Sunday, February 12, 2012

Southern Oregon Conservatives and Liberals Join to Protest NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)

[By Occupy Medford]
EVENT DATE: Monday, February 13, Noon-1PM
PLACE: Vogel Plaza, Central Ave & Main St, Medford OR

On Monday the 13th at Noon in Vogel Plaza there will be a demonstration against the passing of the NDAA, including Wake Up America Southern Oregon, and Occupy Coalition of Ashland, Medford, and Grants Pass, as well as concerned individuals across the political spectrum.  

The indefinite detention clauses (sections 1021 and 1022) within this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (signed into law December 31st, 2011) are a direct attack upon the civil rights of all Americans, and represent another step taken toward eroding the freedoms which lay at the foundation of our society. 
The detention sections of the NDAA begin by "affirm[ing]" that the authority of the President under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AMUF), a joint resolution passed in the immediate aftermath of the September 11th 2001 attacks, includes the power to detain, via the Armed Forces, any person "who was part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners," and anyone who commits a "belligerent act" against the U.S. or its coalition allies in aid of such enemy forces, under the law of war, "without trial, until the end of the hostilities...”(italics added). The text also authorizes trial by military tribunal, or "transfer to the custody or control of the person's country of origin," or transfer to "any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity." [1]

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11 - Occupy Records

Record label for Occupy - a call out to occupiers & supporters around the world
Occupation Records aims raise £20K in less that 2 weeks for Occupy label - but needs your help!
Hi and solidarity from Occupation Records,

We are the new label formed by people involved with Occupy London to help spread the message of Occupy and support the Occupy movement around the world. What we are doing has the potential to throw open doors by providing funding for Occupy projects around the world, getting the message out through worldwide distribution and creating a democratic alternative for an industry that has produced music that has influenced most of us in profound ways.