Forwarded from Tami Peterson
lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 3 16:27:35 MST 2001
For any on the list from the NY area who may be interested in this
Defend Freedom of Speech - Socialist fired for opposing the war
Socialist who was fired from his job for opposing the war on
Afghanistan is speaking in NYC on Tuesday night. Come to discuss his
case and others as we fight for our democratic rights.
Come to the meeting and hear Michael Italie -
Recent Socialist Workers candidate for mayor of Miami who was fired
from his job as a garment worker at Goodwill Industries in Miami,
Florida, a maker of U.S. flags, for his political views. When he was
terminated, the company manager read to him the following statement:
"I have been assigned to tell you that because of your view of the
U.S. government, you are a disruptive force and cannot work here any
longer. Get your belongings and go."
This firing is a violation of Italie's right to freedom of
expression, as codified in the First Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution, which states:
"Congress shall make no law respecting to an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress
WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4th at 6:30PM
SEIU NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE
330 W. 42nd STREET, 9th FLOOR (BTWN 8th AND 9th AVENUES)
For more info, e-mail the Committee to Defend Free Speech and the
Bill of Rights at defendfreespeech at yahoo.com or call (305) 724-5965
Louis Proyect, lnp3 at panix.com on 12/03/2001
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