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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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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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Obama Administration Asks Judge to Undo Order Against NDAA Indefinite Detention | DemocracyNow!

Administration defends “Guilty until proven innocent.” Is this the U.S. you were brought up in? The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to reverse her order barring enforcement of part of the National Defense Authorization Act that permits indefinite military detention. Earlier this month, Judge Katherine Forrest struck down part of the NDAA that allows the government to indefinitely ...

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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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Guantanamo, Ten Years On | Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International

On Jan. 11, 2002, the United States brought the first 20 prisoners to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, marking the beginning of a program of indefinite detention without charge or trial of terrorism suspects that has lasted 10 years. Since then, a total of 779 prisoners have been held at the facility. Provisions in the NDAA for 2012 codify the practice of indefinite detention without trial into US law.

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