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Fascism and Homeland Security

    Friendly Fascism or Full Strength?
    Democrats vs. Republicans, neo-liberals vs. neo-conservatives

    "The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to
    continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too
    expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, pull back
    the curtains, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the
    -- Frank Zappa

    Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a few hours before the Supreme Court's
    2001-2002 session, said that Americans are "likely to experience more
    restrictions on our personal freedom than has ever been the case in
    our country."

    "I did not like fascists when I fought them as a diplomat for 23 years
    and I don't like them now in my own country."
    retired American diplomat Joe Wilson (smeared by the Bush gang)
    see interview at [1]http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/2/9/94615/61143

      [2]introduction - [3]updates and blog - [4]all files - [5]chapters
                [6]newsletters - [7]slideshow - [8]dictionary

     [10]9/11 Cheney's crime, not a failure - the American Reichstag Fire
            [11]peak oil the real connection between Iraq and 9/11
         [12]World War IV "the war that will not end in our lifetime"
            [13]fascism and Homeland Security, the war on freedom
            [14]media manipulates minds, left gatekeepers, psyops
       [15]stolen elections ballot machines, lone gunmen, plane crashes
           [16]Bush - oil we are saying, give impeachment a chance

              [17]permatopia: permaculture solutions to Peak Oil
            and climate change - toward a sustainable civilization
      personal, local, global responses to Peak Oil and climate change


                          restoring civil liberties
                            would require exposing
                            9/11: the pretext for
                              the war on freedom
                         [18]Bill of Rights - R.I.P.

       [19]Homeland inSecurity and Total(itarian) Information Awareness

     Michael [20]Chertoff: the new Homeland Security Secretary (Chertoff
                          means "devil" in Russian)

      John [21]Negroponte: Death Squad supporter now in charge of US spy
      who sent [22]anthrax letters to the media and to the Democrats in
      Congress to "enable" passage of the [23]U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act?
     Uncle Sam's Army Packages of Anthrax Terrorized Representatives Into
                            Obliterating Tolerance

      [24]Papers, Please! national ID cards and the surveillance society

     how the global positioning system will track everyone, all the time
       [26]Red Alert: FEMA camps, martial law and indefinite detention
                                without trial
                Friendly [27]Fascism or Full Strength Fascism?
        Democrats vs. Republicans, neo-liberals vs. neo-conservatives

     [28]Brazil (the movie) Monty Python meets the Department of Homeland

                             Orwell's "[29]1984"
         [30]torture, "rendition" and "non lethal" weapons The War on
           [31]Dissent and the abolition of First Amendment rights

    Radio Frequency ID ([32]RFID) chips: a technological advancement over
    Nazi tatooing of prisoners (coming soon to your drivers license, your
    grocery store, your cash currency and possibly under your very skin) a
                 core part of the global surveillance society


        the [34]Police State is not on the horizon, it is already here

    Slaying The Beast Before The Election Is Canceled, February 3, 2004
    From the Streets of Little Beirut By Glen Yeadon
    There are three unmistakable characteristics of a police state. The
    federal or state police serve the interest of the government rather
    than the interest of the people. The police enforce the policies of
    the government instead of the responding primarily to criminal
    behavior. Finally, the police spy on private citizens. All these
    conditions exist today in the United States.

           [36]United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights


         also archived at http://www.oilempire.us/reichstag-fire.html
    Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney (subject of Oliver Stone's
                                  film JFK)
       "fascism will come to America in the name of national security."


             "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism,
            since it is the merger of state and corporate power."
                              - Benito Mussolini

    Peak Oil and fascism

    This explanation of how fascist fringe parties come to power is
    accurate. The article's mention of the neo-cons misses the fact that
    their program is definitely related to their understanding of the
    implications of Peak Oil (as described masterfully in "[38]Crossing
    the Rubicon").

    Tuesday, April 26, 2005
    The Politics of Peak Oil and Fascism


    list of recent articles detailing America's slide into fascism

    [41]http://urbansurvival.com/week.htm July 5, 2005

      Meantime, back at the Police State
      With the new National Security Service signed into law: We can
      expect a large number of side shows to be developed in coming
      months because of the long wave economic train wreck forming up.
      Specifically, as the economy softens, it will become more and more
      difficult for the Powers That Be (PTB) to hold onto the reigns of
      power. As a result, we read with interest this morning that the
      Pentagon's planners are considering beefing up domestic security.
      This is almost amusing to the well read student of history: Clearly
      the agenda has nothing to do with terrorism and is more likely to
      be the formation of military strength internally to attempt
      maintenance of order after the markets crash and lynch mobs take to
      the street looking for banksters and crooked politicians who are
      squandering the public's trust as we speak. It will also be used as
      the forerunner of the draft, we consider a near certainty by
      mid-2006. Look for news out of Afghanistan and Iraq to be main
      drivers, but the not-so-well hidden agenda is building up a
      protection unit for the PTB to keep "order."


    Bush Admin demands more banking data
    By Thomas C Greene in Washington
    Published Tuesday 12th April 2005 16:02 GMT

      The Bush Administration plans to extend its mighty neural networks
      to international banking in hopes of discovering terrorist
      activity, the New York Times reported in its Sunday edition.
      The scheme would allow the US Treasury Department to maintain
      databases of international money transfers to and from the USA,
      creating an additional regulatory burden on banks struggling to
      comply with myriad regulations already imposed by the so-called
      "Patriot" Act.
      The result of this additional data mining, the article suggests,
      will be a flood of largely irrelevant data to federal agencies
      already awash in irrelevant data. But the Administration's overall
      approach has been to get all the data it can now, and figure out
      how it might be used to catch terrorists later.
      Since the Administration's grand schemes for monitoring the
      public's every move, such as the MATRIX and Total Information
      Awareness (TIA), fell into disrepute, it appears to be taking a
      piecemeal approach, building its surveillance society one step at a
      We now have, or have in the works: biometric, RFID drivers'
      licenses following a federal standard with state motor vehicle
      databases linked electronically, as required by the Real-ID Act;
      biometric, RFID passports; bulk demands by the federal government
      for airline passenger records; the CAPPS - now called "Secure
      Flight" - airline data mining scheme; and banking and other
      financial data in federal hands, and enriched with personal data
      from retail privacy invaders like ChoicePoint.
      All of these components can, and certainly will, be correlated,
      although the government hopes that the public will perceive them as
      discrete elements in the so-called war on terror, and not
      contemplate the eventual, cumulative effect of all this activity.
      The public has rejected big gestures like TIA and MATRIX, but seems
      tolerant of incremental developments, like the new banking
      regulations now being worked out. With enough such steps, the TIA
      dream can be realized without public resistance. So far, it appears
      to be on track.


