Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Occupy the NDAA! Oppose Indefinite Detention!

NDAA = Guantanamo for EVERYONE!
World Can't Wait

Occupy Chicago has come out with a strong resolution against measures for indefinite detention in the pending National Defense Authorization Act:

Occupy Chicago opposes the language featured in the National Defense Authorization Act, which if passed would allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens by the military without charge or trail anywhere in the world. This expands and codifies tactics from the War on Terror of illegal detentions condemned by international law and our own constitution. We urge senators Durbin and Kirk to oppose this type of legislation in any form. (See original post at occupychi.org)


Occupy Wall Street also opposes this pending legislation.

This is also under discussion at Occupy Oakland, Occupy LA, and Occupy Seattle.

Occupy's in every city should resist this legislation, and antiwar people in every city should work with them to help spread that resistance and make it effective!

And EVERYONE should become part of the national mobilization in the days ahead to end indefinite detention and violations of human rights at US detention centers in Guantanamo, Bagram, the rest of Afghanistan, and throughout the world!

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(See Obama's Three "ANYs" )

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(See Detention USA: EVERYBODY is Starting to Ask Questions! )

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(See Using the Good, Old Criminal Justice System: Worth a Try?)