This week in Fascism

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This week in Fascism is a weekly column with a collection of articles and videos show casing the slide into a fascist police state.

When I first started tracking the Bush administration numerous crimes most of the “interesting” stories were on crack pot websites… now? They’re almost all world recognized media outlets.

Bush can declare emergency and assume dictatorial powers

This isn’t “Congress declares emergency and Bush gets power”, this is “Bush declares emergency and gets power”. In other words Bush just needs an excuse to declare an emergency to legally become dictator of the US.

Money as Debt

This is pretty much a must watch in my book… extremely good explanation of modern banking.

American Soldier talks about Iraq

States the obvious: the guy coming at you is doing so because we already killed the rest of their family.

ACLU membership has doubled

ACLU says membership has doubled — thanks to Bush presidency

Surveillance. Rendition. Torture.

By many measures, the Bush administration has been bad for civil liberties.

Yet the past seven years have been particularly good for the American Civil Liberties Union. National membership in the organization, which fights for freedom of speech and religion, equal protection, due process and privacy, has doubled since Bush took office in 2001 – an extraordinary spurt of growth for the 88-year-old institution.

“I think it’s very much a reflection of the fact that there was a very aggressive assault on civil liberties,” said ACLU national deputy executive director Dorothy Ehrlich. “Over the past seven years, many Americans felt their own cherished values were under attack, and they didn’t want to sit by.”

Bush warns of Iraq disaster

Bush warns of Iraq disaster:

President Bush warned in an interview Tuesday that the Democratic presidential candidates’ plans to withdraw abruptly from Iraq could “eventually lead to another attack on the United States” and would “embolden” terrorists.

So – lets see – a 9/11 “terrorist attack” (with more anomalies than facts) or a war with the same dead in US casualties, 100K+ civilian causalities, that destroyed our world standing, and over a trillion wasted pulling this “better alternative”. Gee – you know, I don’t think you’d be called crazy for rolling the dice and “risking” it.

Key 9/11 suspect charges dropped

Key 9/11 suspect charges dropped

The US military gave no reason for its decision.

But lawyers for the defendant say they believe the charges were dropped because he “was tortured” under interrogation.

Moths laced with LSD invade space station

Just making sure you’re still awake.

Getting news is hard

4 minute presentation on why finding real news in the fluff is very hard: TED Talks, Alisa Miller: Why we know less than ever about the world

Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the US media is actually showing less. Eye-opening stats and graphs.

Rumsfeld On Tape: Terror Attack Could Restore Neo-Con Agenda

Former Defense Secretary’s conversation with military analysts on political problems – “The Correction For That…Is An Attack”

Shocking excerpts of confidential recordings recently released under the Freedom of Information Act feature former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld talking with top military analysts about how a flagging Neo-Con political agenda could be successfully restored with the aid of another terrorist attack on America.

The tape also includes a conversation where Rumsfeld and the military analysts agree on the possible necessity of installing a brutal dictator in Iraq to oversee U.S. interests.

State Department Veterans on 9/11

U.S. State Department Veterans Say the Official Account of 9/11 “Flawed”, “Absurd”, “Totally Inadequate”, “a Cover-up”

Could Bush Be Prosecuted for War Crimes?

A Nuremberg chief prosecutor says there is a case for trying Bush for the ‘supreme crime against humanity, an illegal war of aggression against a sovereign nation.’

Main Core

MAIN CORE: The U.S. Government Database and Tracking System for Eight Million Americans Who Have Been Designated as Threats to National Security

The U.S. Government has, almost certainly, established a database and tracking system for something like eight million Americans who have been designated as threats to national security. The system is called MAIN CORE and it is being run under the auspices of highly classified Continuity of Government (COG) operations. MAIN CORE uses a variety of intelligence sources as inputs, including your email, web activity, telephone and private financial information. In the event of a major national security crisis, it is alleged that Americans listed in the MAIN CORE database, “Could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.”

Of the world’s 100 largest economic entities, 51 are now corporations and 49 are countries