Don't Mourn, Organize!

On Sunday, September 25th, 2011 in News, What We Can Do.

‘Irvine 11’ jury finds all 10 students guilty After more than two days of deliberation, an Orange County jury on Friday found 10 Muslim students guilty of two misdemeanors to conspire and then disrupt a February 2010 speech at UC Irvine last year by the Israeli ambassador to the United States. There was crying as the verdict was read in Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson’s courtroom. The students showed no visible emotion, although they hugged each afterward. Some also


In solidarity with the Irvine 11

On Sunday, September 25th, 2011 in News, What We Can Do.

Solidarity with the Irvine 11 The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee and the GSAS Alliance for Justice in the Middle East stand in solidarity with the “Irvine 11.” We are appalled by the criminalization of these students for nonviolently protesting a 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. Yesterday, the Orange County Superior Court found ten University of California-Irvine students guilty of two misdemeanor counts of disturbing a meeting and of conspiring to disturb a meeting. The students had stood


What we can do!

On Monday, September 19th, 2011 in News, What We Can Do.

Press Conference at Santa Ana Courthouse Before ‘Irvine 11’ Trial Comes to a Close (SANTA ANA, CA, 9/18/11) – Ten students have were indicted with two counts of misdemeanors that the Orange County District Attorney’s office decided to take to criminal court. After weeks of trial, thousands of dollars in taxpayer money, rigorous jury selection sifting through more than 200 jurors, the ‘Irvine 11′ trial will come to a close. The jury’s verdict will not only determine what the students’


What we can do

On Friday, September 3rd, 2010 in What We Can Do.

The United States recently extended an invitation to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to re-start direct talks. Both sides accepted. Tomorrow, Israel and the Palestinian Authority will begin their first direct negotiations in nearly two years. To say that a lot is riding on the outcome, would be the understatement of the century. Divisions between Israel and Palestinians have made this one of the world’s most intractable conflicts. The blockade on the tiny strip of land is about 130 square


Unsung heroes – and what we can do

On Saturday, October 24th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict, What We Can Do.

he day before yesterday, a judge extended the detention of Mohammad Othman for yet another 11 days. He was detained on September 22 by Israeli authorities when returning to the West Bank after a trip to Norway, where he advocated for boycotts, divestments, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Since his detention, he has endured long interrogations and solitary confinement. Over 8,000 people have written US President Obama, asking him to press Israel for his release. Please keep fighting for his



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