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March 18, 2011

2011.03.18: FYI: 4:30-6 P.M. Today: Emergency Protest v. War on Libya

Filed under: Antiwar,International Human Rights — nyclaw01 @ 10:16 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 10:16 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: FYI: 4:30-6 P.M. Today: Emergency Protest v. War on Libya

Issued Thursday evening, March 17, 2011

The United National Antiwar Committee ( calls for emergency day-after demonstrations in every location in the US tomorrow, Friday, March 18th, and Saturday, March 19, to protest the UN Security Council vote (10 for and 0 against, 6 abstentions) authorizing military action against Libya.

France has indicated it is ready to launch air strikes within hours, and all day media reports have said the US and Britain as well as other powers could strike as soon.

Obama has made clear his strategy now is not primarily imposition of a no fly zone but rather air strikes on Libyan government forces and personnel, which will inevitably claim many civilian casualties.

The utter hypocrisy and cynicism of this declaration of war is best seen the lack of any response to the U.S. equipped Saudi attack on Bahrain and the brutal repression of the unarmed movement that is underway now.

It is important to note that the U.S. Government stopped all action, even a UN resolution, against the massive Israeli bombardment of Gaza in 2008 or the bombardment and attempted invasion of Lebanon in 2006.

Therefore, we are sure that the US-promoted UN Security Council resolution will not be used to defend the movement for democracy and dignity in the Arab world, but to establish a military presence antagonistic to genuine self-determination in all the nations in which the masses are mobilizing.

UNAC says NO air strikes!

NO no-fly zone!

NO imperialist military intervention of any kind against Libya!

US/UN/NATO hands off Libya and Bahrain!

All out Friday, March 18th and/or Saturday, March 19th Forward to building massive antiwar demonstrations on April 9 &10.

In NYC an Emergency Protest is called for in front of the Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, Broadway side from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

March 17, 2011

2011.03.17: Antiwar Bulletin: Upcoming Events

From:  Letwin, Michael

Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:26 PM

To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS

Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: Upcoming Events

Tues., May 17, 8 p.m.

From Cairo to Madison: The Arab Revolution & a World in Motion

Renowned author Tariq Ali discusses the global implications of the revolts shaking North Africa and the Middle East and assesses their implications for movements around the world for those seeking to challenge neoliberalism and empire.

Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Dumbo, Brooklyn


Weds., May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Protest Islamophobia at Waldorf Astoria Hotel  

Kotbi, a waiter at New York’s Waldorf Astoria was forced by hotel management to change his name multiple times to keep him from scaring guests. Earlier this month, Kotbi filed a lawsuit against the Waldorf-Astoria charging that hotel management created a “hostile work environment.” A lot of people out there are dealing with the same issues and they need to know that we stand with them.

Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 300 Park Ave., Manhattan

Weds., May 18, 7 p.m.

Seeds of Nakba: The Continued Plight of Palestinian Refugees

On May 15, Israel shot and killed at least 21 unarmed Palestinian refugees seeking to return to their homes after 63 years in exile. Thus, while commonly referred to as the year in which Palestinians were exiled and dispossessed of their land, the Nakba is an ongoing and continuous phenomenon that both pre-dates 1948 and continues today.

Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, #501, Manhattan

Sat., May 21, 12:30-4 p.m.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Author Michelle Alexander. Support work to end mass incarceration and the emergence of the New Jim Crow. Become part of a movement, and refuse to be silent and inactive.

Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (120th St. and Claremont Ave), Manhattan

Sat, May 21, 7 p.m.

Confronting Police and FBI Repression of Communities of Color & Oppressed Nationalities

Hatem Abudayyeh (Palestinian human rights activist), Speaker from Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Attorney Shayana Kadidal (Center for Constitutional Rights).

56 Walker St., Lower Manhattan

Weds., May 25, 6:30-10 p.m.

Sunset Cruise in NY Harbor for U.S. Boat to Gaza

Fundraiser for THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, part of the FREEDOM FLOTILLA II to help end the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.

Marco Polo Marina, 23rd St., & FDR Drive, Manhattan

Mon., May 30, 7 p.m.

“Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation”: Screening

New film about a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine. Includes M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Lowkey, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago.

Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Dumbo, Brooklyn


March 14, 2011

2011.03.14: POLL: Do you approve of the job Gov. Walker is doing?

Filed under: Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 12:27 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 12:27 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: POLL: Do you approve of the job Gov. Walker is doing?

Your chance to vote:

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