Occupy the Courts Jan 20th–Local Action

Occupy the Courts is being promoted by Move to Amend and various Occupy movements throughout the country.  Calling for a day of action at federal courthouses on January 20th, Move to Amend hopes to bring attention to their campaign to change the U.S. Constitution in order make it clear that it, and it rights, do not apply to corporations but only real (natural) people.

On the 2nd anniversay of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in “Citizens United vs. FEC”, people will gather at federal & other courts to demand that the courts recognized that the Constitition protects only real (natural) people, and the must protect the individal rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights including free speech/press and habeas corpus.  Both are currently being threatened by the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which imposes indefinite detention without tiral, and bills before the House and the Senate SOPA/PIPA, which deal with on-line web content censorship in the name of copyright protection.

Occupiers in Douglas County will meeting at Riverside Park (where the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is located) at 12:30 p.m. to march to the Douglas County Courthouse on Douglas in Roseburg.   “Mouners” will travel as a funeral procession ending with at around 1 p.m..

Besides supporting the Move to Amend, Occupiers hope to bring attention to the on-going assault of our rights.  As set out in their press release:  ”

“Memorial of the Bill of Rights
The Public is invited to join members of the community in morning the death of the Bill of Rights and Habeas Corpus. On January 20th at 1 p.m.  Occupy Roseburg participants will be conducting a memorial procession starting at Rivers Park next to the Chamber of Commerce and proceeding to the Douglas County Courthouse lawn were a eulogy and mach burial will be conducted. Following the performance will be a discussion of the effects of corporate personhood and the political and judicial decisions which created it. Anyone wishing to be more involved please contact Occupy Roseburg at their new website occupyroseburg.com, facebook, occupyroseburg@riseup.net  or you can call Bill at 541-670-9851.
When: Friday January 20, 2015 @ 1 PM morners assemble at 12:30
Where: Start at Riverside Park, End at Douglas County Courthouse”

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