    Remarks by Senator Byrd
    Delivered on March 1, 2005
    Stopping a Strike at the Heart of the Senate

      witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to
      cruel and unjust ends. Historian Alan Bullock writes that Hitler's
      dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single
      law, the Enabling Law. Hitler needed a two-thirds vote to pass that
      law, and he cajoled his opposition in the Reichstag to support it.
      Bullock writes that "Hitler was prepared to promise anything to get
      his bill through, with the appearances of legality preserved
      intact." And he succeeded.
      Hitler's originality lay in his realization that effective
      revolutions, in modern conditions, are carried out with, and not
      against, the power of the State: the correct order of events was
      first to secure access to that power and then begin his revolution.
      Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the
      enormous psychological value of having the law on his side.
      Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.

    March 7, 2005
    Columbus Free Press / Ohio
    Senator Byrd is Correct to Equate Bush With Hitler
    by Harvey Wasserman

      The U.S. Senate's senior Constitutional scholar has correctly
      equated Bush with Hitler, and the usual attack dogs are howling.
      But they are wrong, and Americans must now face the harsh realities
      of an increasingly fascist and totalitarian GOP.
      Octogenarian Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia made the equation
      in the context of Bush's attack on Senate procedures which might
      slow or halt his on-going attempt to pack the courts with extreme
      right-wing fanatics. Byrd said Bush's moves to destroy time-honored
      Senate rules parallel Hitler's ramming fascist legislation through
      his gutted Reichstag. ....

      While Bush advocates for "democracy" overseas, the GOP is crushing
      it at home. These judicial nominees mean to further solidify
      Republican control of the court system, which they have added to
      their grip on the Executive, both houses of Congress and the media.
      The GOP is also gutting safeguards within the FBI and CIA, turning
      them into a [44]personal police force that could parallel Hitler's
      Because the regime wraps itself in the rhetoric of our democratic
      roots, it's emotionally difficult for Americans to equate Bush with
      Hitler. He is not, after all, running [45]death camps like the ones
      Hitler used to exterminate millions of Jews, Gypsies, gays,
      unionists, Jehovah Witnesses, the elderly and infirm, birth
      defected and handicapped. But the distinction may be lost on the
      tens of thousands of Iraqis who have died in the wholesale
      slaughter there, and whose land has been carpeted with radioactive
      [46]depleted uranium which will kill for centuries.
      Bush is now operating a classic concentration camp in
      [47]Guantanamo. This infamous holding center operates entirely
      outside the rule of law, with prisoners held without charge,
      without evidence, without access to attorneys, family or the
      outside world. ....

      Both Mussolini's Fascist's and Hitler's Nazis used acts of terror
      and alleged terror to grab absolute power. Ranting at Bolshevism as
      the GOP now does against Islam, the Nazis used the burning of the
      [48]Reichstag much as the GOP has capitalized on the terror attacks
      of [49]September 11. ....

      Like Hitler, Bush believes he talks to and for God. He has said at
      least twice in public that he does not oppose dictatorship as long
      as he can be the dictator. His family has long, well-documented
      financial and political ties to the Nazi regime, as well as to
      [50]Osama bin Laden and a long list of [51]oil-rich Islamic
      Senator Byrd's invocation of the Nazis to describe the Bush regime
      may be considered impolitic. But it's folly to avoid the important
      By all accounts American democracy is hanging by a thin thread
      which Bush/[52]Rove is laboring mightily to cut.
      Sen. Robert Byrd is a conservative, uniquely learned man. When he
      equates Bush with Hitler, he speaks with great sadness and
      scholarship -- and must be heeded.

                                Woody Guthrie


    The Unveiling of the National Security State (7/14/04)

      The Unveiling of the National Security State
      by Richard M. Dolan
      copyright ©2004 by Richard M. Dolan. All rights reserved.
      All things change, including our time-honored system of government.
      We have entered into a new era, marked by the existence of an
      omnipresent state, controlled by the very few, bound by no law but
      its own. Welcome to the New World Order. A new American order is in
      place. Better get used to it. Or else.
      Five centuries ago, Niccolo Machiavelli explained how to undertake
      a revolution from above without most people even noticing. In his
      Discourses on Livy, he wrote that one "must at least retain the
      semblance of the old forms; so that it may seem to the people that
      there has been no change in the institutions, even though in fact
      they are entirely different from the old ones."
      That is, keep the old government structures, even while you make
      profound changes to the actual system, because the appearances are
      all that most people will notice.
      So today, instead of seeing the corpse of a republic in which we
      live, we see merely the dead man's clothing. Those clothes look the
      same as ever, albeit increasingly worn. We have had a quiet
      revolution that has not eliminated our Congressional
      representatives - it's simply made them largely irrelevant.
      It's been a long journey to our current state of affairs. Not
      surprisingly, wars have been a major catalyst. Most wars fought by
      the United States have added power to the executive branch, while
      whittling power away from the legislature. This includes wars
      fought for high-minded purposes such as the Civil War and World War
      Two, mindless bloodbaths like World War One, and the dozens of
      undeclared wars over the past half-century.
      I would select World War Two - and its immediate aftermath - as the
      real turning point when the American Dream went awry. This is
      ironic, since it was at that moment when America first sat atop the
      world at the pinnacle of power.
      And therein lies the problem. For this was when the American
      republic began its transformation into a national security state.
      Or, to put it another way, into an Empire. ...

    Creeping Fascism
    It is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the conclusion that
    conservatives, subtly but unmistakably, are fomenting violence against
    liberals for the 2004 election. And if they succeed in doing so,
    America will be facing what has always been considered unthinkable
    here: a serious manifestation of fascism.
    ... I concluded previously that it seemed likely that any
    manifestation of fascism was some ways off, perhaps as long as a
    generation, if these trends were left unchecked. Now it appears that
    the timetable is moving much faster than that -- and countervailing
    forces are so far slow in coalescing, in no small part because of the
    utter, Stalinist ruthlessness of their opponents.

