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Obama Protecting Bush’s “Testicle Crusher” Attorney

Obama Protecting Bush’s “Testicle Crusher” Attorney

San Francisco Chronicle
December 8, 2009

The Obama administration has asked an appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing former Bush administration attorney John Yoo of authorizing the torture of a terrorism suspect, saying federal law does not allow damage claims against lawyers who advise the president on national security issues.

Such lawsuits ask courts to second-guess presidential decisions and pose “the risk of deterring full and frank advice regarding the military’s detention and treatment of those determined to be enemies during an armed conflict,” Justice Department lawyers said Thursday in arguments to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Other sanctions are available for government lawyers who commit misconduct, the department said. It noted that its Office of Professional Responsibility has been investigating Yoo’s advice to former President George W. Bush since 2004 and has the power to recommend professional discipline or even criminal prosecution.

The office has not made its conclusions public. However, The Chronicle and other media reported in May that the office will recommend that Yoo be referred to the bar association for possible discipline, but that he not be prosecuted.

Yoo, a UC Berkeley law professor, worked for the Justice Department from 2001 to 2003. He was the author of a 2002 memo that said rough treatment of captives amounts to torture only if it causes the same level of pain as “organ failure, impairment of bodily function or even death.” The memo also said the president may have the power to authorize torture of enemy combatants.

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Americans gave up liberty for homeland security

Americans gave up liberty for homeland security
This educational video made in 1948 should remind us all how America has lost so much freedom since 9/11 when the American people believed the government that Alqaeda hates our liberties and that we should let them wiretap without a warrant and violate your privacy for the good of the homeland and that we must wage expensive wars or the terrorists might hit us again. Benjamin Franklin once said “If you give up your liberty for a bit of security, then you deserve to lose both”. Watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVh75ylAUXY

 



Obama making Guantanamo off-limits to press

Obama making Guantanamo off-limits to press

Press TV
September 29, 2009

The Obama Administration is denying journalist access to the Guantanamo detention facility despite pledging ‘transparency’ about the infamous prison.

The reporters, who were previously allowed to peek into the prison while covering military trials of the detainees there, are no longer given such authorization, FOXNews reported on Monday.

Arguing in favor of the decision, Defense Department Spokesman Bryan Whitman said “Past experience has led me to believe it is best to keep these visits focused on the purpose of the trip, which in this case is military commission motions,” not the detention camps.

“…the decision, according to multiple sources, is coming out of Washington and the Defense Department,” said the network’s Catherine Herridge.

“…it is clearly not consistent with the administration’s stated goal of transparency,” she added.

Under the banner of the war on terror, former president George W. Bush set up the facility in a US naval base in Cuba shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Ever since, the prison has earned notoriety for conducting torture-aided interrogations of alleged ‘terror’ suspects.

The White House has now even adjourned the military trials at the Guantanamo, taking away the only opportunity journalists had to access the prison.

Shortly after his inauguration in January, Obama signed an official order to shut down Guantanamo within a year, describing it as a “sad chapter in the American history.”

Recently, however, the White House reportedly decided against the closure, citing legal and logistical complexities surrounding the detention and prosecution of inmates held without any charges.

The recent news blackout came, according to Herridge, after a May incident in which two Chinese detainees at Guantanamo’s Camp Iguana compound “held up signs questioning whether the president was a communist or a Democrat and they questioned whether Mr. Obama was oppressing them because they had not been released five months after the president promised to close Guantanamo within a year.”

“…multiple sources have told us this incident was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” asserted Herridge. “It was highly embarrassing for the Defense Department and for the White House and this was, interestingly enough, the last trip for the journalists to the camps to cover the commission hearings.”

Over 220 inmates are currently held at Guantanamo, widely regarded as one of many American torture chambers reserved for Muslims with “suspected” ties to anti-US terrorism. Many inmates remain in prison unaware of any charges against them and with no right to a legal counsel.

 



Swine Flu Vaccine Recipients Tracked With RFID Bracelets

Swine flu vaccine recipients could be tracked with RFID bracelets using Big Brother medical technology

Mike Adams
Natural News
Sept 24, 2009

Here’s the scene from some dark, present-day action movie: David Balfour breathed hard. He could hear the thumping of heavy boots outside his door, down the hall, mixed with the muffled grunts of military men. He had known they would come. It was obvious from the moment he refused the VaxTrax bracelet at the county clinic. They said it would keep him safe because they could pinpoint his location if he ever suffered a heart attack or an accident. As a bonus, his entire medical history was also imprinted in the RFID chip, so even if he was found unconscious, they could determine his medical status and start treatment right away.

