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6/29UCB Conf "War On Terrorism" Labor&Democratic Rights
by Labor Video Project (lvpsf [at] labornet.ort)
Thursday Jun 27th, 2002 1:08 AM
A labor conference will be held on June 29 at UBC to discuss the "War On Terrorism" Labor & Democratic Rights. Reports and discussion will be followed by action/proposals.
The "War On Terrorism",
Labor & Democratic Rights

Conference Saturday June 29, 2002 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Valley Life Science Building Room 2040 UC Berkeley

Labor Needs To Defend Our Democratic Rights!
On June 29, 2002, a Northern California one day conference is being organized to focus on the growing attack on our democratic rights and how to fight back. Bush's "War On Terrorism" has been used to justify major attacks on our labor and democratic rights. From longshoremen who are threatened under the "Maritime Security Act" with losing their jobs if they have been convicted of felonies to trade unionists under the "Patriot Act" who could lose their right to legal protection if they are immigrants, all workers are under threat. Teachers such as Palestinian American Sami Al Arian in Florida have been removed from their jobs while many Muslim and Palestinian American workers have been fired or harassed on the job. This includes Alia Atawneh and Hiam Yassine who were clerks at Macy's Valley Fair in the South Bay. Airport screeners have also been threatened with termination due to lack of citizenship.
At the same time, Mumia Abu-Jamal and nearly 2,000,000 others who are mostly Black and Brown are trapped in a prison system that is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Mumia Abu-Jamal like others has been fighting against a system that is stacked against poor people and the minorities. The labor movement must begin to educate and organize working people to defend our rights and discuss a strategy to do this.

Registration 9:30 - 10:00 AM
Plenum 10:00 AM - 12:30
Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Workshops 1:30 - 2:45 PM
Plenum & Proposals For Action 2:45 - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Howard Wallace, Health Care Workers SEIU#250 & SF Pride*, Alia Atawneh & Zak Khanfar, Jack Heyman, ILWU Local 10 BA*invited, Linda Valencia Immigrant Airport Workers Solidarity Committee, Jeff Blanfort, Former editor Middle East Labor Bulletin, Lawence Thibeaux, Past president ILWU Local 10, Representative From National Lawyers Guild, Doug Kvitky, SEIU 715*, Snehal Shingavi Lecturer UCB Students For Justice In Palestine

Initial endorsers of the one day conference include: ILWU Local 10 Executive Board & Strike Committee, The Charleston Longshore Defense Committee,Labor Video Project
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Bay Area Workers Democracy Network, Bay Area Chapter-National Lawyers Guild, Jack Heyman, BA ILWU Local 10* South Bay Coalition To Rehire Alia & Hiam Labor Action Comm. To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, North West Ethnic Voice, Immigrant Airport Workers Solidarity Comm.

$10-$25.00 Sliding Scale/Donated Requested
War On Terrorism, Labor & Democratic Rights
P.O.Box 425584 San Francisco, CA 94142
*For Information Only
Conference Information
(415)282-1908 or email lvpsf [at] labornet.org

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