Rancher Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

The incident began when the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon were seized and occupied by an armed group affiliated with a sovereign citizen movement to defend against big government bullying and injustice. The seizure occurred immediately after an earlier peaceful march in protest of the prison sentences for ranchers Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond. The Hammond’s were […]

ActionAid Releases Research showing US Policies Leading to Massive Land Grab

By Carey L. Biron ActionAid releases research of U.S. investors and government policies leading to massive global land-grabs, driving big commercial agriculture and investment around the world, often at the expense of the world’s small-scale farmers – who feed 80 percent of the developing world. The U.S. public and private sectors are among the leading drivers […]

Draconian NDAA 2014 approved by Obama

NDAA 2014 underwrote $662 billion for continued US aggression in our many foreign wars while, on the domestic front, it violates the Bill of Rights. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, it authorizes presidents “to order the military to pick up and imprison people, including U.S. citizens, without charging them or putting them on […]

Supreme Court Ruling is Victory for Property Owners vs. Bullyish EPA

Victory for Land Owners vs. land grabbing government agencies: Mike and Chantelle Sackett of Idaho ran into the iron fist of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when they began building their home in 2007 on a two-thirds acre parcel in a residential neighborhood of Priest Lake. Like their neighbors who had already built homes next […]

Presidential Directive NSPD-51/HSPD-20 is Issued Giving Gov’t Right to Seize Property, Institute Martial Law, and Suspend Guaranteed Constitutional Rights

Apparently unsure that the USAPATRIOT Act(s) and the Military Commissions Act weren’t strong enough, Bush issued a document doubly titled National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51″ and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/ HSPD-20.” This document supposedly outlines the federal government’s plan for maintaining continuity in the face of a “catastrophic emergency” by implementing martial law. “Catastrophic emergency” […]