TONIGHT: March 3, 2011-10pm (new day and time!!!)
WHAT: War on Immigrants Report, a segment of Global Movement, Urban Struggles on Pacifica Radio
WHERE: 99.5 WBAI Radio NY-tune in live throughout the NY tri-state area or streaming live at www.wbai.org
HOSTED THIS MONTH BY: Donald Anthonyson of Families for Freedom and Adem Carroll of Muslim Consultative Network
WAR ON IMMIGRANTS REPORT: Keeping the Pressure on: resistance by targeted communities!
With the cruel resumption of deportations to Haiti by the Obama administration Haitians throughout the country have been organizing to resist this inhumane policy. Join us tonight as we will be speaking with Jerry Poulard and Frantz Gedinez, two Haitian activists fighting to remain with their families. They will detail their work to resist deportation to Haiti. They will also address the initiation of the “Secure Communities” program in Rockland County, NY a Haitian hub. “Secure Communities” will means all people in criminal custody will have their fingerprints checked at booking against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI databases to determine their immigration and criminal histories.The result: noncitizens in jails will be put on a conveyor belt into the deportation system from a criminal arrest.
From Haitian resistance to resisting Islamphobia. Today March 3rd public hearings were to be held on changes to Bridgewater Township zoning laws that would prevent the building of Al Falah Islamic Center from being built. Though last night we received word that this troubling vote has been postponed and rescheduled for Monday, March 14, Muslim activists in the tristate area remain committed to making sure that freedom of worship is protected as a fundamental right. We interview Community leader Debbie Almontaser, Board Chair of Muslim Consultative Network and noted NYC educator, about recent news concerning the anti Arab and anti Muslim movement in our area that has targeted so many institutions as well as persons like herself. We will also Interview Cyrus McGoldrick the new Civil Rights Coordinator for Council on Islamic Relations CAIR NY as well as Shaikh Ubaid who directs the Muslim Peace Coalition, about how next week’s Congressional hearings on “Muslim Community Radicalization” are shaping up. Is this a political witch hunt –a new House UnAmerican Activities Committee– or is that just hype? They will share their assessments of the players involved and the challenges ahead.