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December 28, 2015

FYI: 6:30 Tonight in Washington Square Pk: Protest for Tamir Rice

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 3:38 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 3:38 PM
Subject: FYI: 6:30 Tonight in Washington Square Pk: Protest for Tamir Rice

Legal observers needed. Details here.

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Note: “We are simply unpersuaded that an email message, sent using the employer’s email system but not from the employer, could reasonably be perceived as speech by, or speech endorsed by, the employer–particularly a message reflecting a view different from the employer’s. Email users typically understand that an email message conveys the views of the sender, not those of the email account provider. They would no more think that an email message sent from a coworker via a work email account speaks for the employer (unless the message was sent by the employer’s supervisor or agent) than they would think that a message they receive from a friend on their personal Gmail account speaks for Google.”
Purple Commc’ns, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (Dec. 11, 2014)

FYI: 6:30 Tonight in Washington Square Pk: Protest for Tamir Rice

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Free Speech,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 3:38 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 3:38 PM
To: CRIMINAL ATTYS ALL; 1199 Members; CIVIL BENEFITS CHAT GROUP; CIVIL BKLYN AGING ALL; CIVIL BNO ALL; CIVIL BRONX ALL; CIVIL CONSUMER LAW CHAT GROUP; CIVIL DAP CHAT GROUP; CIVIL EMPLOYMENT LAW ALL; JUVENILE ATTYS ALL; JUVENILE APPEALS ALL; CIVIL EXTERN ATTYS ALL; CIVIL FAMILY CHAT GROUP; CIVIL HCLO ALL; CIVIL HEALTH LAW ALL; CIVIL HOMELESS RIGHTS ALL; CIVIL HOUSING ADVOCATES CHAT GROUP; CIVIL IMMIGRATION ALL; CIVIL PRP ALL; CIVIL LAW REFORM ALL; CRIMINAL ATTYS ALL
Subject: FYI: 6:30 Tonight in Washington Square Pk: Protest for Tamir Rice

Legal observers needed. Details here.

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Note: “We are simply unpersuaded that an email message, sent using the employer’s email system but not from the employer, could reasonably be perceived as speech by, or speech endorsed by, the employer–particularly a message reflecting a view different from the employer’s. Email users typically understand that an email message conveys the views of the sender, not those of the email account provider. They would no more think that an email message sent from a coworker via a work email account speaks for the employer (unless the message was sent by the employer’s supervisor or agent) than they would think that a message they receive from a friend on their personal Gmail account speaks for Google.”
Purple Commc’ns, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (Dec. 11, 2014)

December 24, 2015

FYI: Now Live: Labor for Palestine: Challenging US Labor Zionism (American Quarterly)

From: mletwin
To: – – all-alaa
Cc:
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:16:33 -0500
Subject: [All-alaa] FYI: Now Live: Labor for Palestine: Challenging US Labor Zionism (American Quarterly)
Brand new article (of which I am a coauthor) in the American Studies
Association journal now online
here<http://laborforpalestine.net/2015/12/01/labor-for-palestine-challenging-us-labor-zionism-american-quarterly/>.
(PDF attached.)

Please feel free to share with interested others. And your feedback is
most welcome!

December 23, 2015

FYI: 7pm Tonight in Union Square: Candlelight Vigil For Sandra Bland

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 9:59 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 9:59 AM
Subject: FYI: 7pm Tonight in Union Square: Candlelight Vigil For Sandra Bland

Legal observers needed.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522305098062661/

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Note: “We are simply unpersuaded that an email message, sent using the employer’s email system but not from the employer, could reasonably be perceived as speech by, or speech endorsed by, the employer–particularly a message reflecting a view different from the employer’s. Email users typically understand that an email message conveys the views of the sender, not those of the email account provider. They would no more think that an email message sent from a coworker via a work email account speaks for the employer (unless the message was sent by the employer’s supervisor or agent) than they would think that a message they receive from a friend on their personal Gmail account speaks for Google.”
Purple Commc’ns, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (Dec. 11, 2014)

FYI: 7pm Tonight in Union Square: Candlelight Vigil For Sandra Bland

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 9:59 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 9:59 AM
To: CRIMINAL ATTYS ALL; 1199 Members; CIVIL BENEFITS CHAT GROUP; CIVIL BKLYN AGING ALL; CIVIL BNO ALL; CIVIL BRONX ALL; CIVIL CONSUMER LAW CHAT GROUP; CIVIL DAP CHAT GROUP; CIVIL EMPLOYMENT LAW ALL; JUVENILE ATTYS ALL; JUVENILE APPEALS ALL; CIVIL EXTERN ATTYS ALL; CIVIL FAMILY CHAT GROUP; CIVIL HCLO ALL; CIVIL HEALTH LAW ALL; CIVIL HOMELESS RIGHTS ALL; CIVIL HOUSING ADVOCATES CHAT GROUP; CIVIL IMMIGRATION ALL; CIVIL PRP ALL; CIVIL LAW REFORM ALL; CRIMINAL ATTYS ALL
Subject: FYI: 7pm Tonight in Union Square: Candlelight Vigil For Sandra Bland

Legal observers needed.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522305098062661/

Note: “We are simply unpersuaded that an email message, sent using the employer’s email system but not from the employer, could reasonably be perceived as speech by, or speech endorsed by, the employer–particularly a message reflecting a view different from the employer’s. Email users typically understand that an email message conveys the views of the sender, not those of the email account provider. They would no more think that an email message sent from a coworker via a work email account speaks for the employer (unless the message was sent by the employer’s supervisor or agent) than they would think that a message they receive from a friend on their personal Gmail account speaks for Google.”
Purple Commc’ns, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (Dec. 11, 2014)

December 21, 2015

FYI: Free Speech for Students for Justice in Palestine — Anti-Apartheid isn’t Anti-Semitic!

