[act-ma] [UJP Activist] One Nation—Under Surveillance

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======== ONE NATION—UNDER SURVEILLANCE =====================================

 *When:* Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

*Where: *Central Connecticut State University • 1615 Stanley Street •  
Torp Theater, Davidson Hall, • New Britain, CT 
/A One-Day Conference about Building Networks of Solidarity //in Defiance of  
NSA Spying & the Erosion of Democratic Rights/

Recent dueling district court decisions on the legality of NSA cell phone  
spying guarantee that at least some of the Orwellian practices of the federal  
government will come before the Supreme Court relatively soon.   This  
provides the perfect opportunity to build relationships of solidarity among  
all those victimized by NSA spying, drones, COINTELPRO-type dirty tricks  
against the movements for social change, and other forms of systematic  
suppression of privacy and democratic rights.

Join us on March 29, 2014 at Central Connecticut State University for the  
second annual state civil liberties conference sponsored by the CT Coalition  
to Stop Indefinite Detention, the CT American Civil Liberties Union, the CT  
Council on American Islamic Relations, and dozens of other activists  
groups.  We will explore the links between NSA spying, domestic drones, and  
official Islamophobia, as well as the policies of mass incarceration and mass  
deportation that are currently in place.

/Confirmed speakers, panelists, and workshop leaders include:/

*Robert King, One of the Angola Three.  *Robert King is one of the most  
famous former political prisoners in the world.  He served 29 years in  
solitary confinement before his conviction was overturned and was one of a  
group of three African-American activists victimized for their political  
activism as members of the Black Panther Party.  King has spoken before the  
parliaments of the Netherlands, France, Portugal, and Indonesia and met with  
Desmond Tutu.

*Hina Shamsi, Director of the American Civil Liberties National Security  
Project.  *The National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring that  
U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the  
Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights. Shamsi has litigated cases  
upholding the freedoms of speech and association, and challenging targeted  
killing, torture, unlawful detention, and post-9/11 discrimination against  
racial and religious minorities. She is also a lecturer-in-law at Columbia  
Law School, where she teaches a course in international human rights. 

*Saru Jayaraman, Author of /Behind the Kitchen Door/. * Saru  
Jayaraman launched the national restaurant workers' organization Restaurant  
Opportunities Centers United and documented the undemocratic labor practices  
of the food industry, the discrimination that plagues immigrant workers and  
people of color, and the relationship of food sovereignty to the full  
democracy that we have not yet achieved. 

*Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on  
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI).*  CAIR-MI is a chapter of America’s  
largest advocacy and civil liberties organization for Muslims based in the  
hotspot of Detroit, a city at the epicenter of the attacks on democratic  
rule.  He has been prominent in the fight against Islamophobia, racial  
profiling, and border stops.  Walid has appeared on /Democracy Now/ and  
is a political blogger for the /Detroit News/.

*Representative, Casa Maryland, National Day Laborer Organizing  
Network.  *NDLON has been central to the fight to stop the punitive  
deportation of over 350,000 persons last year.  In a recent press release  
NDLON said, “The five years of criminalization the President has overseen  
blankets immigrant communities with suspicion and causes people to live in  
fear. Until the historic mistake of entwining local police with immigration  
enforcement is corrected, the country will face a crisis of safety in our  
communities, confidence in the President, and separation in our families.”

*Professor Khalilah Brown-Dean, Author of /Once Convicted, Forever Doomed:  
Race, Crime, and Civil Death/* (forthcoming, Yale University Press).  Dean  
is an associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac University and a  
powerful critic of the system of mass incarceration.  She was also awarded a  
2005 Social Science Research Fund grant for the project: “Fighting From a  
Powerless Space: The Impact of Crime Control Policies on Women.”

*Lynne Jackson, Project SALAM and the National Coalition to Protect Civil  
Freedoms.  *Project SALAM and the NCPF are in the national leadership in  
the fight against the Orwellian practice of preemptively prosecuting  
Muslim-Americans who have committed no crime and the frame-up of hundreds of  
law-abiding Muslim-Americans as part of the so-called War on Terror.  
 Jackson recently led the Journey for Justice across New York state in  
defense of Yassin Aref, an Albany imam entrapped by the FBI whose case is  
described in /Rounded Up: Artificial Terrorists and Muslim Entrapment After  

*Registration: Solidarity Price: $25; Non-CCSU Students & Underemployed:  

*Scholarships will be available.  CCSU Students Admitted for Free.*

*/Watch for announcement of keynote speaker./*

*/Full schedule and program under development./*


*What You Can Do to Make this Event a Success!*

*√ Get your organization to be listed as a sponsor & give $100 (table  

*√ Get your organization to be listed as an endorser & give $50(table  

* √ Be listed as an individual providing a scholarship for a student or  
underemployed attendee for $25.*

*√ Reserve a literature table for $25. *

*√ Forward publicity to your lists and friends.  Friend this event on  

*Send checks made out to the CT Coalition to Stop Indefinite Detention, c/o  
Nancy Bowden, at 7 Scotland Rd., Bloomfield CT 06002, 860-212-9596 or  
register/donate online at *

*For more information, contact Isa Mujahid at **imujahid at acluct.org*  
[1]* 860-471-8473, Daniel Adam at 860-985-4576, or Mongi Dahoudi  
at **mdhaouadi at cair.com* [2]* or 860-514-8038.* 


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