At last! Occupy affiliated groups that call out the enemy by name! Good for them! This demonstration is at 6:00 pm, today. Fromthis article at Black Agenda Report:
Oppose Obama’s NDAA Police State & Resource Wars to Pillage the World(emphasis mine)
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!!
The groups calling for this demonstration are:
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.
They also mention a website (which they mispelled), viz., http://tradejustice.net/
I SINCERELY HOPE THAT ONE OF THEIR DEMANDS IS TO DEMAND THAT BOTH THE DEMOCRATS AND THE REPUBLICANS APOLOGIZE FOR THEIR PARTS IN BRINGING US GRAMM, LEACH, BLILEY, WHICH DID AWAY WITH GLASS STEAGALL.
I never heard of a single member of Congress, of either party, apologizing for this monstrosity. Did you?
Just yesterday I posted this comment at FDL:
Is not the lack of organized response to Obama’s perfidy at least as depressing as Obama’s perfidy, itself?
How many of your neighbors know about Obama’s backstabbing wrt ACA?
Should we wait upon the Veal Pen to lead the charge in educating the unwashed masses about the corruption of the Democrats?
Meanwhile, Occupy Wall Street had months to issue a condemnation of both the Democratic and Republican parties for their roles in doing away with Glass Steagall, via Gramm Leach Bliley. But this no-brainer was beyond their capacity, apparently.
Let’s review the options for exposing the unwashed, unblogged masses to the fuller extent of White House duplicity:
Obama .. Nope
Congress .. Nope*
Veal Pen … Nope
Occupy WS … Nope
OK, here’s the 64 dollar question: Who does that leave?
* the Republicans’ criticism of ACA cannot offend their corporate/healthcare sponsors; hence, the talk of socialism, death panels, etc.
I'd like to thank the endorsing organizations behind the mobilization in Harlem: 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 for making a liar out of me!