The hacktivist group known only as Anonymous has moved its “Day of Action” (A.K.A. Operation Blackout), a day where citizens are being called upon to protest the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to February 3, 2012.
The group had previously scheduled its Day of Action for January 3, but has now moved it back one month.
The NDAA was recently signed off on by President Barack Obama. Under this piece of legislation, our government is granted permission to indefinitely detain (and even torture) American citizens without trial.
President Obama says he won’t abide by such provisions, although the laws are still approved under his name. Although he could remain true to his word and remove himself from endorsing any of the provisions, the fact that the act even exists has caused outrage among many.
“The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield,” says ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero.
Even if the president doesn’t abide by the powers he’s been given, Romero says that Obama “will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law.”
More below from Anonymous, along with transcript. Where will YOU be on February 3?
Citizens of the United States,
We are Anonymous.
This message is an immediate call for a day of action. On February 3rd, the collective is calling upon the citizens of the united states to protest against the new sections in the national defense authorization act that were passed a short while ago. While we cannot force the american people to protest, we must tell them that this law will strip away any rights they thought they had including, but not limited to, Free speech, Free press, Free access to information, and the right to protest, assemble, and bear arms. This law cannot be changed according to the Feinstein Act.
Sections Ten thirty one and ten thirty two of the national defense authorization act have been passed and ratified. It grants unlimited powers to the executive branch of the government to indefinitly detain suspects, even American citizens, without trial. All a person has to do is to commit a belligerent act.
What is a belligerent act? Is protesting a belligerent act? Is being Anonymous a belligerent act?
This is where we draw the line. This is when we leave our computers. This is when we take out our masks and defy the corrupt rule of law.
This is when we revolt.
The time has come for you to accept the truth and join us in overthrowing yet another corrupt military regime.
Operation Blackout, engaged.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
we do not Forgive.
we do not Forget.
To the United States government, you should have expected us.
- Anonymous: ‘Operation Blackout’ #OpBlackout Day of Action – January 3 2012 (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Obama Signs NDAA ‘with Reservations’ (blippitt.com)
- Ron Paul on Obama Signs NDAA Martial Law (disclose.tv)