UC's behavior with respect to Israel-related speech conflicts directly with notions of free speech, writes Salahi. Expressions about Israel are "singled out for special focus" in UC [GALLO/GETTY] Los Angeles, CA - For years, University of California (UC) leaders have walked a fine line between complying with First Amendment limitations on their power and placating … Continue reading How UC Devalues Arab And Muslim Student Voices
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency has a policy against political ads on its buses, but an ad being displayed now comes pretty close. The ad says, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad." James Ashburn was surprised when he saw … Continue reading Free Speech or Hate Speech: Pro-Israel Ad On San Francisco Muni Buses
Truth Telling In The Streets Of Chicago We broadcast from Chicago, site of the largest NATO summit in the organization’s six-decade history. On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as members of Afghans for Peace, led a peace march of thousands of people. Iraq Veterans Against the War held a ceremony … Continue reading Lies Exposed: U.S. Veterans Of Iraq And Afghanistan Return War Medals At NATO Summit
Written by Kristin Szremski Civil rights statutes are being used to silence campus solidarity work. Cooperation between academic authorities at the University of California at Davis and influential Zionist organizations could have an adverse impact on Palestine solidarity work there and on college campuses across the country. The implications of what is unfolding on the … Continue reading Why Is Palestine Solidarity Being Criminalized On California Campuses?
Written by Glenn Greenwald Criminalizing Protected Political Speech Over the past several years, the Justice Department has increasingly attempted to criminalize what is clearly protected political speech by prosecuting numerous individuals (Muslims, needless to say) for disseminating political views the government dislikes or considers threatening. The latest episode emerged on Friday, when the FBI announced … Continue reading The Department Of Justice Escalating Criminalization Of Speech
Speak out by Rafeef Ziadah, London. Introduction by Debra Ellis One of Toronto's most captivating spoken word artists is Rafeef Ziadah, a third-generation Palestinian refugee and community organizer. Rafeef Ziadah received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the ‘Word of Mouth’ program to create her debut album, Hadeel, featuring music from other notable Toronto musicians … Continue reading 'We Teach Life, Sir'
March 28, 2003 Following the events of 9/11 the FBI created an Arab American Advisory Committee after hate crimes against people perceived to be "Arab" or "Muslim" increased by 1700%. 1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim This film is the 2010 recipient of the Grand Prize award for LinkTV's One Chicago, One Nation film competition. Using … Continue reading Because We Refuse To End In Violence
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality” ~ Dante Alighieri Irvine 11 Update and Action! ORANGE COUNTY, CA ~ On September 23, 2011, ten students, commonly dubbed the "Irvine 11," were found guilty on two misdemeanor counts: conspiracy to disrupt a meeting and … Continue reading To the Irvine 11: You Are Not Alone!
Urgent Action Item Request by Stand With The Eleven On February 8, 2010 Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the United States spoke at University of California-Irvine. Eleven students interrupted his speech to speak against the injustices committed by the speaker and his government. The students who left peacefully upon request were arrested and threatened with … Continue reading Protest for Irvine 11 on 10/11
“Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime. It was the crime of joining my people in a nonviolent protest against injustice.“ -Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading Stand for Justice ~ Stand with the Irvine 11