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Fri. 6/14: Protest racial profiling and police state tactics. Free Rabih Haddad!

When: 4 pm, Friday, June 14
Where: Metropolitan Correctional Center
71 W. Van Buren Street (at Clark Street)
Brief rally to be followed by a march to US Attorney Fitzgerald's office (219 S. Dearborn) at 4:30 sharp
- Six months in prison.

- No charges filed.

- In any other country we'd call it kidnapping - or terror.

- Today in this country, law enforcement calls it 'justice'.

Rabih Haddad is one of thousands of Arab and Muslim men swept up in raids by the federal government since last fall. Haddad remains imprisoned at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center - and the feds have also shut down the Global Relief Foundation, the charity Haddad cofounded, by invoking the USA-Patriot Act for the first time in history to introduce secret "evidence" against the U.S. based organization. While U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has said that neither Haddad nor the charity was the target of a criminal investigation, Fitzgerald continues to imprison Haddad, freeze Global Relief's assets, and deny Haddad bail.

At the same time, Fitzgerald and Cook County States Attorney Dick Devine have announced that they will NOT prosecute the cops who killed unarmed Black motorists LaTanya Haggerty and Robert Russ - because they lack "evidence" to do so. While Fitzgerald postures as an opponent of terrorism - by terrorizing people like the Haddad family - he refuses to muster the spine to prosecute cops who terrorize the Black community. Oppose this hypocrisy.

Join us to protest the six month anniversary of Haddad's imprisonment - and the attacks on the civil rights of all immigrants and people of color

For a downloadable PDF version of this flyer, click here.

Sponsored by the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism. For more information, call 888.471.0874 or e-mail CABNstopthehate (at)




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