LIFE OR LIBERTY PARTNERS
DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving)
A community-based social justice organization of low-income South Asian immigrants in New York City founded in 1999. DRUM organizes low-income immigrants and families affected by detention and deportation, and low-income South Asian immigrant communities for power.
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
A non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CCR won Farouk Abdel-Muhti's release from detention, and secured the return of producer Konrad Aderer's footage from the Counter-Terrorism Office of New Jersey.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
The first legal rights organization on the East Coast serving Asian Americans. Their vital work includes the Voting Rights Project, combating anti-Asian violence, and defending immigrants' rights.
Families for Freedom
A New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation. Families seeks to repeal the laws that are tearing apart our homes and neighborhoods; and to build the power of immigrant communities – as communities of color – to provide a guiding voice in the growing movement for immigrant rights as human rights.
Not In Our Name
A national network of individuals and organizations working to build, strengthen and expand resistance to stop the U.S. government's entire course of war and repression being waged in the name of "fighting terrorism."
A comprehensive resource for activists.
Cyrus Mehta's website, containing detailed, up-to-the-minute information on immigration issues.
Transcripts from Cyrus Mehta's semiweekly TV segment, "Immigration Matters"
The Electronic Privacy Information Center's history of anti-terrorism legislation
The full text of the USA PATRIOT Act
Third World Newsreel
Founded in 1967, TWN is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color. It supports the innovative work of diverse forms and genres made by artists who are intimately connected to their subjects through common bonds of ethnic/cultural heritage, class position, gender, sexual orientation and political identification.
Association of Independent Film and Video Makers
An organization dedicated to putting media in the hands of underserved populations.