Date: Sat Nov 22 2003 - 18:32:58 EST
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Dear Fellow Marxist Theory participants, I just received this post at 2:30 Eastern Standard time. Please call in your protest to the person in charge of the cops brutalizing anti-FTAA demonstrators as soon as possible. And please pass the word. Massive phone calling will wake them up that the world is watching. In solidarity, Bob Stone -----Forwarded Message----- From: Steve Martinot <marto@OCF.BERKELEY.EDU> Sent: Nov 22, 2003 2:16 PM To: RPA-LIST@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU Subject: Re: [RPA-LIST] URGENT APPEAL from Miami Anti-FTAA Protesters This post is being forwarded from Alan Benjamin, of Sna Francisco >International Liaison Committee of Workers & Peoples (ILC) >P.O. Box 40009, San Francisco, CA 94140. >Tel. (415) 626-1175; fax: (415) 626-1217. >To SUB/UNSUBSCRIBE, contact ILC at <email@example.com> >website: ILC section in www.owcinfo.org >---------- > >URGENT ACTION APPEAL FROM MIAMI! > >Saturday, Nov. 22 - 10:50 a.m. PST > >Dear Sisters and Brothers: > >I received a few moments an emergency call from Robert Irminger, a >delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO) who has been in >Miami over the past week at the anti-FTAA demonstrations. > >Brother Irminger called from outside the Miami-Dade County Jail, >where dozens of young protesters are being brutalized by the police >and prison guards. This is the basic information provided by Brother >Irminger, on the basis of reports from activists just released after >posting bond and from some of the legal observers: > >- There were approximately 250 people arrested on Thursday and Friday >at the various anti-FTAA actions. All misdemeanor arrests were taken >to the "PGK" jail (7000 NW 41st St.), while all felony arrests were >taken to the Miami-Dade County Jail (1320 NW 13th St.) > >-Among those arrested was a young African American man, who was >pepper-sprayed directly in the eyes and not allowed to wash out his >eyes at any time. > >- A young Hispanic man was clubbed so badly by police batons he >cannot raise his arms or feel any sensation in his fingers. > >- The people arrested were all stripped of their clothes and blasted >with pressure hoses every two hours. > >- A young woman who was arrested was forced to perform fellatio on a >police officer in the fail. > >These are just some of the horror stories that are beginning to >emerge from the Miami jails. No, this is not Baghdad under Saddam >Hussein. It is the USofA under George Bush andJohn Ashcroft. > >The arrested activists and their legal team are urging all supporters >of democratic and labor rights to protest this unconscionable police >brutality by the Miami authorities and to demand that all the charges >be dropped. > >Please contact the following two people with this protest message and >this demand: > >Mr. Alex Penelas >Mayor >Miami-Dade County >Office: 305-375-5071 > >Mr. Manuel Diaz >Mayor >Miami >Office: 305-250-5300 > >That is all the information available at this moment. People can call >Brother Irminger directly to his cell phone no., which is : >415-637-3671. > >Also, information on this police brutality should be posted shortly >to the indymedia website. > >Thanks for acting promptly in defense of our most basic democratic rights, > >In Solidarity, > >Alan Benjamin >OPEIU Local 3 delegate >to SF Labor Council >ILC Support Committee/USA > ----------------------------------------------------- This email has been automatically scanned for viruses. However, it might still contain undetectable virus(es). Addressee should take precautions in opening any unsolicited emails. -- DoIT, John Jay College of Criminal Justice -3-
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