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Civil Rights Coalition to Hold Discussion on Detention Provisions

The event is Thursday night at the Takoma Park Community Center.

The indefinite military detention provisions of the recent National Defense Authorization Act will be the topic of discussion Thursday night when the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition hosts at 7:30 p.m. in the

 The NDAA’s dangerous detention provisions would authorize the president to order the military to pick up and indefinitely imprison people captured anywhere in the world, far from any battlefield, according to a news release about the event.

Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition activists advocate a Takoma Park city council resolution urging repeal of the NDAA's indefinite detention provisions. 

The resolution has been endorsed by the Maryland ACLU and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park MD

SPEAKERS: Heather Hurlburt, executive director of National Security Network (and Takoma Park resident); Shahid Buttar, executive director, Bill of Rights Defense Committee

MODERATOR: Eric Bond, editor and publisher, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Voice

Event co-sponsors include South Asian Americans Leading Together, Peace Action Montgomery County, Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Defending Dissent Foundation, and the Maryland and Montgomery County ACLU.

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