Emergency Action in case of indictments or resubpoenas

Sign the PLEDGE to resist FBI & Grand Jury repression

In case activists get re-subpoenaed or indicted by the Grand Jury:
Be ready for EMERGENCY ACTION: 4:30 pm, Federal Building, 4th St & 4th Ave, Downtown Mpls.
Text “follow mnstopfbi” to 40404 to get updates by text messages
You may also check stopfbi.net or call 612-837-5364 (WAMM) or 612-379-3585 (CSFR)

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Nov 4 – Protest to defend Rasmea Odeh

20141104_Rasmea_Mpls_protestDefend Rasmea Odeh
Drop the Charges Now!

Minneapolis protest
Tuesday, November 4
4:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Federal Building
4th Street S & 4th Avenue S, Downtown Mpls

Also sign the online petition demanding the US government drop the charges against Rasmea. Go to http://www.stopfbi.net

About Rasmea Odeh

Rasmea Odeh is a 67-year-old Palestinian American community leader who was tortured by the Israelis in 1969, and is now being unjustly prosecuted by the U.S. government.


Stand with Rasmea and fill the federal courthouse in Detroit!

Our work is not merely an act of solidarity with Rasmea Odeh, but also serves as a challenge to the unjust prosecution of a beloved Palestinian icon, as well as a refusal to accept the criminalization of an entire community.

Rasmea’s trial is set to begin on Tuesday, November 4th in Detroit at the Federal Courthouse at 231 W. Lafayette Blvd.. We are committed to filling the courtroom every day of the trial, which is expected to last up to three weeks.

Tuesday, November 4  to Friday, Nov 7
Weekdays from 8am to 1pm at 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., downtown Detroit.
 Visit StopFBI.net to register. For those coming to Detroit from out of town: The Rasmea Defense Committee is working hard to support your housing and transportation needs. When you register, at http://www.StopFBI.net, let us know how we can help.

Flyer PDF

Committee to Stop FBI Repression  StopFBI.net

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Protest Oct. 2: Drop the Charges against Rasmea Odeh!

FreePalJustice4Rasmea

FREE PALESTINE!
Drop the Charges Against Rasmea Odeh!
PROTEST
Thursday, Oct. 2 at 4:30pm
Minneapolis Federal Building
4th St & 4th Ave

Join us for a protest to demand freedom for Palestine and to demand that the federal government drops the trumped up changes against Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh! The Minneapolis protest will coincide with Rasmea’s next court appearance in Detroit. The U.S. government is trying to prosecute her for allegedly lying on her immigration papers about her Israeli imprisonment 45 years ago. The wrongful conviction in Palestine was the result of vicious physical and sexual torture by the Israeli military. Rasmea is a wellknown activist is Chicago and she is fighting her charges. Join with us to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine both at home and abroad

Sponsored by the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression

http://mnstopfbi.wordpress.com/

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Free Palestine Rasmea Oct 2

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Protest Aug. 1: Free Palestine! Justice for Rasmea Odeh!

Free Palestine! Justice for Rasmea Odeh!
Friday, August 1, 2014 from 4:30 to 5:30 at Snelling and Summit Avenues in St. Paul, MN

Join with us at WAMM’s weekly Palestine vigil to demand an end to the siege of Gaza, an end to U.S. military aid to Israel, and to stop the prosecution of Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh. August 1 is Rasmea’s last court date in Detroit before her trial as the U.S. government prepares to prosecute her for allegedly lying on her immigration papers about her Israeli imprisonment 45 years ago. The wrongful conviction in Palestine was the result of vicious physical and sexual torture by the Israeli military. Rasmea is a well-known Palestinian activist is Chicago and she is fighting her charges. Join with us to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine – both at home and abroad!

Co-sponsored by Women Against Military Madness, the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, and the Anti-War Committee.

FFI: womenagainstmilitarymadness.org
FFI on Rasmea: stopfbi.net

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May 31 – 7-9pm – Houseparty for Rasmea!

Houseparty for Rasmea Odeh!

20140531_Houseparty_for_RasmeaSaturday, May 31st from 7-9 pm at the home of Sarah Martin, 622 8th Ave. S.E.  Mpls 55414

RSVP on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/1450530898518705/

Flyer PDF

On June 10th Chicago community leader Rasmea Odeh’s trial is scheduled to begin in Detroit and we want to be there to stand in solidarity with her to protest this injustice!

Despite months of Rasmea Defense Committee organizing in Chicago and across the nation, the U.S. government refuses to drop its case against Rasmea, who they are alleging lied on an immigration application she filled out 20 years ago.  If found guilty, she could face up to ten years in federal prison, an immediate revocation of her citizenship, and then deportation from the United States.

The charge against Rasmea is nothing but another political attack by the U.S. government, meant to defame and criminalize another Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim leader who has dedicated her life to the empowerment of her people, as well as to intimidate and repress entire communities that are organizing for justice and liberation.  She was brutally tortured into a confession by the Israelis 45 years ago, and now the U.S. is trying to brutalize her once again.

