Milwaukee, August 5: Palestine and Political Repression, The Case Of Rasmea Odeh


6:30 p.m., UW-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

Please join Progressive Students of Milwaukee as we host Hatem Abudayyeh, Executive Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), who will speak about the politically-motivated arrest of his colleague, Rasmea Odeh.

Rasmea Yousef Odeh was arrested at her home on Oct. 22, 2013, by agents from the Department of Homeland Security, alleging an immigration violation on a 20-year-old application. Rasmea, who has made it her life’s work to serve and help empower Palestinian and Arab families, is the victim of another witch-hunt by our federal law enforcement agencies, which continue to violate the civil rights of Arabs and Muslims with impunity, particularly those who are critical of U.S. support for Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.

Rasmea Yousef Odeh

Rasmea Yousef Odeh

August 16, Chicago: ‘Food Is A Right’ People’s Assembly



English Flyer with transportation information from Centro Sin Fronteras:

Spanish Flyer with transportation information from Centro Sin Fronteras:


Another wave of food stamp cuts are underway, on top of federal food stamp cuts that hit millions of poor and working people twice since November. States are reinstating work requirements and ending waivers to allow less people to qualify. But there are no jobs, especially at decent pay with benefits! And most people report they already run out of SNAP benefits after two weeks. Help us build the August 16 ‘Food is a Right’ People’s Assembly in Chicago this summer to demand money for food and jobs, not wars abroad. We will hold panels and plan actions to demand…

Stop all cuts to government SNAP and food programs

Healthy food affordable for all – end food desserts

Economic justice for food, agricultural and all workers –
including the right to unionize

Hold the corporate food industry and agribusiness accountable for their environmental and health devastation in the U.S. and worldwide


SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014, 2-5 PM
Dominican University, Lund Auditorium, 7900 Division St., River Forest, IL
Free and Open To the Public

To get involved or for transportation:
Call 708-524-6904


Electronic Intifada

To the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel’s genocidal slaughter in Gaza


This is what I can pledge — to work to prevent the next stage in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza.

The author of numerous books, Ilan Pappe is professor of history and director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter.


My Trip On The Canadian Water Convoy To Detroit


Detroit’s water crisis has drawn international attention in recent weeks putting a spotlight on the water cut-off program being pursued by the city. Organizations on the ground have been calling for an end to the cut-offs since March when the city announced it would begin shutting off water services to 1,500 to 3,000 households every week. Following a report to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation submitted by the Blue Planet Project/Council of Canadians and Detroit groups, Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque warned that the mass water shut-offs were a violation of human rights.

After mounting pressure the city announced a 15-day suspension on new shut-offs yet groups continue to call for the shut offs to end permanently…

…Opposition has been mounting through the summer. Residents organized direct actions outside of Homrich, the company contracted to shut households’ water off. Hollywood stars like Mark Ruffalo and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morella have added their voices to the chorus of calls for an end to the shutoffs. On July 18, the National Nurses United along with the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions organized a mass rally that drew thousands of people including actor Ruffalo to the city.

March in downtown Detroit, July 2014. [Photo: Abayomi Azikiwe]

March in downtown Detroit, July 2014. [Photo: Abayomi Azikiwe]

Chicago, July 30: Protest Boeing Death Machines in Gaza

Protest Boeing Death Machines in Gaza:

Demand Chicago Drop Boeing from Air and Water Show!

Press Conference & Die-in

Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.

City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor

Boeing Company is a major sponsor of Chicago’s annual Air and Water Show this summer. Many people come to the lake shore every year to see displays of jets and other aircraft.

Boeing weaponry are responsible for many of the over 1000 dead and over 6000 seriously wounded Palestinians in Gaza in the past three weeks. The dead are mostly civilians, including over 200 children. Israel’s fighter jets – the F15s and F16s – as well as Apache helicopters are all made by Boeing.

Boeing has made billions from the sale of weapons for use in Israel’s attacks, as part of its eight year old siege of Gaza.

The City of Chicago should drop Boeing from the sponsors of the Air and Water Show. No company that makes profit from the slaughter of civilians should be included.

Protest initiated by: Anti-War Committee – Chicago, Jews for Justice in Palestine, U.S. Palestinian Community Network and 8th Day Center for Justice. Endorsed by: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy, Illinois Coalition Against Torture, American Friends Service Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace


United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Supports August 2 National “End The Massacre in Gaza” Protest

Initiated by the ANSWER Coalition, UNAC is a co-sponsor of a national rally to end the Massacre in Gaza.  The rally will take place at the White House at 1 PM on August 2.  The ANSWER coalition has organized buses from several area.  To see if buses are leaving from your area, please click here.

NOTE: The closest buses thus from WI that are going to D.C. are leaving from Chicago:
Contact: ANSWER Chicago at 773-463-0311
Details: Buses depart Friday, Aug. 1 at 6 pm from the ANSWER Office at 4802 N. Broadway (You can also meet the buses at 87th and Harlem in Bridgeview, IL at 8 pm). The bus will return to Chicago Sunday morning. Tickets are $100, plus a $5 processing fee.

– The Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement is a member of UNAC. –