Help block Military Preventive Detention
Indefinite detention is about to become the law, and we’re teaming up with Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, RevolutionTruth and others to try to reverse it.
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.
PS: The law is set to go into effect later this week. Will you urge your friends to join our cause? You can forward them this email, or just use these links:
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