The International Business Times reports on the first hearing in the Federal Court in New York on March 29, 2012 for Hedges et al v Obama et al regarding the indefinite detention clause of the NDAA to which myself and US Day of Rage are plaintiffs.
Hedges' testimony was preceded by fellow plaintiffs Alexa O'Brien, who co-founded the U.S. Day of Rage, and Kai Wargalla, a member of Occupy London.
O'Brien said her group, a nonviolent association with the goal of reforming the U.S. electoral system, has been monitored by a private intelligence firm that has attempted to link it to Islamic fundamentalists. O'Brien only found out about the monitoring when WikiLeaks released 5 million emails from the geopolitical intelligence firm Statfor, the Courthouse News Service reported.
That was only one of several brushes with the U.S. government O'Brien described in her testimony. Combined with the passage of the NDAA, they have caused her to suspend two investigations she was working on, as an independent journalist, about Guantanamo Bay detainees, for fear of reprisal under the law's "indefinite detention" provision.