After giving so much of her life to others, Rasmea now needs our support.  We have already received statements of support from over 100 organizations, and more than 3,000 people have signed the online petition for Rasmea.

The attack on Rasmea is an extension of the attack on local anti-war and international solidarity activists. We have seen this before, two years ago when the government targeted Chicano community leader Carlos Montes. Through dedicated organizing we were able to keep Carlos out of jail and instead doing the important community work he still does today.

The MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression is organizing for folks attend her trial and to do community organizing.  Please come to our houseparty to learn more about Rasmea’s case and what you can do to help.  There will be a cash bar and a pitch for donations. All donations will go to fund Minnesotans travel to Detriot and Rasmea’s legal defense.

Organized by the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression.
For more information about her case go to stopfbi.net.

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Dec. 12 – 6pm – Community Dinner to Benefit Rasmea Odeh

Community Dinner to Benefit Rasmea Odeh 
Thursday, December 12th @ 6pm @ 4200 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis 
Palestinian community activist Rasmea Odeh was arrested Tuesday, October 22nd, at her Chicago home on politically-motivated immigration charges. The case against her is part of an ongoing campaign against Palestinians and those who work in solidarity with them. Barry Jonas, the same prosecutor pursuing 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists, including nine from Minneapolis, is helping build the case against Rasmea. Her case is also part of a broader effort to target Palestinian, Arab and Muslim communities across the U.S. Join us for a community dinner to talk about Rasmea Odeh’s case, the broader context of political repression, and the ongoing case against the Anti War 23. Organized by the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression. Twitter tag- #justice4rasmea
 
Sign the petition to demand the charges against her be dropped at http://www.stopfbi.net/sign-petition-rasmea-odeh.  
 
 
BACKGROUND INFO 
Palestinian community activist Rasmea Odeh was arrested Tuesday, October 22nd, at her Chicago home by agents of the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and ICE. She is charged with immigration fraud. Allegedly, in her application for citizenship, she didn’t mention that she was arrested in Palestine 45 years ago and tried in an Israeli military court that does not recognize the rights of Palestinians to due process. Now the U.S. government is carrying out enforcement of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and Rasmea faces being stripped of U.S. citizenship, a prison term of ten years and probably, after prison, deportation. The charges against her are a political attack on her as an individual, and on Palestinian, Arab and Muslim communities across the U.S. as a whole. The charges against her are part of an ongoing campaign against Palestinians and those who work in solidarity with them. Barry Jonas, the same prosecutor pursuing 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists, including nine from Minneapolis, is helping build the case against Rasmea. Rasmea is the associate director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), one of the oldest institutions in Chicago’s Arab community. She leads a women’s committee with 600 Arab and Muslim women and she is also a leader in the immigrant rights movement in Chicago. Join us November 13 for a national day of action to support for Rasmea on her court date, demanding the charges against her be dropped.
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MIRAc says: Drop Immigration Charges Against Rasmea Odeh!

The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) condemns the politically-motivated arrest and indictment of Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Associate Director of the Chicago-based Arab American Action Network (AAAN), on an immigration-related charge. The sixty-five year old was arrested at her home in late October by agents from the Department of Homeland Security, alleging an immigration violation on a 20-year-old application. Immigration law should not be used as a weapon of political repression!

Rasmea, who has made it her life’s work to serve and help empower Palestinian and Arab families, is the victim of a witch-hunt by our federal law enforcement agencies, which continue to violate the civil rights of Arabs and Muslims with impunity. Rasmea is a leading member of Chicago’s Arab and Muslim communities, and her decade of service has changed the lives of thousands of people, particularly disenfranchised Arab women and their families.

As the Associate Director of the AAAN, Rasmea is responsible for coordinating an Arab Women’s Committee, which is active in defending civil liberties and immigrant rights.  She is a mentor to hundreds of immigrant women, and is a well-known and respected organizer throughout Chicago, the U.S., and the world.

Earlier this year, Rasmea received the Outstanding Community Leader Award from the Chicago Cultural Alliance, which described her as a woman who has “dedicated over 40 years of her life to the empowerment of Arab women, first in her homes of Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon…and then the past 10 years in Chicago.” Rasmea is a community icon who recently completed a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Governors State University.  She was tortured by Israeli authorities while imprisoned in Palestine in the 1970s, and is a proud reminder of the millions of Palestinians who have not given up organizing for their rights of liberation, equality, and return.

It is appalling that our government is now attempting to imprison her once again. We condemn this attack on Rasmea, as well as the broader pattern of persecuting Arabs, Muslims and other immigrant communities.

We ask all of our supporters to sign the petition at http://www.iacenter.org/rasmeaodehpetition/ to demand that they Drop the Charges against Rasmea Odeh Now!

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Informational Flyer: Rasmea Odeh

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