Real concentration camps USA: Our immigrant-detention system is spiraling out of control

By David Neiwert~Crooks and Liars

See Video Here (At Puppetgov)

Jackie Mahendra points out an Associated Press story describing some of the most recent information about how we’re detaining illegal immigrants — and it’s profoundly disturbing:

The U.S. detention system for immigrants has mushroomed in the past decade, creating a costly building boom in an effort to sweep up criminals and ensure that illegal immigrants are quickly deported.

However, an Associated Press computer analysis of the entire detention population on a Sunday night in January found that most did not have a criminal record and many were not about to leave the country soon — voluntarily or through deportation.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement database, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, showed a U.S. detainee population of exactly 32,000 on the evening of Jan. 25.

Of those, 18,690 immigrants did not have a criminal conviction, including for illegal entry or low-level crimes such as trespassing. More than 400 of those with no criminal record had been incarcerated for at least a year. A dozen had been held for three years or more; one man from China had been locked up for more than five years.

Almost 10,000 had been in custody longer than 31 days, the average detention stay.

For an up-close look at what’s going on at these detention centers, check out Breakthrough Media’s incredibly informative site, Homeland Guantanamos, which describes the detention system we’ve created in response to right-wing agitation about illegal immigration. You know, the same right-wingers who are now stewing over non-existent FEMA concentration camps.

The video below also explores the subject in some depth, focusing on the situation in Illinois.

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Monsanto’s dream bill, HR 875

by Linn Cohen-Cole
www.opednews.com

To begin reversing GM contamination will require ending the power biotech companies such as Monsanto exert over our government and through that, over our food.

HR 875, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto.

The bill is monstrous on level after level – the power it  would give to Monsanto, the criminalization of seed banking, the prison terms and confiscatory fines for farmers, the 24 hours GPS tracking of their animals, the easements on their property to allow for warrantless government entry, the stripping away of their property rights, the imposition by the filthy, greedy industrial side of anti-farming international “industrial” standards to independent farms – the only part of our food system that still works, the planned elimination of farmers through all these means.

The corporations want the land, they want more intensive industrialization, they want the end of normal animals so they can substitute patented genetically engineered ones they own, they want the end of normal seeds and thus of seed banking by farmers or individuals.  They want control over all seeds, animals, water, and land.
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Geithner: global action needed to combat recession

This article was recently released by The Associated Press and is exactly what I expected would happen. The Obama Administration is currently trying to sell the idea of a “Global Bailout” to the American people and this is when we needed to stand up and say enough is enough!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the global recession is deepening and urged strong actions by all major nations to combat the downturn.

Geithner says the Obama administration believes it is essential for other major countries to commit to substantial and sustained efforts to bolster their economies.

His comments highlighted a growing rift with European nations who are balking at the administration’s call for increased stimulus efforts. European officials argue they do not want to pile up more debt to fight the downturn.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information.

Please spread the word about bill HR 875!

This bill was introduced to the 111th Congress on Feb. 4th, 2009 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-875) and its main purpose to Nationalize food production in the US. This bill will also consolidate our current Food and Drug Administration along with other Food regulation agencies. This bill is very important to read because of the language which is used throughout. It almost sounds like the beginning stages of a new socialist government. Sec 201 states: (1) develop, administer, and annually update a national food safety program (referred to in this section as the ‘program’) to protect public health; and 
(2) ensure that persons who produce, process, or distribute food meet their responsibility to prevent or minimize food safety hazards related to their products. 

Did you read that ?!?! Their instituting that it be referred to as “The Program”? This is very scary. 
As I read further into the bill, I also noticed that in Sec 201 part c (4) establish and enforce science-based standards for– 
(A) potentially hazardous substances that may contaminate food; and 
(B) safety and sanitation in the processing and handling of food; 

This bill is a death trap for Americans and way for the government to control the food supply and potentially start a major food shortage. 
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-875 
For additional information on how you can take action visit…..http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=12671 

Keeping you informed, 
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Bilderberger Plot to Control U.S. Food Supply

 

Infowars
March 7, 2009

On February 23, the Federal Times reported on HR 875, a bill that would grant the FDA sweeping new powers to regulate food. It was introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro and arrived shrouded in hype, specifically the hysteria surrounding a recent salmonella outbreak linked to products from Peanut Corp. of America.

Add to the hype last year’s outbreak of salmonella in imported peppers and a 2006 E. coli outbreak that was linked to fresh spinach and the stage is set to implement the FDA’s “food protection plan” requiring farmers and food producers to register with the government every two years.

“If there’s any good that can come from this tragic outbreak, it is long-overdue changes that can help protect the American public from the food supply,” Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said in early February at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations. In short, the government will tighten its grip on the food supply and will ultimately strangle small, independent farmers.
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