October 2014

Another FBI investigation of international solidarity activists

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is circulating the following Oct. 17 statement from Scott Williams. We remind all progressive activists to not speak with the FBI.

The FBI came looking for me today at my family’s house

Hello everyone,

I am writing to let everyone know that the FBI visited my father today with the intention of questioning me about my trip to Syria as an international election observer for the 2014 Syrian Presidential Elections.

Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh!

Event Information
Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-20 17:00 - 20:00
Location: 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
United States

New York will Rally in Solidarity with Rasmea the week of the 1 Year Anniversary of her arrest, & 1 day before her next hearing, to demand Justice!

Sponsored by: 

  • Al-Awda-New York (Palestine Right to Return Coalition)
  • USPCN (US-Palestine Community Network)
  • CSFR (Committee to Stop FBI Repression)

Endorsing Organizations:

All Out for Detroit: Rasmea's Pretrial hearing

Event Information
Date: 
Tue, 2014-10-21 (All day)
Location: 
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
231 W. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI
United States

Rasmea is due in court again on Tuesday, October 21st, for another important status hearing. A torture expert from the Kovler Center in Chicago will testify as to the effect of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on Rasmea. In addition, the judge may rule on the defense motion to distribute a questionnaire to potential jurors. 

The Rasmea Defense Committee, USPCN, and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR) are mobilizing to fill the courthouse once again. Please join us and show your support for Rasmea!

Injustice in Detroit: Oct. 16 ruling paves way for repressive climate at Rasmea Odeh trial

On October 16, Judge Gershwin Drain made an important ruling in the case of Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh.  At issue was a bizarre motion by the prosecution that characterized the efforts of the Rasmea Defense Committee as “jury tampering” and “almost certainly criminal.”  

Rasmea's next hearing is Oct 21: Call, call, call!

Event Information
Date: 
Tue, 2014-10-21 09:00 - 17:00

Tuesday, Oct 21: Call the prosecutors and tell them, 'Drop the charges now!'

Call Jonathan Tukel in Detroit at 313-226-9100
Chief of National Security Unit, U.S. Attorney’s office, Eastern District of Michigan

Call Barbara McQuade at 313-226-9501 
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan

Condemn government threats against supporters of Rasmea Odeh

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is urging all progressive organizations to sign the following statement. To add your organization to the statement, please email info@stopfbi.net.

The statement reads:

“The undersigned organizations support the democratic rights of the Rasmea Defense Committee, the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, the U.S. Palestinian Community Network, and other organizations to organize broad, public support to drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh.”

To add your organization to the statement, please email info@stopfbi.net.