But he had refused on the spot. David didn’t want to be tracked. So he walked away from the clinic, without the vaccine and without the bracelet.

That was stupid, he now realized. They had apparently tracked him anyway… somehow… and now they were at his door, and their fists pounded loudly.

“Boston Police! Open up!”

He glanced at the window behind him. Too late to plan an escape route. Maybe he should have thought of that earlier, but no, fleeing out the window was the stuff of Hollywood fiction, not here-and-now reality in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Mr. Balfour!” the police shouted. “You have ten seconds to open this door, or we are coming in.”

They weren’t bluffing. Pretending he wasn’t home clearly wouldn’t work. Maybe he could talk his way out of it. “I’ve broken no law!” he screamed back at the door.

“Mr. Balfour,” came the voice in authoritative tones, “You have refused to wear the VaxTrax bracelet as mandated by the National Pandemic Protection Act, and as we cannot determine your vaccination status, you are considered a danger to the people of this city.”

“You have five seconds.”

There was no way to fight this, he realized. So David stood, reached out to the door and began to slide the locking mechanism open…

BAM! The door burst open, striking David across the chest and forehead, flinging him backwards, stumbling, then collapsing with a gasp onto the living room floor. A mass of armored military men swarmed into the room, grabbed his wrists and forced his hands behind his back to be painfully handcuffed. He tried to scream but discovered himself too disoriented to find his voice. All he could do was hurt.

The scramble was over in seconds. He found himself face down, nose buried into the patterns of his living room rug, half conscious, with a hard knee pressed sharply into his kidney. There was a pause.

Then he heard footsteps… not those of military boots, but the soft shuffling of worn walking shoes. This was someone different, someone more… civilian.

“I’m doctor Argosy,” a voice hummed above and behind him. “Mr. Balfour, you are now going to receive an FDA-approved H1N1 vaccination and be fitted with a VaxTrax bracelet. Please remain calm.”

So this is what it has come to, he thought. Face down on the floor of his own home, a squad of vaccine enforcers standing on his back, a pair of handcuffs, a shattered front door, a probable black eye and a doctor, hidden from view, about to inject him with something he knew couldn’t possibly be safe.

The vaccine shot itself was painless and quick. Maybe it was the adrenaline, he thought, that masked the pain. He felt the cold plastic of a tracking bracelet being zipped around his wrist, then the handcuffs slid away and the pressure in his back released. “There, Mr. Balfour. You’re all set,” said the voice of the doctor. “Have a nice day.”

Before leaving, one of the police officers leaned close to him, almost whispering in his ear, “And don’t try to take off your VaxTrax, or we’ll know, and we’ll have to come back here.”

They marched out almost as quickly as they had entered, stomping down the hall for a few moments, and then the sounds paused. A pounding on another door broke the silence. David heard them shouting through the door of his neighbor’s apartment. “Mrs. Henderson, open up. This is the Boston Police!”…

This may not be fiction for very long

The above fictional account may not remain fiction for long. Late last year, the city of Boston began fitting vaccine recipients with RFID tracking bracelets, allowing health authorities to visually track the vaccine status of city residents on a large digital map. This map shows the location and status of anyone wearing an RFID tracking bracelet, thereby revealing areas of the city where vaccination rates are low, too.

By identifying these “low vaccination” areas, city officials could roll in with mobile vaccination units and law enforcement personnel, then march door to door, vaccinating and tagging residents either voluntarily or at gunpoint, depending on the circumstances. It’s all perfectly legal, by the way, under Massachusetts laws that are being put in place right now to handle the expected swine flu pandemic.

This RFID vaccine tracking technology isn’t fiction. It exists right now and was reported by the Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/news/local/ma…) which revealed that vaccine-tracking bracelet trials were in place nearly a year ago.

“Several hundred people are expected to queue up for immunizations at the headquarters of the Boston Public Health Commission,” the Boston Globe reports. “Each of them will get a bracelet printed with a unique identifier code. Information about the vaccine’s recipients, and the shot, will be entered into handheld devices similar to those used by delivery truck drivers.”

