Thursday, March 29th, 2012. New York City – Today marks the beginning of the anti-NDAA class action lawsuit, launched by several groups and individuals, that seeks to stop the unconstitutional provisions which allow the US military to indefinitely detain any suspected “terrorist,” from going into effect (sections 1021 and 1022, specifically). This case, if successful, would force the government to remove those unconstitutional elements, and further, to better define its terms, such as “associated forces” and “belligerents”, as well as clearly define who is considered a threat to the United States. For more information on the lawsuit go to www.stopndaa.org
Today is the first round of plaintiffs, dubbed the Freedom Seven, will testify in front of a federal judge.
3/29/2012 – NDAA press conference at Foley Square. New York City.
DemocracyNow.org: “Journalist Chris Hedges Sues Obama Admin over Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens Approved in NDAA.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has filed suit against President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes controversial provisions authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world, without charge or trial. Sections of the bill are written so broadly that critics say they could encompass journalists who report on terror-related issues, such as Hedges, for supporting enemy forces. “It’s clearly unconstitutional,” Hedges says of the bill. “It is a huge and egregious assault against our democracy. It overturns over 200 years of law, which has kept the military out of domestic policing.” We speak with Hedges, now a senior fellow at the Nation Institute and former New York Times foreign correspondent who was part of a team of reporters that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. We are also joined by Hedges’ attorney Carl Mayer, who filed the litigation on his behalf in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.”
RT escribio un articulo en el que dice, “El famoso periodista estadounidense Chris Hedges, que trabajó entre otros medios para The New York Times y que cuenta en su haber con el premio de Pulitzer, ha demandado al presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, por su decisión de firmar la ley de Autorización de Defensa Nacional (NDAA según sus siglas en inglés), que considera un “impacto catastrófico contra las libertades civiles”.”
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