The way the government is spying on peace groups and the way targeted indivduals are harassed and intimidated, one can justifiably ask if these targets are
It applies to U.S. citizens, who -- under the ambiguous and expansive terms of that measure -- could be detained by the military, on U.S. soil, until what the measure calls the "end of hostilities," which in the open-ended war on terror could mean forever.
According to Obama administration spokesmen, the NDAA could be used to imprison war correspondents and other journalists who cover terrorism-related issues.
The NDAA has no parallel in American history.
"In fact, it is without precedent in the history of Anglo-Saxon law since the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. Perhaps the closest historical kindred to the NDAA would be Article 58 of the Soviet Criminal Code, which allowed for arrest and summary imprisonment of anyone suspected of working to undermine the Soviet state," reports Franchi.
Journalist and activist Tangerine Bolen is one of eight plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the NDAA. Although she voted for Obama, she describes herself as "terrified" by the arbitrary powers that the president and his advisers can now exercise in the name of fighting terrorism.
Watch Bolen in the video below.