Tag Archives: due process

An Assault on Human Dignity, the Rule of Law, and the Institutions That Would Uphold Them

“The plight of Djamel Ameziane is a real-world example of the self-serving approach to human rights practiced by the United States.”

Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump

Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.

▶ Michael Ratner: “Off With His Head:” Court upholds Obama’s power to kill

Published on Apr 10, 2014 Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]

Court: Improper for Judiciary to Decide Whether Killing US Citizens with Drones Violates Due Process Rights

 Claims that their Fourth Amendment rights had been violated were alleged, however, Judge Rosemary Collyer dismissed these claims because “unmanned drones are functionally incapable of ‘seizing’ a person; they are designed to kill, not capture.” The case was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). It questioned the […]

Glenn Greenwald: UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA’s view of drone opponents as ‘threats’ and ‘adversaries’

A top secret NSA document provides context for yesterday’s abusive detention of Baraa Shiban • Read the excerpts of the drone document here Glenn Greenwald  theguardian.com, Wednesday 25 September 2013 13.17 EDT A well-known and highly respected Yemeni anti-drone activist was detained yesterday by UK officials under that country’s “anti-terrorism” law at Gatwick Airport, where he had traveled to speak […]

Glenn Greenwald> Video> On radical executive power and US political and media culture

On radical executive power and US political and media culture Hampshire College • Critical Social Inquiry Lecture  March 5, 2013 Glenn Greenwald:  Last month, I spoke at Hampshire College on radical executive power and US political and media culture; that was followed by a conversation on those topics with the writer and philosophy professor Falguni […]

Noam Chomsky> Presumption of Innocence

Published on Mar 6, 2013 The amazing evolutionary path of Presumption Of Innocence from year 1215 to 2013… and its even more amazing time warp back to Pre-13th century standards, explained by Mr. Chomsky in 12 minutes. This extract is from an interview shot on January 22, 2013, as part of a documentary project Tipping Point […]

Video> Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war

Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war Submitted by sosadmin on Sun, 04/29/2012 – 12:50   Privacy SOS Please note that by playing the above clips YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. Yesterday advocates from all over the world met […]

Video> The Young Turks> Liberal Hypocrisy on Obama Vs Bush – Poll

Uploaded by TheYoungTurks on Feb 9, 2012 Are liberals in favor of policies under Democratic President Barack Obama that they despised under Republican President George Bush? Sadly the answer is yes according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks down a piece by Glenn Greenwald on the topic including thoughts on […]

Letter to Obama, asking him to veto the National Defense Authorization Act

 Letter to Obama, asking him to veto the National Defense Authorization Act                                                           12/6/11 Dear President Obama,      Please veto the National Defense Authorization Act, which has been recently passed by Congress.  I am very concerned with the provisions of the National […]