This effort, says the Boston Globe, is “aimed at eventually creating a citywide registry of everyone who has had a flu vaccination. The resulting vaccination map would allow swift intervention in neighborhoods left vulnerable to the fast-moving respiratory illness.”

This is an open admission that the kind of scenario depicted in the fictional snapshot at the top of this article could potentially become reality. “Swift intervention” means “rapid-fire vaccinations.” And people who resist those vaccines aren’t going to have much of an opportunity to say no.

The worse the pandemic gets, the more aggressive these actions will become.

If people start dying from the pandemic in larger numbers, the “vaccine squads” are likely to be out in full force, injecting victims at road checkpoints and possibly even in their own homes via door-to-door sweeps. People who refuse to be vaccinated can be legally arrested and detailed by authorities, and to use the exact terms that are about to be passed into law in Mass., they can be “involuntarily transported” to a quarantine camp. Almost sounds like fun, huh? A free ride, free food, free showers… oh yeah, and a free vaccine shot, too, courtesy of the state.

To repeat, this part isn’t fiction: It’s written right into proposed laws that are very likely to be passed and aggressively enforced if a runaway pandemic scenario unfolds. You can read about some of these proposed laws right here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026934_h…

Your papers, please

Beyond the RFID tracking technology, there’s another disturbing development you need to be aware of: Law enforcement all over the country are now reportedly being briefed about the possibility of “vaccine checkpoints.” These could be set up on key roads and highways, and people passing through those checkpoints will have to prove they have been vaccinated or they may face being arrested and “involuntarily transported” to a quarantine camp.

Of course, it might not take much documentation to get past the checkpoints. There’s no formalized vaccine ID card that exists yet, so a letter from your doctor (or some reasonably believable rendition of such) will likely be sufficient, unless they actually mandate vaccine tracking bracelets for everyone (but even that would take years to implement simply due to the manufacturing and distribution logistics).

I’m also not too sure that the masses of American sheeple will be willing to wear RFID bracelets that report their real-time positions to the U.S. government. It’s just a little too close to being barcoded like a Jewish prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. People generally don’t like that.

Then again, as the Boston Globe reported in 2008, hundreds of Bostonians actually lined up and volunteered to wear these bracelets, even knowing they would be tracked in real time by their own government. This is disturbing evidence that lots of people just can’t wait to be medically enslaved by the state. Some will actually raise their hands and line up for the opportunity!

On the other end of the spectrum, there are a whole lot of people who will refuse to be medically enslaved by the state. Known as “refuseniks,” these are the people like you and me who choose not to be injected with some hastily-approved chemical cocktail that’s never been long-term tested on anyone. Let the volunteers be the guinea pigs, if they’re really that anxious to get injected. The rest of us will take care of our own immune systems through more natural methods, thank you very much.

Action items: What to do

Here’s the word for those who wish to avoid problems at vaccine checkpoints: Acquire some “proof” of vaccination as soon as possible after the vaccinations begin. And keep it with you at all times.

I’m not actually suggesting you get vaccinated just to get the paperwork, by the way. In fact, there’s a chance you’re already immune to H1N1. You may already have antibodies for the virus, meaning you’ve been “naturally vaccinated” even without a shot. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027037_s…)

Your healthy immune system, you see, will create its own built-in vaccine upon exposure to the pandemic virus, and within a few days after being exposed, you will generate your own H1N1 antibodies, just like all the other people who were vaccinated. Except your antibodies will be even stronger than theirs, because you were exposed to a live virus, while they were only exposed to a weakened one (via the vaccine). So in effect, you will be far better vaccinated against H1N1 than the people who got the vaccine shots!

Even without the vaccine, H1N1 swine flu is no more fatal than a regular seasonal flu, and why should anybody have to prove they’ve been vaccinated against a flu that’s so mild it only kills roughly 1 out of 100,000 people who get infected?

Do you realize that if a pharmaceutical being tested in clinical trials killed the same percentage of people as the swine flu virus, it would be declared astonishingly SAFE by the FDA? The swine flu, as currently circulating, isn’t dangerous. It’s the vaccines that pose the greater risk to your health, in my view. Only time will tell how many people the vaccines end up killing, of course.

Are nasal vaccines safer?

