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November 29, 2010

2010.11.29: Antiwar Bulletin: Upcoming Events

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 4:49 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: Upcoming Events

Tues., Nov. 30, 5 p.m.: Manhattan
ACTIONS: U.S. War Threats Against Korea
In response to a U.S. War Crisis on Korean peninsula we are urging your participation in a Rally this Tuesday, Nov 30 at 5 p.m. at Rockefeller Center and 2 on-line actions.
http://www.iacenter.org/korea/korea112810/

Thurs, Dec. 2, 5 p.m.: Manhattan
Rally Stop FBI Repression – Delegation to Rep. Nadler’s office
As part of the week of nationally coordinated actions to STOP FBI REPRESSION and CALL OFF THE GRAND JURY WITCH HUNT on Thursday, Dec 2 at 5 p.m. we will hold a Rally and meeting at Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s office. As the Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Representative Nadler has an important role to play in defending the civil liberties of all Americans.
http://www.stopfbi.net/events/12-2-10/new-york-city-rally-congressman-nadlers-office

Sat., Dec. 4, 2-5 p.m.: Manhattan
Mainstreaming Gaza
An afternoon of words and music featuring Laila El-Haddad. The writer and blogger will discuss her new book, “Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting and Everything in Between.” Rich Siegel, pianist and composer, will perform a couple of songs, including “In Palestine.”
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104818829590501

Sat., Dec. 4, 7 p.m.: Brooklyn
Surveillance, Informants, and Entrapment — a screening of a Democracy Now film about the role of the FBI in our communities
Join us for a screening of a new half-hour documentary film by Democracy Now journalists about preemptive prosecutions of Muslim men entrapped by the FBI, and the struggles of the families organizing against these unjust policies.  Community members are invited to discuss with the filmmaker and activists about how Muslim Americans deal with the daily realities of the FBI’s role in their communities.
http://www.southasiainitiative.org/articles/surveillance-informants-a

Fri, Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m.: Manhattan
The Violation of Human Rights:  The “War on Terror” Continues at Home and Abroad
Join the NYC Coalition to Stop Islamophobia on Friday, December 10th, for an eye-opening panel presentation and open discussion about how fear and anti-Muslim bigotry is mobilized to enable political prosecution, entrapment, targeted assassinations, indefinite and abusive detentions, and unjust occupations of Muslim & Arab countries, while at home we face the rise in Islamophobia.  Hear speakers who will present different perspectives, from attorneys to activists.
http://www.stopislamophobia.org/?p=412

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November 16, 2010

2010.11.16: Antiwar Bulletin: Events This Week

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:27 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: Events This Week

11.14-11.20: Citywide
Palestine Right to Education Week — Schedule of Events
Students in Palestine have called for a Right to Education International Week of Action. Responding to their request, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine (C-SJP),  New York University SJP, and The Palestinian Club at Brooklyn College will be holding a series of events throughout the week of November 14th-20th. The events will highlight issues that Palestinian students face in Palestine and in the Diaspora.
http://columbiasjp.org/2010/11/09/right-to-education-week/

Tues., 11.16, 5:30 p.m.: Manhattan
Protest the Hebron Settlers’ Manhattan Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Racism & Violence
Human Rights organizations have documented regular physical violence against Palestinians and destruction of their homes and fields by settlers trying to drive them out of their land. Please join us in protesting the Hebron Fund’s annual fundraiser dinner supporting the illegal settlement movement that is displacing and brutalizing Palestinians.
http://www.facebook.com/USBOATTOGAZA?v=wall&viewas=0#!/event.php?eid=165842830105961

Thursday, 11.18, 11 a.m.: Manhattan
Counter-protest ACT! For America Islamic Hate Group
Join activists on Thursday, 11/18 at 10:45 AM for a rally to counter-protest the press conference being held by ACT! for America, an Islamic hate group, who plan on speaking to the press AT 11 AM about denouncing the Park51 Cordoba House Project and then will deliver a petition to Mayor Bloomberg to stop construction! Counteract Islamophobia wherever it shows its ugly head.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117441321653956

Thurs., 11.18, 7 p.m.: Brooklyn
Challenging Israeli Apartheid: Voices from the Struggle for Palestine
Fundraiser for the US boat to break the siege of Gaza.
http://www.facebook.com/GazaFreedomMarch#!/event.php?eid=104862266251375

Fri., 11.19, 8 p.m.: Brooklyn
Hip Hop From Palestine to Brooklyn: DAM
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136706149714102

