Émission de radio L'Autre Monde

Émission de radio L'Autre Monde

jeudi 11 décembre 2008

La loi martiale aux États-Unis s'en vient, préparez-vous


La loi martiale aux États-Unis s'en vient, préparez-vous


The White House wins a disturbing legal victory

The implications are breathtaking. The designation "enemy combatant," which should apply only to people captured on a battlefield, can now be applied to people detained inside the United States. Even though al-Marri is not a U.S. citizen, the court's reasoning appears to apply equally to citizens.

The ruling supports President George W. Bush's ludicrous argument that when Congress authorized the use of force against those responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks, it gave the president essentially unlimited powers. If a president ever wants to round up Americans on vague charges and detain them indefinitely, this ruling gives him a dangerous green light.

Ecology begins statewide rulemaking for rainwater collection

You will need a permit to keep the rain that falls on your property.

Pavlovian Conditioning Implemented at Airport Security Checkpoints

No longer is it the government’s job to serve the public with courteous employees. It's the general public which must be conditioned to be servile to the typically rude TSA agents. Enjoy the new police state folks, you voted for it...

No we didn't.

DHS Looks to Adopt Israeli Airport Security Methods

Less than a month after the May edition of HSToday went behind the scenes to look at the Israeli approach to airport security at Ben Gurion International Airport, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced Thursday he would like to adopt some of Ben Gurion's security measures - like behavior detection screening, the cornerstone of Ben Gurion security.

Memo to potential foreign and domestic air travelers to and within the US: just please, don't fly any more unless and until there is some semblance of sanity in security procedures at our airports.

As miserable - and expensive - as air travel has become of late, the companies which do teleconferencing should be doing a landslide business right about now.

TSA Now Conducting Random Behavioral Screening

Got fear of flying? Better try to suppress it, at least until you're on the airplane, because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has started conducting random additional at-gate screening of airline passenger who display "involuntary physical and physiological" actions indicating stress, fear or deception.

How about "seriously pissed off at having to watch my wife get fondled by the same clowns who trashed my laptop"? That gonna register on your @#$%ing screening?

The Feds continue to expand their database of fingerprints - required for employment

Senate Housing Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, and All Credit Card Companies to Report Transactions to the Government

Hidden deep in Senator Christopher Dodd's 630-page Senate housing legislation is a sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all of America's small businesses. The provision, which was added by the bill's managers without debate this week, would require the nation's payment systems to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly every electronic transaction to the federal government.

I predict that soon people who insist on paying with cash will be issued a "cash ID card" so that their transactions can be properly recorded and reported to the government.

PRESSTV.com branded terrorist. Is the Alternative Media next ?

US House Resolution 1308, introduced June 26, seeks to blacklist several TV channels as 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' (SDGT) organizations. These would include Iran's TV stations, including PressTV.com

Homeland Security Update: Chertoff Says New Laws Needed

Chertoff said that once laws are written, the public should not second-guess government actions and claim that federal officials are overstepping their authority.


Governor Proposes Martial Law Choppers For Chicago

Citing the fact that a child has been shot nearly every day since the end of June, Blagojevich called for National Guard helicopters to be used in high crime areas.

One has to wonder just precisely from which National Guard units these choppers would come from, given the strains of their deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Feds Accuse Student Of "Terror and Espionage" For Talking About Constitution

A student of a large bible college in east Texas was accused by federal agents of committing an "act of terror and espionage" after he gave a talk to a group of Boy Scouts in which he encouraged them to educate themselves about the U.S. constitution.

Americans Are Living (And Dying) In A Militarized Police State

Today, police departments across the United States more closely resemble an occupying army than they do public servants responding to calls for help. Police officers can now be seen wearing helmets and body armor and carrying AR-15's, just to deliver simple warrants. The militarization of our police departments not only gives the appearance of a military dictatorship but places the public at great risk.

Our police departments now regularly receive free surplus equipment from the U.S. military, which they readily accept. The training being given at many police academies appears to be the type of tactics one would use in Baghdad, rather than Baltimore. It would seem that our police officers are being readied for war, with the American public as the enemy. In the last several years, there has been a transformation from community policing to pre-emptive assaults

None of this is accidental: there has been a very deliberate transformation moving from the concept of police being tasked "to protect and serve" to the mode of "intimidate and injure".

US to carry on military trials at Guantanamo despite ruling

Hearings for terror suspects before US military tribunals in Guantanamo are going ahead despite a Supreme Court ruling that affirmed detainees have a right to challenge their detention in a civilian court.

"We are above the law." -- Dubya

Note. The above is no longer a joke. Persons laughing at the above are subject to arrest by Homeland Security and a really nasty wedgie without benefit of counsel.

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

Bugliosi was the guy who convicted Charles Manson.

Maryland troopers spied on activist groups

Undercover Maryland state troopers infiltrated three groups advocating peace and protesting the death penalty -- attending meetings and sending reports on their activities to U.S.

Also included in the 46 pages of documents, obtained by the Maryland chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, is an account of an activist's name being entered into a federally funded database designed to share information among state, local and federal law-enforcement agencies on terrorist and drug trafficking suspects.

Apparently, in the state of Maryland (and I am certain, beyond) it is now a "crime" in this country to protest the death penalty, and be pro-peace.

And without judge or jury, you are convicted of that "crime" (through no due process whatsoever) by having your name put on "....a federally funded database designed to share information among state, local and federal law-enforcement agencies on terrorist and drug trafficking suspects."

So without ever having trafficking in drugs or indulged in doing or advocating any kind of terrorism, you have been labeled as someone who has done either activity or both by your government.

Welcome to Amerika.

Conservative Lawyers Urge Bush To Issue 'Pre-Emptive Pardons' To Officials Involved In Illegal Programs

According to the Times, "several members of the conservative legal community" in Washington D.C. are urging Bush to issue "pre-emptive pardons" to those involved so as to "not be exposed even to the risk of an investigation and expensive legal bills":

Such a pardon would reduce the risk that a future administration might undertake a criminal investigation of operatives or policy makers involved in programs that administration lawyers have said were legal but that critics say violated laws regarding torture and surveillance.

The problem is that the administration lawyers cannot SAY something is legal if it is not. And yes, the issuance of such "pre-emptive" pardons is a flashing neon sign that blinks "guilty" for all the world to see.

The Last Roundup

Is the government compiling a secret list of citizens to detain under martial law?

Amnesty Bill Covers Torturers, Too; To Be Bundled With War Supplmental

Persons immune from lawsuits include "Anyone" who "provid[ed] assistance to an element of the intelligence community . . . in connection with intelligence activity involving communications that was (i) authorized by the President during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on January 17, 2007 and (ii) designed to prevent or detect a terrorist attack, or activities in preparation of a terrorist attack, against the United States and (B) the subject of a written request or directive . . . indicating that the activity was (i) authorized by the President; and (ii) determined to be lawful."

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