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Habeas Corpus, what’s that?

Last year, US District Judge Katherine Forrest made a final ruling that Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial – was unconstitutional and therefore unlawful. Government … Continue reading

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Rule, Britannia

Yesterday, David Miranda, a Brazilian citizen, was detained for nine hours at Heathrow Airport while transiting from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro. Miranda is the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who’s breaking the Edward Snowden stories. It seems certain … Continue reading

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A long, dark night of the soul

I have the greatest respect for Glenn Greenwald, but the story he broke this week was not really news (here). It’s been widely known for a long time now that just about all electronic communication is recorded by the US … Continue reading

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The NDAA lawsuit – it’s not looking good

In September of last year, US District Judge Katherine Forrest made a final ruling that Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial – was unconstitutional and … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill will be turning in his grave

Last month Julian Assange gave a speech to a gathering of diplomats at the UN general assembly, via a satellite videolink from the Ecuadorean embassy in London. It was quite a powerful speech. Assange looked nervous and ill during his … Continue reading

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The lunatics are taking over the asylum

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a United States federal law that is passed each year by Congress. Basically, the NDAA specifies the budget and expenditures of the US military in the coming year. President Obama signed the NDAA … Continue reading

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One of the best speeches given by an American in recent years

The following speech was given by Adam Kokesh on 2nd September 2008, at a Rally for the Republic in Minnesota in support of the Republican Representative, Ron Paul. I’m going to keep my big mouth shut for a change, but … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make this stuff up

Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas What I find rather disturbing about the above article (from the Daily Telegraph, a right wing paper) is that there is no context whatsoever – ie, the authoritarian laws that are being … Continue reading

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The free world is going to need its own internet

Ok, so you probably think I’ve been banging on about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) too much. After all, you may say, America has always been a bit of a crazy place and us lot in the rest of … Continue reading

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Hello citizens of the world, we are Anonyomous and can’t spell

On New Year’s Day 2012, American citizens awoke to find themselves living in a police state; trouble is, most of ‘em haven’t realised it yet, or don’t want to realise it (see my post about it here). However, there’s still … Continue reading

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The Muppets do dictatorship

So, Mitt Romney beats Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucus by just eight votes. So what? These people are a bunch of muppets and are a total disgrace to democracy. I’m still baffled just why the muppets have got so … Continue reading

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The nightmare begins

They have a saying in Chicago, Mr Bond. Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action There’s been all kinds of rumours and misinformation flying around the internet about FEMA ‘detention camps’ (FEMA = Federal Emergency … Continue reading

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For godsake, wake up America!

Shortly before Christmas I had a bet with my mother that there would be one more big news story before the clocks struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. I cheated, of course, because I knew President Obama would be signing … Continue reading

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