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. It would usher in a new era in American politics, wherein Congress authorizes the military to lock up its own citizens forever in gulags.
Boston, Massachusetts, the nation and the world say 'no' to this unacceptable power-grab at the top of government. We know that people accused of terrorism should be granted a fair trial, just like anyone else. And we know that these new powers will be disproportionately targeted at those among us with the least protection: Muslims, dissenters, and other 'easy' targets.
We say no. If you can't make the demo in Boston on the 15th at noon, join us that evening for a Tweetcheck. If you can, tweet with us at @USSenScottBrown, @JohnKerry, @WhiteHouse, and @BarackObama. If you don't live in Massachusetts, tweet your Senators and Congresspeople and President Obama to tell them you want #dueprocess for all.
Let's get #dueprocess trending on Bill of Rights day.
When: 8pm – 9pm, December 15, 2011
Where: Anywhere you've got an internet connection!
Why: Tell the government you are outraged about the #NDAA, and you won't easily forget their vote. Tell President Obama to veto this bill unless the indefinite detention provision is removed.