Success! I’m so glad Occupy issues are being brought to court — it’s one of the main ways laws get changed in the U.S. — And considering how ineffective our politicians are, it may be our only hope.
#A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to block the so-called “Homeland Battlefield” provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism, ruling it unconstitutional. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges filed the suit along with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky, Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir, Occupy London organizer Kai Wargalla, and Alexa O’Brien, an organizer for U.S. Day of Rage. They call themselves the Freedom Seven.
#RT points out that a repeal of the Homeland Battlefield provision would only protect American citizens from arbitrary arrest; citizens the world over would still face indefinite detention.
#The day after the injunction was issued, the House voted down an amendment to the NDAA that would have blocked the Homeland Battlefield provisions