On Friday, February 3 at 7 PM, join us at City Hall at 1. E. First Street to march against the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012. This demonstration is part of a national coordinated effort of the Occupy movement to shed light on the unconstitutional Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 31, 2011.
Within this legislation, provisions in Title X, Subtitle D permit the indefinite detention of anyone around the globe suspected of terrorism, including US citizens, using indistinct and problematic definitions. The controversial nature of the NDAA for fiscal year 2012 has gone largely unnoticed by traditional media outlets.
The National Lawyers Guild had this to say about the NDAA:
“The National Lawyers Guild adds its voice to the many others who oppose this legislation. Our opposition is not based solely on the fact that this bill allows indefinite detention of US citizens and residents or that the presumed “battlefield” encompasses the entire globe. We oppose indefinite detention without trial because it is immoral and cruel and because it violates the U.S. Constitution and international law.”