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Police State America: Important News You Should Read and Share

Seymour Hersh: ‘Executive Assassination Ring’ Reported Directly to Cheney Office – Alternet 3/11/09

VIDEO: Police State – The Militarization of the Police Force in the USA – Global Research 7/5/09

Police State USA? – Hermes Press 4/21/09

A police state unquestionably exists when:

1. Federal executive and legislative powers make domestic spying on US citizens legal

2. Federal and state political and police mechanisms:

* Steal elections

* Shut down media coverage after they steal an election

* Serve the central government instead of serving the citizens

* Enforce the policies of the central government instead of responding primarily to criminal misdeeds

* Spy on and intimidate citizens

All these conditions now exist in the United States!

Democracy, Consensus and Mass Awareness — It’s Not What You Think – Survival Acres 5/11/09

A useful rant.

RED ALERT: The Total Takeover Of America Enters Its Final Phase  – PrisonPlanet 6/29/09

Top 10 Ways to Know You’re Living in a Medical Police State – Natural News 5/27/09 

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 – Project Censored 2/19/09  

Obama: The Emperor’s Seven Signing Statements – Global Research 7/3/09

Obama Issues Signing Statement On War Spending Bill –  Huffington Post 6/27/09

On Friday, President Obama signed a new war spending bill into law, but “not without taking a page from his predecessor and ignoring a few elements in the legislation,” the Hill reports.

The Obama administration announced in the statement it would disregard provisions of the legislation that, among other things, would compel the Obama administration to pressure the World Bank to strengthen labor and environmental standards and require the Treasury department to report to Congress on the activities of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

U.S.- Canada Border Security and Military Integration  – Global Research 6/22/09

Air Force tests missile in launch from Calif coast – AP/Mercury News 6/29/09

Pentagon Deploys Experimental Missile Shield to Hawaii – Wired 6/20/09

First came the attempted launch in April. Then, last month, Pyongyang detonated a test nuclear device, which may or may not have worked as planned. Now the Norks are threatening to launch another Taepodong-2 missile, with a 4,000-mile range, towards Hawaii — and Gates is pulling out all the stops, to prepare for an intercept.

That means sending Army Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense missile systems, still in development, to the islands, and deploying the SBX radar. Joint Chiefs vice chairman General James Cartwright said he was “90-plus percent” sure the U.S. could intercept a Nork missile, in the unlikely event it overflew U.S. territory.

Pentagon Rebrands Protest as “Low-Level Terrorism” – AntiFascist Calling 6/18/09

DNA databases prelude to return of eugenics? – Global Research 6/8/09

Obama’s “Open Government” Project Censors Popular Proposal to “End Imperial Presidency” – Alternet 6/4/09

Obama promises to suspend Habeas Corpus – Boing Boing 5/22/09

Obama Administration Targets Environmental and Animal Rights Activists as Eco-Terrorists  – Global Research 6/5/09

Police State Study Ranks US As 6th Worst In The World  – PrisonPlanet 5/12/09

Obama’s Plan for Dictatorship, Americans’ Nightmare  – Global Research 5/23/09

Obama Demands Right to Recruit Minors for Military – Atheo News 4/27/09

Humboldt County, California voters passed measures F and J last November prohibiting military recruiters from initiating contact with minors. Now the Obama administration is demanding that the law be overturned. A court hearing is scheduled for June 9 in Oakland, California. The measures which passed by a large margin allow recruitment to occur if the minor initiates contact. Federal government lawyers claim “irreparable harm” if the laws stand.

Almost half of Georgia Republicans back secession – Raw Story 5/1/09

Crisis as a Means to Building a Global Totalitarian State – Global Research 4/23/09

Obama’s New World Order  – Global Research 4/10/09

Pentagon preps for economic warfare – Politico 4/9/09

The Pentagon sponsors a war game that examines how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy.

