28/02/2012, 06:35 PM
demandprogress Wrote:Indefinite detention is about to become the law, and we're teaming up with Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg and others to try to reverse it.
Will you click here to show your support as we seek a restraining order to block the implementation of the NDAA?
On January 1, 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA).
The National Defense Authorization Act is a bill passed into law each year. It allows the government to continue funding national security interests and the military for the next fiscal year. This year's bill, however, was different.
The 2012 NDAA greatly expands the power and scope of the federal government to fight the so-called "War on Terror". The law authorizes the US military, for the first time in more than 200 years, to carry out domestic policing.
You can click here to support our lawsuit to block its implementation. The indefinite detention provisions are set to take effect THIS WEEK. (You'll also be generating emails to your lawmakers asking them to overturn this law.)
The language of this law is dangerously vague. It grants dictatorial powers to the federal government to arrest any American citizen without warrant and indefinitely detain them for life anywhere in the world without any charge.
Suspects can be shipped by the military to our offshore prisons and kept there until "the end of hostilities." It is a catastrophic blow to civil liberties.
In a nation where the definition of "terrorist" seems to be ever-expanding, and where a series of laws passed since 9/11 have severely undermined Constitutional protections, the NDAA has gone too far.
It is time to unite and stand up to this assault on our fundamental rights and freedoms.
Help stop the NDAA: Sign up to email your lawmakers to let them know that you support this lawsuit against the United States government -- Just click here:
Domestic Policing is against the constitution and violates human rights, and it could happen to us here in the states. This is 1984 stuff right here. If we don't fight this, shits going to go downhill in a hurry.
Even if you don't live in the US, this affects you. Like it or not, the US is a huge influence on the rest of the world. If we become a police state here, how long do you honestly think it'll take for this to spread elsewhere?
I don't often post about stuff like this, but this is some hardcore shit going down. Please take a moment to help this protest, if not because of how malicious this is, then as a personal favor to me.