Internment Camps in the United
Many people think that talk of American "internment camps" is just
paranoid conspiracy mongering, but such camps have played a significant role in
government activity for more than 200 years.
- Internment and Resettlement Operations, U.S. Dept. of the Army, FM 3-39.40, February, 2010 — The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States.
Final Solution — This is about the forcible eviction of the Cherokee
from their Eastern homelands to internment camps, later to be called
"reservations", in the Western states. Similar stories can be told about most
native American tribes.
- American Indian
Reservations and Trust Areas — Official documentation on current
- Policing on
American Indian Reservations: A Report to the National Institute of
Justice, Stewart Wakeling, Miriam Jorgensen, Susan Michaelson, Manley
Begay, et al.
- Internment Records of
Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War
Pacification Of The Philippines, Chapter 3 of The U.S. Army And
- Uprising of '34 — In 1934 there was a strike of U.S.
textile workers. The response of the U.S. government was to call out the
National Guard to round them up and put them in internment camps. This is the
transcript of the POV program on PBS on this episode in U.S. history. See
Press Clippings and
Transcript and a
Japanese-American Internment of 1942-45 — Suspected of disloyalty,
they were rounded up and confined for the duration of World War II.
- Internment in the
United States during World War II, December 7, 1941 - July 1948 —
German and Italian nationals were interned as well.
Internment During World War II — Another collection of links on this
Psychohistorical Analysis of the Japanese American Internment, by Alison
Dundes Renteln — Academic study.
v. U.S., 323 U.S. 214 — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Japanese
internment constitutional, and although the trial verdict was later overturned,
the Supreme Court decision has not been.
- A National ID
System: Big Brother's Solution to Illegal Immigration — Cato Institute
policy analysis of this proposal that has grave implications for civil
liberties for illegal immigrants, who are systematically interned without
trial, as well as for others.
- Abstract of The United
States Civil Disturbance Plan 55-2, Operation Garden Plot.
Garden Plot — Result of FOIA inquiry, image files.
Amerika: State-by-State Index — Compilation of links.
- FEMA and
PDD-25 — Introduction to the relationship between the two.
- Project Megiddo — Document
from FBI site, now on ours, detailing their plans for suppressing civil
Intelligence Update — Sell DOD government manual, Operation Garden
Garden Plot, Joint Task Force Los Angeles (JTF-LA) — From Federation
of American Scientists (FAS).
- Operation Cable
Splicer, a sub-plan of Operation Garden Plot, by Army civil affairs groups
— Investigator's report.
Hamdi and Padilla Need Company?, by Anita Ramasastry — Findlaw article
on these detention cases.
Internment Camps Threat to Citizenry, by Charles Levendosky, Casper
at Whose Florida — Links to numerous articles.
to Hell: The Bush administration plans internment camps for citizens, by
For Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision, by Jonathan Turley, first appeared
in Los Angeles Times
- Comments on
the Hamdi and Padilla cases, by Glenn Reynolds, author of
Free to Die
for their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World
- What's Next...
Concentration Camps?, by Anis Shivani, Counterpunch.
Ashcroft's Detention Camps, by Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice.
for Civilian Internment: Stalag 17 American Style, by Mary Louise.