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March 23, 2002

2002.03.23: NYC Labor Solidarity With Immigrant Detainees

[Original Format: Leaflet]

NYC Labor Solidarity
With Immigrant Detainees

Join trade unionists, immigrant, civil rights, peace, and social justice organizations to oppose the mass detention of foreign nationals since Sept. 11. Most of the detainees are from the Mid-East and South Asia. The government has refused to release most of the detainees’ names. Because of this secrecy, some detainees may not have access to legal counsel. Some have suffered inhumane conditions of confinement. Virtually none have been charged with terrorist acts. Some of these detainees are being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Saturday, March 23, 2002

Assemble: 10:30 a.m., 9 St./5 Ave., Bklyn. (N/R to 4 Ave. or F to 9 St.)

March: 11 a.m.–Sharp

Rally: 12 Noon–Sharp, Metro Detention Ctr., 29 St./3d Ave., Bklyn. (N/R to 25 St./4 Ave.)


•Freedom Legal Defense & Ed. Project

•Arab-American Family Support Ctr.

•Justice For Detainees Coal.

Labor Sponsors (list in formation)


•AFSCME L.2627, DC 37

•Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW L.2325

•CWA L.1180

•Legal Aid Society Chap., 1199/SEIU

•Natl. Org. of Legal Services Workers/UAW L.2320

•Natl. Writers Union/UAW L.1981

•NY Taxi Workers Alliance

•NYC Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)

•Organization of Staff Analysts

•Professional Staff Congress-CUNY/AFT L.2334

•SEIU NY State Council

•UAW Region 9A NYC Area CAP Council

•UNITE Amalg. Services & Allied Joint Bd.

•United Elec., Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)

•Larry Adams, Pres., MHU L.300*

•Christine Karatnytsky, Exec. Bd., NY Public Library Guild/AFSCME L.1930*

•Robert Lesko, V.P., AFT L.3882*

•John O’Connor, Secy.-Treas., AFM L.1000*

•J.P. Patafio, Depot Chair, TWU L.100*

•Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, Chair, Delegate Assembly, NYS Nurses Assn.*

•Joel Schwartz, Pres., CSEA/AFSCME L.446*

•Gangbox: Construction Workers News Serv.•Global Sweatshop Coal.•Greater NY Labor-Religion Coal.•Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Dir., Queens College Worker Ed. Extension Ctr. (FIPO); PSC-CUNY/AFT L.2334 & NWU/UAW L.1981*•Industrial Workers of the World (NYC)•Labor at the Crossroads TV•Natl. Employment Law Project•Natl. Lawyers Guild/NYC Chap., Labor & Employment Cttee.•New Caucus of PSC/CUNY•NY Jobs with Justice

Cosponsors (list in formation)

•American Assn. of Jurists•American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Cttee.•American Friends Serv. Cttee.•Another World is Possible (AWIP)•Asian American Legal Defense & Ed. Fund•Asian Americans for Equality•Black Radical Congress•Bklyn Bridges•Bklyn Heights Peace Action•Bklyn Parents for Peace•Bklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Ethical Action Cttee.•Chhaya CDC•Dennis Brutus, S. African poet & activist•Ctr. for Anti-Violence Ed.•Ctr. for Constitutional Rights (CCR)•Central Bklyn Indep. Democrats•Coal. for the Human Rts. of Immigrants•Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)•CUNY Is Our Future•Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM)•Faith Health NY•Fifth Ave. Cttee.•Flatbush Peace Action•Green Party: Kings Co. & Park Slope chapters•Help & Hope•Jews for Racial & Econ. Justice (JFREJ)•Intl. Action Ctr. (IAC)•Intl. A.N.S.W.E.R.•Intl. Socialist Org. (ISO)•Make the Road by Walking•Met. Council on Housing•Natl. Korean American Serv. & Ed. Consortium (NAKASEC)•Natl. Lawyers Guild•Natl. Lawyers Guild—NYC Chap.•NJ Indep. Alliance•NY Coal. for Peace & Justice•NY Immigration Coal.•NYC AIDS Housing Network•Northwest Bronx Support Cttee. For the Homeless•Lesbian Herstory Archives•Nicaragua Solidarity Network•Pakistan League of America•Prison Moratorium Proj.•Prospect Lefferts Voices for Peace & Justice•Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Ed. Fund•Student Cttee. Against Labor Exploitation•Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory•VEER Grassroots Serv.•Clarence Fitch Chap. of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)•War Is Not the Answer•War Resisters League•Women for Afghan Women•Women’s Intl. League For Peace & Freedom, NY Metro Branch•Workers Democracy Network•Working Families Party, Bklyn Waterfront Club•World Peace 911•Rev. Paul Smith, First Presbyterian Church•Rev. Elizabeth Alexander, Church of Gethsemane•Rev. Elizabeth Braddon, Park Slope United Methodist Church•Rev. Peter Laarman, Sr. Minister, Judson Memorial Church, Greenwich Village•City Councilmember Margarita Lopez•Jane Sweeney, Governing Bd., Citizen Action NYC; Exec. Cttee., Village Indep. Democrats.*

*Position shown for ID only; no organizational endorsement implied.

Info: 212.343.0708,•Union labor donated–March 18, 2002(4)

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