLANCE

Pointing the US Surveillance Apparatus at the American People – Global Research 11/1/08

Main Core: New Evidence Reveals Top Secret Government Database Used in Bush Spy Program – Democracy Now 7/25/08

Feds can track cellular phones without telecoms’ help  – Raw Story 11/17/08

Space-Based Domestic Spying: Kicking Civil Liberties to the Curb – Global Research 11/9/08

TSA “behavior detection” is wrong more than 99 percent of the time – Boing Boing 11/17/08

Are You a ‘Violent Extremist’? FBI’s Analytical Lexicon Lowers the Bar  – AntiFascist Calling 10/31/08

We are all suspects.

 

 

 

Cameras to fight terrorism in NY – Raw Story 11/19/08 

New York Police Fight U.S. Over Eavesdropping – NYTimes 11/19/08 

 

OTHER FASCIST MOVES

Theater of War: Portrait of a Homeland Security State [Photo Slideshow Included] – Alternet 11/22/08

A disturbing collections of photographs that illustrate the grip of fierce nationalism that is a primary indicator of a fascist state.

Could Bush Invoke Executive Privilege After Leaving Office? – TPMuckraker 11/13/08 

 

 

 

Unsettling Signs: Buzzwords, Politics and US Elections  – Global Research 11/14/08

Court Rules Against White House in Missing E-Mails Case – IntelDaily 11/12/08

Military investigates amnesia beams – Raw Story 10/31/08

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