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Note: If you are in the Boston area, come demonstrate with us against the NDAA tomorrow at 12:15. Info here.
Did the AP bother to read the press release it used to draft this article on the latest National Defense Authorization Act negotiations?
The article first states that the version of the bill being worked out in conference committee would provide "an exemption for U.S. citizens" from being held by the military:
In Houston today, activists taking part in the national Occupy #D12 actions blocked a street lying down. Police surrounded them and then placed a giant red tent over their bodies, obstructing outside view of the subsequent arrests. It is bizarre and extremely troubling. Watch:
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At 12:15 PM on December 15, 2011, Bill of Rights day, activists will gather at Dewey square in Boston to say 'no' to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which as written, will authorize the indefinite detention of anyone, including US citizens, without charge or trial. It would allow the government to create GITMOs here at home, for US residents and citizens. It would signal the death of the Bill of Rights as we know it.
When Truthout managing editor Jason Leopold filed a request to the FBI asking for records related to law enforcement action around the Occupy movements, the agency told him they had no such records.
On October 31, 2011, Leopold asked the agency for:
Today's tech round-up will be short, even though there is more than enough material to keep you reading forever.
Congress is meeting this week to finalize its terrible National Defense Authorization Act, which will undoubtedly include measures requiring military detention of "terrorism suspects," and leave the door open to the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial.