The New York City General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street is gathering today in our neighborhood. Andy Dallos sends the pics above and below from outside 30 Rock. The NYCGA writes:
January 3rd will be a spontaneous show of people power in reaction to Obama’s treasonous signing of the National Defense Authorization Act. Not only does this act violate our first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth amendments, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, but this Act was signed quietly this past New Years Eve violating what little trust remained between the people and their established government. We see what’s happening here, and we will not stand for it.
Last night on the show, Rachel looked at the import of the NDAA and President Obama’s signing statement about how he intends to use the legislation. Under the new law, the U.S. government reserves for itself the right arrest and confine American citizens in military custody, without benefit of trial, indefinitely. President Obama says his administration won’t do that, but the law remains a law. “I’m not sure we’re going to appreciate its radicalness until it’s undone by other legislation or until a president as radical as this bill decides to use it to its fullest extent,” Rachel said.