One day we'll all be "terrorists"

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    [rnt]Activists; environmentalist; dissenters; of every race and creed
    But you already knew that:

    This corruption of our legal system, if history is any guide, will not be reserved by the state for suspected terrorists, or even Muslim Americans. In the coming turmoil and economic collapse, it will be used to silence all who are branded as disruptive or subversive. Hashmi endures what many others, who are not Muslim, will endure later. Radical activists in the environmental, globalization, anti-nuclear, sustainable agriculture and anarchist movements—who are already being placed by the state in special detention facilities with Muslims charged with terrorism—have discovered that his fate is their fate. Courageous groups have organized protests, including vigils outside the Manhattan detention facility. They can be found at or On Martin Luther King Day, this Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. EST, protesters will hold a large vigil in front of the MCC on 150 Park Row in Lower Manhattan to call for a return of our constitutional rights. Join them if you can.

    The case against Hashmi, like most of the terrorist cases launched by the Bush administration, is appallingly weak and built on flimsy circumstantial evidence. This may be the reason the state has set up parallel legal and penal codes to railroad those it charges with links to terrorism. If it were a matter of evidence, activists like Hashmi, who is accused of facilitating the delivery of socks to al-Qaida, would probably never be brought to trial.

    Hashmi, who if convicted could face up to 70 years in prison, has been held in solitary confinement for more than 2½ years. Special administrative measures, known as SAMs, have been imposed by the attorney general to prevent or severely restrict communication with other prisoners, attorneys, family, the media and people outside the jail. He also is denied access to the news and other reading material. Hashmi is not allowed to attend group prayer. He is subject to 24-hour electronic monitoring and 23-hour lockdown. He must shower and go to the bathroom on camera. He can write one letter a week to a single member of his family, but he cannot use more than three pieces of paper. He has no access to fresh air and must take his one hour of daily recreation in a cage. His “proclivity for violence” is cited as the reason for these measures although he has never been charged or convicted with committing an act of violence.

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  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Somehow, I feel as if my next move, will be on a "red" line!
  3. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    With all the new 'acts' they are passing, in a time of universal deceit, opposition becomes a revolutionary act. It shows where their roots are.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    We will all be terrorists? We are already on a potential terrorist list somewhere already. I see no reason to tip off the alphabet agencies other than by attending all the tea parties we can locate. And write letters to our congress critters in the name of preventing the need for, um, decentralized actions. Emphasis, prevent the need.
  5. HOP

    HOP Monkey+++

    Most freedom fighters (those that wish the government boot off their neck) start out as terrorist.
  6. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    By today's standards, the Founding Fathers of this very nation were 'terrorists'....... [freedom]
  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I couldn't care less about this Hashmi guy -but I already knew that the dot Gov would be going after everybody sooner or later. I don't know if you guys remember just after the Waco incident, the Gov started raiding parties and large protests with dogs and helicopters. The general idea was to keep people from assembling; from exercising their protected right to dissent. The goons at Slavery, Inc. want you to live in fear. FEAR of being arrested. FEAR of being detained without reason or cause. FEAR of trial without jury. FEAR of torture and solitary confinement. They want you to NOT assemble, to NOT stand and fight, to NOT gain support, and to NOT resist them in large numbers...

    I say that we do not give them what they want.
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