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December 1, 2009

2009.12.01: Wed. 12/2 – Day of action (1) Lynn Stewart (2) Out of Afghanistan NOW

From: Morris, Susan
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 11:12 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Wed. 12/2 – Day of action (1) Lynn Stewart (2) Out of Afghanistan NOW

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Tomorrow (Weds.): (1) 10:30 a.m. — Support Lynn Stewart & (2) 4:30 p.m. — Out Now From Afghanistan

From the International Action Center:

Pack the court for Lynne Stewart

Show the government she has the people’s support!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

10:30am – 12:00pm

United States Courthouse

500 Pearl St., Courtroom: 12B

Lynne’s bail has been revoked, and she is now being held in jail after the Second Circuit ruled on her and the government’s appeals on November 17, 2009.

You can read the opinion and other motions at http://www.lynnestewart.org

Come early 10am to check through long security lines at court.

To send Lynne a letter, write:

Lynne Stewart

#053504-054 MCC-NY

150 Park Row

New York , NY NY 10007

(please note the CORRECTED prison # 053504-054 for Lynne, ALL mail with the earlier # will be returned and must be sent to her again)

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No New Troops to Afghanistan! Troops Out Now

Money for Jobs and Healthcare, Not War

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Times Square

42nd Street and Broadway

New York, NY

On Dec. 1, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, President Obama will announce plans to send between 25,000 and 35,000 additional troops to continue the war against the people of Afghanistan.

Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, to say, “Bring the Troops Home Now! We need jobs, not war!”

More than 40 years ago, in the midst of another U.S. colonial war, Dr. Martin Luther King said, “The bombs in Vietnam explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America .” This is even more true today, as working people face the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

The deployment of additional U.S. and other NATO troops to Afghanistan comes at the same time as

*       continued U.S. support for the criminal coup and fraud election in Honduras,

*       U.S. funding of the Philippine government responsible for massacres reported just this week

*       continuing U.S. aid to Israel, the expansion of settlements and the siege of Gaza.

*       expanding U.S. war and secret drone attacks into Pakistan,

*       continued U.S. occupation of Iraq

*       new threats and sanctions against Iran

*       continuing secret detentions and the seizure of Mosques and Islamic schools.

War in Afghanistan is all part of the same policy of billions for endless war on the world and no funds for a real jobs program, health care or funds for education here at home.

All progressive and antiwar organizations are invited to come, bring signs raising their own struggles and demands, speak, and join in a united effort to demand: “Troops Out Now!”

Called by the International Action Center and the Troops Out Now Coalition

Endorsing organizations include: Peoples Organization for Progress, Vets for Peace-Chapt. 21-NJ & Chapt. 34-NYC, Harlem Tenants Council, Million Worker March, World Can’t Wait, National Assembly Against War in Iraq and Afghanistan and Occupations, Bailout the People Movement, NY Solidarity with Katrina/Rita, Al Awda-NY Palestine Right to Return Coalition, BAYAN, Green Party-Manhattan, Picture the Homeless, American Iranian Friendship Committee, WESPAC-Westchester Peoples Action Coalition, NYC Labor Against the War, FIST-Fight Imperialism Stand Together, International League of People’s Struggle, Queers for Peace and Justice, Harlem Anti-War Coalition, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, Guyanese Workers United, Jersey City Peace Movement.

To add your name, to endorse, or for more information, contact us:

http://troopsoutnow.org/cmnt.shtml or call 212.633.6646.

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