Posts Tagged ‘civil liberties’

F.B.I. raids over the weekend in Minneapolis and Chicago aimed to “quiet activists”.

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The White House will push Congress to ‘make it easier to wiretap the internet’.

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A Gitmo detainee expressed support for U.S. civilian courts over military tribunals, so they must be evil.

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The Justice Department is playing hardball against the ACLU’s efforts to block an executive order to assassinate an American citizen charged with no crime.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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The first military commission of a detainee renditioned to the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay under the Obama Administration opened Tuesday. Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was kidnapped eight years ago in Afghanistan at the age of 15 by the U.S. military, threatened with rape in detention at the U.S. air base at Bagram, transferred to Guantánamo where he was tortured until he confessed that he threw a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier. Monday evening, Texas A&M at Qatar associate professor Todd Kent noted that it will likely not be a political issue for the Adminsitration because the mainstream media is downplaying it, though criminal justice is a large part of the president’s avatar, at Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story”—which focused on the coming so-called ‘trial’ (23:41):

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Julian Assange, Daniel Ellsburg and Nic Robertson discussed “The Afghanistan War Logs” leak, Monday evening.

Part One (7:16):

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WaPo’s “Top Secret America” investigation is crafted to form Orwellian conclusions. The political and intellectual classes are biting the bait to reel us in.

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Glenn Greenwald, consitutional lawyer and blogger at Salon, discussed the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning—the 22-year-old U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Iraq kidnapped by the U.S. military for reportedly leaking the Collateral Murder video, the May 2009 Garani Massace in Afghanistan and a quarter-million diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks—at AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton. He added that the government and media smear tactics against Pfc. Manning are typical U.S. government tactics vilify its heroic enemies, like it did with Daniel Ellsburg when he leaked the Pentagon Papers (9:53):

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A recent study released by the civil liberties advocacy group highlights the rise in U.S. government Big Brother policies by localizing the National Security State with no accountability.

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Glenn Greenwald was on “The Dylan Ratigan Show” at MSNBC discussing the Obama Administration’s extension of the previous administration’s extrajudicial assassination program to include citizens of the U.S. (h/t: Scott Horton – 3:28):

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