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There are 3 messages totalling 312 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Fwd: Quote of the month/clinton
2. April 24th/ NY/Human Rights/ Shamlou
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Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 03:59:50 EDT
From: KPGBT@AOL.COM
Subject: Fwd: Quote of the month/clinton

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In a message dated 99-04-14 00:06:24 EDT, payman@neda.com writes:

<< Subj: Quote of the month
Date: 99-04-14 00:06:24 EDT
From: payman@neda.com (Payman Arabshahi)
To: iran-news@arash.neda.com

``I would like to make one more point which I think is very
important in the dealings between the West and the Islamic countries,
generally -- and I will use Iran as an example.

It may be that the Iranian people have been taught to hate or
distrust the United States or the West on the grounds that we are infidels
and outside the faith. And, therefore, it is easy for us to be angry and
to respond in kind. I think it is important to recognize, however, that
Iran, because of its enormous geopolitical importance over time, has been
the subject of quite a lot of abuse from various Western nations. And I
think sometimes it's quite important to tell people, look, you have a
right to be angry at something my country or my culture or others that are
generally allied with us today did to you 50 or 60 or 100 or 150 years
ago. But that is different from saying that I am outside the faith, and
you are God's chosen.''

President Clinton, speaking today


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``I would like to make one more point which I think is very
important in the dealings between the West and the Islamic countries,
generally -- and I will use Iran as an example.

It may be that the Iranian people have been taught to hate or
distrust the United States or the West on the grounds that we are infidels
and outside the faith. And, therefore, it is easy for us to be angry and
to respond in kind. I think it is important to recognize, however, that
Iran, because of its enormous geopolitical importance over time, has been
the subject of quite a lot of abuse from various Western nations. And I
think sometimes it's quite important to tell people, look, you have a
right to be angry at something my country or my culture or others that are
generally allied with us today did to you 50 or 60 or 100 or 150 years
ago. But that is different from saying that I am outside the faith, and
you are God's chosen.''

President Clinton, speaking today


(full text at http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/New/html/19990413-850.html)



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Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 04:13:49 EDT
From: KPGBT@AOL.COM
Subject: April 24th/ NY/Human Rights/ Shamlou

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<< Subj: 50th. Anniversary of Human Rights Declaration & A Documentary
film on Shamloo
Date: 99-04-03 22:50:30 EST
From: MGam97


Iran National front- New York Section Invites:
Join Us to Celebrate :

The 50th. Anniversart of Human Rights Declaration Of the United Nations

Part 1 : Mr. Mahmoud Rafi, secretary of " the Leage for the Defence of
Hunman Rights in Iran " , based in Berlin, On : " Difficulties of Islamic
Republic on Conceptions of Human Rights " & Dr. Mansour Farhang On: " The
Necessity of Promotion of Human Rights in Iran"

Part 2- A documentary Film : " Shamloo the Great Poet of Freedom " - 60
minutes.
Director : Moslem Mansouri ; Producer : Bahman Maghsoudloo:
A display of " Life , Art & Thought of Ahmad Shamloo "

Date: Saturday April 24, 1999 Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5p.m.

Place: Mathematics Building- Room 312- Columbia University,
Manhattan , NY. ( Brodway & 116th. Street)

For futher information please call: 914-636-6589 >>



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Iran National front- New York Section Invites:
Join Us to Celebrate :

The 50th. Anniversart of Human Rights Declaration Of the United Nations

Part 1 : Mr. Mahmoud Rafi, secretary of " the Leage for the Defence of Hunman
Rights in Iran " , based in Berlin, On : " Difficulties of Islamic Republic
on Conceptions of Human Rights " & Dr. Mansour Farhang On: " The Necessity of
Promotion of Human Rights in Iran"

Part 2- A documentary Film : " Shamloo the Great Poet of Freedom " - 60
minutes.
Director : Moslem Mansouri ; Producer : Bahman Maghsoudloo:
A display of " Life , Art & Thought of Ahmad Shamloo "

Date: Saturday April 24, 1999 Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5p.m.

Place: Mathematics Building- Room 312- Columbia University,
Manhattan , NY. ( Brodway & 116th. Street)

For futher information please call: 914-636-6589

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Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 17:31:58 EDT
From: CHAIRNGO@AOL.COM
Subject: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?JOIN=20THE=20APRIL=2015=20DEMONSTRATION=20TO=20PR?=
=?ISO-8859-1?Q?OTEST=20=20DIALLO=92S=20MURDER=20AND=20POLICE=20BRUTALITY?=

Press Release

THE STREETS ARE OURS IF ONLY WE WOULD TAKE THEM
April 14, 1999

JOIN THE APRIL 15 MASS DEMONSTRATION TO PROTEST
AMADOU DIALLOíS MURDER AND POLICE BRUTALITY!

The Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees (CHAIR),
the International Federation of Iranian Refugees (IFIR) - New York Branch,
and the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI) - New York Branch have
endorsed the April 15 demonstration demanding justice for Amadou
Diallo and condemning police brutality.

On February 4, 1999, Diallo, a 21-year-old African immigrant, was
murdered by four policemen in the vestibule of his apartment building
in the Bronx, New York City. The four policemen were members of the
"elite" Street Crime Unit (SCU). They fired 41 shots, hitting Diallo 19
times. Diallo had just come home after a 12-hour work day as a
street vendor. After killing him, the police ransacked his apartment
and interrogated his roommate to find information that might legitimize
their assassination.

Members of the SCU have wreaked havoc in poor and working class
neighborhoods. The Unitís mercenaries wear T-shirts proclaiming,
"We own the night," and quoting Hemingway: "Certainly there is no
hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed
men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else
thereafter." Given their culture of violence, it is not surprising that
three of the four were either under investigation for a fatal shooting or
had three to five complaints lodged against them involving excessive
force, abuse of authority, or racial insensitivity.

On March 31, the four finally received murder indictments and were
suspended from the force. At last, four assassins unleashed by the
state were being reeled in as a result of unprecedented protests
not witnessed often since the 1960s. Years of rage culminated in
the mass actions in which over 1,200 people were arrested. As a
result of the protests, the SCU must now be uniformed and the
racism behind the vile practice of "frisking" is under investigation by
the attorney general.

But these measures are nowhere near enough. Providing the police
with cards reminding them to say "sir" before they kill you is not reform.
Refresher courses in cultural diversity, courtesy and respect will not
save lives. The government hopes that such superficial concessions
will appease the public, allowing business to go on as usual. The
SCU will still search and destroy, having just received raises and
promotions. The "48-Hour Rule" will still give cops in brutality cases
two days before they have to talk to investigators. The additional fifty
minority cops in the SCU will only increase its ranks. Better training
will only ensure more efficient police targeting. Hollow-point bullets
that are to replace current ones will only kill quicker and cause more
pain by expanding when they enter their victims.

The public outcry must continue until we get real changes and reform.
The struggle for reforms is a struggle over changing and improving laws.
We must demand an end to the SCU, an end to the 48-Hour Rule, an
end to the complaints tribunalsí connection to the police and government,
and an end to armed police owning our streets.

Giuliani says he "wonít subscribe to the notion that the police officers in
New York City as some general matter are acting improperly."
Of course they are not acting improperly for their masters. The
police department is nothing but a band of armed mercenaries,
organized at our expense to protect the interests of the ruling elite.
Anyone who is poor, working class, and a minority knows that the
four cops and the SCU are not a rogue and lawless force. Anyone who
has been beaten, frisked, insulted, choked, handcuffed, had a gun
pulled to their heads, or even stopped for a traffic violation (let alone
sodomized or killed) knows that it is not a question of a few bad
apples in the New York Police Department.

Despite attempts made to portray the police department as an apolitical
public organ created to protect society, their role in protecting the
ruling class is clear. The targets of this gang have always been the
poor and working class who are criminalized and their lives
deemed worthless.

During 1993 to 1998, about 50 percent of the people killed by the police
were black, 34 percent Hispanic and 15.5 percent white. The
Civilian Complaint Review Board received thousands of complaints
every year - about 75 percent of which were from blacks and Hispanics -
that police had used excessive force. If studies were conducted on the
class of the victims, they would most likely reveal that 100 percent
were poor and working class. This is why Diallo was murdered
with such ease. This is why the hundreds of off-duty cops
counter-demonstrating shouted at Diallo supporters to "get a job."

One cop interviewed in the counter-demonstrations said: "We donít
go out thinking about shooting anybody, we go out there to protect
life and property." We already know that the protection of life
doesnít include the likes of Diallo, Baez or Louima. What
is more accurate is that the police protect property and the
lives of those who own it.

Join CHAIR, IFIR and the WPI in this ongoing protest on Thursday
April 15, 1999. We will assemble at 3:00p.m. at Cadman Plaza in
Brooklyn (A, C, F to Jay Street, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Boro Hall, N, R to
Court Street) and march to Federal Plaza in Manhattan (Worth
Street between Broadway and Centre Street).

The streets are ours, if only we would take them.

For more information, contact CHAIR and IFIR, GPO, PO
Box 7051, New York, NY 10116. Tel: 212-747-1046.
Fax: 212-425-7260. E-mail: chairngo@aol.com.
Website: www.chair.org and www.hambastegi.org.
Or WPI, Bowling Green Station, PO Box 1264, New York, NY
10274. Tel: 212-785-8342. E-mail: wpinyc@yahoo.com.
Website: www.wpiran.org.

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