Defend Joe Callahan
Joe is a supporter of immigrant workers, a trade unionist, and a community activist. He is currently facing serious charges of “smuggling” or “human trafficking”, brought by Canadian authorities in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Learn more about Joe’s case and how you can support his defense.
Welcome a delegation of the Joe Callahan Support Committee from Minneapolis. Hear local immigration rights activists.
Enjoy food and drink.
Hear music by Linda Boyle, singer, songwriter, and activist.
In July, 2011, following the departure from the United States of 2 Salvadoran immigrants who were seeking asylum to Canada, Joe Callahan was arrested, jailed, and charged with “aiding and abetting an immigration without a visa” and “providing false and misleading information.” While Joe was in jail for one month in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Canadian authorities added a charge of “smuggling” or “human trafficking”. He still awaits trial. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 10 years.
Joe works for immigrant rights. He is NOT a human trafficker.
Joe is not a criminal. He is an activist.
Support Joe in fighting these charges.
Demand that all charges against Joe be dropped.
Joe has been a Latin America solidarity activist for over 30 years. He has been a union activist for over 40 years including: the United Auto Workers, the Amalgamated Transit Union, United Steelworkers, and International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He opposes the death penalty, struggling against its reinstatement in Minnesota for the past 10 years. He has been anti-war since the Vietnam War. He resides in Minneapolis. He needs your support.
For more information on the April 14 gathering: firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Callahan Support Committee