Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:42 AM
marmar (63,425 posts)
Challenging NDAA Indefinite Detention, Second Panel (Chris Hedges, Michael Moore .... etc)
Published on Feb 7, 2013
Plaintiffs and supporters in the Hedges v. Obama lawsuit challenging the controversial indefinite detention provision set forth in § 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): Film-maker Michael Moore and Thomas Drake, National Security Whistleblower, with his attorney, Jesselyn Radack, joins Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, and NDAA Case Coordinator Tangerine Bolen, moderated by Natasha Lennard of Salon.com and Matt Sledge of The Huffington Post. They discuss the profound erosion of liberties set out by the 2012 NDAA, a pattern of abuse and intimidation on the part of the Obama DOJ toward publishers, whistleblowers and activists, the creative efforts of the widely disparate groups that have joined the lawsuit team and the need to replace a corrupt government. Earlier in the day, February 6, 2013, was argument before the 2nd Circuit in which the US appealed the historic ruling by Judge Katherine Forrest in favor of the plaintiffs.
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." -- Nelson Mandela
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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:07 PM
JDPriestly (41,488 posts)
2. K&R. Thanks for posting.
For the gun rights advocates visiting DU, just in case you happen on this post, please remember that the Bill of Rights including your right to possess and bear arms is a web of rights.
If you do not have the Fourth Amendment right of privacy in your papers, person and things, you cannot have a Second Amendment right to possess and bear arms.
And the basic, the first and foremost right in the Constitution is the right to habeas corpus, the right to a trial with a jury of your peers, and the right to be given notice of the charges against you as well as the time and place of your trial, the right to be heard and the right to a lawyer. Further, your right to bear arms depends on your right of free assembly and your right to speech.
No one right listed in the Bill of Rights can be protected without the other rights. It is a fabric, a web of rights.
As Michael Moore explained, if you puncture a small hole in your roof, a little water drips in, and over time, that hole becomes larger and larger until you have no roof and water in your house.
The NDAA makes the Bill of Rights unenforceable.
I hope everyone will watch this. It is long and technical, but we all need to understand what is going on.