Tag Archives: Police State

Keeping the Panic Pressure On

Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on U.S. Streets Ready to Carry Out “Crowd Control”By Naomi Wolf / October 8, 2008. Members of Congress were told they could face martial law if they didn’t pass the bailout bill. This will not … finish reading Keeping the Panic Pressure On

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When Fear Exceeds Our Government’s Capability to Emotionally Deal With It

U.S. Army North hosted a commanders’ conference and rehearsal of concept (ROC) drill Mar. 18 through Mar. 20, where senior leaders from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF) discussed mission requirements and finalized preparations for … finish reading When Fear Exceeds Our Government’s Capability to Emotionally Deal With It

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Meet the New Rome, Same as the Old Rome

Will Wall Street’s Meltdown Turn America Into a Police State?By Scott Thill / September 30, 2008. “Raw capitalism is dead.” — Henry Paulson, U.S. Treasury secretary “Can’t we just all go out and say things are OK?” — President Bush, … finish reading Meet the New Rome, Same as the Old Rome

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Election Nearing : Ratchet Up the Fear Factor

It disgusts me that the politics of fear has become big business in the US. How can I be anything but deeply cynical about a power elite that ratchets up this fear-mongering for the election and a complacent population that … finish reading Election Nearing : Ratchet Up the Fear Factor

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Or the Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble

Amy Goodman See Nicole Salazar Video below. Why We Were Falsely ArrestedBy Amy Goodman / September 3, 2008 ST. PAUL, Minn.—Government crackdowns on journalists are a true threat to democracy. As the Republican National Convention meets in St. Paul, Minn., … finish reading Or the Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble

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Jim Hightower : The Price of Autocratic Arrogance

A mass arrest under way at an antiwar protest in Manhattan on April 7, 2003. Convictions: zero. Cost: $2 million. Photo by Dawn Reel / NYT.Running a police state is expensiveBy Jim Hightower / September 2, 2008 To your list … finish reading Jim Hightower : The Price of Autocratic Arrogance

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Preventive Detention Violates the 4th Amendment

A documentary filmmaker screamed as he underwent treatment for pepper spray. Photo: Damon Winter/The New York TimesPreemptive Strikes Against Protest at RNCby Marjorie Cohn / September 2, 2008 In the months leading up to the Republican National Convention, the FBI-led … finish reading Preventive Detention Violates the 4th Amendment

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Minneapolis: Protests and Confrontation Continue

Amy Goodman Arrested At RNC Police, National Guard, fire tear gas into protest groupBy Pioneer Press staff / September 1, 2008 Local police and Minnesota National Guard units are using a combination of pepper spray, concussion grenades and tear gas … finish reading Minneapolis: Protests and Confrontation Continue

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Border Patrol Busts Continue on Olympic Peninsula

More Border Patrol action on the Olympic Peninsula reminds me that the permanent war on terror is simply the excuse for the permanent destruction of American democracy in favour of the Amerikkkan police state. Here is another example of innocent … finish reading Border Patrol Busts Continue on Olympic Peninsula

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Junior Has Declared a Permanent State of War (But Mostly on Democracy)

Bush quietly seeks to make war powers permanent, by declaring indefinite state of warBy John Byrne / August 30, 2008 As the nation focuses on Sen. John McCain’s choice of running mate, President Bush has quietly moved to expand the … finish reading Junior Has Declared a Permanent State of War (But Mostly on Democracy)

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Police State Amerikkka: Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Turn

Police officers watch a house that is being searched during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. Protesters said police raided several Minneapolis homes on Saturday, just a few hours after Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies raided an … finish reading Police State Amerikkka: Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Turn

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Just Like Nazi Germany

See video below. Longstanding Berkeley Community Center Raided by FBIAugust 27, 2008 More than a dozen computers seized in questionable search BERKELEY, CA — At 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 27th, the UC Berkeley police, plainclothes FBI agents, and an … finish reading Just Like Nazi Germany

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