Please join us on Nov. 4 as we travel with Rasmea Odeh to Detroit on the first day of her trial. Rasmea is the 67-year-old Palestinian American 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. Her trial is set to begin on Tuesday, November 4th, at the Federal Courthouse at 231 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, Michigan. We are committed to filling the courtroom every day of the trial, which is expected to last up to three weeks. To be successful in helping her win the case, we need you there!
1. Fill the courtroom, starting Tuesday, November 4 (for up to 3 weeks).
Weekdays from 8am to 1pm
at 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., downtown Detroit.
Click here 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, let us know how we can help. General logistical information will be posted soon.
For people in Chicago: Buses for Rasmea’s trial in Detroit will be leaving from the Chicago area on Monday night, November 3rd, at 11:30 PM, from the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview at 7360 W. 93rd Street. Those who want to ride the bus MUST reserve a space by filling out this online web form. We are calling on supporters to try to make a commitment for the whole week. On the form, you MUST tell us how many days of the trial you can attend.
If you have any questions, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on the bus and in the courts!
2. Sign the petition demanding the US government drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh.
3. Donate here. Your support ensures that Rasmea Odeh has the best legal defense, and funds the mobilization to fill the courtroom with Rasmea Odeh supporters.
The national Rasmea Defense Committee includes United States Palestinian Community Network, Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR), Coalition to Protect People’s Rights (CPPR), 8th Day Center for Justice, Al-Awda NY: the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, American Muslims for Palestine, Anti-War Committee (AWC)-Chicago, AWC-Minneapolis, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Light Brigade, Committee Against Political Repression, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, CAIR-Michigan, Friends of Sabeel-North America, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, International League of Peoples’ Struggle-U.S., Jewish Voice for Peace, Latino Organization of the Southwest (LOS), Lifta Society, Middle East Crisis Committee (CT), National Boricua Human Rights Network, National Lawyers Guild (NLG), National Students for Justice in Palestine, Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, Palestinian Youth Movement-USA Branch, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, St. Louis Palestine SolidarityCommittee, United African Organization, United National Antiwar Coalition, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Voces de la Frontera, Women Against Military Madness, and Z Collective.