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Chris Hedges and Two New York Attorneys sue Obama over NDAA Martial Law Act
While outrage over the signing of NDAA continues, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, author and top human rights defender; Chris Hedges, and his attorneys Carl J. Mayer and Bruce I. Afran have filed a complaint against the President and Secretary of Defense; Leon Panetta in the Southern U.S. District Court in New York City, challenging the legality of the authorization for use of military force in the National Defense Authorization Act.
Hedges explained his legal action Monday on Truthdig:
“[W]hile my battle may be quixotic, it is one that has to be fought if we are to have any hope of pulling this country back from corporate fascism.
“I spent many years in countries where the military had the power to arrest and detain citizens without charge,” Hedges reported.
“I have been in some of these jails. I have friends and colleagues who have ‘disappeared’ into military gulags. I know the consequences of granting sweeping and unrestricted policing power to the armed forces of any nation.
Hedges suspects NDAA passed because the corporations that really control this country are starting to worry that the Occupy movement will continue to grow and expand and they do not trust the police to protect them.
“They want to be able to call in the Army. And now they can,” Hedges said.
As for me, I see this as another step closer toward a fascist, Stasi police state. When the government turns on its own people and suspends individual rights, it can no longer be called a free country.
The NDAA goes into effect on March 3rd.
Read more here: Why I’m Suing Barack Obama