LPM Online

November 23, 2004


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. The Patriot Act Hits Close To Home

  1. Upcoming Events

    November 24, 2004 - 6:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County general membership meeting. Meeting starts at 7:30. Optional dinner starts at 6:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. Twelve Mile, Berkley, 2 blocks east of Greenfield.
    Contact: Nathan Allen Phone: (248) 891-3003 E-mail: Chair@LpocMi.org

    December 2, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County Monthly Business Meeting. Dinner at 7pm, meeting 7:30pm.
    Location: The back room of Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) at 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    December 8, 2004 - 6:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of Southwestern Michigan will hold our monthly Executive Committee Meeting on Wednesday December 8th at 6:00pm. The public is always welcome.
    Location: IHOP 1981 Pipestone Road Benton Harbor, Mi 49022
    Contact: Jason Gatties Phone: (269) 465-6725 E-mail: jasongatties@gmail.com

    December 9, 2004 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of West Michigan monthly meeting.
    Location: Club North Banquet Room at 1359 Plainfield NE; just North of Leonard in Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Membership Director Steve Van Til Phone: (616) 738-2807 E-mail: stevev@lpwm.org

    December 11, 2004 - 6:00 PM
    LPOC Annual Holiday Party, all LPM members, their family and friends are invited. Please join us for this festive occasion. There is no charge, just bring yourself a dish to pass, and BYOB. Please sign up at: http://lpocmi.org/Holiday/2004/
    Location: Home of Sara Sjoberg 3215 North Altadena Avenue Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 South off of 13 Mile Road, between Campbell and Rochester Roads
    Contact: Nathan Allen Phone: (248) 891-3003 E-mail: chair@Lpocmi.org

    December 12, 2004 - 12:00 PM
    Regular Executive Committee Meeting of the LPM. All dues paying members are welcome to attend.
    Location: LPM State Office 913 W. Holmes Road; Southwind Office Park - Conference Room Lansing, MI 48910
    Contact: Mike Donahue, Chairman, LPM Phone: (313) 837-9082 E-mail: forumshopper@comcast.net

    February 26, 2005 - 6:00 PM
    Freedom Dinner 2005 hosted by the Tri-City Libertarian Party
    Location: The Grand Banquet & Conference Center, Essexville, MI
    Contact: Rae Jozwiak Phone: (989) 922-5226 E-mail: jozie@mail.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. The Patriot Act Hits Close To Home by Jason Gatties-LP of SW Michigan Chairman

    Free Ibrahim

    Ibrahim Parlak, owner of Cafe Gulistan in Harbert, Michigan, was taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security on July 29, 2004 on the grounds that his activism for Kurdish rights in Turkey in the 1980s make him a threat to national security.

    He was detained based on charges from a Turkish military court, for which he already served his sentence in Turkey in the late 1980s. He came to the U.S. 13 years ago and was granted political asylum based on the fact that he was persecuted and tortured in Turkey, but now the DHS is calling him a threat to national security for the very same reasons he was previously granted asylum. No circumstances have changed nor has new information surfaced since the US gave Parlak asylum, and he has no criminal record or violations during his time in the U.S.

    Parlak possibly faces deportation to Turkey, where he will be at risk of harm or even death. He is an active contributing member of our society, who brings employment and culture to our community and donates time and money to local causes. He holds pacifist beliefs and does not support or endorse violent means to any political ends.

    The Libertarian Party of Southwestern Michigan would like everyone who believes in FREEDOM and believes the USA Patriot Act violates the U.S.Constitution, we ask that you get involved and help Ibrahim and others in his situation, who are being held hostage by the Patriot Act.

    Ibrahim's hearing is set for Tuesday December 7th at 9am in Detroit. For more information regarding this hearing, please visit http://www.cafegulistan.com. If you would like to get involved and show support towards Ibrahim's cause, please visit the "Free Ibrahim" section of the Libertarian Party of Southwestern Michigan website located at http://www.lpswmich.org/ibrahim.php.

    Back to Contents

To unsubscribe, send email to lpmonline@michiganlp.org
Created with NewsNet Pipeline - The Online Newsletter Connector

Return to News Archive

Return to LP of Michigan Home Page