The Costs of Empire: Can We Really Afford 1,000 Overseas Bases? – Alternet 3/10/09

US Justice Department memos: the specter of military dictatorship – Global Research 3/4/09

Cost of locking up Americans too high – Pew study – Reuters, UK 3/2/09

One in every 31 U.S. adults is in the corrections system, which includes jail, prison, probation and supervision, more than double the rate of a quarter century ago, according to a report released on Monday by the Pew Center on the States.

The study, which said the current rate compares to one in 77 in 1982, concluded that with declining resources, more emphasis should be put on community supervision, not jail or prison.

FBI use of Patriot Act authority spiked in ’08 – Raw Story 5/20/09

NYC rehearses for next terror attack; WTC ‘swarmed’ – Raw Story 5/17/09

Night chopper flights over L.A. are tied to military training – LA Times 6/26/09

Second 9/11 Envisaged by Homeland Security: Emergency Procedures in the Chicago Area – Global Research 4/13/09

Senate Rubber Stamps National Enslavement Bill – PrisonPlanet 3/24/09

Obama Defends Expansion Of Fed Powers  – CBS 6/23/09

President Obama defended his recent decision to give the Federal Reserve expanded oversight powers over the nation’s biggest financial institutions, during an exclusive interview with CBS’ The Early Show.  While his critics argue the Fed was partly responsible for letting reckless practices on Wall Street get out of control, the president disagreed.  “It wasn’t the Fed,” Mr. Obama said.

DOJ: AIPAC case witness was asked to ‘fake…suicide’ – Politico 6/23/09

Two people asked a Pentagon official cooperating with prosecutors in an investigation into the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to fake his own death to avoid testifying against two pro-Israel lobbyists charged in the case, according to the Justice Department.

Nafta Superhighway Returns From The Dead  – Global Research 7/4/09

House Passes the 1,200-page Climate Bill that Congress was Not Allowed to Read  – InfoWars 6/27/09

Objecting to the fact that 300 pages were added to the bill at 3 a.m., Minority leader John Boehner attempted a brief filibuster, giving time for colleagues and aides to scan the unread extra passages and present certain excerpts on the floor. Politico blasts his effort, reporting:

That wasn’t good enough for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who delayed the roll call vote by reading page-by-page through a 300-page managers’ amendment Democrats added at around 3 a.m. Friday. Boehner seemed to relish the hour-long stunt, picking out the bill’s most obscure language and then pontificating about what it might – or might not – mean.

Whose Country is it anyway? A political-economic oligarchy has taken over the United States of America – Global Research 7/3/09

George Carlin – “Who Really Controls America” – viaYouTube

Obama’s Czars “R” US! – Global Research 6/30/09

Real ID: A Real Warning on the Danger of Government – Campaign for Liberty

There was no reason to pass Real ID, and there is no reason to enact a replacement after state legislatures shot REAL ID to pieces. Nothing has happened since 2005 to make the government more trustworthy or to make liberty less valuable. It is vital that we never permit our rulers to treat all Americans like criminal suspects all the time. The government’s incompetence at protecting Americans must not be converted into a political entitlement to destroy all privacy.

US: Citizen or Consumer?  – Unobserver 7/3/09

A corporation is not a person. It is an abstraction: an organizational structure that feels no remorse and has no morality, no life, no soul. Yet the modern corporation – still just an arbitrary legal entity – enjoys the same rights as you or I. It has the right to free speech, to own property, to lobby government officials and protect against self-incrimination.

Michael Hudson’s Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of Imperial America – Dissident Voice 7/4/09

Harold Pinter to Obama. The US has supported every right wing military dictatorship in the World since World War II – Global Research 4/27/09

“The United States supported and in many cases engendered every right wing military dictatorship in the world after the end of the Second World War. I refer to Indonesia, Greece, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Haiti, Turkey, the Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador, and, of course, Chile. The horror the United States inflicted upon Chile in 1973 can never be purged and can never be forgiven.

