From: Michael Letwin
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:36 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: Two Upcoming Events
Union Free Speech Notice*
1. Sat., Sept. 30–Brooklyn: Stop the War Against the Arab People 2. Mon., Oct. 16: Lynne Stewart Sentencing
1. Sat., Sept. 30–Brooklyn: Stop the War Against the Arab People
On the Sixth Anniversary of the Intifada…
STOP the WAR AGAINST THE ARAB PEOPLE!
From Palestine to Lebanon, from Iraq to Brooklyn…
March and Rally
Saturday, September 30th
Gather at 12 Noon
March steps off at 1:00 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, at the Fountain
Subway: 2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
Join the Coalition in Solidarity with the Arab People to march on the sixth anniversary of the Intifada to stop the war against the Arab people!
* Stop war on the Arab world!
* Immediate & Unconditional Right to return for all Palestinian refugees!
* End the occupation of historic Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and everywhere!
* End all U.S. aid to apartheid Israel
* Release all political prisoners!
* Support the people’s right to resist!
We stand united in our opposition to US war, empire, occupation and racism everywhere, from Afghanistan to Brooklyn, and in solidarity with the people of Iran and Syria against the ongoing threats of war.
Join us to march, and raise our voices for justice!!
The Coalition in Solidarity with the Arab People:
*Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition – NY *American-Iranian Friendship Committee *Anakbayan NY/NJ *Arab American Association of New York *Arab Muslim American Federation *BAYAN USA *International Action Center *International League of People’s Struggle *Malcolm X Grassroots Movement *New Jersey Solidarity – Activists for the Liberation of Palestine *New York City Labor Against the War *New York Committee to Defend Palestine *Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum; *Workers World Party
Also endorsed by:
*Million Worker March Movement (East)
*New York Committee to Free the Cuban Five *Queers For Palestine-East Coast
Endorse the demonstration! Send your endorsements to info @ al-awdany.org or call 718-228-8636!
For more information, to join the coalition, and to get involved, please contact: Al-Awda NY
718-228-8636 info @ al-awdany.org
2. Mon., Oct. 16: Lynne Stewart Sentencing
In a case that has echoes of Haymarket, Sacco/Vanzetti, and the Rosenbergs, attorney Lynne Stewart will be sentenced on Monday October 16.
The government is calling her a terrorist because of her legal work for Omar Abdel Rahman, a convicted Egyptian Islamic scholar and has demanded that Judge John Koeltl sentence her to Federal Prison for 30 Years.
Supporters of Lynne and her work, supporters of the Constitution, Political Activists and Leaders have joined to demand no jail. Lynne is 67, is fighting breast cancer and has suffered the worst punishment — she is no longer able to legally represent people in Court.
IT IS CRUCIAL that our resistance to this Government Outrage be Focused, Directed, Loud and Clear.
To accomplish this as widely as possible the LSDC has scheduled numerous events leading up to 10/16. We ask that you join us that you get your organization to join us, that you email your personal network to join us.
There are still openings where Lynne would be available to speak etc. Please contact PatLevasseurp@aol.com or 212-625-9696
You…We .. are the last bulwark for Lynne’s Freedom!!!
Upcoming events listed at: http://www.lynnestewart.org/
*This message, like thousands of others that have been posted to the ALAA e-list, constitutes protected free speech, pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement, §§ 3.5 (“The expression of personal religious, political, social or economic beliefs of each and every attorney is fully guaranteed and will never constitute grounds for discharge or relief from an individual assignment unless, in either instance, it can be demonstrated that such expression has, or will, directly interfere(d) with, and detract from, representation of a Society client so as to render said representation less than at the highest level of competence and effectiveness.”) and 1.5 (“The Union will have reasonable use of the Society’s internal communication mechanisms.”).