March 2017

Rasmea Odeh accepts a plea agreement with no prison time

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Contact: Hatem Abudayyeh,, 773.301.4108

Rasmea Odeh, the 69-year old Palestinian American community leader who was tortured and sexually assaulted by the Israeli military in 1969, is bringing to a close her battle to win justice from the U.S. legal system.

In response to the Chicago Tribune: Rasmea Odeh is a survivor of sexual torture

Media Outlet: 
Fightback! News

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is circulating the following statement from the Rasmea Defense Committee.

In commentary for the Chicago Tribune March 5th, Peggy Shapiro, who is simply described as a retired professor from the Chicago City Colleges, attacks Rasmea Odeh, an activist from Chicago’s Palestinian community.

Rasmea speaks on International Women's Day

Watch her speech at the Chicago Teachers Union hall on International Women's Day here, and it is also transcribed below:

Good evening everyone.  My name is Rasmea Odeh, and along with my friends Barbara Ransby, Angela Davis, and five other organizers from the U.S. and around the world, I signed the article that called for the women’s strike on this day.  I am a Palestinian, and I have dedicated my life to the liberation of women and of my people in general.  

Lynne Stewart Tribute

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is circulating the following tribute written by Jess Sundin, originally published at Fight Back! News.