The General Assembly of Occupy Los Angeles adopted the following statement and demand on Saturday, December 3, 2011:
Occupy Los Angeles Rejects the National Defense Authorization Act3:00 Rally and March Against the NDAA at City Hall 7:00 Press Conference announcement of above statement and deman 7:30 General Assembly of Occupy Los Angeles will sign a large, mounted copy of the demand which will be FedExed to President Obama! 7:30 General Assembly meeting of Occupy Los Angeles Please come down and MAKE A BIG SHOWING against this bill. Be one of the signatories on a people's demand being sent to the President! Show the media that the American people are not going to put up with this any more! SPREAD THE WORD AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!! INFORM YOUR MEDIA CONTACTS!! FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/events/257555454301784 MEETUP: http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/Los-Angeles-CA/543482/
Occupy Los Angeles demands that President Obama veto the National Defense Authorization Act. The legislation includes provisions which destroy the Constitutional rights of Habeas Corpus and Due Process. American citizens and all people everywhere have the inalienable right to contest their imprisonment and to a civilian trial by jury. We reject this and all legislation which abridges these rights as well as the false belief that doing so will make the nation more secure. The bill also contains sanctions against the oil industry and monetary systems of Iran which are clear predecessors to a military attack. Additionally, the bill funds wars that the majority of Americans oppose. These endless, senseless wars only serve the Corporatist interests of the 1% and we oppose this and all legislation which enables and perpetuates them.