Congress is on track to require military custody for suspected terrorists linked to al-Qaida and indefinite detention without trial for some suspects, even U.S. citizens captured on American soil.There's a great danger to imprisoning a U.S. citizen within the United States for a crime they're accused of in the United States without a jury trial.They are trying to take away our right to a fair trial.These are the problems were should be protesting.
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To start, do we know if a proposal has gone through to make this an official grievance of Occupy Chicago? I'm pretty sure something went through but let's make sure. It should pass unanimously.
As far as I know, Illinois senators Durbin and Kirk (one of only two Republican senators to have) voted in favor of the Udall Amendment, which would have stripped the NDAA of these heinous detention provisions. However, after the amendments on the detention provisions failed, they both voted in favor of the bill. So on top of these two wafflers, let's try to think of some worthy targets in the area for demonstrations. I'm having trouble finding the major lobbying efforts for this legislation. The bill's ref no. is S. 1867 and the militarized detention provisions are in section 1032.
IT HAS NOT PASSED IN THE HOUSE. So a petition to our representatives there is another good step in showing Occupy Chicago's resistance. If anyone wants to meet and help draft one in the next couple of days, let me know.
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