NYC Labor Solidarity With Immigrant Detainees

NYC Labor Solidarity With Immigrant Detainees

“[A] significant number of [foreign national] detainees continue to be deprived [by the U.S.] of certain basic rights guaranteed under international law. These include the right to humane treatment, as well as rights which are essential to protection from arbitrary detention, such as the right of anyone deprived of their liberty to be informed of the reasons for the detention; to be able to challenge the lawfulness of the detention; to have prompt access to and assistance from a lawyer; and to the presumption of innocence.”  Amnesty International, March 14, 2002

Saturday, March 23, 2002
Assemble:  10:30 a.m., 9 St./5 Ave., Bklyn. (N/R to 4 Ave. or 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

Labor Sponsors (list in formation)
•AFSCME L.2627, DC 37
•Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW L.2325
•CWA L.1180
•Legal Aid Society Chap., 1199/SEIU
•Natl. Org. of Legal Services Workers/UAW L.2320
•Natl. Writers Union/UAW L.1981
•NY Taxi Workers Alliance
•NYC Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)
•Organization of Staff Analysts
•Professional Staff Congress-CUNY/AFT L.2334
•SEIU NY State Council
•UAW Region 9A NYC Area CAP Council
•UNITE Amalgamated Services & Allied Joint Bd.
•United Elec., Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)
•US Health Trade Union Cttee.
•Larry Adams, Pres., MHU L.300*
•Martin Fishgold, Pres., Metro NY Labor Communications Council*
•Christine Karatnytsky, Exec. Bd., NY Public Library Guild/AFSCME L.1930*
•Robert Lesko, V.P., AFT L.3882*
•John O’Connor, Secy.-Treas., AFM L.1000*
•J.P. Patafio, Depot Chair, TWU L.100*
•Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, Chair, Delegate Assembly, NYS Nurses Assn.*
•Joel Schwartz, Pres., CSEA/AFSCME L.446*
•Gangbox: Construction Workers News Serv.•Global Sweatshop Coal.•Greater NY Labor-Religion Coal.•Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Dir., Queens College Worker Ed. Extension Ctr. (FIPO); PSC-CUNY/AFT L.2334 & NWU/UAW L.1981*•Industrial Workers of the World (NYC)•Labor at the Crossroads TV•Natl. Employment Law Project•Natl. Lawyers Guild/NYC Chap., Labor & Employment Cttee.•New Caucus
of PSC/CUNY•NY Jobs with Justice

Cosponsors (list in formation)
•American Assn. of Jurists•American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Cttee., NYC Chap.•American Friends Serv. Cttee.•Another World is Possible (AWIP)•Asian American Legal Defense & Ed. Fund•Asian Americans for Equality•Black Radical Congress•Bklyn Bridges•Bklyn Heights Peace Action•Bklyn Parents for Peace•Bklyn
Society for Ethical Culture, Ethical Action Cttee.•Chhaya CDC•Ctr. for Anti-Violence Ed.•Ctr. for Constitutional Rights (CCR)•Central Bklyn Indep. Democrats•Coal. for the Human Rts. of Immigrants•Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)•CUNY Is Our Future•Democratic Socialists of America, NYC local•Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM)•Faith Health NY•Fifth Ave. Cttee.•Flatbush Peace Action•Green Party: Kings Co. & Park Slope chapters•Haiti Support Network•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•Met. Council on Housing•Natl. Korean American Serv. & Ed. Consortium (NAKASEC)•Natl. Lawyers Guild•Natl. Lawyers Guild—NYC Chap.•NJ Indep. Alliance•NY Coal. for Peace & Justice•NY Immigration Coal.•NYC AIDS Housing Network•Northwest Bronx Support Cttee. For the Homeless•Lesbian Herstory
Archives•Nicaragua Solidarity Network•Pakistan League of America•Prison Moratorium Proj.•Prospect Lefferts Voices for Peace & Justice•Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Ed. Fund•Student Cttee. Against Labor Exploitation•Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory•VEER Grassroots Serv.•Clarence Fitch Chap. of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)•War Is Not the Answer•War Resisters League•Women for Afghan
Women•Women’s Intl. League For Peace & Freedom, NY Metro Branch•Workers Democracy Network•Working Families Party, Bklyn Waterfront Club•World Peace 911•Rev. Paul Smith, First Presbyterian Church•Rev. Elizabeth Alexander, Church of Gethsemane•Rev. Elizabeth Braddon, Park Slope United Methodist Church•Dennis Brutus, S. African poet & activist)•Abdeen Jabara, Exec. Bd., Ctr. for Constitutional
Rights•Rev. Peter Laarman, Sr. Minister, Judson Memorial Church, Greenwich Village•City Councilmember Margarita Lopez•Jane Sweeney, Governing Bd., Citizen Action NYC; Exec. Cttee., Village Indep. Democrats.*

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


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