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by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

Hollywood CA – July 19th Activists converge on Hollywood and Highland determined to halt the erosion of civil liberties that has taken place under the guise of September 11th.

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Organizations active in the effort:

International Answer – Los Angeles 213- 487- 2368

Refuse and Resist – Los Angeles 323-962-8084

South Asia Network (SAN): 562-403-0488

Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights LA

United Teachers L. A. Human Rights Committee

National Lawyers Guild

American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Main stream media chimes in:

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Millions To Be Spent On Border Wall

by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

Millions To Be Spent...
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“Right now the INS has plans to extend a border wall two hundred and fifty-five miles. A border wall; that will seal off seventy-five percent of the Arizona border and be fifteen feet tall… The border plans need to go away… Did anybody know that they are planning on basically connecting California to Texas, did anybody know? Seven-hundred and fifty million dollars, meanwhile we don’t have healthcare… meanwhile more and more people can’t even conceive of sending their kids to college…”

“We are having a human rights crisis on the border. Since the inception of OPERATION GATE KEEPER and all these other polices over two thousand immigrants Mexicanos, Central Americans, …, South Americans have died on our borders and it makes a horrible, horrible death. To die by the desert has been described by one doctor as being crushed by a large weight. That’s the way your organs shut down when you are denied water and you’re out there in the desert which is a 110 degrees… More and more we’re seeing women and children who are coming, trying to be with their families. Please join us in supporting the struggle against the wall, against the border plans.”

Note: If you would like to help save lives contact - WATER STATION PROJECT 213-346-0123

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Some of the Sights

by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

Some of the Sights...
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The boulevard is transformed as word is spread, REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT!

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How Safe Does the Patriot Act Make You Feel?

by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

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“Here’s what’s important to remember. When John Ashcroft got that Patriot Act passed they said they were doing it to make you and me safer. They were doing it to make you and me safer. So when they read your check out list at the library do you feel safer? Do you feel safer when they read your messages to your friends on the internet? When the brother that spoke to you before lands in solitary confinement just because he’s a Muslim does that make you feel safer? Is there anything at all in that GOD DAMN PATRIOT ACT that makes you and I any safer or feel any safer?”

-- Jim Lafferty of The Lawyers Guild

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Crowd Participation

by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

Crowd Participation...
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“Let’s be clear. Let’s be clear. The Patriot Act wasn’t passed to make you and I safe from terrorism. It was passed to make the terrorist who run this country safe from you and I!!! But they can’t be safe from you and I if you and I remember something very essential. It’s all well and good to talk about the same congress that passed the damn act in the first place is maybe going to do by way of tinkering with it. It’s all well and good when lawyers from the Lawyers Guild and ACLU and others go into court, Republican court and get defeated. We should keep trying to do that. But that’s not our salvation. That’s not what’s going to protect us from this Patriot Act. YOU AND I ARE ALL THAT STANDS BETWEEN TRYANNY IN THIS COUNTRY AND FASCISM IN THIS COUNTRY AND THAT PATRIOT ACT. If we depend on the Bill of Rights the Republicans in congress won’t have any better luck this time then they had during the 50’s under McCarthyism…”

-- Jim Lafferty of The Lawyers Guild

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One Things Stands in Their Way – You!

by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

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“McCarthyism, the witch-hunt of the fifties was not defeated by the politicians. They weren’t defeated by the courts. They were defeated because there were enough people brave enough and tough enough and determined enough not to let their voices be silenced! So, we can defeat the patriot act … They want empire, they want world conquest and they know they can’t have it if there is an aroused opposition united in this country. That is our salvation, it is the world’s salvation, so together let’s remember. Keep speaking up, refuse to be quiet, refuse to be intimated, history is on our side. OUR DAY WILL COME. WE WILL PREVAIL! Thank-you.”

-- Jim Lafferty of The Lawyers Guild

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A War Budget Leaves All Our Children Behind

by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

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United Teachers L. A. says yes to Students and no to the ROTC build up on campus.

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Canaries in a Coal Mine

by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

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Librarians - one of the first to stand up to the Patriot Act.

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by builder123 Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 8:36 PM

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Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 21 posted about this article.
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thank menn Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 10:52 PM
no it's snot jackel Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 11:05 PM
BA,Don't you wish. Sheepdog Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 11:33 PM
Jim C. observer Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2003 at 11:46 PM
main stream media chimes in builder123 Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2003 at 10:42 AM
Congress Has Second Thoughts On Patriot Act builder123 Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 10:50 PM
Question for Builder123 Bush Admirer Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 10:58 PM
The guy in the red shirt Josef Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:04 PM
BA -- I'll show you mine, but will you show me yours? builder123 Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:54 PM
Jim Casey observer Saturday, Jul. 26, 2003 at 12:27 AM
Observer - Let's Do Lunch Jim Casey Saturday, Jul. 26, 2003 at 12:38 AM
builder123 observer Saturday, Jul. 26, 2003 at 12:51 AM
Detractors and Trolls builder123 Saturday, Jul. 26, 2003 at 1:35 AM
Help! Josef Saturday, Jul. 26, 2003 at 12:25 PM
I know I did Josef Saturday, Jul. 26, 2003 at 11:30 PM
Who Made George W. Bush Our King? By Nat Hentoff -- posted by builder123 Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 1:39 AM

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