Occupy Rockford to rally against Defense Authorization Act Feb. 3 at East State, Mulford
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Occupy Rockford will hold an open protest and street theater from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, at the corner of East State Street and Mulford Road in Rockford. The protest will be part of a national day of action against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Rockford attorney Kim Macloskey said: “I believe the provision of the act in question is unconstitutional as it violates the due process clause of the Constitution. It is troubling to me that this provision was passed, and I wish it would have been vetoed.”
The NDAA has shocked many civil libertarians on both the left and the right. Those opposed to the act contend the two most worrying provisions are the ability for United States armed forces to detain U.S. citizens on U.S. soil and sweeping worldwide indefinite detentions without temporal or geographic limitations.
Local activist Gillian Zekos said: “People are genuinely worried that some incident could open the door for the provisions in this bill to be implemented. I don’t want to see soldiers policing the streets.”
For details, contact event organizer Eric Howanietz at (815) 621-5170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the following headlines to read The Rock River Times’ coverage of the NDAA:
Editorial: Ron Paul speaks out, wants to repeal part of Defense Appropriations Act, Feb. 1-7, 2012, issue
Editorial: Obama signs dangerous defense bill, despite reservations, Jan. 4-10, 2012
Editorial: Do we still have rights? Not sure, Dec. 21-27, 2011, issue
Defense bill sparks rights panic, Dec. 14-20, 2011, issue
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