End Indefinite Detention Conference Call

Part of the Justice Party mission is to raise awareness, inspire, organize, and mobilize people of broad diversity in collaborative movement-building in order to realize our Vision of a peaceful nation and world where social, economic, and environmental justice prevail.

The issue of indefinite detention is a clear injustice, which must be righted if we are to retain our constitutionally protected civil liberties. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee has an outstanding record fighting for our rights.  The Justice Party invites you to attend:

Indefinite Detention Conference Call


A discussion with Rocky Anderson and BORDC's Shahid Buttar & George Friday

 12:00 PM ET // 11:00 AM CT // 10:00 AM MT // 9:00 AM PT

After you register below, look for an email from us containing the call-in details.

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The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (www.BORDC.org) is working around the country to support local and statewide coalitions challenging the NDAA's domestic military detention provisions. In 18 cities, residents have clamored for--and secured--official city council resolutions. Four states, both red and blue, have adopted statewide resolutions to restore Due Process. Your town and your state could be next.

Local and state resolutions are immensely important to the struggle to challenge the national security state. Every resolution positions not only grassroots activists, but also elected officials, to engage their respective congresspeople when the NDAA comes up for reauthorization later this year. Every campaign educates the public, and many also inform the press and media, such as the one that secured a unanimous vote in the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on February 26, 2013.

BORDC specializes in helping grassroots activists and organizers build diverse coalitions at the local level able. We're eager and excited to work with supporters of the Justice (and any other) Party to advance goals--like due process, privacy, and limits on executive power--that resonate across the political spectrum.

Also, please see the following:

Local campaign to restore due process and the right to trial

Montana House Votes 97-1 to approve anti-NDAA bill

BORDC works on numerous issues related to the Bill of Rights, including use of body scanners by the TSA. Please see:

EPIC sues over body scanners with Chip Pitts as plaintiff

March 09, 2013 at 12pm - 1pm
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Sarah Ellis Patrick Thronson Jean Darsie arthur persyko Joyce Brody Michael Telesca Marilyn Harris Jeff  Roberts David Shuken Andy Griggs Shoshana W. Sally Soriano Ken Kohler Ty Markham brett hunter John Lawrence Michael Gretz Ben Shaw Calvin Leman Michael Ballantine Melody Roberts Linda Boyd Ben Eastwood Jake Johnson Lisa Helfrich Joshua Budden Matt Bear-Fowler Devon Nola

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    Obama called for “prolonged detention” and ‘preventive incarceration" years ago. He said he’d be sure to indefinitely detain people within the rule of law! Well, now the Obama Administration is simply changing the law. Check out Rachel Maddow: http://videosift.com/video/Rachel-Maddow-Obama-Advocates-Indefinite-Detention
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    OLYMPIA, Wash. — The “Washington State Preservation of Liberty Act” introduced on Wednesday condemns and criminalizes the use of the 2012 NDAA’s provision purportedly authorizing the indefinite detainment of U.S. citizens.

    After news of H.B. 1581’s introduction caught wind, an Internet campaign went viral asking activists to contact their Washington state representatives to co-sponsor the legislation.

    It worked.

    In less than 24 hours the number of the bill’s co-sponsors tripled.

    Many believe the bill’s success hinges on bipartisanship. While only one of the original sponsors of the bill is a Democrat, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, eight of the later co-sponsors are also House Democrats, making for a fairly even split of nine to 12.

    The sister bill in the State Senate S.B. 5511 was also introduced on Wednesday by Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D) with one co-sponsor, Sen. Maralyn Chase (D).

    With this legislation, lawmakers strive to make Washington the second state to pass a law in response to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.

    This state’s legislation focuses primarily on Sec. 1021 of the 2012 NDAA to make its case.

    The bill points out the ability of the president to use armed forces to detain terror suspects at his discretion.

    H.B. 1581, Sec. 2. (7):

    Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA purports to authorize, but does not require, the president of the United States to utilize the armed forces of the United States to detain persons the president suspects were part of [terrorist organizations.]

    The bill continues, outlining what the 2012 NDAA grants the president to do with such captured individuals:

    (a) Indefinite detention without charge or trial until the end of hostilities authorized by the 2001 authorization for use of military force against terrorists, 2001 P.L. 107-40, (b) prosecution through a military commission, or © transfer to a foreign country or foreign entity;

    While U.S. citizens aren’t mentioned in this language, what makes Section 1021 a problem for U.S. citizens is not what it says, it’s what it doesn’t say, according to Sec. 2. (9):

    Section 1021, unlike section 1022 of the 2012 NDAA, makes no specific exclusion for United States citizens and lawful resident aliens for conduct occurring within the United States;

    Some would argue this omission does not imply permission. However, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham disagree, asserting that 2012 NDAA’s indefinite detention provision applies to U.S. citizens.

    H.B. 1581, Sec. 2. (13) (e):

    United States Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham declared in colloquies on the floor of the United States senate that section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA authorized the indefinite detention of United States citizens captured within the United States by the armed forces of the United States;

    The Preservation of Liberty Act has now been referred to the House’s Committee on Public Safety chaired by Rep. Roger Goodman (D) and the Senate’s Committee on Law & Justice chaired by Sen. Mike Padden®.

    Both await the appointment of a hearing which rests in the hands of the respective committees’ chairmen.

    Last year’s version of the bill died in committee, so supporters are urged by activists to pressure the chairmen of the committees to act while the tide is high.
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