Hundreds of thousands of deaths took place throughout these countries. Did they take place? And are they in all cases attributable to US foreign policy? The answer is yes they did take place and they are attributable to American foreign policy. But you wouldn’t know it.”

“The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” and What They May Be Planning Now – Global Research 6/1/09

Bilderberg 2009 Intel Already Proving Accurate  – PrisonPlanet 6/24/09

2009 is not even half over, but it seems the forecasts made by both Estulin and Tucker based on their 2009 Bilderberg sources are already proving to be accurate. In a phone interview conducted as this year’s conference was getting underway in Greece, Daniel Estulin warned The Corbett Report that the powers that be were preparing to run up the stock market one final time in order to draw the masses back into investing before crashing the market. Now, a worrying new report suggests that this is precisely the case as corporate executives start ditching their stocks at a rate not seen in years.

FLASHBACK – Bush Seeks Immunity for Violating War Crimes Act – Common Dreams 9/23/06

Thirty-two years ago, President Gerald Ford created a political firestorm by pardoning former President Richard Nixon of all crimes he may have committed in Watergate — and lost his election as a result. Now, President Bush, to avoid a similar public outcry, is quietly trying to pardon himself of any crimes connected with the torture and mistreatment of U.S. detainees.

RICE MAKES RICHARD NIXON CLAIM: WHEN PRESIDENT AUTHORIZES IT, IT’S NOT ILLEGAL – Raw Story 4/30/09 

Exclusive: Inside The Pentagon’s Idea Factory – TPMuckraker 3/10/09

Rahm Emanuel’s Think Tankers Enforce ‘Message Discipline’ Among ‘Liberals’ – Common Dreams 4/10/09

Over the past several weeks, independent journalists and anti-war activists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn, which portrayed themselves as anti-war during the Bush-era, are now supporting the escalation and continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief. CAP has been actively pounding the pavement in support of the escalation in Afghanistan, the rebranding of the Iraq occupation and, more recently, Obama’s bloated military budget, which the group said was “on target.” MoveOn has been silent on the escalation in Afghanistan and has devoted substantial resources to promoting a federal budget that includes a $21 billion increase in military spending from the Bush-era.

27,000 Work in Pentagon PR and Recruiting – Wired 2/13/09

“This year, the Pentagon will employ 27,000 people just for recruitment, advertising and public relations — almost as many as the total 30,000-person work force in the State Department.”

Tale of the secret Army tape – Salon 4/9/09

After a soldier taped a psychologist saying he’d been pressured not to diagnose PTSD, the Army launched an investigation. Read the details of how the Army declared itself innocent.

The panopticon economy – San Antonio Current 6/24/09

America’s top spy agency has taken over the former Sony microchip plant and is transforming it into a new data-mining headquarters — oddly positioned directly across the street from a 24-hour Walmart — where billions of electronic communications will be sifted in the agency’s mission to identify terrorist threats.

 

PREVIOUSLY:

Fascism Watch: Martial Law, Checkpoints, Internment Camps – 7/11/09

Fascism Watch: Mercenaries, Violation of Posse Comitatus, and Police Corruption – 7/11/09

Fascism Watch: Second Amendment Threats, Mandatory Service Brigades – 7/11/09

Fascism Watch: Torture and other Atrocities, Rendition and Indefinite Detention – 7/10/09

Fascism Watch: Spying & Wiretapping News – 7/9/09

Police State America: What Are They Planning Next? – 3/10/09

American Fascism: Advances of the Police State – 3/10/09

FEMA & Martial Law – 3/11/09

Cops Gone Wild! – 3/10/09

Fighting Back Against Fascism: Are these tactics effective? – 3/10/09

The Technology of Fascism – 3/10/09



The Global War of Terror: US Plans for Global Dominance

“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.”  – Jeannette Rankin

Collapsing the Economy in the Buildup to World War III: 11 of the Most Important Economic Events of the Last 11 Years  – Chyco 11/21/08

