Rep. Harman Introduces Bill To Restrain Domestic Deployment Of Spy Satellites

Dandelion Salad American Civil Liberties Union 6/5/2009 Legislation Closes Troubled DHS National Applications Office FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202 675-2312 or media@dcaclu.org WASHINGTON – Representative Jane Harman D-CA introduced two bills last night to stop the Department of Homeland Security’s DHS use of satellite imagery from intelligence agencies for homeland security and law enforcement purposes. […]

Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws by Stephen Lendman

Dandelion Salad by Stephen Lendman Global Research, May 22, 2009 At a time of corporate dominated media, a free and open Internet is democracy’s last chance to preserve our First Amendment rights without which all others are threatened. Activists call it Net Neutrality. Media scholar Robert McChesney says without it “the Internet would start to […]

AIPAC, NSA Spying and the Corruption of Congress by Tom Burghardt

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Antifascist Calling… April 22, 2009 A major scandal involving a top Democrat, the Israeli lobby-shop AIPAC and charges that former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sought congressional help to suppress media reports of systematic, illegal warrantless surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA) broke on Sunday. Congressional Quarterly […]

Pres-Elect Obama, No To Anti-Freedom War-Hawk Jane Harman!! + ‘Thought crime bill’ writer on short list

Dandelion Salad by Linda Milazzo http://www.opednews.com Nov. 10, 2008 According to the local Los Angeles newspaper, The Daily Breeze, California Congresswoman, Jane Harman, a blue dog conservative democrat, is up for a high level intelligence position in the Obama administration. The positions being considered are CIA Director, Director of National Intelligence, and Secretary of Homeland […]

Pointing the US Surveillance Apparatus at the American People by Tom Burghardt

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, November 1, 2008 Antifascist Calling New categories of individuals under the purview of state “counterterrorism” investigations FBI’s Analytical Lexicon Lowers the Bar Do you “pal around with terrorists”? Are you a “radical” or express views that the government considers “extremist”?On October 28, the whistleblowing website Cryptome published the […]

U.S. Army prepares to invade U.S.

Dandelion Salad This is a very good wrap up of events that have already taken place in our country.  ~ Lo corbettreport The plans to implement martial law in America have been taking shape for decades, hidden behind “Continuity of Government” contingency planning. Now, with public outcry over the banker bailout bill at fever pitch, […]

MD Police Put Activists’ Names On Terror Lists

Dandelion Salad By Lisa Rein Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, October 8, 2008; Page A01 The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday. Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan revealed at a […]

America’s Spying Telecoms – ACLU Challenges FISA Law in Federal Court

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, September 18, 2008 Antifascist Calling… Last Friday the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) in Federal District Court in New York. But on the same day, Wired reported that Justice Department special counsel Anthony Coppolino informed U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco […]

The “Experience of Being Wrong” by Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan for Congress by Cindy Sheehan Dandelion Salad featured writer Cindy Sheehan for Congress Aug. 27, 2008 I did not watch Ms. Pelosi’s speech at the DNC. I was actually giving a speech of my own in another part of Denver, but I have read the transcript of Ms. Pelosi’s remarks and I have […]

Police, Firefighters, Utility Workers Among Hundreds Trained as “Terrorism Liaison Officers”

Dandelion Salad Democracy Now! June 30, 2008 Police, Firefighters, Utility Workers Among Hundreds Trained as “Terrorism Liaison Officers” Colorado is one among of handful of states where hundreds of firefighters, paramedics, police, and even corporate employees are being trained to hunt down and report a broadly defined range of “suspicious activities.” They’re called Terrorism Liaison […]

Homeland Security’s Space-Based Spies by Tom Burghardt

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, June 5, 2008 Antifascist Calling… When The Wall Street Journal broke a story last August on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to provide state and local authorities access to information gathered by the U.S. military’s fleet of spy satellites, it ignited a minor firestorm in Congress. […]

Choice in November – Nader v. Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum

Dandelion Salad by Stephen Lendman Global Research, June 4, 2008 Each election cycle, hope springs eternal. Candidates promise change and voters buy it. Intelligent ones. People who know better or should. The current campaign highlights it. A surge is building for Obama, not for what he is. For what people think or hope he is […]

Freedom of Speech and H.R. 1955 (videos)

Dandelion Salad goodmangreen http://www.brasschecktv.com http://thomas.loc.gov Though the authors of H.R. 1955 would likely deny that the bill could be used to crack down on free speech and legitimate political opposition, the talking heads on the main stream networks have made it very clear that they would like this kind of legislation to do just that. […]

Living by the Sword by Ron Paul, M.D.

Dandelion Salad by Ron Paul, M.D. 13 March 2008 It has been said that “he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.” And in the case of Eliot Spitzer this couldn’t be more true. In his case it’s the political sword, as his enemies rejoice in his downfall. Most people, it seems, […]

The Election That Might Not Happen

Dandelion Salad by Betsy Hartmann CommonDreams.org Thursday, March 6, 2008 It’s springtime in American politics. It’s only early March, but there’s a giddy, hopeful feeling to this election season, a sense that new leadership is blossoming. We could have a Democrat in the White House next year. But winter isn’t over yet and we need […]