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Pakistani activists hold NY forum
Published Oct 2, 2006 10:52 PM
Pakistan U.S.A. Freedom
Photo: Ganesh S. Lakshman
The Pakistan-U.S.A. Freedom Forum held its
first public meeting in Brooklyn on Sept. 16 in the heart of the Pakistani
community. Resolutions called for an end to the violation of civil rights
of immigrants, particularly those in the Pakistani community and for the release
of prisoners held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo.
The Pakistani community has
suffered tremendously since 9/11. Thousands of families have been ripped
apart because of massive illegal deportations. General Secretary Shahid
Comrade and President Dr. Muhammad Shafique of the Pakistan-U.S.A. Freedom Forum
pointed out to the gathering the unfairness of U.S. policies.
The Brooklyn meeting was addressed by
Ardeshir Ommani of the American-Iranian Friendship Committee; Brenda Stokely,
Million Worker March Movement leader; Chris Silvera, national chair, Teamster
National Black Caucus; Dustin Langley, International Action Center; Charlotte
Kates, Al-Awda Right to Return; and Sharon Black, Workers World Party.
The Pakistan-U.S.A. Freedom Forum has
played an active role in supporting and building the May 1st boycott and
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