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How U.S. mobilizes fear and anti-Muslim bigotry to enable political prosecution, indefinite and abusive detentions, unjust occupations of Muslim & Arab countries, entrapment, and targeted assassinations, with contempt for human rights and the rule of law. Speakers in order: Pardiss Kebriae, Lynne Jackson, Lamis J. Deek, Nima Shirazi. December 10, 2010 at Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan. Camera, edit: Joe Friendly.
Pardiss Kebriaei, staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, is challenging the Obama administration's targeted assassination order on Anwar Al-Aulaqi, an American citizen residing in Yemen, in a lawsuit filed by CCR and the ACLU. She discusses this case, reporting arguments presented by the Obama administration to prevent judicial review of the case and shameful ruling by the court that so-called political questions force the court to abandon its traditional role protecting individual human rights from abuse by the state.
Lynne Jackson is a volunteer activist, president and a founder of Project SALAM -- a group promoting public awareness of hundreds of innocent Muslims who were targeted, prosecuted, and convicted in the hysteria following 9/11. She reports particularly on the recent trial & conviction of the Newburgh 4.
Lamis J. Deek, attorney and human rights advocate, specializes in defending Arab & Muslim community members, activists and organizers against governmental attack. Lamis is a long time member of Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, the Arab Muslim American Federation, and the National Lawyers Guild. She is co-founder of the US Palestine Community Network.
Nima Shirazi is a political commentator from New York City. He is a contributing columnist for Foreign Policy Journal and Palestine Think Tank. His analysis of United States policy and Middle East issues, particularly with reference to current events in Iran, Israel, and Palestine, can also be found in numerous other online and print publications, as well as his website, WideAsleepInAmerica.com.
Sponsored by: Al-Awda NY, Project Salam, UNAC, World Can't Wait, IJAN, ISO