NYC Labor Solidarity With Immigrant Detainees

The list of endorsers is growing rapidly for the March 23 Labor Solidarity with Immigrant Detainees in Brooklyn (see leaflet text below and attached).


**REPLY ASAP WITH YOUR ENDORSEMENT–as a union or union official
(other endorsements also welcome).

**PUBLICIZE–everywhere by email/hard copy in your workplace, union, neighborhood.

**BE THERE–organize fellow unionists (and others) and bring along your union’s banners/signs.

Thanks for your support!

[Leaflet Text]


Join trade unionists, immigrant, civil rights, peace, and social justice organizations to oppose the mass detention of foreign nationals since Sept. 11. Most of the detainees are from the Mid-East and South Asia. The government has refused to release most of the detainees’ names. Because of this secrecy, some detainees may not have access to legal counsel. Some have suffered inhumane conditions of confinement. Virtually none have been charged with terrorist acts. Some of these detainees are being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Saturday, March 23, 2002 Assemble: 10:30 a.m., 9 St./5 Ave., Bklyn. (N/R to 4 Ave.; F to 9 St.) March: 11 a.m.–Sharp Rally: 12 Noon–Sharp, Metro Detention Ctr., 29 St./3d Ave., Bklyn. (N/R to 25 St./4 Ave.)

*Freedom Legal Defense & Ed. Project
*Arab-American Family Support Ctr.
*Justice For Detainees Coal.

Labor Sponsors (list in formation)
*AFSCME L.2627, DC 37
*Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW L.2325
*Robert Lesko, V.P., AFT L.3882
*Natl. Writers Union/UAW L.1981
*Natl. Org. of Legal Services Workers/UAW L.2320
*NYC Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)
*Professional Staff Congress-CUNY/AFT L.2324
*Amalgamated Services & Allied Joint Bd., UNITE
*Joel Schwartz, Pres., CSEA/AFSCME L.446**
*Gangbox: Construction Workers News Serv.
*Labor at the Crossroads TV
*Natl. Employment Law Project

Cosponsors (list in formation)
*American Assn. of Jurists
*American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Cttee.
*American Friends Serv. Cttee.
*Asian American Legal Defense & Ed. Fund
*Asian Americans for Equality
*Black Radical Congress
*Brooklyn Bridges
*Brooklyn Heights Peace Action
*Brooklyn Parents for Peace
*Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Ethical Action Cttee.
*Chhaya CDC
*Dennis Brutus, S. African poet & activist
*Ctr. for Anti-Violence Ed.
*Ctr. for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
*Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats
*Coal. for the Human Rights of Immigrants
*Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
*Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM)
*Flatbush Peace Action
*Green Party: Kings Co. & Park Slope chapters
*Help & Hope
*Jews for Racial & Econ. Justice (JFREJ)
*Intl. Action Ctr. (IAC)
*Intl. A.N.S.W.E.R.
*Intl. Socialist Org (ISO)
*Make the Road by Walking
*Natl. Korean American Serv. & Ed. Consortium (NAKASEC)
*Natl. Lawyers Guild
*Natl. Lawyers Guild-NYC Chap.
*NY Coal. for Peace & Justice
*NY Immigration Coal.
*NYC AIDS Housing Network
*Lesbian Herstory Archives
*Nicaragua Solidarity Network
*Pakistan League of America
*Prison Moratorium Proj.
*Prospect Lefferts Voices for Peace & Justice
*VEER Grassroots Services
*Clarence Fitch Chap. of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)
*War Is Not the Answer
*War Resisters League
*Working Families Party, Brooklyn Waterfront Club
*Women for Afghan Women
*Rev. Paul Smith, First Presbyterian Church
*Rev. Elizabeth Alexander, Church of Gethsemane
*Rev. Elizabeth Braddon, Park Slope United Methodist Church
*Rev. Peter Laarman, Sr. Minister, Judson Memorial Church, Greenwich Village
*City Councilmember Margarita Lopez

Info: 212.343.0708,

**Title shown for ID only; no organizational endorsement implied.


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