From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:58 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Today: National Call-In v. FBI Repression of Antiwar Activists
NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY, Tues OCTOBER 19: Stop FBI Repression of Activists
>>>Call President Obama at (202)-456-1111 and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at (202)-353-1555<<<
**End repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists!
**Return all materials seized in the raid!
**Call off the Grand Jury!
Trade Unionists Speak Out Against FBI Attacks on Civil Liberties
From the Industrial Workers of the World’s (IWW) fight for free speech in the 1910s to the major labor-inspired civil liberties court decisions of the 1930s, the labor movement has often been in the forefront of defending the right to speak and protest.
Labor Activists Condemn FBI Repression: Updated Signatories (123)
Like Dr. King before us, we will not be silenced.
View statement and endorse at: http://www.laborforpalestine.net/wp/2010/09/28/labor-activists-condemn-fbi-repression/
Other Responses to Rising Political Repression, Racism, and Anti-Muslim Bigotry
Muslim Support Organizations Deplore Convictions of Newburgh 4
Our tax dollars are paying for these show trials, more reminiscent of Stalinist machinations than anything we ever thought could happen here.
[ALAA member] Mark B. Gombiner, who represented Onta Williams, called the notion that citizens were safer “pure nonsense,” adding, “It does not reflect anything that happened during the investigation and prosecution.” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/nyregion/19plot.html?scp=1&sq=gombiner&st=cse
Statement on Sentencing of Aafia Siddiqui
Following a blatantly prejudiced and unfair trial in which little conclusive evidence of her guilt was presented, she was found guilty.
ADL’s demonization of student activism denounced
As members of several student groups working for justice in Palestine, we affirmatively state that the ADL’s characterization of our campus educational efforts and activism about Israeli injustices against Palestinians as “biased” is a disingenuous and misguided attempt to vilify students who criticize Israel’s occupation, which denies Palestinian human rights and self-determination.
Longshoremen Will Shut Ports to Protest Police Killing of Oscar Grant in Oakland
When it comes to killer cops, especially around election time, with both the Democratic and Republican parties espousing law and order, the mainstream media either expunges or whitewashes the issue.