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If you thought the Patriot Act was bad, how about indefinite detention without a trial?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Senate Bill Allows Indefinite Imprisonment of Americans without Trial
Sen. John McCain and Sen. Carl Levin
Bipartisan legislation being considered in the U.S. Senate would expand the military’s power to go after any terrorism suspect, including American citizens, anywhere in the world—including within the United States—and confine them indefinitely without being charged or tried.
S. 1867, referred to as the National Defense Authorization Act bill, was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Michigan) and John McCain (R-Arizona) and was scheduled for a vote by the full Senate on Tuesday.
The truth about 9/11 has been visible for too long. Every day that the speed and symmetry of the collapses of those three buildings goes unexplained increases the danger of discovery for the people who carried it out. And, for these criminals, it is the execution of 9/11--that is, the part that nearly everyone on the planet can still see in their mind's eye--where the real danger exists.
There are actually two reasons why 9/11 itself is a danger to the perpetrators...
First, on 9/11 the planners made a very risky choice, they decided to totally destroy the World Trade Center (WTC) towers. Completely destroying the towers had real benefits over simply crashing aircraft into the buildings. A complete destruction gave a great deal more drama to the event and would be accompanied by enough additional deaths to bring the level of the attack to an act of war. Planes crashing into and burning a part of two of the towers, while dramatic, would have left most of the WTC still standing and more importantly, would have allowed lots of people to escape. A smaller disaster on 9/11 might not have had enough emotional weight to carry the aggressive political agenda the planners had in mind.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
In a U.S. District Court brief, Sirhan’s lawyers also say that an expert analysis of recently uncovered evidence shows two guns were fired in the assassination and that Sirhan’s revolver was not the gun that shot Kennedy.
Attorneys William F. Pepper and Laurie D. Dusek also allege that fraud was committed in Sirhan’s 1969 trial when the court allowed a substitute bullet to be admitted as evidence for a real bullet removed from Kennedy’s neck.
The attorneys further assert that Sirhan was hypno-programmed to be a diversion for the real assassin and allege that Sirhan would be easily blamed for the assassination because he is an Arab. Sirhan, 67, is a Christian Palestinian born in Jerusalem whose parents brought him and his siblings to America in the 1950s.
Convicted RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan seeks prison release By Michael Martinez, CNN November 27, 2011
Convicted RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan seeks prison release
By Michael Martinez, CNN
November 27, 2011
Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is now serving a life sentence for killing RFK
Robert F. Kennedy was vying for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination
Defense lawyers say recently discovered evidence shows a second gunman
Sirhan was hypno-programmed as a diversion for real assassin, his attorneys say
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Sirhan Sirhan, convicted of the 1968 assassination of presidential candidate Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, should be freed from prison or granted a new trial based on "formidable evidence" asserting his innocence and "horrendous violations" of his rights, defense attorneys said in federal court papers filed this week.
In a U.S. District Court brief, Sirhan's lawyers also say that an expert analysis of recently uncovered evidence shows two guns were fired in the assassination and that Sirhan's revolver was not the gun that shot Kennedy.
And, We Have Gotten Used to It
By Dan Rather, Reader Supported News
28 November 11
Reader Supported News | Perspective
On November 22, Dan Rather received the Committee to Protect Journalists' Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for 2011 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. What follows is the speech he gave upon accepting the prestigious award. -- JPS/RSN
One of Bud Benjamin's dreams was to expand the CBS Evening News to a full hour. And Bud wasn't thinking of filling it with helicopter shots, celebrity gossip and punditry. He imagined an entire hour brimming with investigative reporting, exposés and dispatches from around the world.
It was a different time in journalism. A time when professional duty was patriotic, and the freedom of the press motivated and inspired newsrooms. I know it is hard to believe - but it's true - newsrooms were not supposed to turn a profit. Frankly, news was considered an acceptable loss on the balance sheet.
MEDIA ROOTS – Abby & Robbie Martin cover Occupy Wall Street: the police state repression against the First Amendment, the Democratic Party's attempt to co-opt the movement, the Obama administration's hypocrisy to praise revolution abroad and censor it at home, the fact that the Tea Party and OWS are fighting two heads of the same beast, the "Black Bloc" provocateurs and their attempt to discredit peaceful movements; media censorship and the fact that news anchors are repeaters, not reporters; the two-tiered justice system catered toward the elite; citizen journalism and its role in allowing participation and unification in the global revolution.
"Martin Luther King Jr. warned that a country in continuous war approaches spiritual death. I wonder if he realized that this extinction would play out in the nation's shopping malls as, like the Romans, we distract ourselves with bread and circuses from the crimes and catastrophes that surround us, and the responsibilities we avoid"
Celebrating Spiritual Death On Black Friday
By Coleen Rowley
How many remember that this "Black Friday" marks the 10th anniversary of George Bush's famous presidential advisory just after 9/11 for citizens to do their patriotic duty by pushing their worries aside and going shopping? The idea of asking the American people to make sacrifices in the face of the coming "War on Terror" was too '70s, too Jimmy Carter.
Janette Mackinlay, 1948 - 2010 was an artist, 9/11 survivor and activist for 9/11 Truth and justice. This video (in 2 parts) shows Janette's presentation at the University of California Davis on May 1, 2009.
The occasion was Prof. Steven E. Jones' first public presentation of his research on dust from the World Trade Center. Janette was the first person to give Prof. Jones a sample of dust from the World Trade Center. Prof. Jones, Prof. Niels Harrit and other scientists found red gray chips in the dust, some visible to the naked eye. Scientific examination revealed that these were unexploded pieces of nanothermite, a military grade explosive researched and developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in Livermore, California.