The first part of the show is clips from yesterday’s (July 11th) rally on the steps of Northampton City Hall to defend Niberd Abdalla. According to the Gazette, “Abdalla, 57, was arrested on June 8 when he attended his bi-yearly check-in with ICE, as he had without incident for the past seven years. ” Niberd has lived in the US, in particular Easthampton and Florence, for over 40 years. He is currently detained and threatened with deportation to Iraq, which he fled as a teenager in the 1970s. In this clip, his wife Ellen McShane talks about how it feels to have her beloved husband taken away, simply for not being able to get the right paperwork.
Other speakers include Dr. Marty Nathan and ACLU attorney Bill Newman.
The rest of the show (maybe after 15 min) is Anne Moore, who moved to downtown Northampton 4 years ago, talking about some of the things she’s involved in – Nonviolent Peaceforce, SURJ, Northampton Committee to Stop War, a penpal correspondence with a man imprisoned at Pelican Bay, CA, etc.