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September 10, 2007

2007.09.10: Day of Outrage to Stop Police Terrorism and Antiwar Bulletin

From: Noha M. Arafa
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 2:00 PM
To: Graciela Lopez; 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS; James Bernal
Subject: Day of Outrage to Stop Police Terrorism and Antiwar Bulletin

*Union Free Speech Notice*

This message, like thousands of others that have been posted to the ALAA e-list (33 recent examples of which are listed below*) 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.”).

Contents

1. 9/11: Day of Outrage to Stop Police Terrorism

2. 9/15: March on Washington

3. 9/22-9/29: Occupy the Occupiers in D.C.

4. Israel Boycott Campaign Momentum Grows

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1.  9/11: Day of Outrage to Stop Police Terrorism

STOP POLICE TERRORISM

Day of Outrage NYC

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 3pm

Assemble: 33rd Street & 8th Avenue, New York City

Amid increased police abuse and harassment, Black and Latino community activists are calling for unified stiff resistance. On Tuesday, September 11, a day that New Yorkers recognize the reality of terrorism, community activists will hold a city wide Protest of Police Terrorism. Demonstrators plan to assemble in midtown Manhattan at 33rd Street and 8th Avenue at 3 PM for a “Day of Outrage against Police Terrorism.”

Organizers cite intensifying police racial profiling, brutality, harassment, stop and frisks, street sweeps, religious profiling, and murder on a national level. The recent police arrest and brutalizing of Attorneys Michael and Evelyn Warren in Brooklyn, as they attempted to help a handcuffed black man being “stomped and kicked” by police from the 77th precinct, galvanized a broad cross section of activists. Community mobilization activities are escalating.

An organizer passing out flyers on 125th Street declared “We have to resist this onslaught of police terrorism in our community. Enough is enough; there can be no more business as usual. We have to shut the city down!”

By Amadi Ajamu amadi4@aol.com (917) 495-6979

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2.  9/15: March on Washington

END THE WAR NOW

SEPTEMBER 15

Mass March in Washington DC!

Gather at 12 noon at the White House

Join Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, Camp Casey Peace Institute, the ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, National Council of Arab-Americans, Grassroots America, Hip Hop Caucus, and thousands of others in Washington DC on September 15 for a huge antiwar protest timed to coincide with the report by General Petraeus on the “Surge” in Iraq.

Details: www.Sept15.org

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3.  9/22-9/29: Occupy the Occupiers in D.C.

SEPT 29:

National March on Washington

SEPT 22-29:

Encampment in Front of Congress to STOP the War

Troops Out Now!

Impeach Bush & Cheney for War Crimes!

End All Occupations — from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti to the Philippines!

Same Struggle Same Fight!

Let’s act in unity with many movements and struggles raising demands including:

* No War against Iran

* End all occupations now – from Iraq to Palestine, the Philippines, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Afghanistan

* Support The Right to Return – from Palestine to New Orleans

* No to U.S. intervention – Hands off Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Zimbabwe, and the Sudan

* Stop the raids against immigrant workers — Full rights for undocumented workers

* Justice for Katrina survivors – End racist police terror – Stop the war against Muslims

* Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, the Cuban Five, and all political prisoners

* Money for health care, jobs and education, not endless war

Details: http://www.troopsoutnow.org/

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4. Israel Boycott Campaign Momentum Grows

Zmag, August 13, 2007

Pappe argues that a single democratic state, to which the Palestinian refugees are granted the right to return, is the only feasible and just solution, and that the BDS campaign is a crucial part of achieving this.

The campaign to isolate Israel through boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) has taken meaningful steps forward in the past few months, with major trade unions in Britain, Ireland, South Africa and Canada declaring their support for an international boycott.

[Full text: http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=13511 ]

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*LAS Free Speech.  Examples during the past week include the following 33 messages in the last two weeks alone, posted to the LAS e-lists shown below: [Redacted]

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