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National Defense Authorization Act Protest Scheduled: Occupy Movement & Tea Party Join Together on Monday 13 February 2012 to Demand We Undo NDAA

UNDO NDAA 2012

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

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

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:

“A group full of conservatives, Libertarians, and Tea-party members by the name of Wake Up America Southern Oregon is proud to unite with the Southern Oregon Occupy Movement to take a Bold Stand against the National Defense Authorization Act known as the NDAA. Further, it is time that ‘We the People’, all of us unite!” – Joseph Snook, Wake Up America Southern Oregon

“Occupy Ashland is standing with libertarians, progressives, conservatives and the Tea-Party alike to speak out against the attack against our civil rights which is the National Defense Authorization Act. In times such as these, when the injustices of a system and a government become too large to ignore, it is vital that we stand together not as members of a political party but as fellow citizens and human beings to defend our precious freedoms.” – Emery Way Occupy

Cross-Partisan Concern about NDAA includes:

Jeff Landry (R-La) “The NDAA … includes provisions which allow the President to hold any individual associated with terrorist forces in “detention under the law of war without trial until the end of hostilities.” While these provisions do mention certain protections for American citizens, the language defining these exemptions could be interpreted a number of ways – some good and some providing no protection of our rights.” http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/civil-rights/209527-rep-jeff-landry-r-la

ACLU: “The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield.” http://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/NDAA

http://youtu.be/KDsKApesG3Y Senator Jeff Merkley: Why he voted against the NDAA

http://youtu.be/us4lcKPoTkk The Final Loss of Freedom in the United States

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2012
[2] http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/01/02/president-obama-signed-the-national-defense-authorization-act-now-what/

OCCUPYMEDFORD

Email: occupymedford@gmail.com

Occupy Medford on Facebook: http://facebook.com/occupymedford

Occupy Medford on Twitter: http://twitter.com/occupymedford

Occupy Medford on Youtube: http://youtube.com/occupymedford

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NO MORE LEFT. NO MORE RIGHT. TIME TO UNITE. STAND AND FIGHT!

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Protesters Find Common Ground: Tea Party & Occupy Movement Come Together in Worcester MA

Protesters Find Common Ground: Tea Party & Occupy Movement Come Together in Worcester MA

Protesters find common ground
TEA PARTY, OCCUPY MARCH IN WORCESTER

By Lee Hammel TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
lhammel@telegram.com

WORCESTER – More than 100 people who don’t agree on much agreed yesterday that a Congress that passes a law permitting the indefinite detention of Americans without charge diminishes the country.

Among them were Sheila, a 68-year-old tea party member from Worcester who brought her sign “What-cha gonna do when They come for you,” and Occupy Worcester’s Sam Capogrossi. They and a dozen others banged on a 5-gallon plastic container, trying to persuade the drivers in rush-hour traffic on Main Street that the National Defense Authorization Act that passed in December is a threat to their civil liberties. The law permits indefinite detention for terrorism suspects, American or not.

They read in unison the Bill of Rights in the plaza in front of the federal courthouse, under the watchful eyes on three Worcester police officers and two members of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service. There were no incidents, save for a citation written for defacing public property when an Occupy Worcester member wrote in chalk “Occupy Everywhere” on a column in Federal Plaza.

Members of each group said they admired the other group for its stand on NDAA, but except for a brief speaking portion of event, Occupy Worcester members mostly occupied the north end of the small Federal Plaza Park and tea partiers mostly the south. There was some “good discussion” among the members, but “we’re not changing any minds,” said Ken Mandile, head of the Worcester Tea Party.

Nevertheless, he said, it is impressive that the groups can put aside their differences to stand for such an important principle as the Bill of Rights.

Occupy Worcester’s Jonathan Noble said, “Anarchists, communists, and tea partiers are standing together. Even though I feel a little uncomfortable about what they (tea party members) stand for, I think it’s kind of a beautiful thing that we can stand together on this.”

Carrying a sign saying “Give Me Liberty,” Paxton tea partier Margaret Pennace said. “I think it’s a wonderful demonstration of Americanism.”

Chris Robarge of Occupy Worcester said the NDAA is written so vaguely, members of the Occupy movement or of the tea parties may learn only “the hard way” that their activities subject them to indefinite detention.

Wayne Cormier, a 64-year-old Charlton tea partier, looked around and said people need to forget talk about the political designations of left-wing and right-wing. “That’s how they keep us divided. We’ve got to change the paradigm.”

Mr. Cormer, carrying a Ron Paul sign and looking at the Occupiers around him, said, “They’ve got a good idea: the 99 percent. I guess in the NDAA, we’re the 99 percent.”

But his fellow tea partier, Marcia Wagner of Dudley, retorted, “The 99 percent is another way to divide us.”

Max Shaw, 18, a Clark University freshman, said that while some tea party members may be racist or xenophobic, those he knows have some ideas he can agree with. The student, an Occupy Worcester member from outside of Philadelphia, was the only person at the rally sanctioned by police, for writing on the stone columns in chalk.

