[Marxism] James Yee, former Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo in L.A. on Sat

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Thu Oct 20 07:23:09 MDT 2005


Dear Friend, two events will take place at the Southern California 
Library this weekend that you won't want to miss. On Saturday, October 
22, 2 p.m., James Yee, the former U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain at 
Guantanamo Bay, talks about his secret arrest by the U.S. government 
and his ensuing ordeal. On Sunday, October 23, 2 p.m., we invite you to 
join us for a discussion of organizing by indigenous people from 
Oaxaca--their struggle to improve conditions for indigenous peoples and 
the challenges women face in this organizing. Textiles from the Oaxacan 
Women's Collective will be available for purchase, and refreshments 
will be offered. Please scroll for more information or go to our 
website www.socallib.org .

In solidarity,

Michele

Michele Welsing
Communications Director
Southern California Library
mwelsing at socallib.org
323-759-6063 (ph)
www.socallib.org

Working for a world where all people have the ability, resources, and 
freedom to make their own histories


WHO ARE THE SUSPECTS IN THE "WAR ON TERROR"?

Talk/Book Reading with James Yee
Former U.S. Army Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2005, 2 P.M.

In 2001, Captain James Yee was commissioned as one of the first Muslim 
chaplains in the United States Army. Chaplain Yee was selected to serve 
as the Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, where hundreds of detainees 
captured in the war on terror are being held as unlawful combatants. 
After receiving numerous awards for his service there, Chaplain Yee was 
secretly arrested. Wrongfully accused of spying, and aiding the Taliban 
and Al Qaeda, Yee spent 76 days in solitary confinement and was 
threatened with the death penalty. In the end, all criminal charges 
were dropped. As Yee’s story shows, we are all potential suspects in 
the “war on terror.”

FREE. EVERYONE WELCOME.

@ The Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles
(323) 759-6063 • www.socallib.org

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OAXACALIFORNIA: Binational Indigenous Migration and Organizing

Panel and Photo Exhibit:

w/ Photos by Devra Weber
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Sunday, October 23, 2005
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Join us for a discussion of binational organizing by indigenous people 
from Oaxaca... their struggle to improve conditions for indigenous 
people and the challenges women face in this organizing


Photo exhibit will continue after the 23rd.

Speakers:
Rufino Dominguez-Santos, General Coordinator, Binational Front of 
Indigenous Organizations (FIOB)
"Struggles for the Betterment of Indigenous Peoples"

Olga Romero Hernandez, Coordinator of Women's Issues, General Council, 
Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations (FIOB)
"Indigenous Women and the Challenges of Binational Organizing"

Oaxacans come from a long tradition of communal organizing and work. 
Rufino Dominguez has been active in organizing for human and indigenous 
rights, and the expansion of indigenous organizing and binational 
pan-indigenous movements in Mexico and the U.S. Odilia Romero works 
with indigenous women in Los Angeles as part of this binational effort. 
Join us to hear about the social issues and challenges faced in this 
organizing across borders.

Textiles from the Oaxacan Women's Collective will be available for 
purchase.

FREE. REFRESHMENTS. EVERYONE WELCOME. TRANSLATION PROVIDED.

@ The Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles
(323) 759-6063 • www.socallib.org




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