Note: this video is an excerpt from the Full Panel Discussion that you can watch here: Chris Hedges: NDAA: This Is The Final Battle Between The Restoration Of Due Process and The Imposition Of A Military State (updated) This short video below may be a good one to pass on to others less familiar with the NDAA court case. ~DS
Updated: Feb. 12 and 14, 2013
democracynow·Feb 11, 2013
DemocracyNow.org – The ability of the U.S. government to jail people without charge or trial is now back in court. A group of reporters, scholars and activists are suing the Obama administration over the controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, saying it could allow for the indefinite detention of journalists and others who interact with certain groups. On Wednesday, the Justice Department asked an appeals court to reverse a judge’s earlier decision blocking indefinite detention, saying the ruling would hamper its ability to fight terrorism. On the same day, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and activist Michael Moore and the case’s lead plaintiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, took part in a panel featuring some of those who were in the courtroom opposing the NDAA. We air excerpts of their remarks.
Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.
Daniel Ellsberg “We Are A Part of A Death Squad Country”
wearechange·Feb 11, 2013
Luke Rudkowski interviews Daniel Ellsberg on government harassment during the times that he released the Pentagon Papers and how government corruption from then compares to what we’re seeing today.
To find out more about Daniel Ellsberg check out his website here http://www.ellsberg.net/
Daniel Ellsberg is currently involved in a lawsuit against the government (Hedges v Obama) to stop the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA. Learn more: http://www.stopndaa.org
The Undercurrent: Hedges v. Obama, NDAA Part 1
TheYoungTurks·Feb 11, 2013
Lauren covers the February 6, 2013 hearing in the case of Hedges v. Obama in federal court in lower Manhattan. At contention is clause 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without warrant. The plaintiffs give a press conference in Foley Square. Interviews include Attorney Bruce Afran; whistleblowers Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake; case organizer Tangerine Bolen; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
Obama sued over NDAA
PressTVGlobalNews·Feb 12, 2013
A group of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds have filed lawsuit against President Obama, Leon Panetta and six members of Congress.
The plaintiffs include rights activists, whistle-blowers, authors and professors among them Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges who all believe their first amendment rights have been violated and feel imminent danger due to the President’s recent National Defense Authorization Act, the NDAA.
On December 31, 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) a bill passed each year. Section 1021 of the bill provides sweeping powers of detention through vague and undefined terms Critics say it grants the government to arrest any American citizen without warrant and to indefinitely detain them without any charge.
On October 2, 2012, a stay against the permanent injunction was granted by a three judge motions panel of the Second District US Court of Appeals, pending appeal on the merits.
Campaign partners say as of now over 60,000 emails have been sent to Congress calling for the reversal of section 1021 of the NDAA notably it’s vague language which leaves many people, including journalists, war correspondents, out-spoken activists in danger of harm and a fundamental loss of constitutionally guaranteed rights.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2013
Michael Moore & Chris Hedges, NDAA Part 2
TheYoungTurks·Feb 14, 2013
Several of the plaintiffs in Hedges v. Obama, a lawsuit against the President’s indefinite detention clause in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), gathered for two panel discussions at The Culture Project in New York City on February 6, 2013. Filmmaker Michael Moore joined them for the second panel. This show focuses on Moore and Hedges, who agree that America is a corporate state on the verge of collapse.