29 Nov 2012 proclus   » (Master)

Indefinite detention

Friends,

I just received this important action alert from Demand Progress:

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act allows the United States military to detain civilians indefinitely and without charge or trial -- even American citizens. Help us reverse this travesty of justice by clicking here to email your senators:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/ndaa_2013/?referring_akid=1874.45919.7zi...

The Senate is taking up the 2013 NDAA TOMORROW (Thurs). Several senators are poised to put forth amendments to revoke or narrow the indefinite detention powers that we've been fighting so hard over the last year.

Demand Progress members have sent hundreds of thousands of emails to Congress and have helped fund the courageous lawsuit by Chris Hedges et al -- which recently spurred a federal judge to rule that indefinite detention is unconstitutional.

Because there are several amendments in play, our ask is broad and simple: Please urge your Senators to support any and all amendments to revoke or narrow indefinite detention powers.

Earlier this year we helped push an anti-indefinite detention amendment to the House's version of the NDAA to the brink of passage. The Senate is friendly turf for us: We have a real chance of winning this fight.

Please email your senators right away:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/ndaa_2013/?referring_akid=1874.45919.7zi...

Syndicated 2012-11-29 17:00:00 (Updated 2012-11-29 17:00:34) from proclus

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