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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Anonymous, and Congress, in the news Dec. 8, 2011

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Kandi Mossett photo by Heather Box/STARK
The Anonymous hacktivists are in the news. They've just put the public relations firm for Monsanto, the producer of genetically modified seeds, out of business. They've also turned their sights on exposing police officers for abusing peaceful protesters and others.
The ACLU is also in the news, exposing the fact that the tactics of Presidents George Bush and Obama have paralleled one another on issues of torture and secret renditions.
Congress, too, is in the news, as it meets behind closed doors on a law that could lead to the indefinite imprisonment of US citizens without charges.
The ACLU said, "The Senate voted last Thursday to pass S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would authorize the president to send the military literally anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial. Prison based on suspicion alone. The power is so sweeping that the president would be able to direct the military to use its powers within the United States itself, and even lock up American citizens without charge or trial."
In Mexico, Indigenous grassroots activist Jose Trinidad de la Cruz from Michoacan was murdered.
On an optimistic note, American Indian and First Nations activists are also in the news, as they battle for climate justice at COP 17 in Durban, South Africa.
In the news:
Anonymous Strikes and Ends Monsanto Firm Bivings Group:
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/166429/anonymous-strikes-and-ends-monsanto-pr-firm-bivings-group/
The Guardian: The US National Security Smokescreen:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/dec/08/us-national-security-smokescreen
Los Angeles Police Dept. info posted by Anonymous in response to LA Occupy raid:
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/12/lapd_info_anonymous_occupy_la_raid.php
LA Captains info posted by Anonymous:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lapd-information-20111208,0,4831352.story
ACLU: Congress meets behind closed doors to discuss indefinite detention of Americans without charges:
http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/behind-closed-doors-congress-trying-force-indefinite-detention-bill-americans
Indigenous activist murdered in Michoacan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16101523
Stark features Native American activist from the US, Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, from North Dakota:
http://www.thestarklife.com/2011/12/08/million-person-project-durban-talks/

Iran shows intercepted CIA drone

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http://rt.com/usa/news/iran-drone-plane-craft-385/
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