[extropy-chat] Tyranny in place
amara at amara.com
Fri Sep 29 21:18:48 UTC 2006
Something significant happened today in the history of the United
States. The Congress today vested in the President the power to order
anyone -- U.S. citizen, resident alien or foreign national -- detained
indefinitely in a military prison regardless of where they are -- U.S.
soil or outside of the country. American detainees are cut off from any
meaningful judicial review and everyone else is cut off completely. They
can be subject to torture with no recourse, and all of this happens on
the unchecked say-so of the administration.
The following is from a lawyer who blogged the whole event, describing,
who said what, when.
It doesn't seem to be a 'Top Story' on the US version of Google News.
There should be massive demonstrations over this. Why isn't there?!
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