LIGHTS FOR RIGHTS

by on November 16, 2011

 

International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2011

Times Square

(Red Stairs on 47th and Broadway)

Assemble at 4:40pm

Program at 4:59 SHARP

Bring your banners, signs, blue glowsticks, flyers– demand for human rights!

Lights for Rights NYC—Commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2011

REFERENCE: Yoko Liriano (New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines; Coordinator) 808-216-7191; ytliriano@gmail.com; www.NYCHRP.infowww.lights4rights.org

Greetings of peace,

This year, International Human Rights Day comes at a time when a national movement for economic equality and fairness is spreading across the US. As people from all walks of life in the US unite against corporate greed, let us also remember the millions of civilians around the world whose lives have been taken by US military and counter-insurgency operations throughout history such as Operation Condor in South America, Operation Brother Sam in Brazil, Operation Phoenix in Vietnam, Operation Enduring Freedom in the Philippines and countless other covert CIA operations in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Under Obama, war, militarism and counter-insurgency continue to be an integral part of US foreign policy to ensure the protection and advancement of the US corporate minority’s interests worldwide.

Here in the belly of the beast, we see the effects of this minority interest through the siphoning of public funds for war, militarism, and counter-insurgency, instead of investing in jobs, our education, housing, healthcare and our other basic human needs. At the same time, the state answers growing public outcry and resistance with intensifying political repression and the denial of civil rights.

Human rights encompass ALL facets of rights which shall remain inalienable according to the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We are calling on all those who firmly believe in human rights to commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2011.  Join us as we fill the streets with flowing candlelight in honor of all those who have fought for their rights.  Call for justice for those taken victim to human rights violations.

All people have the inalienable right to:

-Life, Liberty, Dignity, and Security

-Freedom of Ideas, Belief, Expression, and Assembly

-Humane Treatment

-Adequate Land, Food, Shelter, Health Care, and Education

-A Living Wage Job, Means of Livelihood, and Decent Working Conditions

-Due Process

-Freedom from oppression and exploitation

Lights for Rights NYC aims to unite all those who stand for equal civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all people, not just for the privileged.

  • JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS! ##
  • END TORTURE! ##
  • SURFACE THE DISAPPEARED! ##
  • FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! ##
  • STOP FBI AND GOVERNMENT REPRESSION! ##
  • LEGALIZATION FOR ALL! ##
  • STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING! ##
  • WORKERS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS! ##
  • MONEY FOR JOBS AND EDUCATION, NOT FOR WAR AND OCCUPATION! ##
  • US TROOPS OUT##
  • END ALL WARS OF IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION! ##

New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) is a NYC-based grassroots community organization that shares the vision of human rights advanced by the growing mass movement for social justice in the Philippines.  NYCHRP engages in advocacy work to educate, organize and mobilize Filipinos and solidarity allies to take progressive action in upholding and supporting human rights of Filipinos and all people throughout the world.

Endorsers

May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights: A militant and organized coalition of grassroots organizations and alliances united in struggle for worker and immigrant rights.

CAAAV: Organizing Asian CommunitiesCAAAV works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.  

Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment:  Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) is a grassroots women’s organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. FiRE connects the Filipino diaspora to the women’s struggle in the Philippines. 

Anakbayan NY and NJ: A comprehensive Filipino youth organization that aims to build unity among all sectors of Filipino youth– immigrant, US-born/raised, student, working, LGBT, women, artists, etc– for the promotion of cultural awareness and the advancement of rights, welfare, and social justice.

To endorse the Lights for Rights (individual leader or organization), go to www.LIGHTS4RIGHTS.org.

To become an individual or organizational member of Lights for Rights, send an e-mail to:  ytliriano@gmail.com.

 

Inmigrantes indignados ‘ocupan’ Queens

by on October 25, 2011

En una marcha simbólica en solidaridad con el movimiento “Occupy Wall Street”

Gloria Medina/EDLP | 2011-10-25 | El Diario NY

Nueva York — Varias organizaciones de inmigrantes realizaron una marcha simbólica en Queens para expresar solidaridad con el movimiento “Occupa Wall Street”, conocido también como los “Indignados de Wall Street”, y buscar nuevas formas de luchar por los derechos de los inmigrantes.ocupan Queens

Decenas de inmigrantes se dieron cita el domingo en la noche en el centro comunitario Bayanhihan, en la calle 69 en Jackson Heights, desde donde comenzaron a caminar por la avenida Roosevelt hasta la plazoleta de Manuel Unanue Park en la calle 83.

“Nos unimos por solidaridad al movimiento en Wall Street porque consideramos y estamos de acuerdo con la insignia que dice nosotros representamos el 99% de la población y el otro 1% es el sector financiero e industrial”, dijo Daniel Vila, miembro del Comité Laboral y Cultural Sisa Pakari, que tomó parte en la marcha.

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Occupy Queens Oct 23, 2011

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Occupy Queens

IMA to Declare OCCUPY QUEENS

by on October 22, 2011

PRESS RELEASE

WHAT: IMA LAUNCH TO DECLARE OCCUPY QUEENS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT

WHERE: BAYANIHAN COMMUNITY CENTER
                    40-21 69TH St. Jackson Heights, Queens (#7 to 69th St.)
                    MARCH TO PARK ON 82ND & ROOSEVELT

WHEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd 5:00PM

THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS ALLIANCE AND OTHER IMMIGRANT & WORKERS RIGHTS GROUPS TO MARCH SUNDAY OCTOBER 23 IN QUEENS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OCCUPY WALL STREET

March to proceed the U.S. launching of IMA (International Migrant Alliance)

IMA Event in NYC

by on October 19, 2011

On October 16, the International Migrant Alliance held its first New York City meeting to discuss a campaign to make New York a Deportation Free Zone.

Several immigrant rights organizations including the May 1st Coalition participated in this event. On October 23 the national launching of IMA will take place also in NYC.

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Julia Fallou