    Rush, Newspeak and Fascism: An exegesis
    by David Neiwert
    POSTED AUGUST 30, 2003 --


    Juan Bosch: His Prophecy of a Fascist America
    William Hughes

      A long time ago, I remember reading a disturbing magazine article
      that was written by Juan Bosch. He was the former president of the
      Dominican Republic ...
      Bosch, like any true son of a nation, stood with his people against
      the grasping Oligarchs. He favored modest land reform in his
      poverty-stricken country. That proved a little too much for the fat
      cat sugar plantation owners and the ambitious army generals. He was
      ousted after only seven months in office, in 1963, in a
      CIA-assisted military coup. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson
      sent in 20,000 Marines, on the pretext that the Dominican Republic
      might go communist. He feared it was another Cuba in the making.
      Sure, LBJ! Bosch died in 2001.
      Anyway, getting back to Bosch's commentary. He had predicted that
      America would one day look like a U.S. occupied Dominican Republic!
      His point was, and I'm sorry I can't remember his exact words, that
      America would be corrupted by its underhanded role in replacing his
      and other governments around the globe. He saw a time when the U.S.
      would have its soldiers patrolling its own cities, airports,
      railroad stations, ports, public buildings and its capital. And,
      also that its citizens' liberties would be unduly restricted by the
      federal government that had lost its moral compass. Sadly, that
      time is coming fast!

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            Roman "Fasces" on the wall behind the Speaker's Podium
          US House of Representatives chamber, United States Capitol

         The "Fasces" was a symbol of imperial power in ancient Rome.
      A bundle of sticks bound together, it represented the "many bound
                              together as one."

          "Fasces" is the root where the term "fascism" comes from.

    "Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be
    dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War
    is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And
    armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing
    the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the
    discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in
    dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the
    means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force
    of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be
    traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud,
    growing out of a state of war...and in the degeneracy of manners and
    morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in
    the midst of continual warfare."

    -- James Madison, April 20, 1795

    "A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state
    to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the
    fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of opportunity
    in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our [56]American
    ruling families are to the Nazi regime. They extended aid to help
    Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it

    --William E. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1937

    No one knows the Bush extremists better than Ray McGovern, a former
    senior CIA officer and personal friend of George Bush senior, the
    President's father. In Breaking The Silence, he tells me: "They were
    referred to in the circles in which I moved when I was briefing at the
    top policy levels as 'the crazies'."
    "Who referred to them as 'the crazies'?" I asked.
    "All of us... in policy circles as well as intelligence circles...
    There is plenty of documented evidence that they have been planning
    these attacks for a long time and that 9/11 accelerated their plan.
    (The weapons of mass destruction issue) was all contrived, so was the
    connection of Iraq with al Qaeda. It was all PR... Josef Goebbels had
    this dictum: If you say something often enough, the people will
    believe it." He added: "I think we ought to be all worried about
    fascism (in the United States)."

    the terrorist threat is either hype or a neo-Con false flag project.
    There is no al-Qaeda.  You are being played by a government jealous of
    your desire to focus on something other than the government itself.
    All of these warnings are intended to keep your mind focused on what
    Bush wants your mind focused on - Bush himself.  This is classically
    typical of a fascist regime.  It may sound outlandish, but it is
    true.  Nothing about fascism is normal.  Don't expect the normal,
    expect the twisted.


    The 14 Defining Characteristics Of Fascism
    By Dr. Lawrence Britt
    Free Inquiry Magazine  / Spring 2003

    Fascism Anyone?
    Laurence W. Britt

    The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 23, Number

    Free Inquiry readers may pause to read the "Affirmations of Humanism:
    A Statement of Principles" on the inside cover of the magazine. To a
    secular humanist, these principles seem so logical, so right, so
    crucial. Yet, there is one archetypal political philosophy that is
    anathema to almost all of these principles. It is fascism. And
    fascism's principles are wafting in the air today, surreptitiously
    masquerading as something else, challenging everything we stand for.
    The cliché that people and nations learn from history is not only
    overused, but also overestimated; often we fail to learn from history,
    or draw the wrong conclusions. Sadly, historical amnesia is the norm.
    We are two-and-a-half generations removed from the horrors of Nazi
    Germany, although constant reminders jog the consciousness. German and
    Italian fascism form the historical models that define this twisted
    political worldview. Although they no longer exist, this worldview and
    the characteristics of these models have been imitated by
    protofascist1 regimes at various times in the twentieth century. Both
    the original German and Italian models and the later protofascist
    regimes show remarkably similar characteristics. Although many
    scholars question any direct connection among these regimes, few can
    dispute their visual similarities.
    Beyond the visual, even a cursory study of these fascist and
    protofascist regimes reveals the absolutely striking convergence of
    their modus operandi. This, of course, is not a revelation to the
    informed political observer, but it is sometimes useful in the
    interests of perspective to restate obvious facts and in so doing shed
    needed light on current circumstances.
    For the purpose of this perspective, I will consider the following
    regimes: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco's Spain, Salazar's
    Portugal, Papadopoulos's Greece, Pinochet's Chile, and Suharto's
    Indonesia. To be sure, they constitute a mixed bag of national
    identities, cultures, developmental levels, and history. But they all
    followed the fascist or protofascist model in obtaining, expanding,
    and maintaining power. Further, all these regimes have been
    overthrown, so a more or less complete picture of their basic
    characteristics and abuses is possible.
    Analysis of these seven regimes reveals fourteen common threads that
    link them in recognizable patterns of national behavior and abuse of
    power. These basic characteristics are more prevalent and intense in
    some regimes than in others, but they all share at least some level of

    1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism. From the
    prominent displays of flags and bunting to the ubiquitous lapel pins,
    the fervor to show patriotic nationalism, both on the part of the
    regime itself and of citizens caught up in its frenzy, was always
    obvious. Catchy slogans, pride in the military, and demands for unity
    were common themes in expressing this nationalism. It was usually
    coupled with a suspicion of things foreign that often bordered on

    2. Disdain for the importance of human rights. The regimes themselves
    viewed human rights as of little value and a hindrance to realizing
    the objectives of the ruling elite. Through clever use of propaganda,
    the population was brought to accept these human rights abuses by
    marginalizing, even demonizing, those being targeted. When abuse was
    egregious, the tactic was to use secrecy, denial, and disinformation.

    3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause. The most
    significant common thread among these regimes was the use of
    scapegoating as a means to divert the people's attention from other
    problems, to shift blame for failures, and to channel frustration in
    controlled directions. The methods of choice--relentless propaganda
    and disinformation--were usually effective. Often the regimes would
    incite "spontaneous" acts against the target scapegoats, usually
    communists, socialists, liberals, Jews, ethnic and racial minorities,
    traditional national enemies, members of other religions, secularists,
    homosexuals, and "terrorists." Active opponents of these regimes were
    inevitably labeled as terrorists and dealt with accordingly.

