Posts Tagged ‘civil liberties’

British Royal Air Force personnel wait in a bunker wearing full Nuclear Biological and Chemical suit..

The CBP’s pandemic response document, obtained by The Nation, reveals that the CBP’s pandemic directive “allows the agency to actively surveil and detain individuals suspected of carrying the illness indefinitely.”

This is another unconstitutional power grab.

Following this order, HHS officials with the appropriate security clearances held meetings on coronavirus response at the department’s Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF), which are facilities “usually reserved for intelligence and military operations” and — in HHS’ case — for responses to “biowarfare or chemical attacks.” Several officials who spoke to Reuters noted that the classification decision prevented key experts from participating in meetings and slowed down the ability of HHS and the agencies it oversees, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to respond to the crisis by limiting participation and information sharing.

 

US Intel Agencies Played Unsettling Role in Classified and “9/11-like” Coronavirus Response Plan

 

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A review of the Facebook accounts of thousands of officers around the US — the largest database of its kind — found officers endorsing violence against Muslims, women, and criminal defendants.

“Good Day for a Choke Hold”
In Philadelphia, which has roughly 6,600 officers, the Plain View Project identified 1,073 on Facebook, about a third of whom had made troubling posts or comments.

 

So, “freedom” is a fascist police state and “liberty” means unaccountable badges attacking citizens with impunity…

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YANG AT CNN TOWN HALL (35:50)

Not only is Yang completely against the 1st Amendment, this corporate stooge props up fucking CNN as a bastion of truth that has nothing to worry about from his future regime!!!

This incompetent, malignant clown needs to go away asap.

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ACLU wins in court, but the government will likely ignore it and appeal.

We filed this lawsuit days after Edward Snowden’s first revelations two years ago, challenging the constitutionality of the NSA’s mass collection of Americans’ phone records. This is the first appeals court ruling on the program.

The impact of this ruling will extend far beyond the mass phone records program and call into question the legality of many other government mass surveillance programs – and truly demonstrate the need for systemic reform.

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The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Promoting Global Tyranny Run By Corporations. Here’s How to Stop Them

YELL AT CONGRESS:

(Send a different letter each day.)

This unconstitutional menace is arguably the greatest betrayal in history, but of course there is also the Bush regime’s 9/11, so we essentially live in an age of monumental Machiavellian abominations.

The “Trans Pacific Partnership” would end the USA as a sovereign state. The laws passed by Congress and state governments would be challenged into non-existence by supreme corporations. These multinationals will claim that all regulations that hurt their desired profits are against the rules: labor laws, environmental protections, consumer protections, ANY protections of the citizenry will be abolished over time. It’s the same trend that’s been occurring, but on steroids.

The Constitution says that only our Congress can make laws here, not foreign corporations. This is absurd on its face and arguably treasonous.

Barack Obama is now an enemy of the US, and he–and anyone supporting this TPP sham–should be impeached immediately.

Parts of the TPP won’t be declassified for four years … even if it’s passed:

The TPP Investment Chapter … is classified and supposed to be kept secret for four years after the entry into force of the TPP agreement or, if no agreement is reached, for four years from the close of the negotiations.

Ron Kirk, until recently Mr. Obama’s top trade official, was remarkably candid about why he opposed making the text public: doing so, he suggested to Reuters, would raise such opposition that it could make the deal impossible to sign.

Senator Elizabeth Warren notes:

Supporters of the deal say to me, “They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.”

…However, under agreements like the TPP, these provisions apply to and override the laws of modern, stable, developed countries with democratic governance and fair court systems. The corporate representatives negotiating modern trade agreements see such democratically run governments as “burdensome” and chaotic, introducing “uncertainties” and “interfering” or “meddling” with the corporate order. As one supporter of these ISDS provisions put it, they protect corporations from “the waves of madness that occasionally flit through the population.”

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10 Shocking Reasons to End the Drug War
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Oregonian arrested for filming SWAT raid (VIDEO)

Oregon man arrested for filming stormtrooper raid.

“Quit resisting us.”

Fuck you. Filming the militarized stormtroopers is now called “interference,” a bogus charge that has no correlation to reality.

 

 

The police state we’ve been telling you about is here. Go back to tapping about nothing.

 

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Corporate partners with FBI infiltrate non-profits, commit dirty tricks, hacking, and worse…

One out of Every Four Activists Could Be a Corporate Spy
| Nafeez Ahmed Breaks the Set

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Clockwise from top left, eight of the people who have signed the petition: Hanif Kureishi, Björk, Arundhati Roy, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Tom Stoppard, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis

Guardian:

World’s leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft
• 500 signatories include five Nobel prize winners
• Writers demand ‘digital bill of rights’ to curb abuses

Numbers of Surveillance Cameras Continue to Rise

MCCLATCHY:

Federal officials gathered the information from the customer records of two men who were under criminal investigation for purportedly teaching people how to pass lie detector tests. The officials then distributed a list of 4,904 people – along with many of their Social Security numbers, addresses and professions – to nearly 30 federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Food and Drug Administration…

t turned out, however, that many people on the list worked outside the federal government and lived across the country. Among the people whose personal details were collected were nurses, firefighters, police officers and private attorneys, McClatchy learned. Also included: a psychologist, a cancer researcher and employees of Rite Aid, Paramount Pictures, the American Red Cross and Georgetown University…

The case comes to light amid revelations that the NSA, in an effort to track foreign terrorists, has for years been stockpiling the data of the daily telephone and Internet communications of tens of millions of ordinary Americans. Though nowhere near as massive as the NSA programs, the polygraph inquiry is another example of the federal government’s vast appetite for Americans’ personal information and the sweeping legal authority it wields in the name of national security.

“This is increasingly happening – data is being collected by the federal government for one use and then being entirely repurposed for other uses and shared,” said Fred Cate, an Indiana University-Bloomington law professor who specializes in information privacy and national security. “Yet there is no constitutional protection for sharing data within the government.”