Pakistan - USA Freedom Forum, July 25, 2008
Stop Dividing Families
End the Raids and Deportations
To all anti-war activists, friends of peace, immigrant rights activists, fighters for human and civil rights and against hunger and poverty,and spreading out of the nuclear power, friends of the environment:
On July 28, the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yusuf Raza Gilani, is coming to the White House to meet with President Bush. This visit comes at a very serious time for the peoples of the Middle East and South Asia. The U.S. government is continuing to be bogged down in its war for oil and empire in Iraq, while the U.S. and its European allies/rivals are continuing their occupation of Afghanistan. Rather than moving to end these shameful occupations, they are threatening to attack Iran, either directly or through their client state of Israel. The only “crime” of Iran, in the eyes of the U.S. government, is that it is trying to develop an independent economy, including its own peaceful sources of nuclear energy. Iran is a signatory of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and the International Atomic Energy Agency has many times certified that Iran is in compliance.
Meanwhile, We are the people of Pakistan, still suffering even though we are friends of the super powers for the last 60 years; people are growing hungry due to the rising prices of food; immigrants are being arrested and deported, resulting in the separation of families; the government is undermining the Bill of Rights with warrantless wiretaps, detention of prisoners without rights to trial, renditions of prisoners and human rights abuses from Guantanamo Bay to Abu Ghraib; and the environment is deteriorating through global warming.
On July 28, we will be in front of the White House. We will be asking PM Gilani, who is a friend of Bush and the U.S. government, that he defend the sovereignty of Pakistan against U.S. cross-border attacks from Afghanistan, that he speak out against U.S. threats and arm-twisting to force governments in the region to support U.S. policies and against the human rights abuses of immigrant detainees and other prisoners.
We call on all of you to join us to stop the spreading out of the Nuclear power to India against the US and international treaties.
Please join us for the restoration of the judges and The chief judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Iftikhar Choudhry who stood up against the retired dictator General Musharf and the rights of the missing people's families in Pakistan in front of the White House on July 28.
Please we need your help and feel free to call this # 917 280 0840 after 7p.m. New York time.
Dr. Muhammad Shafique
Mr. Shahid Comrade
PAKISTAN – USA FREEDOM FORUM
2257 92nd Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Tel (718) 397-5027 or (718) 763-3543
Fax (718) 574-4333