Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Chris Hedges discusses the federal lawsuit he and Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg filed against the Obama Administration for violating our Constitutional rights under the guise of national defense. Since December, when Obama authorized silencing whistleblowers and criminalizing dissent using military courts to deprive US citizens of due process, the federal judge hearing their suit issued an injunction against the President's totalitarian plan. And what else could you call using the military to arrest, detain, and murder US citizens without access to a lawyer or trial, simply because they express themselves in opposition to presidential policy? It's why we have separation of powers, so would be dictators -- like Bush and Obama -- don't have free hand to lock away peace activists in gulags like Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib.