“Thank you for coming tonight, to your Political Action update” I yelled through the bull horn. The action was spreading the word about the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. We got there at about 4pm. The action was scheduled from 3 to 7pm, so we were late. We saw the signs flying high on the corner of Wilshire and Sepulveda. We handed out fliers and talked to people that walked up and down the street. I, along with 3 others, used bull horns to communicate with the people in their cars.
December 12, 2011 WASHINGTON -- Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, announced today that the committee has completed its conference of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The bill authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE).
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world,” exclaimed Mayor Michael Bloomberg after successfully evicting OWS, at least for the winter. 84-year old Dorli Rainey found out what it's like to demonstrate against corruption, the photo of her after she was pepper-sprayed becoming iconic:
The commentary on the overwhelming passage of the NDAA is coming in fast and furious, (not to be confused with the ATFoperation by the same name). It appears people are beginning to understand why this travesty was crafted in secret, played down by the media, and put to a vote when the attention of the media was elsewhere. Many are already referring to this phenomenon as a “media blackout” which has kept this legislation out of the public view until now.