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Occupy Las Vegas Repudiates the National Defense Authorization Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today the General Assembly of Occupy Las Vegas agreed by consensus to send a statement to Washington D.C. regarding our position on S.1867, "The National Defense Authorization Act". Below is the content of that statement.

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Occupy Las Vegas Repudiates the National Defense Authorization Act

The National Defense Authorization Act, which would allow American troops to detain US citizens indefinitely without trial, is effectively a declaration of war upon the American people, and will turn this great land of ours into a battlefield. It is clear that this law will be used to further American Imperialism and to finance illegal and immoral wars which the vast majority of Americans oppose.

The General Assembly of Occupy Las Vegas demands that President Obama veto the National Defense Authorization Act, and that each of the 93 senators who voted for Senate Bill 1867 stand trial for the High Crime of Treason. As a sign of good faith, we demand that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder immediately state his position on this matter.

We are the 99%.
We will prosecute our oppressors.
We will not be silenced.

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Contact: mailto:info@occupylv.org

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admin on 2011-12-6

Senators who voted to allow indefinite detention of Americans

by OLA Media on 12/06/2011 - 4:12am

The passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) through the Senate last Thursday saw the culmination of a ten-year crusade by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) to make the law of war apply on US soil. The Guantanamo Bay Beach club is officially open with orange suits and black bags against sunburn. Enjoy waterboarding or get a torture massage now!

Your constitutional rights are being taken and Americans could possibly end up in a further primitive state of affairs with the future costs of keeping our brothers and sisters jailed. As correctional facilities are being privatized is it a shock that more than ever emphasis is being put on jail sentences and arrests? With Occupy we see our First Amendment rights being infringed upon at an alarming rate and at any point ANY of us Patriots could be deemed terrorists and jailed indefinitely for protesting.

We have all embarked in this movement to fight for economic justice and equality for all; for 99% as the 1% sits on the welcoming end of the spectrum. How are we supposed to exercise our rights to promote a positive future?  For years the system has been jailing our children and making animals out of them. Victims of our system, they grow to hate and become unproductive humans. NDAA will make monsters out of us and ‘the system’ has no one to thank but itself. 

In summary, once the NDAA allows for US citizen on US soil to be lawfully killed by the US military if the military believes that citizen to be a terrorist affiliated with Al Qaeda or its allies.

Where is our habeus corpus bro?

Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Boozman (R-AR), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brown (R-MA), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coats (R-IN), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Coons (D-DE), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
DeMint (R-SC), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Heller (R-NV), Yea
Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Johnson (R-WI), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Manchin (D-WV), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Moran (R-KS), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Portman (R-OH), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Yea
Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Nay
       

- Gia Trimble

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99percenter on 2011-12-6

I noticed a few folks (ironboltbruce and greenguy)have posted it on some other boards, as have I, but what of those media contacts? Has the list been made available from Gina or Greg? Has anyone followed up? Has the LVRJ been informed, or channels 5,8 or 13?

Tick Tick Tick

Should we consider an "emergency" protest TODAY at one or more of the media outlets?

peace

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Anonymous (not verified) on 2011-12-6

Get into the legislature!

Click link below to find out about Occupy Xmas sending unemployment reform to our state legislature! Like us on Facebook or Twitter if you love real reforms with your movements!

http://tinyurl.com/ctt4zh3

99percenter's picture
99percenter on 2011-12-6

peace

admin's picture
admin on 2011-12-6

All local TV and newspaper outlets were sent a copy of the press release yesterday. No response has been received as of yet.

"Don't hate the media, become the media."
- Jello Biafra

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