06 Mar '12, 5pm

US Congress Passes Authoritarian Anti-Protest Law

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page . A bill passed Monday in the US House of Representatives and Thursday in the Senate would expand existing anti-protest laws that make it a felony-a serious criminal offense punishable by a lengthy prison term-to "enter or remain in" an area designated as "restricted." The bill-H.R. 347, or the "Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011"-was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate, while only Ron Paul and two other Republicans voted against the bill in the House of Representatives (the bill passed 388-3). Not a single Democratic politician voted against the bill. The virtually unanimous passage of H.R. 347 starkly exposes the fact that, despite all the posturing, the Democrats and the Republicans stand shoulder to shoulder with the corporate and financial olig...

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