    4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism. Ruling elites always
    identified closely with the military and the industrial infrastructure
    that supported it. A disproportionate share of national resources was
    allocated to the military, even when domestic needs were acute. The
    military was seen as an expression of nationalism, and was used
    whenever possible to assert national goals, intimidate other nations,
    and increase the power and prestige of the ruling elite.

    5. Rampant sexism. Beyond the simple fact that the political elite and
    the national culture were male-dominated, these regimes inevitably
    viewed women as second-class citizens. They were adamantly
    anti-abortion and also homophobic. These attitudes were usually
    codified in Draconian laws that enjoyed strong support by the orthodox
    religion of the country, thus lending the regime cover for its abuses.

    6. A controlled mass media. Under some of the regimes, the mass media
    were under strict direct control and could be relied upon never to
    stray from the party line. Other regimes exercised more subtle power
    to ensure media orthodoxy. Methods included the control of licensing
    and access to resources, economic pressure, appeals to patriotism, and
    implied threats. The leaders of the mass media were often politically
    compatible with the power elite. The result was usually success in
    keeping the general public unaware of the regimes' excesses.

    7. Obsession with national security. Inevitably, a national security
    apparatus was under direct control of the ruling elite. It was usually
    an instrument of oppression, operating in secret and beyond any
    constraints. Its actions were justified under the rubric of protecting
    "national security," and questioning its activities was portrayed as
    unpatriotic or even treasonous.

    8. Religion and ruling elite tied together. Unlike communist regimes,
    the fascist and protofascist regimes were never proclaimed as godless
    by their opponents. In fact, most of the regimes attached themselves
    to the predominant religion of the country and chose to portray
    themselves as militant defenders of that religion. The fact that the
    ruling elite's behavior was incompatible with the precepts of the
    religion was generally swept under the rug. Propaganda kept up the
    illusion that the ruling elites were defenders of the faith and
    opponents of the "godless." A perception was manufactured that
    opposing the power elite was tantamount to an attack on religion.

    9. Power of corporations protected. Although the personal life of
    ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large
    corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The
    ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure
    military production (in developed states), but also as an additional
    means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often
    pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of
    interests, especially in the repression of "have-not" citizens.

    10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated. Since organized labor was
    seen as the one power center that could challenge the political
    hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was
    inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass,
    viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being
    poor was considered akin to a vice.

    11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts.
    Intellectuals and the inherent freedom of ideas and expression
    associated with them were anathema to these regimes. Intellectual and
    academic freedom were considered subversive to national security and
    the patriotic ideal. Universities were tightly controlled; politically
    unreliable faculty harassed or eliminated. Unorthodox ideas or
    expressions of dissent were strongly attacked, silenced, or crushed.
    To these regimes, art and literature should serve the national
    interest or they had no right to exist.

    12. Obsession with crime and punishment. Most of these regimes
    maintained Draconian systems of criminal justice with huge prison
    populations. The police were often glorified and had almost unchecked
    power, leading to rampant abuse. "Normal" and political crime were
    often merged into trumped-up criminal charges and sometimes used
    against political opponents of the regime. Fear, and hatred, of
    criminals or "traitors" was often promoted among the population as an
    excuse for more police power.

    13. Rampant cronyism and corruption. Those in business circles and
    close to the power elite often used their position to enrich
    themselves. This corruption worked both ways; the power elite would
    receive financial gifts and property from the economic elite, who in
    turn would gain the benefit of government favoritism. Members of the
    power elite were in a position to obtain vast wealth from other
    sources as well: for example, by stealing national resources. With the
    national security apparatus under control and the media muzzled, this
    corruption was largely unconstrained and not well understood by the
    general population.

    14. Fraudulent elections. Elections in the form of plebiscites or
    public opinion polls were usually bogus. When actual elections with
    candidates were held, they would usually be perverted by the power
    elite to get the desired result. Common methods included maintaining
    control of the election machinery, intimidating and disenfranchising
    opposition voters, destroying or disallowing legal votes, and, as a
    last resort, turning to a judiciary beholden to the power elite.

    Does any of this ring alarm bells? Of course not. After all, this is
    America, officially a democracy with the rule of law, a constitution,
    a free press, honest elections, and a well-informed public constantly
    being put on guard against evils. Historical comparisons like these
    are just exercises in verbal gymnastics. Maybe, maybe not.

    1. Defined as a "political movement or regime tending toward or
    imitating Fascism"--Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

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    Laurence Britt's novel, June, 2004, depicts a future America dominated
    by right-wing extremists.

    On the road to Fascism
    United States is taking on all the defining characteristics
    Durango Herald -October 5, 2003

