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|Speak out for the Bill of Rights and against indefinite detention|
|Date||Thursday December 15|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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|101 Market Street, San Francisco|
COME TO A PROTEST AGAINST LEGISLATION (NDAA) CONGRESS IS APPROVING (AND PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS NOW SAID HE WILL SIGN) TO ALLOW THE INDEFINITE DETENTION OF US CITIZENS AND OTHERS IN OUR COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD.
SPEAK OUT IN SF AGAINST THE NDAA AND FOR THE BILL OF RIGHTS ON IT'S 220TH ANNIVERSARY, TODAY
Today, Thursday, December 15, 2011, is the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. At the same time, a bill that will undercut civil liberties, called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is moving through Congress and to President Obama for his signature as early as today. Although he promised to veto it, he now appears to be poised to sign it. There will be a speak out against it and for the Bill of Rights at noon today at 101 Market Street. An open mic will give the public the opportunity to talk about the Bill of Rights, and to raise the danger posed to our civil liberties by the NDAA.
According to the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the ACLU, the NDAA would allow the US military to indefinitely detain US citizens without due process, which is a violation of the Bill of Rights. San Francisco is among many cities around the country where there will be public events held in honor of the 220th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, which will also be an opportunity to shine a light on the the NDAA and it's threat to civil liberties.
The San Franciso event is being organized by the San Francisco 99% Coalition* in cooperation with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (http://bordc.org/ndaa/).
*The San Francisco 99% Coalition works in coalition with and supports groups which promote nonviolent advocacy for more equitable social, economic and environmental public policies.