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November 18, 2011

2011.11.18: OWS Today: Stop NYPD/CIA Repression of Muslim Communities

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Civil Rights,Islamophobia,OWS,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:33 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent:  Friday, November 18, 2011 10:18 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject:  OWS Today: Stop NYPD/CIA Repression of Muslim Communities

RALLY & FRIDAY PRAYER TO  STOP NYPD/CIA REPRESSION OF MUSLIM COMMUNITIES

Friday, November 18, 2011

12 – 4 PM

Foley Square

(Worth St between Lafayette & Centre St.), NYC

– – – – – – – – –

ESTIMATED TIMES

11:30am: March from Occupied Wall St. (Zuccotti Park)

12-1pm: Assemble, speakers, chants

1-1:30pm: Jummah Prayer

1:30-3pm: Speakers & Performances

3-4pm: March to 1 Police Plaza and back

Calling all people of conscience: Following numerous Associated Press reports about NYPD programs that profile, investigate and entrap American Muslims not even suspected of committing a crime (http://www.thenation.com/blog/163159/long-life-profiling-ten-years-after-911), it is time for Muslims and all Americans to STAND UP. While legal and political actions and education continue, it is crucial that this movement be led by the people it affects: all of us.

Muslims, affected communities and all allies of justice, join us.

Our Demands:

1. An immediate end to all racial, ethnic and religious profiling.

2. The dismantlement and disclosure of all warrant-less surveillance operations.

3. An independent commission to investigate all NYPD, CIA and FBI operations against the Muslim community.

4. The immediate protection of our right to freedom of worship, free speech and free association.

5. The equal protection, under the law, of Muslims and all people of New York.

Sponsors: Majlis Ash-Shura Of Metropolitan NY; Arab Muslim American Federation; Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY; Muslim American Society-NY; Al-Awda NY: the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; Desis Rising Up and Moving!; Islamic Circle of North America, Committee for Social Justice; Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood; Muslim Alliance In North America, Social Justice Task Force ; Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition; Muslim Bar Association Of New York; Muslim Consultative Network; Muslim Defense Committee-National Lawyers Guild-NYC; Muslim Peace Coalition USA; Muslim Progressive Traditionalist Alliance

Endorsers: All Souls Church; Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Bayan USA; Brooklyn Congregations United; Brooklyn For Peace; Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew; CLEAR @ CUNY Law; Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence; Direct Action Working Group of Occupy Wall Street; Fellowship of Reconciliation; First Unitarian Universalist Church; Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition; Honduras USA Resistencia; Immigrant Defense Project; Immigrant Working Group of Occupy Wall Street; International Action Center; Jewish Voices for Peace NY;Jews Against Islamophobia; Jews For Racial & Economic Justice; Jews Say No!; Labor For Palestine; Malcolm X Museum; May 1 Workers & Immigrant Rights Coalition; New Immigrant Community Empowerment; New York City Labor Against The War; New York Civil Liberties Union; New York Immigration Coalition; New York Neighbors for American Values; New York Taxi Workers Alliance; NY Committee To Stop FBI Repression; Pakistan Solidarity Network; Pakistan USA Freedom Forum; Project Salam; Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Community of Living Traditions; SI Solidarity Iran;South Asia Solidarity Initiative; South Asian Americans Leading Together; Turning Point for Women & Families; United National Antiwar Coalition; VAMOS Unidos; Veterans For Peace – Chapter 34 NYC; WESPAC; Witness Against Torture; Women Against Islamophobia & Racism

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