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PANDA (People Against the NDAA) is the largest organization in the United States combating indefinite detention without charge or trial. We were founded on January 29th, 2012 to combat one of the most dangerous laws ever passed. The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorized the indefinite detention of any person around the world, including American citizens, without a charge and without a trial. (Oh, did we mention Americans can be put in military prison under the NDAA?!)

PANDA started in Bowling Green, OH and has since expanded to influence hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. We have been covered by WND, the Tenth Amendment Center, Activist Post, Interoccupy, Western Journalism and many other videos, radio shows and articles. We have networked with over 100 liberty organizations and several alternative news sources.

http://www.pandaunite.org | dan@pandaunite.org | 567-201-5432

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Posted March 17th, 2013 by d.johnson • permalink




 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:
 

Chris Corbett

PANDA Nevada

Director@pandnv.org

 

Las Vegas to Introduce Anti-NDAA Resolution
 

The fight against indefinite military detention continues. Yesterday, the Las Vegas City Council and the Clark County Commission drafted anti-NDAA legislation to protect the Constitutional rights of their constituents.

 

City Councilman Bob Beers and County Commissioner Chris Giunchliani put forth the draft.

 

Afterward, Daphne Lee, the Clark County Chapter Head of PANDA, and Christopher Corbett, Nevada Executive Director of PANDA, expressed their gratitude to Beers and Giunchliani. Corbett said:

 

“This initiative will help raise awareness of the NDAA and encourage other municipalities and our state legislators to do the same.”

 

Specifically, sub-sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA allow the indefinite arrest, imprisonment and/or transport to foreign prisons of anyone on U.S. soil whom the federal government declares is a terrorist suspect. In short, the2012 NDAA enables the government to make any person on U.S. soil a prisoner of war.

 

Currently making its way to committee in the Nevada State Legislature is a related bill, Don Gustavson's BDR 728, the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act.

 

You can help stop this violation of our Constitutional rights. You can help stop the NDAA. Encourage your representative to support this legislation, or thank them for doing so:

 

If you live in Las Vegas, go to http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Government/council.htm

 

If you live in Clark County, go to http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/countycommissioners/pages/default.aspx

 

Join us in the battle to stop the NDAA nationwide: http://pandaunite.org/join-us/

 

Edited by Ed R. Green

 

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Posted March 14th, 2013 by mtexaminer • permalink





The Idaho House has approved a measure that makes it a misdemeanor for government and law officials to enforce any new federal firearms laws including bans and registrations.

H.B. 219, or the "Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act," approved Monday 55 – 13, could bring fines of up to $1,000 and a year jail time to any local officials who engage in confiscation, including assistance in such acts with any federal agents.

http://www.examiner.com/article/idaho-house-approves-bill-to-make-gun-confiscation-a-criminal-offense

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Posted March 12th, 2013 by d.johnson • permalink




 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:                                                                                                                                 

Dennis Marburger                                                                                                               

PANDA Michigan

Hadji1954@hotmail.com

 

Michigan Senate Votes 37-0 to Defeat NDAA

 

In a vote of 37-0 (1 absent), the Michigan Senate joined the growing list of of states and municipalities throughout America in passing their version of the Liberty Preservation Act, released by the Tenth Amendment Center. Senate Bill 94 (SB94) now proceeds to the Michigan State House. State Senator Rick Jones, the bill's sponsor, and grassroots activists forged the bipartisan alliance against the federal law which applies the law of war and indefinite detention to anyone on U.S. soil.

 

After the bill's passage in the Senate, PANDA Michigan's Dennis Marburger vowed relentless opposition to all federal legislation which subverts the U.S. Constitution, saying:

 

“The very active and knowledgeable group of Michiganians fighting this egregious Federal overreach will not rest until there is real, tangible and viable state resistance to D.C.'s attempts to deny our rights and threaten our safety – whatever unconstitutional legislation, edict or judicial fiat our government employees use as an excuse.”

 

The unlawful mandates of the NDAA are sections 1021 and 1022 which allow the arrest, detention and/or transport to foreign prisons of anyone the federal government “suspects” is a terrorist. Those so imprisoned can be denied trial, access to an attorney, and the ability to even advise seomone they have been detained.

 

To enforce NDAA, the federal government will need assistance from the states. If signed into law, SB94 will announce the strong determination of the people of Michigan that the 2012 NDAA is unConstitutional.

 

SB94 is a companion bill of HB4138, sponsored by State Representative Tom McMillin. A similar bill passed the Michigan House last fall on a vote of 107-0.

 

If you are in Michigan, or know someone in Michigan, it is time to fight for your rights.

 

Contact your Michigan State Representative at: http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/.

 

Join us in the battle to stop the NDAA nationwide: http://pandaunite.org/join-us/

 

Learn more about Operation Homeland Liberty:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ7PX0Me7LM

 

Edited by Ed R. Green

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Posted March 11th, 2013 by SusannePosel • permalink




 

 

Attorney General Eric Holder wrote a letter to Senator Rand Paul that states: “It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States.”

Holder explained to Paul that it is legal for US citizens to be murdered in a drone strike on American soil.

To answer Paul’s question of whether Obama “has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil and without trial”; Holder went on to assert that Obama “has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial.”

Holder went on to say:

http://occupycorporatism.com/holder-confirms-obama-can-murder-us-citizens-by-drone-attack-in-america/

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Posted March 11th, 2013 by mtexaminer • permalink




A bi-partisan bill to limit drone use within Washington state is meeting resistance from the aerospace and defense corporation Boeing.

Just last month, H.B. 1771, a bill to put limits on government drone use within Washington state, passed its House Committee hearing. The bill establishes guidelines and standards for the use of drones by public entities to protect the privacy rights of Washington residents.

http://www.examiner.com/article/boeing-lobbyists-attempt-to-derail-wash-state-drone-regulation-bill

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Posted March 10th, 2013 by SusannePosel • permalink




 

 

Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson has proposed that residents who want to purchase ammunition have to enroll in anger management classes and wait for 3 days while background checks are conducted just as with purchasing a firearm.

Gibson said: “This is not about guns,” Gibson said. “This is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement.”

She claims that citizens are stockpiling ammunition and that this is contributing to potentially dangerous situations that would thwart law enforcement’s ability to conduct proper policing services in local communities. Gibson asserts that “it’s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need. It’s a step, I think, in a safer direction. It’s about getting people to think before they buy.”

Gibson’s bill states that it is unlawful to:

http://occupycorporatism.com/battle-over-2nd-amendment-rights-is-being-fought-on-the-state-level/

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Posted March 8th, 2013 by d.johnson • permalink




 

 

I must say, we are honored and humbled. On the March 7th edition of Lew Rockwell's blog, Becky Akers reported on our successes in Michigan and across the country: 

"Thanks to the Tenth Amendment Center, PANDA, and every patriot who tirelessly worked to protect us from the Feds. We may one day owe our lives to these folks."

We want to thank all of you, our partners, our fans, and our supporters. Your work is making a real difference, and you have helped us reach millions of people across the world with the message of freedom and liberty. Without hundreds and thousands of you reposting our articles, participating in our action alerts, and being our voice, we could never be the leading organization in the nation fighting indefinite military detention. 

While I can't speak for everyone in this organization, I believe this quote fits us as a whole: 


"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

-Nathan Hale, September 22nd, 1776

 

Dan Johnson

Founder, PANDA

P.S. You can read the full Lew Rockwell article here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/133412.html

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Posted March 7th, 2013 by mtexaminer • permalink





A Washington state bill, S.B. 5618, that would allow police officers, or "school resource officers," to search students without probable cause or parental consent, passed the State Senate Monday, 30-19.

The legislation would allow police to search a student's person, locker and possessions if they are believed to be violating the law or any school rule. Searches are already mandatory under state law if a student is suspected of possessing a firearm.

http://www.examiner.com/article/wash-state-bill-allows-police-to-search-students-without-parental-consent

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Posted March 5th, 2013 by d.johnson • permalink




 

 
 

From the Bill of Rights Defense Committee:

February 26, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution opposing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provisions on indefinite military detention. The resolution was endorsed by 27 community organizations, including, but not limited to, Japanese-American community groups, faith leaders, anti-war activists, labor unions, and Arab and Muslim organizations.

 
The “Resolution expressing opposition to the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act” protects the civil liberties of all San Francisco residents by emphasizing that the Constitution and Bill of Rights:
 
 reflect the essential nature of presumed innocence, the right to a speedy public trial before an impartial jury, and other elements of effective due process, reflect our shared commitment that no person will be exposed to cruel and unusual punishment.
 
It also creates a policy that all San Francisco public agencies will uphold civil liberties by:
 
 instruct[ing] all our public agencies to decline requests by federal agencies acting under detention powers granted by the NDAA or any authorization of force, that could infringe upon residents’ freedom of speech, religion, assembly, privacy, or rights to counsel…
 
The introduction of the resolution against NDAA on February 19 was timed to honor the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which is also a Day of Remembrance in the State of California. Executive Order 9066 authorized the U.S. military to remove Japanese-Americans from areas on the West Coast considered to be “military areas.”  Over 120,000 Japanese-Americans, as well as some Italian and German-Americans, were forced to internment camps.
 
Supervisor David Chiu, who introduced the bill, commented following last night’s vote:
 
I am proud that the Board of Supervisors has passed my resolution calling on Congress to repeal the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. Indefinite detention violates our civil liberties, repeats the injustices of the past and undermines the very foundation of our democracy. I hope Congress will heed this call and take immediate action.
 
BORDC’s Nadia Kayyali also commented on the victory:
 
With this vote, San Francisco has confirmed its place as a leader in the national effort to preserve the constitutional rights threatened by over broad national security policy. As the proliferation of state and local bills continues, it is becoming clear that local governments will not be complicit in the erosion of our rights.
 
San Francisco has now joined a growing national movement, as the 18th city to pass a resolution opposing the NDAA.

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Posted March 5th, 2013 by d.johnson • permalink




 

 

The flame of liberty is burning ever hotter…
 

From the Tenth Amendment Center:

 

Representative Nicholas Schwaderer who worked hard behind the scenes to get a bipartisan group of legislators to cosponsor – 18 republicans and 6 democrats. In presenting the bill on its 2nd reading yesterday, Schwaderer said his motivation to introduce the bill was to get something done, and not just make a statement. 
 
“I thought, how can we deal with this and not have it be some kind of letter to Santa Claus?” 
 
He also noted that the bill brought together a wide coalition of support from around the political spectrum. 
 
"This bill has the coolest spread of sponsors signed on. A lot of people support of the bill that would be opposing each other. I urge a big ole green on this one!"
 
Through the tireless efforts of national activist groups such as The Tenth Amendment Center, People Against the NDAA, and People's Blog for The Constitution working with local grassroots organizations, states rights issues are receiving the widest  support in nearly a decade. Please visit the aforementioned links to keep up to date on action items and to donate if you are able.
 
Action to Take in Montana
 
Next up for HB522 is to be assigned to a committee for consideration in the State Senate. Bills move fast in the short legislative session, so your support is needed right now.
 
1. Contact your state senator. Strongly, but respectfully, urge him or her to vote YES on HB522. Let them know that you see “indefinite detention” as a direct attack on your liberty and on the Constitution.
 
Find your state senator here: http://leg.mt.gov/css/find%20a%20legislator.asp
 
The full text of HB522 (.pdf) can be found HERE

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