December 2011 Archives

Ominous Parallels


"If you think Weimar Republic Germany is a long time ago and far away so it can't happen here, you are wrong. It can happen here, and unless something is done to stop it, it almost surely will happen here. It is happening already -- Thurman Hubbard

Is the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 now law?

Obama re-election headquarters in the Twin Cities, Minnesota

David Gespass, president of the National Lawyers Guild, calls this bill an "enormous attack on the U.S. and our heritage" and a "significant step" towards fascism.

Defence Act Affirms Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens

see also The Fast Hardening of Soft Fascism


"President Obama, who endorsed protection for courageous whistleblowers during his campaign, has been both unwilling to investigate crimes of the Bush administration and most willing to invoke the Espionage Act of 1917...

see The War Against Truth

Former CIA analyst Mel Goodman speaks at Illinois State University. (Photo by Ryan Denham/WJBC)

December 15, 2011: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY?


c/o Huffington Post:

The Senate passed a defense bill Thursday that authorizes indefinite detentions of American terrorism suspects, coincidentally acting on the controversial measure on the 220th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.

The bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, passed 86 to 13 and is expected to be signed quickly by President Obama, who withdrew a veto threat against the bill Wednesday. Six Democrats, six Republicans and one independent opposed the bill.

politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of this challenge
"Once this becomes law, you will be living in a different kind of America, one that no longer guarantees certain inalienable rights. Americans will have no rights whatsoever in America -- no due process, no First Amendment speech rights, no right to remain silent or to be tried by a jury of your peers. You will only have the right to a military tribunal with a military judge and a military lawyer... 

trashing everything in their path. VIDEO here.

Several hundred activists returned to Justin Herman Plaza Wednesday evening, where they re-established the camp taken down in the raid that started about 2am the previous night (Dec. 7).

In the words of one organizer, "OSF is very much alive and kicking, whether they raid us or not. This is an opportunity to recruit."


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