      We believe that the United States of America is drifting towards
      its own version of fascism.
      Fascism, whatever its particular national characteristics, is
      inherently a destruction of the "old order" of a country its laws,
      its culture, its internal politics and its international relations.
      Fascists govern within existing systems until parallel systems are
      in place. Once those systems are in position, the evolution from
      national populism to fascism is unstoppable. Fascist states are
      internally destructive. When they become externally destructive,
      they are destroyed from outside.
      Characteristics of fascist states include:
      Fascist countries project that they are in a permanent or long-term
      state of war. (Example: We are in an endless war on terrorism.)
      Fascist countries invade other countries without provocation.
      (Example: pre-emptive war against Iraq.) We tried the Germans at
      Nuremberg for exactly this offense.
      As Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Jackson, the chief U.S.
      prosecutor at the Nuremberg Tribunal, said on Aug. 12, 1945: "We
      must make clear to the Germans that the wrong for which their
      fallen leaders are on trial is not that they lost the war, but that
      they started it. ... Our position is that no grievances or policies
      will justify resort to aggressive war. It is utterly renounced and
      condemned as an instrument of policy."
      Fascist countries violate their own treaties and international law.
      (Example: violation of the United Nations Charter by waging war
      against Iraq without UN approval.) Fascist countries lie to the
      general population, instilling fear and hysteria against
      mythological enemies, so they can go to war at will. (Examples: The
      9-11 tragedy was used to generate hysteria through a massive
      government propaganda campaign based upon lies about Iraq;
      intimidation by color-coded terror warnings and provisions of the
      USA Patriot Act.)
      Fascism is characterized by single-party rule, the destruction or
      transformation of the two-party system. (Examples: Colorado Gov.
      Bill Owens abolished the Colorado 2004 primary election; illegal
      attempts at redistricting driven by the White House; monetary
      corruption of the system resulting in voter apathy.)
      Fascist governments demand unquestioning support otherwise you are
      a traitor. (Example: President Bush's statement, "You are either
      with us or against us.")
      Fascist governments project an ideology that they are "right."
      (Example: President Bush, "I am right and I know I am right and
      history will prove me right.")
      Fascist countries consolidate media control for propaganda
      purposes. (Example: Federal Communications Commission and corporate
      attempts at consolidation of the media.)
      Fascism is characterized by legal parallelism. Fascist states
      create shadow agencies, shadow courts, separate prisons, thus
      destroying guaranteed constitutional rights. (Examples: Destruction
      of the guarantee of right to trial by jury; holding U.S. citizens
      without charge, without access to legal counsel and without the
      right to court appearance; intimidation of the judiciary by threats
      of blacklisting; intimidation of lawyers; degrading attorney-client
      Fascism is characterized by using torture, concentration camps and
      having major prison populations. (Examples: Guantanamo
      concentration camp; the FBI's description of how it "breaks"
      suspects with heat, cold, sound and sleep deprivation. The United
      States has the highest percentage of citizenry in prisons of any
      country in the world.)
      Fascism is characterized by parallelism between the state and
      corporations. (Examples: Government and corporate overlap in
      certain industries oil, energy, military contractors and the media;
      massive corporate donations to both parties to assure connivance.)
      Fascism, U.S. version, is characterized by the privatization of
      public services and the sell-off of public entities and resources
      for the benefit of the party faithful rather than the public at
      large. (Examples: Private profiteering on public services such as
      prisons, water, sewer, forest use, oil and gas; current order for
      appraisal of all post office buildings for contemplated sale.)
      Fascism incorporates racism and attacks on the nondominant
      religion. (Examples: Imprisoning disproportionately one race for
      using a drug of choice other than that used by the dominant
      majority; Muslim profiling and harassment; denial of franchise to
      blacks under false pretenses in the Florida election.)
      Fascism promotes conservative views of arts, literature, family
      culture, family planning and morals. (Examples: attacks on and
      decreased funding for National Public Radio, the Public
      Broadcasting System, the National Endowment for the Arts, any
      institution promoting family planning; school vouchers as the
      beginning of class-based private education and the destruction of
      the public education system; passing financial responsibility for
      Head Start to states that are near bankruptcy.)
      Fascism takes religious symbolism and transfers the emotional and
      moral appeal to state symbols. (Examples: Aggressive and
      ostentatious God Bless America signs; the attempt to make the
      Pledge of Allegiance mandatory in Colorado schools; ostentatious
      flag waving and display; destruction of constitutional separation
      of church and state.)
      We believe that the American tradition is in great peril.
      Christine Eleanor Anderson, of Vallecito, is a businesswoman and a
      former law professor. Ross A. Worley is retired from Fort Lewis
      College. He lives in Durango. This was also signed by Jennifer
      Gehrman and Mark Seis, of Bayfield, and Greg Rossell, Charles Swift
      and Mary Lou Swift, of Durango.

    By Ed Rippy

    Wake Up and Smell the Swastikas!
    By Ed Rippy

      [Note: most of the historical background is documented on my "9-11
      and US-led Global Neofascism"
      (http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/RIP308A.html) and "War Is
      Still A Racket"
      (http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/RIP308B.html). To save
      space, I have omitted those footnotes here.]
      According to the best information I have been able to find, we are
      in much more trouble than most of us realize. The biological,
      ideological, and corporate descendants of the people who ran Hitler
      & Mussolini are now running much of this country, much of South
      America, much of the Middle East, and parts of Central Asia. We are
      in serious danger of a neofascist police state that will make Nazi
      Germany look like a picnic, and we need to take this as seriously
      as if our lives and our children's lived depended on it - because
      they do. We are as expendable to these people as the Jews, the
      Poles, the Gypsies, and the homosexuals were to the Third Reich.
      Today we face unemployment, homelessness, the prison-industrial
      complex, a drug war which is really a war on us, and biological
      warfare attacks from our own government. The terrorist attacks of
      9/11/01 serve the same function as the Reichstag fire which enabled
      the Nazis to take over Germany.
      Prescott Bush, our President's grandfather, handled banking
      arrangements for a host of US industrialists who supplied Hitler
      with money, war materiel, and political cover. Bush owned part of
      the Silesian-American Steel company, which used slave labor in
      Poland to make steel for the tanks and airplanes which killed and
      wounded many of our fathers, grandfathers, and uncles. He also had
      a piece of the Hamburg-Amerika Steamship line, which gave Nazi
      propagandists free passage to the US and had supervisors from the
      Nazi Labor Front on all its ships. Henry Ford, Standard Oil of New
      Jersey, and ITT built up Hitler's war machine, some of them racking
      up huge profits from slave labor, and often supplying both sides.
      The list goes on. Some of these fascists, seeing Roosevelt as a
      Communist, plotted a coup against him - he found out and it fizzled
      - but they were so powerful that he couldn't have a single one of
      them arrested, even though a Congressional report found that the
      plot was real. The report was hushed up.
      After the war, using the military and intelligence services, US
      fascists rescued many of the Nazi leaders and their industrial
      assets (of course other countries got some too), using the Morgan
      Bank among others. The Dulles brothers, who became head of the CIA
      and Secretary of State, managed much of this while the Justice
      Department stood by helpless.
      Hitler's entire eastern spy network went to work for the US after
      the war. Klaus Barbie, a brutal Gestapo chief, set up the School of
      the Americas in the Panama Canal Zone (now the Western Hemispheric
      Institute for Security Co-operation at Fort Benning, GA) as a
      co-ordinating center for the recycled Nazis of South America. In
      1980 his troops, wearing Swastika armbands, carried out a bloody
      coup in Bolivia. Otto Skorzeny, "Hitler's favorite commando," went
      to the Middle East, where he built up a network of over 100 former
      SS officers. Dr. Kurt Blome, a Nazi biological warfare scientist
      who experimented on concentration camp prisoners, went to the US
      Army Chemical Corps. Walter Dornberger, a general who worked
      concentration camp slaves literally to death in the Reich's rocket
      program, became a senior vice-president of the Bell Aerospace
      Division of Textron Corporation.
      The South American Neonazi network has killed, tortured, and
      disappeared tens of thousands of people, and US clients around the
      globe are little different. Argentinean death squads tortured
      victims under pictures of Adolf Hitler. In the `60s and `70s
      military intelligence gave money, tear-gas bombs, Mace, and
      electronic surveillance equipment to thugs in Chicago for use
      against local anti-war groups.
      Sixteen states have passed laws allowing forced vaccination or
      quarantine in case of biological emergency. Eleven allow
      confiscation of buildings and property. Seventeen grant immunity
      from prosecution to state and private actors for these deeds.
      Remember, the anthrax in the mailings after 9-11 was processed in
      US Government labs, and a former biowarfare director said the
      attacks were a good thing since they got more money for the budget.
      Police in Oakland routinely beat up and even kill poor people,
      usually of color, with impunity. At last report, there is still no
      evidence that protesters at the Oakland docks on April 7 threw
      anything at police, but the police shot them with
      "less-than-lethal" weapons and ran into them with motorcycles. They
      targeted dockworkers as well as protesters, dragged an ILWU
      business agent from his car, roughed him up, and held him for
      eighteen hours. Witnesses report that police had covered or removed
      their badges. Port management and Stevedoring Services of America,
      which has contracts in the Persian Gulf, met with police three days
      before the protests.
      The "PATRIOT" Act --written long before 9-11 -- allows the
      government to lock non-citizens up forever with no hearing or
      evidence if the Secretary of State "suspects" them of terrorists
      links. A new law in the works will allow the government to strip
      people of their citizenship for joining or providing "material
      support" to a group which the Attorney General has designated
      "terrorist." The FBI, with the aid of local police departments, is
      collecting intelligence on antiwar groups as part of its
      "counterterrorism" program. Gen. Tommy Franks, retired "liberator"
      of Iraq, says that another terrorist attack on the US would
      probably lead to a military government. The Department of Homeland
      Security said in late November 2003 that it expects al-Qaeda to
      attack soon.
      At the FTAA protests in Miami, police shot, gassed, beat, and
      arrested protesters without provocation, injuring over 100 and
      sending at least 12 to the hospital. Although the police knew the
      charges wouldn't stick, they arrested over 250 in order to beat and
      torture them for daring to voice disagreement with government
      policy. One eyewitness relates, "[O]ver at the jail vigil a few
      blocks away the police declare an illegal assembly. They tell
      people to get on the sidewalk and they'll be safe. Then they
      surround the group on the sidewalk, beat people to the ground,
      kneel on their spines and arrest them.... [A] friend comes up and
      tells me that Abby and her friends have been badly beaten up,
      jumped by cops on their way home to their hotel, her sweet, lovely
      face pushed into the pavement. `We could kill you here,' the cops
      tell them."

