Despierta Boricua/Latin@s for Mumia/Support Luis Barrios
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Despierta Boricua Segment for Friday December 1st, 2006 at 6:45am FRIDAY
WAKE UP CALL WBAI 99.5FM: Live edition with an interview with Josean
Laguarta, of el Foro Social de Puerto Rico giving a report back of what
happened at the Foro Nov. 17th-19th.
Listen in via webstream: http://www.wbai.org
Join Latin@s por Mumia on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006! GET ON THE FREEDOM VAN!
Dec. 9, 2006 marks the 25th year of Mumia's unjust incarceration. We will be
organizing transportation from NYC to Philadelphia for this historic event.
Please call 718-601-4751 or email: ProLibertad@... to purchase your
We are very happy to announce that Ward Churchill will be joining us on
December 9th in Philly to commemorate Mumia's 25 years of resistance, and
our determination to get him out from the hell hole where he has been all
these years. Ward and Natsu will then go to New York City with us for the
"Ode" rally on behalf of Lynne Stewart. The day will be a day of unity for
all these struggles, with speakers at each other's rallies, etc. Ward being
there will only intensify the quality of the struggle and the unity it will
PHILADELPHIA�assemble 11 AM at the east side of Philadelphia City Hall. At
12 pm we begin marching!
YOU MUST RESERVE A TICKET TO RIDE IN THE FREEDOM VAN!! SPACE IS LIMITED!!
EMAIL OR CALL US NOW!!
The state is obviously targetting Compa�ero Luis, as he is so critical to so
many struggles. We MUST STAND WITH HIM NOW THAT HE IS UNDER ATTACK!
WE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED!
DEFEND FR. LUIS BARRIOS AND GEOFF MILLARD!
UPHOLD THE RIGHT TO PROTEST!
Fr. Luis Barrios and Iraq vet Geoff Millard were arrested on
September 19 along with 14 others outside the United Nations as GeorgeW.
Bush was speaking. They had come with this common message: "We have come to
the United Nations today to engage in non-violent civil disobedience. We
demand the war on Iraq end immediately. We
oppose any attack on Iran. We declare to the world that President George W.
Bush has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He
does not speak for us."
When the group organized by the Bush Crimes Commission unfurled theirsigns,
police grabbed Fr. Barrios first and forced him to the ground. He was
subsequently charged with assaulting a police officer (a felony), resisting
arrest, and disorderly conduct.
Geoff Millard was knocked over by police while hand-cuffed. They then
declared that he was "resistant" and he was charged with resisting arrest.
All the others arrested had the charges of disorderly conduct against them
It is important that everyone come to the defense of Fr. Barrios because of
his long history of support for the struggles of the people, and Geoff
Millard, who is an activist member of the Iraq Veterans Against the War and
has been featured on Truthout.org. Both are innocent.
We must uphold the right of the people to protest. No
president should be allowed to deny protest around their public appearances.
We will not be cowed into remaining silent in the face of crimes against
Here is what you can do to defend Fr. Barrios and Geoff Millard: Fill the
courtroom at Fr. Barrios's court appearance, December 11, 2006 at 100 Centre
Street, Part F.
Be there before 8:30 am. On January 16, 2007 fill the courtroom for Geoff
Millard at the same address, Part B.
Call or write your protest of his prosecution to Manhattan District Attorney
Robert M. Morgenthau at (212) 335-9000 or One Hogan Place, New York, NY
You can contact Lucia Bruno at 212 926-5757 or e-mail us at
WE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED!