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THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM: profiles of political prisoners within the U.S. empire
Date Tuesday February 28
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Library Quad Tent, Foothill College
12345 El Monte rd, Los Altos Hills CA
Event Type Panel Discussion
Celebrate the release of Father Gerard Jean Juste fro illegal incarceration in Haiti!

This event is a fundraiser for the legal defense of political prisoners in Haiti through the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Food and music celebraton followed by panel discussion with former political prisoners about their experiences, current political prisoners, why they are there and what can be done.

Sergio Maradoli: a survivor of the U.S. backed coup d’etat of the Allende government of Chile in 1973. Sergio along with thousands of other Chileans became a political prisoner. He was held for 31 months until he was released with help from Amnesty International

Jimmy Simmons: Former member of the American Indian Movement, he was imprisoned in Washington state and almost sentenced to death, with help from famous attorney Leonard Weinglass he is now free and an activist who educates people about political prisoner Leonard Peltier.

Richard Brown: Former political prisoner and member of the Black Panther Party

Duclos Benisoit: President of Public Transport Workers of Haiti, and a pro-democracy activist who was forced into exile from Haiti after the US-backed coup against the elected government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide on February 29, 2004.

Come join us for a night of celebration, education, solidarity, music, and food!
Added to the calendar on Sunday Feb 12th, 2006 5:52 PM

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