    The Soldiers At My Front Door
    by John Dear
    Saturday, November 29, 2003 CommonDreams.org

      I live in a tiny, remote, impoverished, three block long town in
      the desert of northeastern New Mexico. Everyone in town--and the
      whole state--knows that I am against the occupation of Iraq, that I
      have called for the closing of Los Alamos, and that as a priest, I
      have been preaching, like the Pope, against the bombing of Baghdad.

      Last week, it was announced that the local National Guard unit for
      northeastern New Mexico, based in the nearby Armory, was being
      deployed to Iraq early next year. I was not surprised when yellow
      ribbons immediately sprang up after the press conference.

      But I was surprised the following morning to hear 75 soldiers
      singing, shouting and screaming as they jogged down Main Street,
      passed our St. Joseph's church, back and forth around town for an
      hour. It was 6 a.m., and they woke me up with their war slogans,
      chants like "Kill! Kill! Kill!" and "Swing your guns from left to
      right; we can kill those guys all night."

      Their chants were disturbing, but this is war. They have to psyche
      themselves up for the kill. They have to believe that flying off to
      some tiny, remote desert town in Iraq where they will march in
      front of someone's house and kill poor young Iraqis has some
      greater meaning besides cold-blooded murder. Most of these young
      reservists have never left our town, and they need our support for
      the "unpleasant" task before them. I have been to Iraq, and led a
      delegation of Nobel Peace Prize winners to Baghdad in 1999, and I
      know that the people there are no different than the people here.

      The screaming and chanting went on for one hour. They would march
      passed the church, down Main Street, back around the post office,
      and down Main Street again. It was clear they wanted to be seen and
      heard. In fact, it was quite scary because the desert is normally a
      place of perfect peace and silence.

      Suddenly, at 7 a.m., the shouting got dramatically louder. I looked
      out the front window of the house where I live, next door to the
      church, and there they were--all 75 of them, standing yards away
      from my front door, in the street right in front of my house and
      our church, shouting and screaming to the top of their lungs,
      "Kill! Kill! Kill!" Their commanders had planted them there and
      were egging them on.

      I was astonished and appalled. I suddenly realized that I do not
      need to go to Iraq; the war had come to my front door. Later, I
      heard that they had deliberately decided to do their exercises in
      front of my house and our church because of my outspoken opposition
      to the war. They wanted to put me in my place.

      This, I think, is a new tactic. Over the years, I have been
      arrested some 75 times in demonstrations, been imprisoned for a
      "Plowshares" disarmament action, been bugged, tapped, and harassed,
      searched at airports, and monitored by police. But this time, the
      soldiers who will soon march through Baghdad and attack desert
      homes in Iraq, practiced on me. They confronted me personally, just
      as the death squad militaries did in Guatemala and El Salvador in
      the 1980s, which I witnessed there on several occasions.

      I decided I had to do something. I put on my winter coat and walked
      out the front door right into the middle of the street. They
      stopped shouting and looked at me, so I said loudly, publicly for
      all to hear, "In the name of God, I order all of you to stop this
      nonsense, and not to go to Iraq. I want all of you to quit the
      military, disobey your orders to kill, and not to kill anyone. I do
      not want you to get killed. I want you to practice the love and
      nonviolence of Jesus. God does not bless war. God does not want you
      to kill so Bush and Cheney can get more oil. God does not support
      war. Stop all this and go home. God bless you."

      Their jaws dropped, their eyeballs popped and they stood in shock
      and silence, looking steadily at me. Then they burst out laughing.
      Finally, the commander dismissed them and they left.

      Later, military officials spread lies around town that I had
      disrupted their military exercises at the Armory, so they decided
      to come to my house and to the church in retaliation. Others
      appealed to the archbishop to have me kicked out of New Mexico for
      denouncing their warmaking. Then, a general called the mayor and
      asked him to mediate "negotiations" with me, saying he did not want
      the military "in confrontation" with the church. Really, the mayor
      told me, they fear that I will disrupt the gala send-off next
      month, just before Christmas, when the soldiers go to Iraq.

