Posts Tagged ‘Chris Hedges’

Totalitarianism

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‘Last thing US wants in the world is democracy. It wants control’

Posters Hanging in House of Trade Unions

 

Chris Hedges and other plaintiffs try in vain to keep the Obama military machine in check, even as the government claims the right to snatch and grab anyone on earth without DUE PROCESS OF LAW…

Fighting the Militarized State

If Section 1021(b)(2) is not struck down by the Supreme Court it will effectively overturn nearly 150 years of case law that repeatedly holds that the military has no jurisdiction over civilians. A U.S. citizen charged by the government with “substantially supporting” al-Qaida, the Taliban or those in the nebulous category of “associated forces” will be lawfully subject to extraordinary rendition on U.S. soil. Arrested citizens will languish in military jails, in the language of Section 1021(b)(2), until “the end of hostilities.”

This obliteration of the right to due process and a fair hearing in a court of law, along with the mass surveillance that has abolished our right to privacy, will be the legal foundation of our militarized, corporate state. Judge Forrest warned in her 112-page opinion that whole categories of Americans could, under this law, be subject to seizure by the military. She drew parallels between Section 1021(b)(2) and Korematsu v. United States, the 1944 Supreme Court ruling that supported the government’s use of the military to detain 110,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps during World War II. Our case offers the court an opportunity, as several lawyers have pointed out, to not only protect almost 150 years of domestic law that forbids the military to carry out domestic policing but to repudiate the shameful Korematsu decision.

May as well add unaccountable torture, unlimited surveillance and show trials to the list of citizen grievances against Obama Incorporated.

 

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Hedges continues on Breaking the Set, mentioning totalitarianism.

 

 

 

 

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Chris Hedges: NDAA Lawsuit Thrown Out!
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AIPAC Corruption

 

How Kerry Sold Out, California Bans NDAA, Lavish Bribes for Congress, Financing Syria War

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Stone apologizes repeatedly for wild NSA claims, taking everything said by the government at face value.  Chris Hedges shows him up.  Stone also has connections to Obama and Obama administration.

Democracy Now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKmkxptPLSw

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The military injustice system continues its unbroken record of politically motivated show trials with officially-decreed results guaranteed.

 

“FORT MEADE, Md. — The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. The Army private first class is not permitted to argue that he had a moral and legal obligation under international law to make public the war crimes he uncovered. The documents that detail the crimes, torture and killing Manning revealed, because they are classified, have been barred from discussion in court, effectively removing the fundamental issue of war crimes from the trial.

Manning is forbidden by the court to challenge the government’s unverified assertion that he harmed national security…” (more)

 

Sounds a lot like the case of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Society:

 

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So which side of history is Obama’s government on?

Which side are you on?

 

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Chris Hedges on fascism, propaganda, corruption–

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlnlc4CqhFM&feature=player_embedded