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Title: Our Vanishing Civil Liberties
START DATE: Sunday July 29
TIME: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details:
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St. (at Geary)
# 38 bus, not 38L
Event Type: Panel Discussion
Contact Name
Email Address
Phone Number415-404-9973
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Our Vanishing Civil Liberties
Sunday, July 29, 1 PM
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St. (at Geary)
Free, Wheelchair Accessible
# 38 bus, not 38L

Our Vanishing Civil Liberties

Last New Year's Eve, President Obama signed the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) for 2012. Through this law:

• The government can label you a terrorist, arrest you without charges, and hold you without trial, merely on suspicion of association with terrorist groups. The language in this part of the NDAA is so vague that it can be applied to anyone;

• The armed forces can detain you indefinitely, whether or not you are a US citizen;

• You can be denied the right to a lawyer and due process;

• You can be sent away to a foreign country, where you may be imprisoned and/or tortured with no legal recourse.

The 2013 NDAA is being debated in Congress this summer. Please spread the word and join us to learn about this attack on our civil liberties and what you can do.

Speakers:

* Shahid Buttar, Executive Director, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
* Nancy Mancias, Code Pink Accountability Campaigner
* Grace Shimizu, Asian Americans for Peace and Justice
* a representative of AROC, Arab Resource and Organizing Center

This Forum is also being presented in Oakland: Tuesday, July 31, 7 PM, Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave. at 29th, off Broadway. ($10 donation requested but nobody turned away. Speakers list is different.)

Sponsors: San Francisco 99% Coalition, East Bay Social Forum, Asian Americans for Peace & Justice, CodePink, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Movement for a Democratic Society-Bay Area.

For more info: leave a voice mail at: 415-404-9973 (404-99SF) or go to web site: http://sf99percent.org/

For press or urgent information, please call Dolores Priam, at 415-595-7306



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