Should you, for some reason, wish to actually get a vaccine in order to acquire vaccine documentation, I recommend nasal vaccines over injected vaccines. They’re inherently safer, in my view, because the nose is one of the natural pathways through which viruses enter your body anyway (as opposed to a hole in your arm). Nasal vaccines don’t contain thimerosal, either.

The FluMist nasal vaccine, just so you know, contains “Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine,” meaning it is made out of live viruses (http://www.cdc.gov/FLU/about/qa/nas…). But your uncle Charlie probably also contains live influenza, so this isn’t anything to be too worried about. If you plan to get lots of rest, have strong immune system support, get lots of vitamin D and spend a few days recuperating with little or no stress, your chances of being harmed by the nasal vaccine are virtually nil, unless you’re obese and suffer from a preexisting respiratory condition or immune system problem, in which case you shouldn’t be receiving a nasal vaccine in the first place.

If you actually do get a vaccine, hold on to the paperwork. That’s what will get you through the vaccine checkpoints, if they are indeed put into play. In reality, there are likely to be hundreds of different documents showing “proof” of vaccination, so anything that looks even remotely convincing will probably get you through. What the checkpoint police will really be looking for are people who are completely clueless and haven’t gone through the trouble to come up with any paperwork at all. Those are the ones likely to be injected or detained.

Dealing with a mandatory RFID bracelet

So what happens if everybody is required to wear RFID bracelets that track their whereabouts and vaccination status?

I think this is highly unlikely in the short term, as there probably aren’t enough bracelets to go around (unless huge truckloads of bracelets have been secretly manufactured and stored somewhere, which seems really unlikely). But I wouldn’t put it past these people in the medium term: This is the perfect way to enslave the population under some medical pretext. Some percentage of the population will even line up and volunteer to be outfitted with such devices.

If such bracelets do get forced upon the population, within a few days you’ll start to see websites appearing on the ‘net with instructions for hacking or disabling your bracelet. Since those websites don’t exist yet, I can’t point you to them, but it’s a fairly easy Google search on the term “disable RFID.” That search will pull up sites like this one: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/20…

And that website advises the following:

“The last (and most covert) method for destroying a RFID tag is to hit it with a hammer. Just pick up any ordinary hammer and give the chip a few swift hard whacks. This will destroy the chip, and leave no evidence that the tag has been tampered with. This method is suitable for destroying the tags in passports, because there will be no proof that you intentionally destroyed the chip.”

Obviously, don’t hit the bracelet with a hammer if you are still wearing it, or the RFID chip won’t be the only thing you’ll disable. Anyone who fails this intelligence test should probably just put the bracelet back on and hopelessly do what they’re told.

Don’t worry about being caught with a “failed” chip. Chip failures will be common, so the authorities will be used to the idea that a lot of bracelets just don’t work correctly. If they ask why yours isn’t working, just shrug and say, “Dunno. I thought it was working fine. Maybe it got bumped or something…”

Don’t freak out over this

So is this RFID tracking bracelet a sign of things to come? Possibly. They’re clearly experimenting with the technology not only to see how well the tech works, but more importantly to get some answers on the psychology: Will people accept tracking bracelets? Will they feel protected, or enslaved? Will they try to remove or disable the bracelets?

For now, I’m not aware of any serious talk of tracking bracelets being made mandatory, nor is there even any real chatter about making swine flu vaccinations mandatory for the public at large (although certain professionals such as day care workers and hospital staffers are being told to get vaccinated or lose their jobs…). But all this could change almost overnight. One mutation of H1N1 could rewrite the entire play book on this by increasing the fatality rate of the infection. From there, it would be a simple matter for vaccination mandates to be swiftly put into place, and mandatory tracking bracelets could soon follow.

Let’s hope that scenario doesn’t unfold. I know there are many good law enforcement professionals out there who would never go along with such a Nazi-inspired medical enslavement scheme, but sadly there are more than enough who will be willing to follow orders and carry through with whatever they’re told to do. Let us hope our law enforcement community is never forced to make that decision.

If things get worse, however, be prepared to produce your vaccination documentation (”papers, please”) at roadblocks and checkpoints. And make sure you dutifully wear your vaccination RFID tracking bracelet, too, even if you’ve hammered the RFID chip into scrap.

