Chris Hedges: NDAA is a decimation of our civil liberties

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
March 12, 2012

Indefinite Detention

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on Mar 12, 2012

This year was kicked off with a highly controversial bill: the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA, now law, gives the US military the power to legally detain individuals without charge or trial. The right to due process has become null and void under the new legislation, even for American citizens. Recently a group of individuals filed a lawsuit against the new law to challenge it, and one of the plaintiffs is Chris Hedges, columnist for TruthDig. Hedges joins us to explain why he felt it necessary to file a lawsuit.

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Peace Groups Call For U.S. Withdrawal After Army Sergeant Kills 16 Civilians in Afghanistan

Updated: March 13, 2012

with Hakim
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Mar. 12, 2012

Love is how the kites in Gaza, Afghanistan and the world will fly
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on Mar 12, 2012 – We go to Kabul to speak with an Afghan peace activist about the shooting spree by an U.S. Army sergeant in Afghanistan, which killed 16 Afghan civilians, nine of them children. Calls for a more rapid withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan have escalated after the U.S. soldier reportedly walked more than a mile from his base, breaking in to three separate houses to attack families as they slept. Continue reading

Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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