Rally for Pakistani Lawyers on Tuesday



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From the Association of the Bar of the City of New York:

“As an expression of solidarity with our beleaguered colleagues at the Pakistani bar, the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association, in conjunction with other organizations, invite you to attend a public rally in front of the New York County Courthouse, 60 Centre Street on Tuesday, November 13, from 1:00-1:30 p.m.

“The crude and brutal suspension of law and the legal system in Pakistan, and the repression of judges and lawyers there, require that we take a moment from our own busy schedules and demonstrate our concern.

“Because the images from Pakistan show the violent repression of Pakistani lawyers wearing their customary dark suit and white shirt, we request that you appear on Tuesday in similar attire, though this is not required. What is important is a strong show of support.

“We hope to see you there and encourage you to distribute this as widely as you can.”

I really wish I could be there. If you’re in NYC, show up and show solidarity.


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5 comments for “Rally for Pakistani Lawyers on Tuesday

  1. Bitter Scribe
    November 11, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    But, but, their president is someone George Bush approves of! What more could anyone possibly want from life?

  2. jgyd
    November 12, 2007 at 6:44 am

    Oh jill,

    how silly. Yeah, Musharaff we’ll see your NYC colleagues marching around in white shirts and dark suits, and he’ll have a change of heart. Or the military will mutiny when they hear about the display of soldarity etc etc.

    A pathetic jerking-off exercise is what it is.

  3. November 12, 2007 at 7:24 am

    Oh jgyd,

    How silly. The point isn’t so that Musharaff will see and change his mind. I know you’re a little slow, but perhaps look up the word “solidarity.” Consider how exercises like this have been used in the past to show solidarity with oppressed groups, and how those actions have had wider influence. Examine the concept of “raising awareness.” Ask yourself what you’re doing before you start throwing stones.

    Then comment. (And speaking of a pathetic jerking-off exercise…)

  4. November 13, 2007 at 9:03 am

    What a delusional, dim-witted asshole jgyd is. I once had an online argument with a professor who chastised me for being involved in various human rights causes. He claimed that things like “solidarity” and “advocacy” are pathetic, and that no one really believes in a cause until she or he is willing to throw herself/himself in front of bullet or under the wheels of a tank for it.

  5. November 13, 2007 at 9:03 am

    What a delusional, dim-witted asshole jgyd is. I once had an online argument with a professor who chastised me for being involved in various human rights causes. He claimed that things like “solidarity” and “advocacy” are pathetic, and that no one really believes in a cause until she or he is willing to throw herself/himself in front of bullet or under the wheels of a tank for it.

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