Japanese-American Internment and
State Repression Today
A True Story
Memories of a Thirteen Year Old Girl, 1941-1944
As war hysteria swept the west coast in 1941 Japanese American Families were forced from their homes and lands by presidential decree, which gave them only forty-eight hours to leave their homes and abandon their businesses. The government confined more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps around the country. Both American citizens and resident aliens were treated as grave security threats. Large signs in bold letters were posted everywhere for all persons of Japanese ancestry, listing the areas and boundaries that were affected.
Hear author Lorraine Leiko Miyahara describe her experience in the internment camps as a child and what present assaults on civil liberties mean for people in the U.S. today. To be followed by a discussion.
Sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition Against Indefinite Detention
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Thank you to D for putting this together.
More footage soon.
photos by D.D. and D.J.
The speakers appeared in this order there will be video of the rally soon.
Marissa Janczewska – MC, Socialist Action
Frankie Acevedo – Hartford activist
Caryn Jensen – Youth for Socialist Action, Central Connecticut State University
Elsie Arce – Stop the Raids, Trinity College
Ross Caputi – Iraq War Veteran, Founder of Justice for Fallujah Project (http://thefallujahproject.org/home/)
Marty Goodman – Member and former Executive Board Member, Transit Workers Union local 100 NY, NY; leader in the 2005 NY transit strike
Ralph Poynter – Head of the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee
Chris Hutchinson – Socialist Action candidate for U.S. Congress