NDAA: Hold Obama Accountable for Police State Measures

CALL TO ACTION! During the 7pm General Assembly on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Occupy Chicago passed the proposal below condemning the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). President Obama signed the bill into law today, December 31st, 2011. Let him know we are angry that our rights are being threatened. 
 
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"Occupy Chicago strongly condemns the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

This bill would expand the president's detention powers and allow for internationals and United States citizens, who are merely suspected of involvement in terrorism, to be taken into military custody wherever they are found. If this version of the bill is signed into law, it will lead to indefinite military detentions, without charge or trial. Furthermore, the bill allows for the prosecution of United States citizens within a military tribunal or commission, a system which does not recognize the rights granted to citizens by the United States Constitution. This expands and codifies tactics from the "War on Terror" of illegal detentions, already condemned by international law and in direct violation of our own Constitution.

Occupy Chicago opposes torture, indefinite detention, and military tribunals and commissions.

We demand that these sections are stripped from the consolidated House and Senate bill, and we demand that President Obama veto any version of this bill that contains such detention provisions, which violate human rights and undermine the rule of law."

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