This is the first time I’ve been linked to this site.  This is a very well written article, and I’m still delving into the links.  I see myself spending quite a bit of time here in the future. (Link fixed)

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

Will International Law Reach Bush? – Consortium News 9/21/08

The Prosecution for War Crimes of President Bush – Global Research 10/13/08

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

A New Bretton Woods – Global Research 10/30/08

Bretton Woods II – A Roadmap – Merk Mutual Funds 11/11/08

New World Order: How Bretton Woods reshaped the world economy – BBC 11/14/08

What If US Collapses? Soviet Collapse Lessons Every American Needs To Know  – Madconomist 6/1/08

Bill Moyers Interviews former US Army Col. Andrew Bacevich – PBS 9/26/08

Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life

Fading American economic and military dominance: Lesser US role foreseen in 2025 – Global Research 11/20/08

FEMA  Executive Orders – The Forbidden Knowledge

 

OBAMA

The Foreign Policy of an Obama Administration – Global Research 11/12/08

Obama ‘to honour’ missile plans – BBC 11/8/08

US President-elect Barack Obama will go ahead with plans to build part of a missile defence system in Poland, Warsaw says

Obama versus Medvedev: Nuclear Standoff in New Europe – Global Research 11/9/08 

 

MOVES TO SOLIDIFY THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION

Canada seeks climate pact with USA – USA Today 11/6/08

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

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

Chapter Eleven of NAFTA Remains a Threat to National Sovereignty – Global Research 10/22/08 

U.S.-Canada Military Plan Could Place Troops in Each Other’s Country – The Progressive 11/17/08

U.S. Missile Shield Destined for the Dustbin? – Global Research 11/18/08

 

US INTERVENTION IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Washington secretly authorized military raids on 20 countries since 2004 – Global Research 11/13/08

Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda in Many Countries  – Global Research 11/11/08

The US Has 761 Military Bases Across the Planet, and We Simply Never Talk About It – Alternet 9/8/08

U.S. anti-terror covert ops – Global Research  11/18/08

Suit Charges U.S. Using Other Countries To Indefinitely Hold Terror Suspects – TP Muckraker 11/18/08

The ACLU is today filing a suit alleging that the Bush administration has asked other countries to hold terror suspects whom the U.S. lacks the evidence to charge.

Water the ‘new oil’ for US Army – Raw Story 10/8/08

Report: U.S. conducted secret ops in Pakistan, Syria – USA Today 11/9/08

Bush’s Last Bullet: Why the US Attacked Syria  – Global Research 11/7/08

Did the Raid Into Syria Signal the Death of International Law? – Alternet 10/30/08

If standard U.S. military doctrine claims any country can be declared “criminal” and lose its sovereignty, the answer is yes.

US military stages raid in Syria– Raw Story 10/27/08

US forces hit alleged smuggling network; Syria calls action ‘terrorist.’

U.S. Is Resupplying Lebanon’s Military – NYTimes 10/25/08

ECUADOR SAYS CIA INFILTRATED ITS MILITARY – Raw Story 10/31/08

Joint So. Korea, US military exercise – Raw Story 10/29/08

Abu Nidal, notorious Palestinian mercenary, ‘was a US spy’ – Independent, UK 10/25/08

US begins training Pakistani soldiers – Raw Story 10/23/08

Did the Secretary of Defense Threaten Russia and China? – Global Research 10/29/08

George C. Wilson : Perils of Pakistan: Will It Prove to be Obama’s Cambodia? – CounterPunch 11/18/08

Pakistan The Next US Target – Pakistan Daily via Uruknet 11/17/08

Italy PM argues state secrecy in CIA kidnap trial – Reuters 11/17/08

The letter dealt a potential blow to Italian prosecutors who are trying seven Italians and 26 Americans — the latter in absentia — for the alleged 2003 kidnap.  They are accused of seizing a terrorism suspect, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, in broad daylight on the streets of Milan and flying him to Egypt, where he says he was tortured and held for years without charge. 

