[act-ma] 2/19 BILL of RIGHTS DEFENSE COMMITTEE - "Military Detention Without Trial"

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Tue Feb 14 11:15:39 PST 2012


THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM presents...

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am

BILL of RIGHTS DEFENSE COMMITTEE
"Military Detention Without Trial: Where Do We Go from Here?"

Ten years ago, Congress enacted a draconian law with no transparency, regard for process or even awareness of the profound erosion of constitutional rights that it--the PATRIOT Act--would entail. Congress did it again this holiday season, abandoning its constitutional role by authorizing--in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)--indefinite military detention of even U.S. citizens without trial. Does the NDAA authorize political repression? It certainly could!

The key is the PATRIOT Act's extension of "material support for terrorism" to include associational and speech crimes, even where the defendants clearly had no intention of supporting violence. The PATRIOT Act's "material support" provisions have allowed the government to criminalize speech and repress political dissent, a frontal assault on the First Amendment. The NDAA would expand those assaults by simply eliminating the need for the government to prosecute.

Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St. (Copley Square)
www.communitychurchofboston.org


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NEXT WEEK'S COMMUNITY CHURCH FORUM (2/26)

30th Annual W.E.B. DuBois Address
Rep. BYRON RUSHING
"The Race of Massachusetts Politics: Where the Color Line Rests Today" 


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On Sunday after our morning programs, we have lunch with one another in the prepared by our cook Luis Alonso Guzman. Enjoy a
delicious lunch with friends! A small contribution is requested to help cover lunch expenses.


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DIRECTIONS/PARKING

The Community Church is located at 565 Boylston Street in Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets.

Parking is available on Sunday mornings at the Back Bay Garage (entrances on Clarendon Street or St. James Ave.). We can provide a sticker to affix to your parking receipt, and you will be charged $5.00 for 3 hours of parking.

By public transportation, take the Green line to Copley or take the Orange line to Back Bay station. Community Church is a 2-minute walk from either station.


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Rev. Jason Lydon, Minister
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
info at commchurch.org
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