Hostos Student Leader on Trial, Again...
For Holding Up a Sign!
October 17, Go to Court to Defend Miguel Malo

Miguel Malo, former president of the Student Senate of Hostos Community College, is being put on trial for the second time. Miguel was brutally arrested in August 2001 for holding up a sign protesting cuts in ESL and bilingual courses at the South Bronx CUNY campus. To cover their gross violation of basic rights, the administration and campus police piled one phony charge on top of another, including assault on the arresting officers, harassment, disorderly conduct, etc.

Miguel’s first frame-up trial ended in a mistrial in December 2003. After well over 40 court appearances, Miguel is being put on trial a second time, beginning on Monday, October 17.

Student, faculty, labor and community groups have protested the outrageous judicial vendetta against Miguel and demanded that the charges be dropped.

At CUNY, this demand has been raised by the University Student Senate, University Faculty Senate, the Professional Staff Congress (CUNY faculty union), student governments from ten CUNY campuses, and many others. Miguel’s case has been reported in the New York Times, El Diario, Hoy, the CUNY Advocate, CCNY Messenger, Hunter Envoy, Channel 41 and Bronx cable TV, WBAI radio and many other media.

The attack on Miguel Malo is an attack on the rights of us all. The defense of Miguel Malo is the cutting edge of defending the basic right to protest at the City University of New York.

It is crucial that CUNY students and all defenders of democratic rights attend Miguel’s trial at the Bronx County Criminal Court each day beginning October 17, from 9:30 a.m. on.
Be There to Defend Miguel Malo and All Our Rights!
Monday, October 17, 9:30 a.m.
Bronx County Supreme Court, Part 40 (Room 625)
851 Grand Concourse at 161st Street
(take the 4 or D Train to 161st Street and walk east)
CUNY Action to Defend Miguel Malo
For more information call: (212) 460-0983