      This dramatic episode is only the latest in a series of
      confrontations since I came to the desert of New Mexico in the
      summer of 2002 to serve as pastor of several poor, desert churches.
      I have spoken out extensively against the U.S. war on Iraq, and
      been denounced by people, including church people, across the
      state. I have organized small Christian peace groups throughout the
      state. We planned a prayer vigil for nuclear disarmament at Los
      Alamos on the anniversary of Hiroshima this past August, but when
      the devout people of Los Alamos, most of them Catholic, heard about
      it, they appealed to the archbishop to have me expelled if I
      appeared publicly in their town. In the end, I did not attend the
      vigil, but the publicity gave me further opportunities to call for
      the closing of Los Alamos. I receive hate mail, negative phone
      calls and at least one death threat for daring to criticize our
      country. But New Mexico is the poorest state in the U.S. It is also
      number one in military spending and number one in nuclear weapons.
      It is the most militarized, the most in need of disarmament, the
      most in need of nonviolence. It is the first place the Pentagon
      goes to recruit poor youth into the empire's army.

      If we are to change the direction of our country, and turn people
      against Bush's occupation of Iraq, we are going to have to face the
      ire and persecution of our local communities. If peace people in
      every local community insisted that our troops be brought home
      immediately, that the U.N. be sent in to restore Iraq, that all
      U.S. military aid to the Middle East be cut, and that our arsenal
      of weapons of mass destruction be dismantled, then we might all
      find soldiers marching at our front doors, trying to intimidate us.
      If we can face our soldiers, call them to quit the military and
      urge them to disobey orders to kill, then perhaps some of them will
      refuse to fight, become conscientious objectors and take up the
      wisdom of nonviolence. If we can look them in the eye and engage
      them in personal Satyagraha as Gandhi demonstrated, then we know
      that the transformation has begun.

      In the end, the episode for me was an experience of hope. We must
      be making a difference if the soldiers have to march at our front
      doors. That they failed to convert me or intimidate me, that they
      had to listen to my side of the story, may haunt their consciences
      as they travel to Iraq. No matter what happens, they have heard
      loud and clear the good news that God does not want them to kill
      anyone. I hope we can all learn the lesson.

      John Dear is a Catholic priest, peace activist, lecturer, and
      former executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. His
      latest books include "Mohandas Gandhi" (Orbis) and "Mary of
      Nazareth, Prophet of Peace" (Ave Maria Press). For info, see


    Civics class: 2003
    Teaching kids to live in a police state
    Unknown News, Nov. 21, 2003
    Cops plan mock commando games for school lockdown drills
    by Mike Conway, Modesto [CA] Bee
    Nov. 19, 2003

      LIVINGSTON, Ca. -- Lockdown drills come three or four times a year
      at Livingston High School.The one set for Thursday will be more
      real than any other.
      Officials said someone will open fire and try to break into
      classrooms as police close in. The guns will be real -- and loaded
      with blanks.
      Thursday morning, students and faculty again will be reminded that
      the exercise is only a drill.
      But Police Chief Bill Eldridge said he has a few surprises that he
      will not disclose.
      School administrators and police said their intent is not to cause
      undue alarm. Officials mailed notices to all students' homes, and
      alerted nearby residents and other schools.
      "We do lockdown drills regularly," Principal Robert Wendel said.
      "We feel the need to take it one step further, so the police can
      see how things work on campus and how to move about." There's not
      enough hours in the school year for our children to learn about the
      relationship between their needs & desires and those of the
      authorities. I wonder who in the Senior Class will be voted "Most
      Likely to Be the 1st One Killed in Any Hostage Situation"?
      =John C.=
      Kathleen Luxon has a daughter, Julie, who is a senior at Livingston
      High. "I think it's a good thing," Luxon said of the drill. "I
      think the kids always need to be prepared on how to handle a
      situation if it happens."
      She said having the lockdown is no different than a fire drill or
      "duck and cover" exercises meant to show children how to protect
      themselves in earthquakes and nuclear attacks.Police "I feel that
      Livingston is a very safe school," Luxon said. "We would hate for
      something like this to happen and not be prepared for it."
      Chief Bill Eldridge said: "We're not doing this out of fear or
      paranoia. After Columbine, we can no longer say, it won't happen to
      In April 1999, at Columbine High in Littleton, Colo., two students
      killed 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves. While
      the killing went on, police waited outside the school for Special
      Weapons and Tactics officers.
      "We're changing our whole mode of thinking about how we would get
      on the school grounds," Eldridge said.
      "The old philosophy was to respond and contain, and call in the
      tactical units," he said. "We can no longer stand back and wait.
      We, as street officers, have to get on the school grounds very
      quickly to prevent other students and staff from being injured."
      In a real-life situation, a mutual aid call would be placed and
      sheriff's deputies and other available law enforcement personnel
      would be called to the scene. But Livingston police would still be
      the first responders.
      "I don't think we do enough hands-on training of these scenarios to
      make our personnel and the school personnel feel comfortable," he
      Eventually, Eldridge said, he wants to have a full-scale drill with
      firefighters, paramedics and neighboring law enforcement.
      "That one would include a controlled evacuation of the school," he
      Since 1999, the school has had a response plan and practices it
      regularly, Livingston High's Wendel said. A critique follows each
      Thursday morning, students and faculty again will be reminded that
      the exercise is only a drill.
      But Eldridge said he has a few surprises that he will not disclose.
      "We're going to add to the realism as closely as we can," he said.
      "There's always that percentage of staff members and students who
      think these training scenarios are a joke. But they're not. We
      learned it's not a matter of if, it's when."
      Published by
      Modesto [CA] Bee

    Police raid middle school in Vermont
    Principal eyes 12-year-old who wears baggy pants
    by Peter Freyne, Seven Days [Burlington, VT]
    Nov. 19, 2003

