Posts Tagged ‘Posse Comitatus’

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

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Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) Research Assosciate Kevin Carson on the ignorant bliss of “American exceptionalism”. (more…)

Anthony Gregory discusses civil liberties under Obama — the Supreme Court, domestic spying, indefinite detention — ‘philosophical defects’ of the American political culture, and the economy (41:50):

http://dc159.4shared.com/download/123423564/144bb65f/_Civil_Liberties_in_the_Summer_of_Ob.mp3?tsid=20090806-193817-9eb5a4b5

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From today’s Daily Briefing: “‘John Jacob’ spent the last two years spying on anarchist activists of the Students for a Democratic Society in Tacoma and Olympia, WA for the U.S. military. (InfoShop News)… If the InfoShop link has problems, you can read more by Jeremy Pawloski at The Olympian.”

Amy Goodman and Anjali Kamat of Democracy Now! (DN!) interview Washington activists spied on by the military operative. The operative reportedly spied on activists from organizations including Students for a Democratic Society, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Port Militarization Resistance.

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Interview with a recently released Bagram detainee; U.S. military possibly broke Posse Comitatus spying on activists for two years; The sheep are begging for the Police State; 96% of risk in the hands of five banks; and more… (more…)

Bush Administration considered breaking the Posse Comitatus Act in 2001 to have the military arrest people on U.S. soil; U.S. admits it has no evidence to supporting holding teenager at Gitmo; India launches nuclear sub; U.S.-allied refugees labeled “terrorists”; Police sodomize man with taser; and more… (more…)