In a Time of Crackdown On Immigrant, Arab, and South Asian Communities in the US, Actor Peter Coyote Talks to US About Knowing Our Rights

November 15, 2001

Since September 11 the Bush Administration has launched an unprecedented assault on the rights of immigrants and theaccused in the name of fighting terrorism.

Two days ago Bush issued an executive order to create secret military tribunals to try people he says are terrorists.

Attorney General John Ashcroft has issued a list of 5,000 young men of Middle Eastern descent that the JusticeDepartment wants to voluntarily submit for questioning.

The National Lawyers Guild recently issued a pamphlet entitled "Know Your Rights," that lays out the rights of peoplewho are detained or questioned by authorities.


  • Peter Coyote, Actor and activist who appeared in Roman Polanski’s "Bitter Moon" and Steven Spielberg’s"E.T.

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