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Tim DeChristopher says ‘Vote on Defense Authorization Coming Up Wednesday’ | PDA

This Wednesday, the House of Representatives will vote on The National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA). This proposed NDAA would spend $640 billion more than permitted by law, $billions more than the Pentagon has asked for. This is unconscionable! Call your Representative at 202-224-3121 and tell him or her to support amendments to audit and tighten the Pentagon budget ...

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FCNL: Senate Vote Endorses Expedited Transition in Afghanistan | FCNL

By a vote of 62-33, the Senate endorsed a non-binding amendment (#3096) to the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that seeks to expedite the transition of governance responsibility to the Afghan government by mid-2013, a full eighteen months before the current proposed full transition date of December 2014. This amendment, while imperfect in many ways, signifies a very ...

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Judge Forrest and the NDAA | Counterpunch

As High a Daughter of Liberty, as Any American by CARL J. MAYER In 1774 the American patriot John Adams said of John Witherspoon (the Scottish Presbyterian Minister and co-signer of the Declaration of Independence): “He is as high a Son of Liberty, as any man in America.” Future generations may well say of United States Federal District Court Judge ...

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War on terror: Closing a legal loophole | latimes.com

Can a U.S. citizen arrested in this country on terrorism charges be detained without trial? As with other aspects of the war on terror, the answer isn’t clear. Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. has proposed important legislation that would end the ambiguity and explicitly prohibit indefinite detention in such cases. For more on this story, visit: War on terror: Closing a ...

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Gutting START; Re-Starting a Nuclear Arms Race | Counterpunch

A Line-by-line Analysis of National Defense Authorization Act, Nuclear Provisions by ROBERT ALVAREZ The U.S. House of Representatives will soon take up the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. (H.R. 4310). Attached is a section by section analysis of the nuclear weapons provisions I did over the past couple weeks. Also, here is the web-link to the ...

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Judge Blocks Controversial NDAA | Courthouse News Service

By ADAM KLASFELD MANHATTAN (CN) – A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction late Wednesday to block provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism. Signed by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, the 565-page NDAA contains a short paragraph, in statute ...

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Key Afghanistan Vote This Week | FCNL

In a dispatch from the Friends Committee on National Legislation, FCNL writes: This week, as world leaders gather in Chicago to make long-term plans for Afghanistan, your representative will cast a vote that could help end the destabilizing U.S. military presence in that country. Please call your representative using our special toll-free number: 877-429-0678. Urge your representative to vote “yes” ...

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