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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:57 PM

Daniel Ellsberg: NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision is Part of "Systematic Assault on Constitution"



DemocracyNow.org - A lawsuit challenging a law that gives the government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens is back in federal court this week. On Wednesday, a group of academics, journalists, and activists will present oral arguments in court against a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial. In a landmark ruling last September, Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York struck down the indefinite detention provision, saying it likely violates the First and Fifth Amendments of U.S. citizens. We're joined by Daniel Ellsberg, a plaintiff in the case and perhaps the country's most famous whistleblower. Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, exposing the secret history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:15 AM

1. Thanks for posting the DemocracyNow clips...

... I don't quite understand DUers response to Daniel Ellsberg, why the clip got so few recs and no replies. Maybe it was because there were so many other video clips being uploaded in one day? You keep uploading and I'll keep watching.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:43 AM

2. This shit gets worse daily.

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