ACTION ALERT: March against the National Defense Authorization Act

Saturday, December 17th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Director's Park at SW Yamhill and Park Ave.

This year's National Defense Authorization Act, which is a bill passed every year for the past 48 years to fund the United States Department of Defense, has some particularly disturbing aspects to it.  While this bill is always objectionable because of its hand outs to political cronies and wasteful spending on the bloated war machine, this year it has provisions attached that would allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without charge by the military.  All the government would have to do is label someone a terrorist to strip them of all their constitutional rights to due process.  Today, December 14th, the bill passed the House of Representatives and President Obama has withdrawn his veto threat and said he will sign the bill.  We must register our outrage of this blatant attack on by our government on basic rights and the constitution.  See you in the streets!

For more information and to sign a petition, please click here.

More Background information:

The National Defense Authorization Bill from the H.R. 1540 (Refer to Subtitle D—Detainee Matters, section 1031 to 1036):

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr1540rh/pdf/BILLS-112hr1540rh.pdf



The National Defense Authorization Bill from the S.1253 (Refer to Subtitle D—Detainee Matters, section 1031 and 1032):

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s1253rs/pdf/BILLS-112s1253rs.pdf



The National Defense Authorization Bill from the S.1867 (Refer to Subtitle D—Detainee Matters, section 1031 and 1032):

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s1867es/pdf/BILLS-112s1867es.pdf



Department of Defense Authorization Bill Article on Huffington:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/detainee-policy-senate-defense-authorization_n_1119296.html



Senate Votes To Let Military Detain Americans Indefinitely, White House Threatens Veto:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/senate-votes-to-let-military-detain-americans-indefinitely_n_1119473.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#undefined



Previous ACLU Letter of Opposal on 1031 and 1032 of NDAA:

https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3413