Bob Kennedy, 64, of Worcester, an Occupy sympathizer, said that the generation of his father, who would be 90, fought and died in World War II for the Bill of Rights and to defeat fascism. “I never dreamed or thought possible that our Bill of Rights would be taken away from us” by the U.S. government, he said.

City Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes and Ronal C. Madnick, both former executive directors of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, also attended the rally, as did lawyer and radio host Randy Feldman.

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An Education for Leslie Reinitz, An Invitation for the TEA Party

Koch Brothers Fund TEA Party

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LESLIE REINITZ CHALLENGES OCCUPY WALL STREET, LINE BY LINE:

From: Leslie Reinitz [mailto:sfcwethepeople@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:37 PM
To: Ironboltbruce
Subject: Re: Your Postings

I just figured you out – you are part of the OWS crowd and you do not espouse the same values as the TEA Party group. We believe in freedom, not socialism, working hard for what you earn, not the gimme stuff because it’s not fair that big corporations are “cheating” the people, never mind that they do provide jobs, product that is used, etc. We believe in freedom from oppressive taxation, not more taxation to even out the classes – an unworkable utopian dream that does not work, because are individuals, we are all different, we’ve all been created to live unique lives, rich or poor, Godly or ungodly. Government is not our god, God is our God.

Leslie Reinitz on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/people/Leslie-Reinitz/100000725485647

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IRONBOLTBRUCE ANSWERS LESLIE REINITZ, LINE BY LINE:

Leslie Reinitz: “I just figured you out – you are part of the OWS crowd”

IronBoltBruce: AS ARE MANY CONCERNED AND RESPONSIBLE AMERICAN GRANDPARENTS:

http://tinyurl.com/6j4cdcd

Leslie Reinitz: “and you do not espouse the same values as the TEA Party group:”

IronBoltBruce: DO YOU MEAN THE VALUES OF THE RANK AND FILE OR THE AGENDA OF YOUR SPONSORS THE KOCH BROTHERS?

http://tinyurl.com/3p9eyvc

Leslie Reinitz: “We believe in freedom, not socialism,”

IronBoltBruce: FREEDOM AND SOCIALISM ARE NOT ANTONYMS, AND I DOUBT MANY TEA PARTY MEMBERS OPPOSE SOCIAL SECURITY.

http://tinyurl.com/3rszst2

Leslie Reinitz: “working hard for what you earn, not the gimme stuff”

IronBoltBruce: SO YOU AGREE WITH US ABOUT ATROCITIES LIKE ‘TOO BIG TO FAIL’ BAILOUTS AND ETHANOL SUBSIDIES?

http://tinyurl.com/64efxy7

Leslie Reinitz: “because it’s not fair that big corporations are ‘cheating’ the people,”

IronBoltBruce: UNLESS YOU’RE REFERRING TO WAR PROFITEERS LIKE LOCKHEED MARTIN: FIRST IN FUNDING, FIRST IN FRAUD:

http://tinyurl.com/6keqaq9

Leslie Reinitz: “never mind that they do provide jobs, product that is used, etc.”

IronBoltBruce: ABSOLUTELY! ESPECIALLY IN COMMUNIST CHINA:

http://tinyurl.com/6cc73zl

Leslie Reinitz: “We believe in freedom from oppressive taxation, not more taxation to even out the classes -”

IronBoltBruce: UNLESS OF COURSE ONE OF THOSE ‘CLASSES’ HAPPENS TO BE BIG BANKS OR OIL COMPANIES:

http://tinyurl.com/5wkthkk

Leslie Reinitz: “an unworkable utopian dream that does not work, because are individuals, we are all different,”

IronBoltBruce: BUT WE ARE ALL EXPECTED TO EAT THE SAME HOMOGENIZED, ECOLI INFESTED, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS:

http://tinyurl.com/65g2vro

Leslie Reinitz: “we’ve all been created to live unique lives, rich or poor, Godly or ungodly.”

IronBoltBruce: AND IF WE SIN BIG, ‘GOD’ GIVES US A PENTHOUSE. BUT IF WE SIN SMALL, ‘GOD’ SENDS US TO PRISON:

http://tinyurl.com/4yxdnyd

Leslie Reinitz: “Government is not our god, God is our God.”

IronBoltBruce: IF YOU ACCEPT THAT GOD IS GOD, YOU MUST ALSO ACCEPT THAT GREED IS GREED:

http://kleptocracychronicles.com

AN INVITATION TO TEA PARTY MEMBERS: You have been co-opted and betrayed. You have let yourselves be focused on attacking puppets like Obama (and Bush before him) instead of the puppetmasters pulling all strings Left and Right – including YOURS. Don’t let that happen to fellow Americans fighting the same enemy as you, just maybe coming from a different direction and attacking in a different way. Wake Up! Rise Up! Join Us! Fight to end Corporate Greed in Government!

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