      Television brings countless frightening images into the living
      room, but none was more chilling than that of cops with police dogs
      and guns drawn, terrifying kids in the hallway of a South Carolina
      High School on November 5.
      Students that didn't line up against the wall fast enough were
      thrown to the floor and handcuffed.
      The principal had called the cops after getting reports of illegal
      drug activity, specifically marijuana. The massive police drug raid
      failed, however, to turn up any pot. Not a single seed.
      A few days later, when a caller to a Vermont talk show mentioned
      the Gestapo-style high school drug raid, the host was quick to
      point out it happened in South Carolina, not Vermont!
      But guess what, folks? It has happened here.
      Seven Days has learned that school officials and police conducted a
      drug raid at the Colchester Middle Schoolon November 6, the day
      after the controversial raid in South Carolina. Lockers were
      searched, as were individual students. And a German Shepherd
      sniffed the joint searching for a whiff of illegal marijuana.
      According to Principal John Barone, about two ounces of marijuana
      were found behind a tile in the ceiling of the boys' bathroom.
      Three boys were suspended. They were scheduled to appear in
      executive session before the Colchester School Board Monday night.
      After finding the pot, Barone said a sniffer dog named Kilo was
      brought in to sniff lockers. No additional pot was discovered, said
      The matter was brought to our attention last week by a hard-hat
      construction laborer on Hospital Hill. The 31-year-old single mom
      was upset because she believed school officials were picking on her
      12-year-old son, a seventh-grader. We're withholding her identity
      to protect the privacy of her child, who's getting quite the
      education in what it means to have no constitutional rights. Let's
      just call her Rosie the Riveter.
      According to Rosie, her son was taken to the principal's office the
      Monday after the raid and suspended for alleged insubordination. In
      the process his clothing was thoroughly searched. Then the school
      nurse, Melissa Goldberg, examined the boy in a locked room, said
      Rosie. She shined a flashlight in his eyes, nose and mouth and
      asked if he had "shot, snorted or smoked anything." When he asked
      to call his mom, he was told by Assistant Principal Karen Gockley
      they just wanted "a quick check."
      The boy told Seven Days that he was "frightened" and "didn't know
      what was going on." He also told us the nurse asked if he could
      pass a urinalysis drug test. He told her he could.
      The assistant principal, he said, also told him he ought to stop
      wearing those baggy clothes. "Ms. Gockley always tells us how it's
      not a ghetto school and stuff. She told us, like, to change how we
      In fact, when his mother later called Gockley, she was told she
      should change the way her son dressed because, "when drugs were
      found they were often on kids with the baggy-style clothes."
      When she asked what "reasonable suspicion" they had to search her
      son, Rosie said she was told the boy had been seen with another
      child who looked to be under the influence of drugs. It turned out,
      said Rosie, that kid was on prescription drugs for an ear problem.
      "I feel he was violated," said Rosie. "It's not right to do that to
      a 12-year-old, especially when he wants his mother. I'd be scared
      if I was 12."
      No evidence of drugs or drug use was found, but the boy's two-day
      suspension stood.
      Welcome to middle school in Vermont, folks -- the new front line in
      the totally failed War on Drugs. And you thought kids had
      constitutional rights? Civil liberties? Think again.
      One veteran criminal lawyer put it this way: "In America today
      there are three places where you have no rights. One is at the
      border. One is in prison. And the other one is in school."
      The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1985 that school officials, not
      police, may search students without a warrant if they have
      "reasonable grounds" to suspect the search will turn up evidence of
      a crime or violation of school rules.
      Principal Barone told Seven Days he received a "tip" that morning
      "that there was marijuana being distributed in school." Based on
      that intelligence, he searched student lockers and individual
      students. No pot was found in those searches, he reported.
      Mr. Barone then received another tip that led to the discovery of
      two bags of grass in the boys' bathroom ceiling.
      More students came forward, said Barone. They told him there were
      more drugs in the school but "they couldn't elaborate." At that
      point, the decision was made to bring in the Colchester Police and
      Barone said that when Kilo "hit" on a possible drug location,
      Officer Jeff Fontaine would stand back and let Barone or Gockley
      conduct the search. No drugs, however, were found as a result of
      the K-9 unit's help.
      Colchester Middle School has 605 students. It is the largest middle
      school in Chittenden County. Both Barone and Gockley are in their
      first year at the school. Previously they worked in Essex Junction.
      "When we were hired," said Barone, "it was made clear to us that
      student management had been lax." He said the school board wanted
      us "to tighten things up."
      Sounds like the kids in Colchester are getting quite a lesson in
      citizenship, eh?
      Published by Seven Days [Burlington, VT]


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   11. http://www.oilempire.us/peakoil.html
   12. http://www.oilempire.us/worldwar4.html
   13. http://www.oilempire.us/fascism.html
   14. http://www.oilempire.us/media.html
   15. http://www.oilempire.us/stolenelection2004.html
   16. http://www.oilempire.us/bush.html
   17. http://www.permatopia.com/
   18. http://www.oilempire.us/unpatriotic.html
   19. http://www.oilempire.us/homeland.html
   20. http://www.oilempire.us/chertoff.html
   21. http://www.oilempire.us/negroponte.html
   22. http://www.oilempire.us/anthrax.html
   23. http://www.oilempire.us/unpatriotic.html
   24. http://www.oilempire.us/papersplease.html
   25. http://www.oilempire.us/geoslavery.html
   26. http://www.oilempire.us/redalert.html
   27. http://www.oilempire.us/fascism.html
   28. http://www.oilempire.us/brazil.html
   29. http://www.oilempire.us/1984.html
   30. http://www.oilempire.us/torture.html
   31. http://www.oilempire.us/dissent.html
   32. http://www.oilempire.us/rfid.html
   33. http://www.oilempire.us/biometric.html
   34. http://www.oilempire.us/policestate.html
   35. http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/02/279760.shtml
   36. http://www.oilempire.us/un.html
   37. http://www.adbusters.org/
   38. http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
   40. http://peakenergy.blogspot.com/2005/05/voyage-of-beagle.html
   41. http://urbansurvival.com/week.htm
   42. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/12/bank_regs_boost_data_mining/
   43. http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/7/2005/1084
   44. http://www.oilempire.us/homeland.html
   45. http://www.oilempire.us/holocaust.html
   46. http://www.oilempire.us/depleted-uranium.html
   47. http://www.oilempire.us/redalert.html
   48. http://www.oilempire.us/reichstag-fire.html
   49. http://www.oilempire.us/911.html
   50. http://www.oilempire.us/bushbinladen.html
   51. http://www.oilempire.us/saudi.html
   52. http://www.oilempire.us/karlrove.html
   53. http://keyholepublishing.com/index.html
   55. http://www.cursor.org/stories/fascismintroduction.php
   56. http://www.oilempire.us/bush.html
   57. http://www.politicalstrategy.org/2003_09_23_weblog_archive.php
   58. http://www.stop-fascism.org/dec__26_-_jan__1.htm
   59. http://www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/britt_23_2.htm
   60. http://new.globalfreepress.com/article.pl?sid=03/10/10/1832217
   62. http://www.unknownnews.net/031121civics.html

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