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The New Facism is not just possible, it's now here -- and the US is globalizing it

John Pilger's looks at how the US is doing away with habeas corpus not only in the US but in Great Britain, and how the European Court of Human Rights is going along with that.

There are times I almost cannot believe these I'm not having a nightmare from which there's no waking.... It seems like it should be impossible that the things Pilger writes about are happening. So it must be a bad dream.

But Bush/Cheney/Obama have brought us to this state of affairs.

Please, let me wake up to more rational world.

Comments

Submitted by hipparchia on

the tone of the article is annoying, but i was ready to agree with him until i got to this:

Any day now, the Supreme Court in London will decide whether WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden. Should this final appeal fail, the facilitator of truth-telling on an epic scale, who is charged with no crime, faces solitary confinement and interrogation on ludicrous sex allegations.

wikileaks/assange, by fixing it so that just anybody can put just anything "out there" and maybe it'll get fact-checked, or maybe not, means they're also facilitating lying on an epic scale (cf climategate). yeah that's a real improvement over the press we already have.

charged with no crime? yes, assange has actually been charged with actual crimes. oh, wait - it wasn't rape-rape.