A group of veteran activists and young turks alike, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Emergency Demonstration at the Apollo Theater
OCCUPY HARLEM CALLS FOR EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION
Oppose Obama’s NDAA Police State & Resource Wars to Pillage the World
Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Where: Across the street from the Apollo Theater 253 West 125th Street
(Frederick Douglass Boulevard & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd)
THE 99% MUST HOLD OBAMA ACCOUNTABLE! IF WE DON’T WHO WILL?
On December 31, 2011 President Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 The Act authorizes $662 billion in funding for “the defense of the United States and its interests abroad". The bill grants power to the military to arrest U.S. citizens on American soil and detain them in military prisons indefinitely without right to legal counsel or even a trial. NDAA, a sweeping expansion of executive powers that goes far beyond the Bush administration. This law poses the greatest threat to "principles" of US democracy. Die heart Obama supporters bully, threaten and berate those who hold the President accountable for ANYTHING most of all his lies to and betrayal of the 99%! The military industrial complex and Wall Street oligarchy owns lock, stock and barrel the US Presidency, Congress and both political parties, Democrat and Republican! It’s not about the “lesser of two evils” but who is the more effective of the two evils! We have to ask ourselves, how do we hold any elected official accountable, most of all a President who has insisted the people hold him accountable! Occupy Movements across the country are hitting the streets every day to confront and end the deadly reign of the 1%. Let's us do our job on January 19th. History will absolve us!!
We, the 99%, must hold this White House accountable for its numerous crimes against the 99% at home and abroad: an economic depression caused by gangster banks that received a 16 trillion dollar bailout under Obama; endless illegal resource wars; “shock and awe” military aggression; free trade agreements that kill jobs; deportation of one million immigrants; violation of international laws and human rights; global military expansion to dominate the world; depraved indifference to Mother Earth and continuation of a racist drug war that has given rise to the new Jim Crow mass incarceration.
Bring your issues, signs, & fellow 99ers!
Directions: Take the A, B, C or D trains to 125th Street and walk east or take the 2 or 3 trains to 125th Street and walk west.
Endorsers: Occupy Harlem, Harlem FightBack Against War at Home and Abroad, Black is Back Coalition, Occupy Wall Street Trade Justice, TradeJustice New York Metro, Occupy4Jobs, & Global Justice for Animals and the Environment. Contactoccupyharlemgeneralassembly@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to have your organization added to this list!