 



Obama will bypass Congress to detain suspects indefinitely

Obama will bypass Congress to detain suspects indefinitely

John Byrne
Raw Story
September 24, 2009

President Barack Obama has quietly decided to bypass Congress and allow the indefinite detention of terrorist suspects without charges.

The move, which was controversial when the idea was first floated in The Washington Post in May, has sparked serious concern among civil liberties advocates. Such a decision allows the president to unilaterally hold “combatants” without habeas corpus — a legal term literally meaning “you shall have the body” — which forces prosecutors to charge a suspect with a crime to justify the suspect’s detention.

Obama’s decision was buried on page A 23 of The New York Times’ New York edition on Thursday. It didn’t appear on that page in the national edition. (Meanwhile, the front page was graced with the story, “Richest Russian’s Newest Toy: An N.B.A. Team.”)

Rather than seek approval from Congress to hold some 50 Guantanamo detainees indefinitely, the administration has decided that it has the authority to hold the prisoners under broad-ranging legislation passed in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. Former President George W. Bush frequently invoked this legislation as the justification for controversial legal actions — including the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program.

“The administration will continue to hold the detainees without bringing them to trial based on the power it says it has under the Congressional resolution passed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, authorizing the president to use force against forces of Al Qaeda and the Taliban,” the Times‘ Peter Baker writes. “In concluding that it does not need specific permission from Congress to hold detainees without charges, the Obama administration is adopting one of the arguments advanced by the Bush administration in years of debates about detention policies.”

Constitutional scholar and Salon.com columnist Glenn Greenwald discussed the policy in a column in May. He warned that the ability for a president to “preventively” detain suspects could mushroom into broader, potentially abusive activity.

“It does not merely allow the U.S. Government to imprison people alleged to have committed Terrorist acts yet who are unable to be convicted in a civilian court proceeding,” Greenwald wrote. “That class is merely a subset, perhaps a small subset, of who the Government can detain. Far more significant, ‘preventive detention’ allows indefinite imprisonment not based on proven crimes or past violations of law, but of those deemed generally ‘dangerous’ by the Government for various reasons (such as, as Obama put it yesterday, they ‘expressed their allegiance to Osama bin Laden’ or ‘otherwise made it clear that they want to kill Americans’). That’s what ‘preventive’ means: imprisoning people because the Government claims they are likely to engage in violent acts in the future because they are alleged to be ‘combatants.’”

“Once known, the details of the proposal could — and likely will — make this even more extreme by extending the ‘preventive detention’ power beyond a handful of Guantanamo detainees to anyone, anywhere in the world, alleged to be a ‘combatant,’” Greenwald continues. “After all, once you accept the rationale on which this proposal is based — namely, that the U.S. Government must, in order to keep us safe, preventively detain “dangerous” people even when they can’t prove they violated any laws — there’s no coherent reason whatsoever to limit that power to people already at Guantanamo, as opposed to indefinitely imprisoning with no trials all allegedly ‘dangerous’ combatants, whether located in Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Western countries and even the U.S.”

The Obama Administration appears to have embraced “preventive detention” in part because of problems with how Guantanamo prisoners’ cases — and incarceration — were handled under President Bush. Military prosecutors have said that numerous cases could not be brought successfully in civilian courts because evidence was obtained in ways that wouldn’t be admissible on US soil. The Bush Administration originally sought to try numerous detainees in military tribunals, but the Supreme Court ruled that at least some have the rights to challenge their detention in US courts.

Baker notes that Obama’s decision to hold suspects without charges doesn’t propose as broad an executive authority claimed by President Bush.

“Obama’s advisers are not embracing the more disputed Bush contention that the president has inherent power under the Constitution to detain terrorism suspects indefinitely regardless of Congress,” Baker writes.

In a statement to Baker, the Justice Department said, “The administration would rely on authority already provided by Congress [and] is not currently seeking additional authorization.”

“The position conveyed by the Justice Department in the meeting last week broke no new ground and was entirely consistent with information previously provided by the Justice Department to the Senate Armed Services Committee,” the statement added.

Roughly 50 detainees of the more than 200 still held at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are thought to be affected by the decision.

