Screenings

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.

Blogs


MAJOR ASIAN AMERICAN PUNDIT WRITES BOOK JUSTIFYING THE INTERNMENT

Michelle Malkin's book purports to justify the removal and incarceration of the Japanese Americans, in the service of advocating racial profiling by the Bush Administration.

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Victory in Loss

He's gone, but his freedom endures.

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Farouk Abdel-Muhti goes to Washington

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The Dublin-based organization Front Line: The International Foundation for

the Protection of Human Rights Defenders is issuing a new report this week

on the situation of human rights defenders in the United States. Farouk's

case is one of those discussed in the report, "Front Line USA: Threats,

Attacks, Arrests and Harassment of Human Rights Defenders." There will be a

press conference on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 in Washington, DC.

The following is from Front Line's announcement:

"The launch will begin at 9:15 am in Room 6 in the Senate side of the

Capitol Building (SC-6) and breakfast will be available from 8:30 am.

"The event is co-sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for

Human Rights.

"The Directors of Front Line and the RFK Memorial Center for Human Rights

will each speak 4-5 minutes on the report. Professor David Cole of

Georgetown University Law Center will introduce the report. Then, each of

the defenders will discuss their particular experience for 2-3 minutes. When

the defenders have finished there will be a period for press questions.

"The Front Line report, written and researched by Jack Rendler and edited by

Paul Hoffman, portrays the kinds of abuses that 12 US-based human rights

defenders are currently facing. The report chronicles the ways that the

defenders are threatened, intimidated, and abused as a direct consequence of

their work to promote and protect fundamental human freedoms in the US -

political, civil, economic, social and cultural. One of the eight defenders

participating in the launch is a representative from the Coalition of

Immokalee Workers (CIW) based in southwest Florida; three of its members

received the 2004 RFK Human Rights Award last November for their bravery in

exposing several cases of modern day slavery in the US farm industry

involving over 1,000 enslaved workers. The CIW website can be found at:

http://www.ciw-online.org/tz_site-revision/home/home.html. The CIW

representative will be joined by nine other defenders featured in the

report: Farouk Abdel-Muhti, Carrie Dann, Brenda Henson, Cheri Honkala,

Chokwe Lumumba, Enrique Morones, Ken Riley, Lynne Stewart, and Charles Tisdale.

"Front Line was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of

protecting human rights defenders committed to working non-violently for the

rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Front Line

protects them by addressing the needs that defenders have themselves

identified, including networking, training and facilitating access to the

thematic and country mechanisms of the UN and other regional bodies."

FRONT LINE

THE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

http://frontlinedefenders.org

[Note: the location of the press conference may change. The Capitol is being

used for the lying in state of former president Ronald Reagan, and it may be

cordoned off. Please check the Front Line website for updates.]