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October 25, 2012

2012.10.25: Upcoming Social Justice Events

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:54 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Upcoming Social Justice Events

Tonight, Thurs., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.
Center for Constitutional Rights Press Conference & Rally to Support “The Holy Land 5” Prisoner’s Appeal
For over 5 years, 5 Palestinian Americans, known as “The Holy Land 5” have languished in Federal Prison. Victims to the ever-growing over-reach of counter-terrorism programs, the five were prosecuted under vague material support claims for their public philanthropic and charitable work to support children in Gaza each are serving between 15 and 65 years in Federal Prison. Ghassan Elashi is currently held in a secretive Federal Prison Program called the Communications Management Unit at USP Marion, IL.
Location: 26 Federal Plaza, Manhattan
Background: http://electronicintifada.net/content/let-us-not-be-brought-down-last-legal-recourse-holy-land-five/11805

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/480681535286018/

Fri., Oct. 26, 4 p.m.
Enemies of the State: Solidarity for Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, 14 Anonymous activists, and All Political Prisoners
It is important that everyone realize that the persecution of Manning, Anonymous, Assange, and wikileaks marks a dangerous time for our constitutional rights. We must speak out now, or else we may not have another chance.
Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan
Background & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/445608622147199/

Sat., Oct. 27, 5-9 p.m.
Justice For Reynaldo Cuevas
We are going to have Candlelight Vigil and march to the 42nd precinct to demand for justice.
Location: Betty Plaza, East 169th Street & Franklin Ave., Bronx

Background: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/reynaldo-cuevas-death-mother-of-slain-bodega-worker-faints-at-press-conference_n_1870253.html
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/502029956483260/

Sun., Oct. 28, 4-8 p.m.
Families & Communities Victimized by Police Brutality & Terrorism from the West Coast to the East Coast
Please join us on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Riverside Church in NYC, where The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow will host a panel of family members who have lost loved ones to police brutality, including families from the West Coast and the East. They will be joined by activists who facilitate a discussion about ways we can take action within our community to confront police terrorism and hold them accountable when they brutalize and murder citizens of the community.
Location: The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Manhattan
Background & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/368722873209314/

Thurs., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
Testify! A Benefit Concert for the National Lawyers Guild-NYC
A diverse group of performers will rise up in support of the NLG-NYC’s work defending robust political dissent in New York City.
Location: The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Manhattan
Background & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/390800597659258/

Sat., Nov. 3, 2 p.m.
The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow will co-sponsor “BROKEN ON ALL SIDES” NYC Screening along with The National Lawyers Guild
Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. is an hour-long independent documentary that explores the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system.
Location: Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (@2nd Street), Manhattan
Background & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/247226372066385/

Sat., Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
NYC Marxism Conference: A World in Crisis A World in Struggle
Millions of people have come to the understanding that capitalism isn’t working. And millions of people around the world — from mine workers in South Africa to students in Quebec to teachers in Chicago to family members of victims of police violence — are coming to a day-long conference to discuss the history and politics that can help guide our fight for a different world.
Location: Columbia University Lerner’s Hall, Manhattan

Details: http://www.nycsocialist.org/
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/453413368044122/

 

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