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Bush restricting the travel rights of over 100,000 U.S. citizens
Wednesday September 5, 2007
The freedom to travel of more than 100,000 Americans placed on “watch” and “no fly” lists is being restricted by the Bush-Cheney regime.
Citizens who have done no more than criticize the president are being banned from airline flights, harassed at airports’, strip searched, roughed up and even imprisoned, feminist author and political activist Naomi Wolf reports in her new book, “The End of America.”(Chelsea Green Publishing)
“Making it more difficult for people out of favor with the state to travel back and forth across borders is a classic part of the fascist playbook,” Wolf says. She noticed starting in 2002 that “almost every time I sought to board a domestic airline flight, I was called aside by the Transportation Security Administration(TSA) and given a more thorough search.”
The TSA reply was an insult to intelligence. It told me they had "verified my identity," whatever that meant, and it did not remove my name from the List. Every time I go to the airport, I am still told that I am on the Watch List and then subjected to extra screening and delays.