Lynne Stewart, Michael Ratner To Speak

Fighting Back Tour in the Bay Area Feb 23-26

No one shall be tortured, falsely imprisoned, or denied basic democratic rights!

Lynne Stewart, New York attorney for political prisoners and the oppressed who was falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism, will be in the Bay Area to talk about her case and political repression. The events will benefit the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee and the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Also speaking will be the following:

Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights; author, "Guantanamo: What the World Should Know;" Abu-Ghraib and Guantanamo detainee legal counsel; initiated landmark war crimes/torture lawsuit in Germany against Donald Rumsfeld & Alberto Gonzales

Jeff Mackler, Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Special greetings from Mumia Abu-Jamal from:
Pam Africa, Chair, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Special guest:
Barbara Lubin, Dir., Middle East Children's Alliance

Tickets $20, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets sold at the door and at select bookstores:

East Bay: Pendragon, Pegasus/Solano, Pegasus/Shattuck, Walden Pond, Marcus Books

In San Francisco: Modern Times Bookstore and City Lights Bookstore, Marcus Books

FIGHTING BACK! - Tour Schedule - 2007

Friday, February 23 10:45 am Oakland Press Conference 12:45 - 1:45 pm, Boalt Law School at UC Berkeley 3 pm KPFA interview 5:30 pm San Francisco Reception 7:30 pm SF Mass Rally, both at Women's Bldg., 3543 18th St. (between Valencia & Guerrero (near 16th St. BART)

Saturday, February 24 10 am Prison Radio SF Reception 415-648-4505 2 pm Marin Rally, College of Marin, Student Services Center (Cafeteria) 835 College Ave., Kentfield 415-302-9440 5:30 pm Berkeley Reception, Middle East Children's Alliance, 901 Parker at 7th, Berkeley, 510-548-0542 7:30 pm Berkeley Mass Rally, King Middle School, 1781 Rose (near North Berkeley BART)

Sunday, February 25 1:00 pm, Palo Alto Reception, Fireside Room (Same location as below) 2:00 pm Mass Rally, both at Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E. Charleston Rd., near Middlefield, Palo Alto, 650-326-8837,

Monday, February 26 10:30 am Gray Panther Reception 415-552-8800 12:30 pm, University of San Francisco Law School, Fulton at Stanyon, Kendrick Hall, 646-729-4303 5:30 pm, Fresno Reception and 7:00 pm Rally, 559-255-9492

Tuesday, February 27 12:15 pm, New College of Law, San Francisco

Wednesday, February 28 Noon, UC Davis School of Law, Moot Courtroom, 734-972-1036; 5:30 pm Sacramento Reception, 403 21st Street, Sacramento

Special wine and cheese receptions with Lynne Stewart & Michael Ratner
Please RSVP
- Berkeley Reception, Saturday, February 24, 5:30 pm (tentatively at the Middle East Children's Alliance, 905 Parker, Berkeley), $25 reception only - includes signed poster.
- San Francisco Reception, Friday, February 24, 5:30 pm, Women's Bldg., 3543 18th St. (between Valencia & Guerrero), $25 reception only - includes signed poster

Sponsors: The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, The Lynne Stewart Defense Committee, National Lawyers Guild, Middle East Children's Alliance, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Marin Peace and Justice Center, Vanguard Public Foundation, KPFA