Marine who established prison camps: U.S. lost moral high ground

Obama Supports Renewing The PATRIOT ACT

Obama orders to leave torture, indefinite detention intact

 



Obama Supports Renewing The PATRIOT ACT

Obama Pushes For Renewal of Warrantless Spying

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
September 16, 2009

President Barack Obama has once again betrayed his promise to restore liberties eviscerated by the Bush regime by pushing Congress to renew Patriot Act provisions that allow for warrantless spying on American citizens, even in cases where there is no link to terrorism whatsoever.

According to a Wired News report, the “Obama administration has told Congress it supports renewing three provisions of the Patriot Act due to expire at year’s end, measures making it easier for the government to spy within the United States.”

Obama’s support for the provisions should come as little surprise because he first voted for warrantless wiretapping of Americans in 2008 when he was an Illinois Senator, while also lending support for immunizing the nation’s telecommunications companies from lawsuits charging them with being complicit in the Bush administration’s wiretapping program.

One of the provisions Obama is pushing to renew is the so-called “lone wolf” provision, enacted in 2004, which allows for the electronic monitoring of an individual without the government having to prove that the case has any relation whatsoever to terrorism or a foreign power. This is in effect a carte blanche for the government to use every method at their disposal to spy on any American citizen they choose.

The “lone wolf” provision is opposed by the ACLU, whose legislative counsel Michelle Richardson told Wired, “The justification for FISA and these lower standards and letting it operate in secret was all about terrorist groups and foreign governments, that they posed a unique threat other than the normal criminal element. This lone wolf provision undercuts that justification.”

Another Patriot Act provision Obama wants Congress to renew gives the government access to business, library and medical records, with the authorities generally having to prove that the investigation is terrorism related. However, since according to Homeland Security guidelines the new breed of terrorist is classified as someone who supports a third party, puts a political bumper sticker on their car, is part of the alternative media, or merely someone who disagrees with the authorities’ official version of events on any given issue, the scope for the government to use this power against their political adversaries is wide open.

The third provision Obama is pushing to renew allows a FISA court to grant “roving wiretaps” without the government having to even identify their target. This is another carte blanche power that gives the state the power to monitor telephone calls, e mails and any other form of electronic communication.

Barack Obama swept into office on a mandate of “change” and a commitment to restore liberties that were eviscerated under the Bush regime. Despite promising to do so, he has failed completely to overturn Bush signing statements and executive orders that, according to Obama, “trampled on liberties.” Indeed, despite promising to end the use of signing statements, he has continued to use them.

Obama has failed to close Guantanamo Bay or any other CIA torture “black site” as he promised to do.

Obama has failed in his promise to “reject the Military Commissions Act” and instead has supported the use of military commissions.

Obama has continued to allow the rendition and torture of detainees, while protecting Bush administration officials who ordered torture from prosecution and blocking the release of evidence related to torture.

Obama has gone even further than the Bush administration in introducing “preventative detention” of detainees, ensuring people will never get a trial.

In restating his support for warrantless wiretapping of American citizens, Obama has once again proven that his promise of “change” was nothing more than a hollow and deceptive political platitude to ensure his election. Since he took office, Obama has betrayed almost every promise he made and effectively become nothing more than the third term of the Bush administration.

 



France To Use Swine Flu ‘Threat’ To Gut Liberties

France To Use Swine Flu ‘Threat’ To Gut Liberties

Infowars / AFP
September 9, 2009

In case of a swine flu pandemic the French government has a plan to introduce emergency measures that would gut legal protections for citizens, the daily Liberation reported Tuesday.

According to documents provided to the daily by a judges’ union, the plan would extend the period police can keep a suspect in detention without charge or a hearing before a judge to up to six months.

Suspects would also not be able to contact a lawyer until after spending 24 hours in custody.

Under the plan children could be tried in adult courts and more trials held behind closed doors.

The Syndicat de la Magistrature called the measures “revolting” and said they would amount to “liberticide,” and called on Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie to abandon the plan.

This news comes on the back of last week’s revelations that the French government plans to impose a mass swine flu vaccination program on the entire population.

According to a leaked internal document singed by the French Health Minister and the Minister of the Interior, the program would be focused around regional vaccination centers and would be carried out by H1N1 injection teams, completely bypassing medical establishments and GP’s.

According to the document, schoolchildren will also be vaccinated by mobile injection squads who will travel from school to school, covering the entire country. Babies from 6 months old will also be given the shot.

To date just fifteen people have died of swine flu related complications in France.