American Samizdat

Tuesday, June 15, 2010. *
Feds under pressure to open US skies to drones.Last week, the FAA released a fact sheet, which states in part that "one of the most promising potential uses for small UASs is in law enforcement." They've already allowed the Border Patrol to use Predator drones as a "key force multiplier" along the Mexican border. Local law enforcement wants in on the game. Britons, you're next - or first?

The FAA is most concerned about collisions with manned aircraft, but much research has already been done by the military and private industry. Nevertheless, the FAA recently signed a contract with a Boeing subsidiary to conduct its own research.

Who's Spying in Your Neighborhood?

Fusion Centers collect and share information with local, state and federal law enforcement, and increasingly, with the military and the private sector. Although information sharing is legitimate and often necessary for law enforcement, the Fusion Centers are operating with little oversight at a time when new technology, government powers and zeal in the "war on terrorism" are combining to threaten our privacy at an unprecedented level and turn America into a surveillance society.

This page offers information on each of the state fusion centers. For more information, read our report. For key questions to ask your local fusion center, click here

Also see, Rules for Drone Wars: Six Questions for Philip Alston

Daniel Ellsberg: "'Obama Deceives the Public"

"SPIEGEL ONLINE: You doubt not only Obama's missions abroad but also his politics back home in the US. Why exactly are you accusing the president of violating civil liberties?

Part II: NSA Whistleblowers Asked Supreme Court to Review Warrantless Wiretapping

Obama is already toughest president on leaks

More prosecutions sought in 17 months than any previous administration

So much for not looking back, we are moving forward, eh? Moving forward to what? Get the picture yet!?

Think tank: Neocons’ influence remains strong under Obama

In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown

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