Tag Archives: NDAA 2012

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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Hedges vs Obama

There’s a kind of grim humour about the proceedings in the lawsuit that Chris Hedges and others have brought against President Obama (see my post about the lawsuit here). Chris Hedges & Co believe that certain sections of The National … Continue reading

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America – the nightmare continues

One of the biggest news stories in modern history continues to be ignored by the mainstream media. I talk of course of the The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, and a very controversial clause, section 1021, that allows for … Continue reading

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The bloody Black Bloc

Yesterday I watched a live stream of the anti-NATO protest in Chicago, for hours and hours until things kicked off and the police dispersed the crowds. It was fascinating to watch this live video, as opposed to short and/or edited … 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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The NDAA, LOL

I recently had a bit of an arguement (what’s new) with a poster in a comment thread of a well known newspaper. I was trying to get across just why the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2012 is such a … 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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