The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them

By Amy Goodman, David Goodman

Now in paperback, the nationwide bestseller that demanding situations the company and political hypocrisy that has silenced the US n Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman exposes the lies, corruption, and crimes of the facility elite-an elite that's strengthened through huge media conglomerates who vague the reality. Her objective is 'to pass the place the silence is, to offer voice to the silenced majority,' and she or he is keen on quoting Margaret Mead: 'Never doubt small workforce of considerate, dedicated humans can switch the realm. certainly, it is the in basic terms factor that ever has.' This publication informs and empowers humans to behave on that precept.

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The police put their fingers at the triggers in their weapons and kicked open the kitchen doorways. Shouts emanated from the kitchen and some seconds later five Hispanic males have been made to move slowly out on their fingers and knees, weapons pointed at them. . . . [agents] walked over to our desk and identified themselves as officers of the INS and place of birth safeguard division. I defined that we have been simply consuming dinner and requested why we have been being held. We have been advised via the INS agent that we might be published when they had confirmation that we had no awesome warrants and our immigration prestige was once okayed. In pre-9/11 the US, the legality of this may were questionable. in spite of everything, the Fourth modification to the structure states: “The correct of the folks to be safe of their individuals, homes, papers and results, opposed to unreasonable searches and seizures, shall now not be violated; and no warrants shall factor, yet upon possible reason, supported by way of oath or affirmation, and especially describing where to be searched and the people or issues to be seized. ” 107 21609_ch01. 1-318. qxd 108 30/7/04 9:53 AM web page 108 THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULERS “You don't have any correct to carry us,” Asher insisted. “Yes, we've each right,” spoke back one of many brokers. “You are being held lower than the PATRIOT Act following suspicion below an inner fatherland protection research. ” . . . while I requested to talk to a attorney, the INS official expert me that I do have the correct to a attorney yet i'd must be introduced all the way down to the station and anticipate protection clearance sooner than being granted one. while I requested how lengthy that will take, he responded with a coy smile: “Maybe an afternoon, perhaps every week, might be a month. ” We insisted that we had each correct to go away and have been going to take action. one of many policemen walked over together with his hand on his gun and taunted: “Go forward and go away, simply move forward. ” We remained seated. Our IDs have been taken and taken to the officers with laptops. i used to be puzzled over the truth that my license used to be out of country and requested if I had “something to conceal. ” The police persevered to bother the kitchen staff, difficult licenses and dates of beginning. one of many kitchen employees used to be shaking hysterically and stored supplying the day’s date, March 20, 2003, repeatedly. As I persisted to press for criminal suggestions, a feminine officer who have been busy typing on her machine within the entrance of the eating place walked over and positioned her finger in my face. “We are at struggle, we're at conflict, and this can be in your safety,” she exclaimed. As she walked clear of the desk, she persisted to copy it to herself: “We are at struggle, we're at battle. How can they no longer comprehend this? ” . . . After an hour and a part the INS agent walked again over and passed Asher and me our licenses. A policeman 21609_ch01. 1-318. qxd 30/7/04 9:53 AM web page 109 SMACKDOWN 109 took us by way of the arm and escorted us out of the construction. sooner than stepping out to the road, the INS agent apologized. He defined, in a low voice, that they didn't imagine the 2 folks have been within the eating place.

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