Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call for an important demonstration on Sept. 11 in New York City.
Emergency Mobilization Against Racism and Anti-Islamic Bigotry
Say NO to Racism and anti-Islamic Bigotry
Stand for Unity and Solidarity on Saturday, September 11
Saturday Sept. 11 in NYC
1:00 p.m. Assemble and rally at east side of City Hall, then March
Rally at Park Pl. and Church St. (Manhattan)
Why we are marching on September 11th
The Emergency Mobilization Against Racism and Anti-Islamic Bigotry is organizing a rally for civil rights and religious freedom on Saturday, September 11th. This rally is a response to the ugly and violent attacks, both verbal and physical, which are happening more and more frequently around the country. It is also a specific response to the hate-filled protest being called by a coalition of racist and anti-Islamic organizations on September 11th.
Posted in Action Alerts, Arab Americans, West Asia / Middle East
Tagged civil rights, Fight Back!, Ground Zero Mosque, International Action Center, Islamophobia, national oppression, Park 51 Islamic Center, racism, religious freedom
Fight Back! is circulating the following statement issued by the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
After the April 14th demonstration against former Republican representative Tom Tancredo, which involved two hundred students from numerous organizations, solidarity letters have poured in applauding the protesters’ actions. The statements have come from local, state and national social justice organizations — including notable immigrant advocacy groups.
Posted in Immigrants Rights, Students for a Democratic Society
Tagged AAAN, Carlos Montes, Chapel Hill, Fight Back!, Hatem Abudayyeh, immigrant rights, International Action Center, Latinos Against War, Palante Action Network, Ramsey Clark, solidarity, Southern California Immigration Coalition, Students for a Democratic Society, Tom Tancredo, Youth for Western Civilization
The following article by Sara Flounders is from the International Action Center:
What is fueling the campaign now sweeping the U.S. to “Stop Genocide in Darfur”? Campus organizations have suddenly begun organizing petitions, meetings and calls for divestment. A demonstration was held April 30 on the Mall in Washington, D.C., to “Save Darfur.”
Again and again it is said that “something” must be done. “Humanitarian forces” and “U.S. peacekeepers” must be deployed immediately to stop “ethnic cleansing.” UN troops or NATO forces must be used to stop “genocide.” The U.S. government has a “moral responsibility to prevent another Holocaust.” Outrage is provoked by media stories of mass rapes and photos of desperate refugees. The charge is that tens of thousands of African people are being killed by Arab militias backed by the Sudanese government. Sudan is labeled as both a “terrorist state” and a “failed state.” Even at anti-war rallies, signs have been distributed proclaiming “Out of Iraq—Into Darfur.” Full-page ads in the New York Times have repeated the call.