NDAA: Fill the Courtroom on Wednesday, February 6th!
STOP THE NDAA
As you may know, the 'Freedom Seven' - a group that includes Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg and Chris Hedges - sued the Obama administration regarding the provision in the NDAA 2012 that allows for the indefinite detention, without charge or trial, of any US citizen on the basis of executive suspicion.
Their Circuit Court hearing is on Feb. 6th at 10AM at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse (map/directions), 40 Foley Square, Rm. 1505, 15th Floor, New York, NY and they have asked supporters to fill their courtroom.
The Freedom Seven have a website that will keep us updated on the details: www.stopndaa.org.
About the Freedom Seven
The Freedom Seven sued the Obama Administration and convinced a Federal District Court Judge, right here in Manhattan, Ms. Katherine Forrest, to issue a permanent injunction against the breathtaking detention authority contained in NDAA 2012. That injunction was quickly stayed by the Circuit Court, and the decision is up for a more robust review on Feb. 6th. In my estimation, this is one of the most important legal cases of the current historical moment.
The NDAA 2012 is basically Guantanamo come home. More than two thirds of Congress voted to give the President the authority to indefinitely detain anyone, including US citizens picked up here in the United States, without charge or trial, on the basis of executive suspicion. The facts are literally 'incredible,' and I think we suffer from a dumbfounded disbelief. We must shake off this stupor, and a good way to start is by committing to support the Freedom Seven on February 6th.
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