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Operation Homeland Resistance: As Immigration Detainees Complain About Mistreatment in Jail, a Coalition of Activists Plan New Campaign to Oppose the War at Home

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Opposition against the Patriot Act continues to grow. Later today a coalition of immigration and human rights groups are launching a new campaign called Operation Homeland Resistance to protest the Patriot Act and the war on home post 9/11.

The New York-based group planning to conduct a series of civil disobedience protests over the next three days.

This comes as we learn of a series of new complaints of mistreatment from detainees who are jailed at Passaic County Jail in New Jersey.

  • Monami Maulik, she formed formed DRUM–Desis Rising Up and Moving in 1999 to organize New York City’s low-income South Asian immigrant communities for racial, economic, and social justice.
  • Voices from inside Passaic County Jail in New Jersey. A collection of messages from detainees inside Passaic who called and left a message on DRUM’s answering machine.

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