Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 21, 2007

Santa Monica Mirror: Martial law and migrant detention camps

Rule by Fear or Rule by Law?
Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg, Santa Monica Mirror Online Contributing Writers

"Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the U.S government has assumed the authority to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and non-citizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of 'an emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs.' Beginning in 1999, the government has entered into a series of contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build hundreds of detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States. The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport detainees." Read article:

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