Monday, March 18, 2013

A Repeating History Of Indefinite Detention

What lessons has the United States learned from Japanese internment? Following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, approximately 120,000 people of Japanese descent were forced from their homes and incarcerated in military-guarded camps from 1942-1946. Although the majority of those interned were US citizens, they were not notified of their charges, nor were they guaranteed the right to a trial. 

Now the descendants of Japanese-American internees argue that the United States is repeating history with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act and its provision for the indefinite detention of US citizens. 

Read more: 

NDAA & Incarceration of Japanese Americans - Repeating History 

Japanese Internment During WW II:

Japanese Relocation - U.S. Gov't Explanation 1942:

Understanding The 2013 NDAA: Part 2- Section 1029:

Chris Hedges: NDAA Lawsuit Update:

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