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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