Posts Tagged ‘Republic’

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Look for the missiles to fly, and the barrage of anti-Russian propaganda to propel us again toward the nuclear brink.

Zakharchenko has announced the creation of Ruthenia
This is a new state with its own flag, constitution, and the capital of Donetsk.

The head of the People’s Republic of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko announced the creation of a new state – the Ukraine. According to him, this decision was made by the former regions of Ukraine (excluding Crimea).

House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on "Potential Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)"

NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans’ calls and emails – Clapper

So yes, Virginia, you do live in an unaccountable police state that can listen to all your private communications without adhering to the law.  And there’s not a God damned thing you can do about it.

  • NSA used ‘back door’ to search Americans’ communications
  • Director of national intelligence confirms use of new legal rule
  • Data collected under ‘Prism’ and ‘Upstream’ programs

 

“These queries were performed pursuant to minimization procedures approved by the Fisa court and consistent with the statute and the fourth amendment.

BULLSHIT.

 

Anyone who can actually read English can deduce that this was illegal:

4th Amendment to the Constitution

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Lock up Clapper, Alexander… Obama.

 

 

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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Senators Outraged CIA May Have Spied on Intelligence Committee

Note that this is completely separate and a different matter than the NSA electronic wiretapping of the same congress.

“These allegations have serious constitutional implications that go to the heart of the separation of powers, and I intend to monitor the situation closely,” Leahy said.

CIA head Brennan threatens the Intelligence Committee!

CIA and senators in bitter dispute over Capitol Hill spying claims

“John Brennan, the director of the CIA, said the claims by members of the Senate intelligence committee were “spurious” and “wholly unsupported by the facts”, and went as far as suggesting the committee itself may have been guilty of wrongdoing.”

That’s fascism on display.  The secret bowels of state power are unaccountable and will remain so.  Calling them to task, as with the torture felonies, will bring retribution.

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Washington’s Blog kicks ass:, documents everything

Is This the REAL Reason for the Government Spying On Americans?