US ‘abandoned’ nuke in Greenland – Raw Story 11/10/08

The United States abandoned a nuclear weapon beneath the ice in northern Greenland following a crash in 1968, a BBC investigation has found.

US nuke sub surprises Japanese port – Raw Story 11/10/08

Japan has protested to the United States after a U.S. nuclear submarine made an unannounced visit to one of its ports Monday.

 

US EMPIRE & MILITARY STRATEGY

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  

Bill and Kathleen Christison : The Making of Recent U.S. Middle East Policies: a New Study of Neocon Influence – CounterPunch 9/20/08

War and the Financial Crisis: Global Research’s Top 100 Stories – Global Research 10/6/08

Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit – Global Research 10/3/08

How to Train Death Squads and Quash Revolutions from San Salvador to Iraq – Global Research 10/8/08

Wikileaks has released a sensitive 219 page US military counterinsurgency 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, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, history making. 

Arno J. Mayer : The US Empire will Survive Bush – CounterPunch 10/29/08

“A Second 9/11”: An Integral Part of US Military Doctrine  – Global Research 10/31/08

Timeline of US Policy Disasters. – Global Research 9/29/08

Howard Zinn: American Empire Is ‘Crumbling’ – Alternet 9/11/08

Conn Hallinan : The Return of U. S. Death Squads – CounterPunch 9/10/08

Empire and Imperialism and the USA – Global Research 9/8/08

Military or Market-Driven Empire Building: 1950-2008  – Global Research 4/29/08

American Culture and the Demise of Empire – Global Research 5/1/08 

 

US WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY

The Army’s Totally Serious Mind-Control Project  – Time 9/14/08 

Hiroshima: The Lost Photographs  – Design Observer

In a dispassionate and scientific style, the seven hundred and one photographs inside the suitcase catalogued a city seared by a new form of warfare. The origin and purpose of the photographs were a mystery to the man who found them that night. Now, over sixty years after the bombing of Hiroshima, their story can be told.

Horror Of US Depleted Uranium In Iraq Threatens World  – Rense 4/29/05

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

Seven Close Calls in the Nuclear Age – Mental Floss 10/24/08

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

An offer they couldn’t refuse: The CIA & Hollywood – Guardian, UK 11/14/08

The CIA is often credited with ‘advice’ on Hollywood films, but no one is truly sure about the extent of its shadowy involvement.

Big Brother: Radio frequency (RF) “Geolocation” of “Opponents” of the New World Order – Global Research 10/20/08

DARPA: Advanced video spying? – Raw Story 10/20/08

Real-time streaming video of Iraqi and Afghan battle areas taken from above.

Submersible airplane, another DARPA ‘gotta have’ – CNet 10/9/08

DARPA’s “Gandalf” project aims to hone in on cellphones and track ’em – EnGadget 10/8/08

DARPA contract sets its sights on autonomous, gear carrying robots – EnGadget 10/29/08

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

Rape, Torture and Humiliation in Women’s Prisons: A Global State of Crisis – Alternet 9/23/08

Incarceration Nation: The Rise of a Prison-Industrial Complex – Dissident Voice 11/8/08

US: The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America – CorpWatch 10/14/08

US issues deadly robot choppers – Raw Story 11/11/08

 

PRISON CAMP UPDATES

Stephen Soldz : Guantánamo’s SERE Standard Operating Procedures – CounterPunch 10/13/08

Confessions of a former Guantánamo prosecutor – Salon 10/23/08

The inside story of a military lawyer who discovered stunning injustice at the heart of the Bush administration’s military commissions.

In Stunning Ruling, D.C. Judge Orders Release of Five Gitmo Prisoners – Alternet 11/20/08

Guantanamo prosecutor steps down – BBC 9/25/08

A US military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has resigned over what defence lawyers say is a row over ethical concerns.

    



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