From: mletwin
Date: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 12:44 PM
Subject: FYI: Free Speech for Students for Justice in Palestine — Anti-Apartheid isn’t Anti-Semitic!]
To: – – all-alaa

Parallel to the ongoing attack on our free speech rights at LAS. Please
sign and share widely.

Thanks!

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Sign here: http://tinyurl.com/SJPFreeSpeech
Repost on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1Mqh9aG

From Jews for Palestinian Right of
Return<https://www.facebook.com/JewsForPalestinianRightOfReturn> and US
Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of
Israel<http://www.usacbi.org/>

On campuses throughout the United States, university administrators are
attempting to silence Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and other
student organizations that courageously speak out against Israeli
violations of Palestinian human rights.

This witch-hunt is documented in The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A
Movement Under Attack in the US (September
2015)<http://palestinelegal.org/the-palestine-exception>, a comprehensive
report by Palestine Legal<http://palestinelegal.org/> and the Center for
Constitutional Rights<https://ccrjustice.org/>, which also addresses
violations of academic freedom in such cases as Prof. Steven Salaita at
UIUC<http://www.ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/salaita-v-kennedy-et-al>.
In the months since this report was issued, attacks on student activists
have escalated at
CUNY<http://palestinelegal.org/news/2015/11/20/statement-re-calls-to-ban-students-for-justice-in-palestine-sjp-from-city-university-of-new-york-cuny>,
UC Santa
Cruz<https://www.facebook.com/uaw2865santacruz/posts/452749424924848>,
UCLA<https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman/ucla-student-groups-face-funding-cuts-over-israel-divestment>,
UT-Austin<http://palestinelegal.org/news/2015/12/3/palestine-legal-calls-on-ut-to-protect-student-speech?rq=texas>,
and elsewhere.

Unable to defend the indefensible in free and open debate, supporters of
Israel have resorted to smearing SJP as “anti-Semitic.” In reality, it is
an anti-apartheid movement that champions the growing campaign for
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)<http://www.bdsmovement.net/>,
which demands an end to Israeli occupation and colonization of all Arab
lands and dismantling the Wall; full equality for Arab-Palestinian
citizens of Israel; and implementation of the right of Palestinian
refugees to return.

We reaffirm that anti-Apartheid is not anti-Semitic, and call for an
immediate end to the attack on SJP and other Palestine rights activists.

FYI: Free Speech for Students for Justice in Palestine — Anti-Apartheid isn’t Anti-Semitic!

Filed under: Free Speech,International Human Rights,Palestine,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:13 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 10:13 AM
Subject: FYI: Free Speech for Students for Justice in Palestine — Anti-Apartheid isn’t Anti-Semitic!

Parallel to the ongoing attack on our free speech rights at LAS. Please sign and share widely.

Thanks!

===============

Sign here: http://tinyurl.com/SJPFreeSpeech
Repost on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1Mqh9aG

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From Jews for Palestinian Right of Return and US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

On campuses throughout the United States, university administrators are attempting to silence Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and other student organizations that courageously speak out against Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.

This witch-hunt is documented in The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack in the US (September 2015), a comprehensive report by Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which also addresses violations of academic freedom in such cases as Prof. Steven Salaita at UIUC. In the months since this report was issued, attacks on student activists have escalated at CUNYUC Santa CruzUCLAUT-Austin, and elsewhere.

Unable to defend the indefensible in free and open debate, supporters of Israel have resorted to smearing SJP as “anti-Semitic.” In reality, it is an anti-apartheid movement that champions the growing campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), which demands an end to Israeli occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall; full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel; and implementation of the right of Palestinian refugees to return.

We reaffirm that anti-Apartheid is not anti-Semitic, and call for an immediate end to the attack on SJP and other Palestine rights activists.

December 10, 2015

Filed under: Immigrant Rights,International Human Rights,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 9:39 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 9:39 AM
Subject: FYI: 5pm Tonight in Columbus Circle: Solidarity with Iraqi and Syrian Refugees

Legal observers needed.

Human Rights TRUMP Oppression: Solidarity with Iraqi and Syrian Refugees

On November 19, the House of Representative passed a bill (H.R. 4038) that would effectively bar Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the country. This was one of the many public examples of the recent, recurring Islamophobic, Arabphobic, and xenophobic attacks against the Muslim members of our community.

In light of these events, we are organizing a rally to express our solidarity with Syrian and Iraqi migrants who are seeking refuge in the United States. The right to seek refuge (or asylum) in another country is an enshrined human right under international law. #HRTrumpsOppression#StandUp4Syrians #StandUp4Iraqis

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1001786739864398/

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