The Bay Area Observer urges everyone interested in justice to join the fight for justice for imprisoned scientist, Dr. Wen Ho Lee. If this type of injustice can be perpetrated on Dr. Lee, it can spread like a cancer throughout the scientific community. No one can consider themselves immune from this type of treatment if just one citizen can be treated in this abusive, racially selective manner.
The tone of our government bureaucrats is best expressed by Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) who stated, "Even though Dr. Lee failed [THIS IS DISPUTED] this second polygraph, no action was taken to terminate Dr. Lee until March 8..." Senator Specter is clearly of the opinion that Lee should have been fired based on the polygraph. Lie detector tests are notoriously unreliable and are not admissible in courts of law. Senator Specter displays a misguided faith in the polygraph process and he knows that his remarks indicate that Dr. Lee is guilty simply because it is alleged that he failed an FBI polygraph. Senator Specter is spreading the falsehoods adhered by Dr. Lee's prosecutors and Specter is showing a blatant disregard for due process. Many other government flunkies echo this propaganda.
Employees at the National Laboratories around the country are under the threat of forced polygraphs being made a condition of their employment. Consider that situation for a moment and you will realize that soon every job available would screen applicants with lie detector tests. Those who fail would simply be unemployed.
The Bay Area Observer will attend the rally in defense of Dr. Wen Ho Lee. Time and location of the rally follow. Please attend and support Dr. Lee who is a scrape goat of United States' politics.
RALLY FOR JUSTICE !!!
Message from : Cecilia Chang, Chair, Steering Committee, Wen Ho Lee Defense Fund
510 494-1111, P.O. Box 1, Fremont, CA 94536. E-mail :
"Please help spread the word among your members. Dr. Wen Ho Lee came from Taiwan, he is a member of our Asian American community. We believe the only reason he was targeted is because of his ethnicity. If his loyalty is being questioned so is ours. We need your support !!!
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 1:00 p.m.
Where: Federal Building Plaza
450 Golden Gate Ave (near Civic Center exit, Bart)
San Francisco, California
What: 100th day of Dr. Lee's incarceration and
58th anniversary of Manzanar, the first Japanese
internment camp built on American soil."
Theme: " Is Asian American's loyalty still being questioned
58 years after Manzanar ?"
Contact:Cecilia Chang 510 494-1111
Dr. Wen Ho Lee Defense Fund
SF Board of Supervisor Mabel Teng's office
Alameda County of Supervisor Wilma Chan's office
SF Board of Supervisor Leeland Yee's office
Congressman David Wu's office
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's office
Asian Pacific American for Higher Education
California Democratic Party, Chicano/Latino Caucus
National Lawyer's Guild
International Action Center
Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA)
Asian American Public Policy Institute
ACLU (Northern California)
Organization of Chinese American (OCA East Bay)
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL San Fernando Chapter)
Chinese for Affirmative Action
San Francisco Board of Supervisor Mabel Teng
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
Ling-Chi Wang, Chair, Ethnic Studies, U.C. Berkeley
Steve J. Ybarra, J.D. Chair, CDP Chicano/Latino Caucus
Lawrence Wong, Ex. Director, Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Marguerite Hiken, National Lawyer's Guild
Kim Singh, Ex. Director, Asian American Public Policy Institute
Dorothy Ehrlich, Ex. Director, ACLU (Northern California)
Gloria LaRava, Director, International Action Center."
Hope to see you in the rally !!!
RELEASE DR. WEN HO LEE OR JAIL FORMER CIA DIRECTOR JOHN DEUTCH!
Virginia McCullough © 3/21/00