Wednesday, December 14, 2011
UPDATE: US: [Activists] Bill of Rights (1791-2011) R.I.P.?
Keep Watching: David Swanson on warisacrime.org If you've only a minute or two Plz Call your Senators -- including the President -- Capitol Switchboard 202 224-3121
NOW to say NO loud and clear to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). (And even if this passes the Senate today -- CALL EMAIL FAX the White House. Plz, no excuses - don't delay! Find Contact Info for our US folk here See more in post below and here See also the House Vote on Conference Report: H.R. 1540 on Swanson's War is a Crime site where you can find more on on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Capitol Switchboard 202 224-3121
UPDATE December 15, 2011:
Senate Votes on "Defense" Bill Today
TODAY (Thurday) is the Senate's turn to vote on FY2012 "Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the House passed yesterday evening by a vote of 283-138. This bill contains $554 billion for the Pentagon base budget and another $115.5 billion for the wars, and includes dangerous provisions for the "indefinite detention" of terrorism suspects. (Roll Call Here)We need to flood the Capitol switchboard with calls to our Senators calling upon them to Vote "No" on this dangerous and wasteful bill. Please add your voice TODAY: Capitol switchboard 202-224-3121.
Bill of Rights (1791-2011) R.I.P.?
Well, 220 years is a pretty good run, eh? Just in time for Thursday's Bill of Rights Day, Congress has included in a massive war and weapons funding bill an authorization of presidents and the military to imprison you or anyone else forever without a trial.
Step One: Call your representative and your two senators and demand that they vote No on final passage of the "Defense Authorization Act." 202-224-3121
Get the staffer you speak with to tell you why their boss would even consider voting yes on imprisonment with no trial. Post what they tell you at
http://warisacrime.org/nomohabeas or GO here
Step Two: Tell the president to veto. GOhere or here EMAIL AND CALL 202 456-1111 -- 202 456-1414 (Go to previous click for other numbers. Do them ALL.)
The conference committee made changes to the bill to answer President Obama's concerns, not ours. The bill now leaves the president free to imprison or kill individuals without handing them over even to a military tribunal. The White House calls this "flexibility." The authors of the Bill of Rights called it tyranny.
Read: House And Senate Negotiators Agree On Bill Hoping To Avoid Obama Veto
Watch: Daily Show: Arrested Development
Step Three: Take part in an event on Thursday or gather together your own GO here for Ideas: http://bordc.org/ndaa of GO here
Get Some Sweatshirts, Stay Warm Out There
Stay warm this winter in a black hooded sweatshirt.
Order them by the dozen and donate them to occupations!
Until We Win OccupyWashingtonDC.org and OccupyTogether.org
Dec. 14, 2011, Washington, D.C., Teach in on the Defense Authorization Act
Dec. 15, 2011, Protests of Imprisonment Without Trial
Dec. 16-17 Maryland, Vigil and Rally for Bradley Manning
Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan 3, 2012, Occupy Iowa Caucuses
Jan. 7, 2012, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ET David Swanson chat at FireDogLake book salon.
Jan. 11, 2012, Washington, D.C., Witness Against Torture
Jan. 14, 2012, Richmond, Va., Virginia People's Assembly
Jan. 17, 2012, Washington, D.C., Occupy Congress
Jan. 20, 2012, Occupy the Courts
Jan. 23, 2012, Day of Rest and Reflection
Jan. 25, 2012, Washington, D.C., Stand With the Egyptian People.
Feb. 25-26, David Swanson speaking in Hilton Head, SC.
March 23-25, 2012, Stamford, Ct., United National Antiwar Coalition Conference
March 30, 2012 National Occupation of Washington DC (NOW DC) and on FaceBook
April 3, 2012, David Swanson at McNally Jackson Books in New York, NY.
May 18 - 20, 2012, Chicago, Challenge the NATO War Makers
July 4, 2012, Philadelphia, 99% Convention
July 14, 2012, David Swanson at Peacestock 2012 in Wisconsin.
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Posted by CN at 12:02 PM