Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Active Duty Military Extremists Militia leader Had Ties To Washington State

Seattle Times story on four soldiers charged with murder. The group had planned to 'overthrow the government and assassinate the president'. The video below is a plea confession by one of the soldiers who has turned state's evidence.

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Book Reveals Reagan Was Major FBI Snitch Collaborator And Operative

In the 1960's and beyond Reagan acted as a 'Snitch' for the FBI, providing information on Hollywood's union activities, or 'dropping a dime' on the leaders, faculty and students at California's Universities. He also suggested names to the FBI for blacklisting prior to and while he was Governor of California.

Later the FBI returned the favor by providing him with restricted information on his detractors and opponents. Of course the 'Gipper' went on to become President where he is known for the policies that have brought on the destruction of the middle class in America.



via: Democracy Now

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mainstream Media Silent As Growth Of Violent Prone Hate And Militia Groups In US Skyrockets



Above is an example of the world of one Sovereign Citizen. Why anyone would want to become a 'Sovereign' after listening to his gibberish filled description of the tenets of the group is beyond me. But the fact is that violent prone hate filled misfits are joining groups like the Sovereign Citizens in large numbers in this country. One example of the Sovereign Citizens at work is the news that they are behind a shootout that took place last week in Louisiana that ended with the death of two police officers.

Reporting on hate groups in America receives little or no coverage from the mainstream media. Many of these groups are race or gay hating based with a touch of religious fanaticism thrown in for good measure.  A large number of the new recruits joining these groups are returning veterans coming to grips with the hypocrisy of the wars in Iraq and Afganistan in which they participated. An act that they saw as patriotic at the time and, like the Vietnam veterans before them, now see as their exploitation for use as collateral cannon-fodder. Just another hidden legacy of the war profiteering era of unending war and unpunished war criminals. Many of these veterans actually belonged to hate groups in the military which became prevalent when the Pentagon turned a blind eye and lowered recruiting standards because of a need for recruits to fight the Iraq and Afganistan wars.

Fast forward to the general failure of many of public institutions, widespread legitimate distrust of government and dishonest politicians, wall street criminality, racism, guns, the election of a black president, economic collapse, unemployment, xenophobia, homophopia, Islamophobia, religious fanatics, macho men and a tendency towards glorifying violence whenever possible in society and we have the toxic makings of a lethal cocktail. All whipped into a frenzy of hate filled conspiracies by right wing extremist elements not only on  the fringe of our society but from within the 'mainstream' of the Republican Party.

Websites these groups create promote Jesus is coming so prepare for the violent end times revolution and you should be sure to be armed to the teeth when it happens themes. Not to mention the underlaying or overt race and gay hating dog whistles propaganda they makeup. You are left with the distinct feeling that much of the rhetoric is the particular group's self fulfilling prophecy. Telling  extraordinary lies over and over till they becomes the hate group's truth.

The problem is that nobody seems to want to talk about the problem of violent prone hate groups, militias and extremism or the threat it could be to the nation.

We don't hear much about the growth and popularity of these hate groups in the MSM or anywhere else because of a fear of a backlash from right wing politicians, right wing media or the hate groups themselves. The liberals play their part too, stifled and silenced by political correctness and fear. The wing-nut right likes to paint these groups as merely a bunch of patriotic good old boys who love their guns, hate creeping socialism and big government.

The prime example of surpression of information on hate groups was how former DHS Analyst Daryl Johnson was silenced for warning of far-right militants in U.S in a report he authored for the Department of Homeland Security in 2009.
"Under pressure from Republican lawmakers and popular talk show hosts, DHS ultimately repudiated Johnson’s paper. Johnson drew his conclusion on his 15 years of experience studying domestic terrorist groups — particularly white supremacists and neo-Nazis. "Leading up to this report … we received numerous accolades from law enforcement [and] intelligence officials, talking about the great work we were doing in the fight against domestic terrorism," Johnson says. "And then in lieu of the political backlash, the Department not only decided to stop all of our work, but they also disbanded the unit, reassigned us to other areas within the office, and then made life increasingly difficult for us."
Here's an interview with Johnson from a recent Democracy Now news segment talking about what happened after the report was published:



Much thanks should be given to the brave and important work of organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center whose mission is to track and disclose information on violence prone hate groups and militias that otherwise would not be available outside of law enforcement. The SPLC has been in the news lately over accusations from the gay bashing Family Research Council that somehow they are behind the shooting last week by a deranged individual at their offices in Washington, DC. An ongoing campaign continues by extremist groups and right wing politicians aimed at discrediting the historical and award winning work of the SPLC.

Note: August 27th more evidence of rightwing militia extremism in the news today including murder and plot to kill Obama and overthrow the government.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

More Indignity For Indigenous People As Lakota Land At "Heart of Everything That Is" Set To Be Auctioned Off To Highest Bidder

This made me weep.

