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2 Republicans Join 35 Democrats on H.R. 4192, Bill to Overturn Indefinite Detention

On restoring constitutional rights, bipartisanship is only MOSTLY dead. Quick, someone fetch a chocolate-covered nut. [...]

Occupy Norfolk Protests December 14 against new Indefinite Detention Law

If you’ve been paying attention, you know about S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011. You know that the House and Senate have passed it. You know that if Barack Obama signs it when it reaches his desk in a few days, the legislation will become the law of the land. And you [...]

Shame, Shame, Shame: Criminally Accused without Criminal Justice Rights, Obama Style

Shame on Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame for allegedly providing stuff to the militant organizations Shahab and Al Qaeda. If it’s true, that wasn’t a very nice thing to do. The charges have not been proven.

Shame on the United States Government for holding Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame on one of its warships in international waters for two [...]

Four Years Ago, Now

Four years ago, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Unity08 refused to remove “delegates” from its list after they became disgusted with it.

This week, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Americans Elect is refusing to tell companies gathering signatures for [...]

Barack Obama, the Quiet Dictator

In 2005, Irregular Times responded to the Bush administration’s plans for lifetime detention without criminal charges or trial, writing an essay calling George W. Bush “The Quiet Dictator”:

It was revealed this week that the Bush Administration is planning to keep people as prisoners for their entire lives, even though there is no evidence that [...]

Nearly 100 Cities: May 1 Protest Against Immigration Police State Spreads in a Wildfire of Outrage

Last week, in case you hadn’t heard, Arizona passed a law subjecting law-abiding U.S. citizens and residents to warrantless search and detention without probable cause.

You read that right. Don’t let someone limit discussion of this new law, SB 1070, to illegal immigration and their illegal illegality, because the truth is that the law does [...]

American Truck Driver Taken to Detention For Not Having his Birth Certificate on Him

American citizen. Born in Fresno, California. Taken to detention in Arizona because he kept his birth certificate at home.

Papiere, Bitte!

Protests Against Arizona Immigration Profiling Law Spread Across the United States

The passage last week of SB 1070 has led to the legalization of the nation’s most draconian racial profiling scheme yet. This bill, now signed into law in my former home state of Arizona, would make it a crime to be an illegal immigrant anywhere in the state of Arizona. The Arizona State Legislature has [...]

Lungren Bill Flips Habeas Corpus: You Have to Prove You’re NOT Guilty

When I saw Dan Lungren‘s name as principal sponsor of H.R. 4975, a bill subtitled “To provide for habeas corpus review for unprivileged enemy belligerents,” my eyes did a doubletake. After all, the California Republican has spent years in Congress doing his darndest to erase the due process rights of people detained by the U.S. [...]

Freezin’ for a Reason 2010: DC Guantanamo Vigil and Fast, January 11-22

It’s easy to march on Washington, DC in March or September when the weather is sunny and warm. An activist event in cold, cold January only happens when people are really riled up about something. The upcoming vigil and fast in Washington DC from January 11 (the 8-year anniversary of the opening of the indefinite [...]

Connie Mack Reveals Telepathic Mind Ray Technology for Homeland Security

In comments yesterday in Washington, DC, Republican congressman Connie Mack revealed his use of telepathic mind ray technology in service of Homeland security functions:

The men detained at Gitmo are terrorists. They seek to destroy our way of life, and have committed some of the most reprehensible crimes against our nation.

According to Carlina Davis, [...]