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Climate change deniers at war with U.S. military over green energy

When Congress returns from vacation in a week and a half, the Senate will take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill that sets the Department of Defense (DoD) budget — and defense-related budgets for other departments — and…  …

Hedges: NDAA is ‘chilling’ the practice of journalism

Speaking about his lawsuit against the U.S. government over its claim that it may indefinitely imprison anyone it believes to be involved in terrorism, journalist Chris Hedges warned that the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is already having a “chilling” effect on the serious practice of journalism. That’s because…

WATCH LIVE: Senate hearing on ‘indefinite detention’

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “The Due Process Guarantee Act: Banning Indefinite Detention of Americans” will discuss provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act. The hearing was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Watch this live video from The U.S. Senate, broadcast Feb. 29, 2011.  …

Ron Paul proposes bill to repeal indefinite detention provision

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced legislation to the U.S House on Wednesday that would repeal Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. The $662 billion defense spending bill contained controversial provisions, Sections 1021 and 1022, that required terrorism suspects to be detained by the military without trial,…

Cenk slams CNN for neglecting indefinite detention: ‘Do real news!’

Appearing on Current TV’s broadcast of “The Young Turks” on Thursday night, host Cenk Uygur introduced a new segment, Establishment Media Watch, and took aim at his first target: CNN’s lax coverage of the National Defense Authorization Act. “We have covered it many times on this show, yet we were…

‘Occupy’ protesters stage ‘die-in’ against National Defense Authorization Act

Protesters affiliated with “Occupy The Caucus” held a symbolic “die-in” at the Renaissance Des Moines Savory Hotel in Iowa on Monday afternoon to protest the National Defense Authorization Act and corporate influence. Twelve people were arrested. The protesters entered the hotel that houses the Democratic National Committee’s Iowa “war room”…

Scott Horton discusses the National Defense Authorization Act

Scott Horton, a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, said Wednesday that the National Defense Authorization Act was ambiguous about whether U.S. citizens who were suspected terrorists could be detained indefinitely. “I think it makes clear that the law is locked in as it stands, but I think there is a…

Franken: NDAA is ‘inconsistent with the liberties & freedoms’ of America

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) joined the chorus of those slamming the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this weekend. Franken, who voted against the final version of NDAA, declared the provisions on detention in the bill “unacceptable” in a column at the website Reader Supported News. “These provisions…

Chris Hayes explains what’s wrong with the NDAA

The White House’s announcement that it has no plans to veto the National Defense Authorization Act has a great number of people up in arms. In this clip from Saturday’s Up With Chris Hayes, Hayes discusses the specific provisions which make the bill so controversial and why the changes made…

Anonymous declares war on Congress with #OpAccountable

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 has been assailed by civil libertarians for its provisions which allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial. Now the hacktivist collective Anonymous has joined the battle in its own distinctive manner, declaring war on the members of Congress who voted…

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