Got a tweet this morning that simply said: "Help, SOS from Native America". It was from @wapi40 who was reaching out via her twitter to the account I manage for @USDayOfRage. Probably because of our organization's reputation for fighting NDAA or helping to start the Occupy Wall Street movement or the14, 800 followers we have on twitter. Perhaps USDayOfRage could reach some people and tell them about the auctioning off of spiritually sacred Lakota Sioux lands in South Dakota set to take place later this month. 

So I have to do my part.
"The Great Sioux Nation is battling against the clock to save Pe’ Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites. Pe’ Sla, located in the center of the Black Hills of South Dakota, is considered to be the heart of everything that is by the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people. It is due to be auctioned off the the highest bidder on August 25th."
Where is a benevolent rich person who can buy this land and deed it back to the Lakota Sioux? Where is Marlin Brando when we really need him, How about Bill Gates, Chris Hanson, Steve Balmer, or some other new money job creator. 

If you'd like to contribute to the cause you can go to Indigogo and make a contribution. The goal is raise $100,000 to place a bid on the land at the auction. We've checked it out and it's all legitimate. Last Real Indians is working in conjunction the Rose Bud Sioux Tribal Council and other tribes to raise this money.

Watch this video.....

Thursday, August 09, 2012

America Wins The Gold | Your Constitutional Rights Have Been Revoked | Real Journalism Dead

We heard nary a peep from the main stream media about the NDAA and their silence should be a major story in itself. They remain mute in the face of this historic and unprecedented abuse of the constitutional rights of all citizens.
There has been little news coverage of the lawsuit filed by the 'freedom 7 plaintiffs' challenging the unconstitutional provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act. (NDAA). This controversial and unconstitutional law in effect allows the US military, US intelligence operatives or other members of the massive US security apparatus to deny habeas corpus to citizens by arresting them and indefinitely detaining them without hearing or trial.
The law allows anyone deemed to be a suspect who has "substantially supported al-Qaida, the Taliban or associated forces" subject to detention until, "the end of hostilities." in a newly defined and Orwellian sounding "Homeland Battlefield".
The question being who gets to decide who really is working with "associated forces', or the scope of what would constitutes "substantial support". Will it be some retired cop who now works for the Defense Department and needs to justify the need for his job? Or a TSA employee having a bad hair day?

The claim by constitutional law professor Obama upon signing the legislation into law that he would not use it inappropriately are empty and ludicrous.  In fact the new provisions have already been applied to activists and journalists, and frankly who knows who else has already been locked up.  A large part of the initial proceedings during the lawsuit dealt with the fact that the plaintiffs would first have to establish that the implementation of the NDAA actually effected their constitutional rights.

Judge Katherine Forrest found that in fact the plaintiffs did have standing to proceed with the lawsuit on the constitutional questions.

Then in May the Judge granted a preliminary injunction blocking the provisions of the law that deal with the arrest and detention of US citizens after she ruled that the plaintiffs had standing. She indicated at that time, "there is a strong public interest in protecting rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, there is also a strong public interest in ensuring that due process rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment are protected by ensuring that ordinary citizens are able to understand the scope of conduct that could subject them to indefinite military detention."
"America is more free today than it was yesterday due to the courageous and righteous and very sound ruling by Judge Forrest,. I think this is a hugely significant development... I think it's also a testament to the courage of the plaintiffs here." Plaintiff's Attorney Carl Mayer
Judge Forrest went on to say, "This court is acutely aware that preliminarily enjoining an act of Congress must be done with great caution," she wrote. "However, it is the responsibility of our judicial system to protect the public from acts of Congress which infringe upon constitutional rights. As set forth above, this court has found that plaintiffs have shown a likelihood of success on the merits regarding their constitutional claim and it therefore has a responsibility to insure that the public's constitutional rights are protected."

On August 7th additional arguments were made by the government and the plaintiffs before Judge Forrest. The plaintiffs are requesting that her injunction be made permanent. The government, of course is arguing that the lawsuit be thrown out. Whatever the ruling, both parties have indicated they will appeal the case.

For a complete background on where the lawsuit is today, including interviews and discussion from the plaintiffs and their lawyers we offer this conference call produced by RevolutionTruth.



Full disclosure: Alexa O'Brien, a plaintiff in the NDAA lawsuit is my daughter.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Not Daily Show Interview With NSA Whistle Blower Thomas Drake That Isn't So Funny

Last night the Daily Show offered us a comical segment about the trials and tribulations of NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.  Below is the not so funny interview version that my daughter did with Drake in July during a break in the on going Bradley Manning Court-Martial that she has been covering for WLCentral at Fort Mead, Maryland.

Drake's experiences demonstrate just how out of control the massive U.S. self perpetuating security state apparatus has become since 9/11 under both the Bush/Cheney and Obama/Holder administrations and how it is now beyond question become a major threat to everyone's constitutional rights and civil liberties.

Which is not really funny at all. 

It is ironic that the only way someone can get this type of  'news' is from a comedy show where the general tendency would be to not take it that seriously. It's also a further indication of the mainstream fourth estate's incompetence and how much they have been compromised by the powers to be working in collusion with their corporate masters.



Here's the Daily Show piece:
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