Sat., 11.20: Harlem
U.S. Out of Haiti Clinton Out of Harlem
Under US military occupation former President Bill Clinton serves as Special UN Envoy to Haiti and co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC): Life and death struggles intensify for millions of Haitians: cholera epidemic & 1.5 million still homeless. And in Harlem Clinton Renews Lease for penthouse office in 55 W. 125th St: More Predatory Real Estate, Gentrification & Displacement.
http://harlemtenantscouncil.org/

November 1, 2010

2010.11.01: Third-Party Candidates

Filed under: Political Action — nyclaw01 @ 3:35 pm

From: Langhenry, Patrick
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 3:35 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 members
Subject: Third-Party Candidates

The Green Party needs 50,000 votes to get ballot status. If you do not want to vote for Cuomo, consider voting for Hawkins.  It will help a third-party get established in New York, particularly when it runs candidates for city council or assembly races.

Patrick


From: Albro, George
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 10:44 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: Vote Straight Row E – WFP – Tomorrow

Just a reminder to vote tomorrow.

And if you want to upgrade your vote, as the UAW and SEIU/1199 recommend, then vote straight Working Families Party Row E (actually Column E, in NYC) , the union/community/progressive ballot line, especially:

Cuomo                Hold your nose, but the WFP needs 50,000 votes in the governor’s race to remain a ballot party.

Schneiderman     Actually a positive vote, for a true progressive, and in a very tight race.

Harpaz/Schaeffer   ALAA’s very own, running in Brooklyn on WFP/Row E for supreme court judges.

By voting WFP, you are sending a message, to the Dems in particular, that living wages, progressive taxation, paid sick days, affordable housing and universal health care really are important to you. At the same time, you are not voting to spoil and not therefore indirectly helping the reactionary tea/republican party.

But remember NOT to vote twice in the same race (by, for example, circling Cuomo’s name under BOTH the democratic and WFP lines). If you do that, the scanner will not alert you to your double vote and count the Democratic Party vote and not count the WFP vote.(A federal lawsuit against this discriminatory practice in on appeal).

Thanks.

2010.11.01: RE: Vote Straight Row E – WFP – Tomorrow

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 1:25 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: RE: Vote Straight Row E – WFP – Tomorrow

Other alternatives, so that we won’t always be stuck with the “choice” of anti-labor Democrats and Republicans:

Vote Charles Barron For Governor! – November 2nd
Nationally funded single-payer health care system. Abolish all anti-labor laws that limit or prohibit the right to strike, or organize and join unions or to negotiate contracts. Halt the crisis of Black and Latino men going to prison and establish programs to reduce recidivism. Stop police brutality, killings and misconduct. End all wars of aggressions and occupation.
http://www.freedompartynys.com/agenda

Howie Hawkins for Governor of New York State
It is time for working people to give up choosing between bad and worse. It is time to find our own independent voice. End drug prohibition: legalize, regulate, and tax drugs, starting with marijuana. End the Wars, Troops Home Now, Dismantle the Global Military Empire.
http://howiehawkins.com/2010/platform.html

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From: S.
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 10:53 AM
To: Albro, George; ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: RE: Vote Straight Row E – WFP – Tomorrow

We are suppose to “hold our nose” and vote for Cuomo who has vowed an offensive against Labor Unions just so the WFP can remain a ballot party?  Something seems odd here…

“Cuomo Vows Offensive Against Labor Unions”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/nyregion/25cuomo.html

 

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From: Albro, George
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 10:44 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: Vote Straight Row E – WFP – Tomorrow

Just a reminder to vote tomorrow.

And if you want to upgrade your vote, as the UAW and SEIU/1199 recommend, then vote straight Working Families Party Row E (actually Column E, in NYC) , the union/community/progressive ballot line, especially:

Cuomo                Hold your nose, but the WFP needs 50,000 votes in the governor’s race to remain a ballot party.

Schneiderman     Actually a positive vote, for a true progressive, and in a very tight race.

Harpaz/Schaeffer   ALAA’s very own, running in Brooklyn on WFP/Row E for supreme court judges.

By voting WFP, you are sending a message, to the Dems in particular, that living wages, progressive taxation, paid sick days, affordable housing and universal health care really are important to you. At the same time, you are not voting to spoil and not therefore indirectly helping the reactionary tea/republican party.

But remember NOT to vote twice in the same race (by, for example, circling Cuomo’s name under BOTH the democratic and WFP lines). If you do that, the scanner will not alert you to your double vote and count the Democratic Party vote and not count the WFP vote.(A federal lawsuit against this discriminatory practice in on appeal).

Thanks.

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