On Friday President Barack Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act—and within the $619 billion military budget is a controversial provision that establishes a national anti-propaganda center that critics warn could be dangerous for press freedom.
The National Defense Authorization Act recently approved by the House would build on powers currently available to government to allow unrestricted access to all personal data collected "during combat operations from countries, organizations, or individuals, now or once hostile to the United States," political analyst Stephen Benavides reports at Truthout.
The Obama administration has passed or made use of a host of laws to infringe our civil liberties, obliterate the balance of power, legitimize a military dictatorship, and control the dissemination of truth in the name of protecting its "secrets." Soon we will have lost our freedom, not to some foreign nation that hates it, but to our own devices.The Obama administration has passed or made use of a host of laws to infringe our civil liberties, legitimize a military dictatorship and control the dissemination of the truth.
A state bill sponsored by Republican Tim Donnelly would guarantee Californians protection from the threat of indefinite detention made possible by the National Defense Authorization Act.
The filmmaker and liberal activist is taking a stand against President Obama's National Defense Authorization Act by supporting a lawsuit that seeks to change the "dangerous" measure, and he's urging others to do the same.