Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
30 comments

General News

Occupy & Tea Party Join Forces to Protest NDAA

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 5   News 5   Valuable 5  
View Ratings | Rate It

Headlined to H1 2/12/12
Become a Fan
  (1 fan)

opednews.com

Editor Comment:
This could be a big deal. While progressives have major problems with much of the teaparty's values, I've always felt that if the left and the teaparty could get together on anything, it could prove incredibly powerful. So, this is not the left. It is the Occupy movement, a far less ideological movement, but one with amazing potency and promise. I hope we see a lot more of this, and that this even is wildly succesful.
Rob Kall

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From: Occupy Medford
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:34 PM
Subject: Press Release: Occupy & Tea Party Join Together

EVENT DATE: Monday, 13 February 2012, Noon-1pm PST
PLACE: Vogel Plaza, Central Ave & Main St, Medford OR

Southern Oregon Conservatives and Liberals Join to Protest NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012)

MEDFORD, OREGON - On Monday 13 February 2012 at Noon in Vogel Plaza there will be a demonstration against the passing of the NDAA, including Wake Up America Southern Oregon, and Occupy Coalition of Ashland, Medford, and Grants Pass, as well as concerned individuals across the political spectrum.

The indefinite detention clauses (sections 1021 and 1022) within this year's National Defense Authorization Act (signed into law 31 December 2011) are a direct attack upon the civil rights of all Americans, and represent another step taken toward eroding the freedoms which lay at the foundation of our society.


The detention sections of the NDAA begin by "affirm[ing]" that the authority of the President under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), a joint resolution passed in the immediate aftermath of the September 11th 2001 attacks, includes the power to detain, via the Armed Forces, any person "who was part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners," and anyone who commits a "belligerent act" against the U.S. or its coalition allies in aid of such enemy forces, under the law of war, "without trial, until the end of the hostilities...".  The text also authorizes trial by  military tribunal, or "transfer to the custody or control of the person's country of origin," or transfer to "any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity."[1]

After signing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 into law, President Obama issued a statement on it that addressed "certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of terrorism suspects." In the statement Obama maintained that "the legislation does nothing more than confirm authorities that the Federal courts have recognized as lawful under the 2001 AUMF.  I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens."[1]  The only provision from which U.S. citizens are exempted here is the "requirement" of military detention.  For foreign nationals accused of being members of Al Qaeda, military detention is mandatory; for U.S. citizens, it is optional.  This section does not exempt U.S citizens from the presidential power of detention [by the military OR civilian agencies such as the CIA/DHS/FBI etc.]: only from the requirement of military detention.[2]

A demonstration uniting groups and individuals from across the political spectrum will be held on the 13th to show that united we can begin to stand up to the problems which face us as a nation and a people.  Please join us in standing up for justice and freedom.

Speakers:

Gil Gilbertson - Josephine County Sheriff,  http://www.jocosheriff.us

Joseph Snook - Wake Up America,  http://www.usobserver.com/wua/wua.html

Ben Playfaire - Occupy Medford,  http://facebook.com/occupymedford

Linda Sturgeon - Occupy Ashland,  http://www.occupyashlandoregon.org

Jeff Golden -- Immense Possibilities as seen on SOPTV,  http://www.immensepossibilities.org

STATEMENTS:

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 


Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Idle No More-- The Indigenous People's Revolution Begins

"March Against Monsanto" Planned for Over 30 Countries

Bernie Sanders Blocks Bernanke Confirmation... With Bi-Partisan Support

Bush and Associates Found Guilty of Torture

Statement of 911 Widows In Response to 12/25 Terror Attempt

Occupy & Tea Party Join Forces to Protest NDAA

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
21 people are discussing this page, with 30 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

How can two opposite political forces join togethe... by David Chester on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 10:02:03 AM
I am a strong believer in the powers of coalitions... by June Genis on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 10:47:05 AM
The criminal cabal that has co-opted the governmen... by Janet Gaudiello on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:47:45 AM
authoritarian tool. It is very good to see these... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:09:51 AM
  Happened just recently in Worcester, MA !... by Maure Briggs-Carrington on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:16:03 AM
Just when I thought I have seen it all, a majority... by Steven G. Erickson on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:21:50 AM
Your experience has hit a chord here Stephen. I fe... by manifesto 2000 on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:44:25 AM
I have my still camera, my video camera, and the C... by Steven G. Erickson on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:55:21 AM
It is not necessary or even advisable that the two... by Jack Flanders on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:34:37 AM
At first was glad to see the Tea Party people gett... by Michael Dewey on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:37:34 AM
In a speech last summer Dennis Kucinich mentioned ... by Don Smith on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:53:31 PM
Once it becomes clear that every legislator on bot... by Dr. B. Cayenne Bird on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 1:21:18 PM
Are you suggesting that folks like Ron and Rand Pa... by Steven Thompson on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 1:45:06 AM
http://bit.ly/w3WXbIAre you saying that Ron and Ra... by Dr. B. Cayenne Bird on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:11:35 PM
The left is left, and the right is right - and ne'... by Robert Walker on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 1:23:09 PM
Your characterizations are clearly accurate, howev... by Natalie Oberman on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 2:13:07 PM
Some of the Tea Party activists may think they'r... by Don Smith on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 4:02:27 PM
Really? "Tea Partiers want what is theirs by right... by Jack Shneidman on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 3:52:42 AM
It is clear that the Green Party Candidate Dr. Jil... by Dr. B. Cayenne Bird on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 5:37:37 PM
There are a number of areas in which Tea Party Ame... by Ralph Fucetola JD on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 8:39:19 PM
We knew it was coming. Is this Sarah Palin's T Par... by sebra leaves on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 9:57:00 PM
Mrs. Palin and her backers tried to use the Tea Pa... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:45:55 PM
You're right Paul....The Tea Party was hi-jacked b... by Steven Thompson on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:12:48 AM
I wouldn't protest the Corporate Media. I suggest ... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:41:29 AM
OWS is going to be what the people make it. I h... by Michael Dewey on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 1:53:47 AM
I imagine that the groups would agree on what 40 t... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:28:55 AM
This is a startling and fascinating developme... by James Hunter on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 7:14:15 AM
I share Rob's vision about this essential matter. ... by Daniel Penisten on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:28:42 PM
While I like the idea of the two sides coming toge... by Jack Shneidman on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 4:09:11 AM
Well, it is still nonsense.... by Kathy Brownley on Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 10:24:20 AM