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Forum Post: Michael Moore, Chris Hedges on Challenging NDAA Indefinite Detention and the "Corporate Coup d'etat"--2/11/13

Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 11, 2013, 8:41 p.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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Published on 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.

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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

"please read his books" said Michael Moore of Chris Hedges.

i fully agree. They are great.

I've read 6 of them and am on my 7th.

Thanks for the links!

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

the way the government reacted to the original block of the provision gives more than a reasonable belief that they are already using these provisions, more than we know about. We know about Manning. We know about the Americans they've killed. It's like the death penalty without a trial.

Because the CIA has never been wrong on anything. This never happened - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_El-Masri

There's no reason for concern. Trust the same people who brought you the Iraq war.