Protest Announcements, Solidarity with Refugees

Let’s Go, People: Global Day of Action, Wednesday March 31


(2520 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC)

Please remember: you are fighting to save Jamal, but you are also fighting:

— FOR thousands of Iranian and non-Iranian refugees worldwide, &

— AGAINST the Islamic Regime’s ongoing efforts to silence dissent outside its borders

It is important that we continue to pressure Japan to release Saberi; if we continue the pressure and publicity, we will meet with success. But that means that YOU have to get out there, stand up, and make yourself heard.

How to do that? It is as simple as taking out a permit (call your city police department and they will tell you how to do that), and showing up in front of the Embassy or consulate with a sign that demands freedom and refugee status for Jalal Amanzadeh Nouei (Jamal Saberi).*

Your sign can be as simple as a piece of 8×11 paper, or pretend you’re going back to your school days: go to the local shop, pick up a piece of posterboard, and use a thick marker or some paint to make your sign. It is easy to make very effective homemade signs. Below are some examples of simple home-made signs. I prefer to make my signs from foamcore board (~$3.00/sheet at Michaels other art/craft supply shops) because the wind won’t bend them.

Examples of simple-to-make signs for the Saberi campaign in front of the Japanese Embassy:

japan hunts refugees for khamenei

deportation is execution

* For those wondering why we use two names for Jamal, we have learned that the Japanese authorities are pretending not to recognize Jamal Saberi as his usual name, rather only recognizing efforts on his behalf when they are made in the name of Jalal Amanzadeh Nouei.

Below are all of the addresses of Japanese Embassies and consulates in the US. There is still time to obtain permits to demonstrate. Even one person with a sign can be an effective presence. Try to get a picture of your action in front of the Embassy.

We have all had to do this for the first time ourselves – if you haven’t done it before, it seems daunting, but anyone can do it. Don’t be shy! :)

Finally, if you can’t manage to hold a demonstration outside of your Embassy or consulate, please pick up the phone and call to express your concern over Japan’s illegal deportation of human rights activist Jalal Amanzadeh Nouei (Jamal Saberi). US Embassy and Consulate General address and contact information is provided below; Japanese Embassies and Consulates worldwide can be found here.

Japanese Embassy in the United States
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 202-238-6700
Fax: 202-328-2187

Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage
3601 C Street Suite 1300
Anchorage Alaska USA
Tel: 907-562-8424

Consulate-General of Japan in Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Tel: (617) 973-9772
Fax: (617) 542-1329

Consulate General of Japan at Chicago
737 N. Michigan Ave Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312-280-0400

Consulate-General of Japan at Denver
1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, Colorado 80202
Tel: 303-534-1151
Fax: 303-534-3393

Consulate General of Japan in Detroit
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1600
Detroit, Michigan, 48243
Tel: (313) 567-0120
Fax: (313) 567-0274

Consulate-General of Japan in Hagatna
Suite 604, ITC Building
590 South Marine Corps Drive
Tamuning, Guam 96913 U.S.A
Tel: 1 (671) 646-1290

Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu
1742 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817 USA
Tel: 808-543-3111

Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
909 Fannin Street, Suite 3000
Houston, TX 77010

Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles
350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: 213-617-6700

Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
1801 West End Avenue, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37203
Tel: 615.340.4300

Consulate-General of Japan in Miami
80 SW 8th St., Suite 3200
Miami, FL 33130
Tel: #(305)530-9090

Consulate-General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue 18th Floor
New York, NY 10171
Tel: (212)371-8222

Consulate-General of Japan in Portland
1300 SW 5th Ave., Suite 2700
Portland, OR 97201
Tel: 503-221-1811

Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415)777-3533
Fax: (415) 974-3660

Consulate General of Japan in Seattle
601 Union Street, Suite 500
Seattle, Washington 98101
Tel: 206-682-9107



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