Abby Martin interviews Dan Johnson, founder of People Against the NDAA, about the National Defense Authorization Act and its language that allows the military to indefinitely detain American citizens and what local…
As we enter another year of drone strikes, cyber-warfare, espionage, pre-emptive strikes, funding of coups, instigation, and still those combat boots on the ground, many Americans are shaking the daze of election-year,…
Last night at the presidential debate at Hofstra University, Luke Rudkowski got a chance to talk to Obama’s representative congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the Spin Room.
Republican Governor Bob McDonnell and representative for Romney during the Presidential debates, spoke to Sierra Adamson about his state of Virginia nullifying the NDAA.
Reports Bob Van Voris and Patricia Hurtado on Bloomberg:
Opponents of a U.S. law they claim may subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism persuaded a federal judge to temporarily block the measure.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan ruled in favor of a group of writers and activists who sued President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Defense Department, claiming a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law Dec. 31, puts them in fear that they could be arrested and held by U.S. armed forces.
The complaint was filed Jan. 13 by a group including former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges. The plaintiffs contend a section of the law allows for detention of citizens and permanent residents taken into custody in the U.S. on “suspicion of providing substantial support” to people engaged in hostilities against the U.S., such as al-Qaeda.
Via Russia Today:
Last week the case against the National Defense Authorization Act was presented to a judge in New York. One of the plaintiffs in the case has decided to sue the Obama administration claiming that by simply doing his job he could be arrested and detained indefinitely due to the nature of his work, reporting. Chris Hedges, columnist for TruthDig, joins us to explain how his day in court went.
Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media: The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 breezed through Congress and headed to the White House, even though public opposition to parts of the bill, now…
Via Media Roots:
Abby & Robbie Martin discuss the age of information in the 21st century and philosophize what the ability to instantaneously connect with people worldwide has done to modern society; the subjectivity of “truth” as history becomes re-written with every passing generation; Alan Moore v. Frank Miller on Occupy Wall Street; The passing of the new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allows the indefinite detention of American citizens; the GOP race as a parody of itself with the candidates running and how voting for Ron Paul would be a fun social experiment if nothing else than to spoil the GOP primary.
Fantastic and timely discussion of our current state of affairs on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast:
Congressman Jim McDermott: “Those Things In The Bill Of Rights Are Being Taken Away From All Of Us!”
One more reason to vote for Ron Paul. The only candidate even speaking out over this absolute travesty of justice. Fox News fails to mention that this bill enables indefinite detention of…
The military detention provisions are written in impenetrable legal and military jargon and incorporated into an obscure section of the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012”.