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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar May Be Shaping Up to Be One of the Most Courageous New Faces of Her Party

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar May Be Shaping Up to Be One of the Most Courageous New Faces of Her Party

In their diatribes against former President Obama, Republicans seize upon many of his policies, but do not often speak ill of Obama’s policies and actions mentioned above. One could reasonably suggest that this is because many Republicans eagerly stand at the spigot of military spending as much as many Democrats do.

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Media Remains Silent as Obama Signs Anti-Propaganda Bill That Harms Press Freedom

Media Remains Silent as Obama Signs Anti-Propaganda Bill That Harms Press Freedom

The Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 puts in legal practice a U.S. Ministry of Truth. Besides reporting on the passage of the bill, the corporate mainstream media has been quiet on its details. One can only speculate that, such ins and outs don’t fit their agenda to keep America out of the loop regarding the Information War their own government has put in place.

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Congress Reaffirms Indefinite Detention Of Americans Under NDAA

Written by on May 22, 2014 in Government with 0 Comments
Congress Reaffirms Indefinite Detention Of Americans Under NDAA

The US House of Representatives approved an annual defense spending bill early Thursday after rejecting a proposed amendment that would have prevented the United States government from indefinitely detaining American citizens.

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Chris Hedges: We’re Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy

Written by on May 5, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: We’re Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy

The U.S. Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear our case concerning Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits the military to seize U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers without due process, means that this provision will continue to be law. It means the nation has entered a post-constitutional era. It means that extraordinary rendition of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil by our government is legal. It means that the courts, like the legislative and executive branches of government, exclusively serve corporate power — one of the core definitions of fascism. It means that the internal mechanisms of state are so corrupted and subservient to corporate power that there is no hope of reform or protection for citizens under our most basic constitutional rights. It means that the consent of the governed — a poll by OpenCongress.com showed that this provision had a 98 percent disapproval rating — is a cruel joke.

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