Opposition to Obama’s National Defense Authorization Act

December 23, 2012 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


In November 2012, A Call to Stand Together To Oppose the Obama Administration’s Dangerous Assault on Fundamental Rights was published as a paid ad in The Nation magazine. With over 750 signatories, including prominent public intellectuals, the call summons resistance to the highly repressive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This law contains draconian provisions for the arbitrary and indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of a broad and vague category of people. In legal proceedings around the NDAA, there has been a dangerous singling out and harmful mischaracterization of the Revolutionary Communist Party and its Chairman Bob Avakian. The call sets a critical political-moral standard in opposing this.

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