Thursday, April 28, 2011

Invitation To "Law as a Weapon of War"

Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011

Dear Allies in Peace, Truth and Justice,

Thank you for your support in the struggle for justice! You are cordially invited to
the following event in Atlanta, GA. We would greatly appreciate it if you attend,
and distribute widely and announce to your contacts the following social justice
event taking place in Atlanta on Preemptive Prosecution of Muslim and African
Americans and immigrant communities.

In Solidarity


You are cordially invited to :

“Law as a Weapon of War”
A Peoples Assembly to Confront Preemptive Prosecution via the War on Terror, the War
on Drugs, and Anti-Immigrant Legislation in the 21st Century

***Preemptive Prosecution: The investigation, prosecution and imprisonment of
persons by US law enforcement agencies based on religion, country of origin,
political beliefs, and alleged aspirational intent - but not necessarily on material

Join organizers, legal advocates, families, academics, and human rights activists to
build alliances between communities affected by preemptive prosecution, racial
profiling, and criminalization.

- To build a common understanding of the post-9/11 political climate & context
regarding preemptive prosecution and racial profiling
- To connect the tactics & strategies of the War on Terror, the War on Drugs, and
anti- immigrant legislation
- To connect the Southern historical and racial context to these strategies
- To build alliances across communities targeted by law enforcement agencies,
including but limited to immigrant communities, Muslim communities, and Black
- To lay the foundation for a legal advocacy infrastructure connected to social

Saturday, May 14
12:30PM-- 5PM

Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA

Panel Speakers Include:
Steve Downs, Esq., Attorney and Co-Founder Project SALAM,
Nahal Zamani, Center For Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Sonali Sadequee, Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative
Mel Underbakke, Friends of Human Rights, on the case of Sami Al Arian
Jess Sundin, Anti-war activist from Minnesota, on Stop the FBI Rpression
Samia Ahmed, Educator and sister of Haris Ahmed, on the case of Haris Ahmed, Atlanta
Laila Yaghi, Palestinian American and mother of Ziyad Yaghi, on the case of Raleigh 7

Participant Organizations Include: National Coalition To Protect Civil Freedoms
(NCPCF); Center For Constitutional Rights (CCR); Project South; Families United For
Justice In America (FUJA); The Peace Thru Justice Foundation, Project SALAM, Atlanta
International Action Center, National Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Institute of
Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT), National Jericho Movement, American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU)-GA, Amnesty International-GA, Georgia Immigrants and Refugee
Rights Coalition, Movement to End Israeli Apartheid (MEIA-GA); Friends of Human
Rights-Tampa; Rights Working Group-Washington, DC; Muslim American Society Freedom
Foundation (MAS Freedom)
will be

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event and to learn more:



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