Third Symposium on Asians in the Americas
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ

The Community Church of New York
28 E. 35th Street
New York, NY 10016

June 14, 2013

The Jerusalem Fund
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037

March 23, 2013

San Jose Peace and Justice Center
(between Santa Clara and San Fernando)
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA

2012 has been a breakthrough year for Enemy Alien as well as for Life or Liberty's next project, the Tule Lake Documentary.


In Memoriam: Sharin Chiorazzo

On Saturday, September 24, I took a trip down to Galloway, New Jersey for a reunion of sorts with the main people who dedicated themselves to the fight for the freedom of Farouk Abdel-Muhti (a two-year struggle retold in the documentary Enemy Alien).

Sharin Chiorazzo, Kiyoshi Chen Aderer and Konrad Aderer

Other Lives: Ten Years of 9/11

Any loss of life through indiscriminate violence is to be mourned and its perpetrators brought to justice. But the value of life and the principle of justice do not only apply to American citizens. Without liberty, there is no life, without life there is no liberty.

ENEMY ALIEN distribution, screenings in Sept-Oct 2011

After a sneak preview at Anthology Film Archives (covered by the New York Observer), Enemy Alien has been released for distribution by Third World Newsreel.
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Tule Lake Pilgrimage 2010

Tule Lake was the largest of the World War II incarceration camps for Japanese Americans, where the United States segregated thousands of incarcerees falsely designated as "disloyals." But this camp was also the site of some of the most heroic acts of resistance to the most heroic acts of resistance by Japanese Americans took place. At a key point in Enemy Alien I discover how the resistance at Tule Lake resonates with the protests Farouk organized with his fellow detainees.

Director Konrad Aderer and former Tule Lake incarceree Toru Saito, standing on foundation of a barrack

The Meaning of Easter

This year, Easter was a powerful metaphor for the anniversary we celebrated on the same day last Sunday. April 12 was also a turning point in Farouk's struggle, one which could well be described as a man who laid down his life for others emerging from a tomb.

Defending a School from anti-Muslim Hysteria

Press conference and rally of supporters of Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA) outside the Department of Education in Manhattan.

Enemy Alien

A young Japanese American filmmaker gets involved in the struggle to free a Palestinian activist from Homeland Security detention.







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Interfaith Vigil for Immigrant Detainees at Bergen County Jail, NJ


Interfaith Vigil for Immigrant Detainees

Bergen County Jail

December 2, 2007

Interfaith Vigil for Immigrant Detainees at Bergen County Jail, NJ

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Interfaith Vigil for Immigrant Detainees
Bergen County Jail
December 2, 2007

Religious leaders and community members are coming together to express concerns about detention conditions of immigrants at Bergen County Jail and in New Jersey County Jails that hold immigrants.

We will be calling for a "community accountability board" as a mechanism to provide meaningful oversight that is needed for safe and humane conditions in New Jersey immigration detention facilities.

VIDEO: New Yorkers Rally to Defend Arabic-Language School

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On Monday, supporters of Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA) held a rally outside the Department of Education. Many members of the press (including Fox News) squeezed into the tight space allotted by the NYPD for the demonstration. The speeches focused on setting the media and public straight about how KGIA will foster understanding of the Arab language and culture, and how desperately the school is needed to educate ambassadors who can one day overcome the bigotry and ignorance displayed by the backlash against the school and its principal, Debbie Almontaser.