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Occupy Tampa to protest defense spending bill at Obama campaign's Ybor office listen

12/16/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Congress has passed a $662 billion defense bill. The National Defense Authorization Act could expand indefinite detention under the U.S. government. One provision would authorize the military to jail people it considers terrorism suspects anywhere in the world without charge or trial. President Barack Obama originally said he would veto the bill, but now says he will sign it.

This afternoon Occupy Tampa will be demonstrating against the defense bill in Ybor City at 5 o’clock at Centro Y...

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The Obama Administration Plans to Continue Indefinite Detentions

09/17/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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The ACLU says: "The Obama administration has filed a brief with a federal appeals court in Washington arguing that the approximately 600 detainees in U.S. custody at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan are not entitled to have their cases heard in U.S. courts. Some of the detainees at Bagram have been held for up to six years with no meaningful opportunity to challenge their detention, and there are some prisoners there who are unconnected to the war in Afghanistan but who have been sent there fro...

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