February 9 – 21: Events across United States support Rasmea Odeh with live streams, concerts and more

rockrasmThe national week of action February 9-13 to defend Rasmea Odeh is shaping up with events across the United States to defend Rasmea! (See below for complete list.) There is also a new website focused just on the campaign to defend Rasmea Odeh: http://justice4rasmea.org.

The Campaign to Stop FBI Repression is organizing Livestream events, in which Rasmea can join local events over an internet connection:

Friday, Feb. 13. 6:30 pm CST
Sunday, Feb. 15. 2:00 pm CST
Thursday, Feb. 19. 8:00 pm CST

Rasmea will give a prepared talk and take questions that are submitted via chat or email. The proposal is that her talk would be part of a program that includes at least one local speaker on the next steps in defense work, but it will also work within a program on political repression, Palestine, etc.

Your event location will need an active internet connection and a computer with speakers for viewing the stream. If you expect a lot of people and have access to a digital projector and screen that can be a nice addition.

If you wish to ask questions from your location it may be more convenient to have a second device with chat or email capability, like a smartphone, laptop, tablet etc.

The live stream will be broadcast on the StopFBI.net You Tube Channel. Confirm the broadcast link and other day-of-event information by emailing the organizers at info@stopfbi.net, RE: Rasmea live stream

Students for Justice in Palestine – Chicago hold successful fundraiser for Rasmea

Fight Back! News reported that a successful fundraiser, Sumoud, was organized for Rasmea in Chicago on February 3 despite Zionist opposition. – Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at DePaul University held a fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh here, Feb. 3, with over 200 in attendance. Speaker after speaker rose to declare their support for Chicago’s legendary Palestinian woman activist. Odeh, who survived brutal torture and rape at the hands of Israeli prison guards, was put on trial by the U.S. Attorney in Detroit. She faces 10 years of prison and deportation at her March 12 sentencing hearing, for failing to reveal her 1969 conviction in an illegal, Israeli military court, when she applied for citizenship in the U.S.

The SJP event became the center of a media storm and a controversy with DePaul’s administration when the Zionist Organization of America vilified Odeh and her student supporters. Performing at the dinner, Amir Zahr, a well-known Palestinian comic, drew laughs and applause when he scoffed at the small group of racist Zionists outside with signs against Odeh, stating “Remember when we were the counter-protesters and nobody would listen to us. How things have changed!”

Week of Action to Defend Rasmea

Seattle, Washington
Monday, Feb. 9th
Protest for Rasmea
4:30 to 5:30pm
Western District Federal Court House
700 Stewart Street

Tampa, Florida
Monday, February 9
Sign Waving for Rasmea
5:00 to 6:00 pm
56th St. and Fowler Ave.
Tampa, NC 33617
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/658909987553330/

Salt Lake City, Utah
Thursday, February 12
Protest for Rasmea
7:00pm in MST
Wallace Bennett Federal Building
125 S State St, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/746444165451972/

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Thursday, February 12
Informational Protest for Rasmea Odeh
12:00 – 1:00 pm
University of New Mexico Bookstore
2301 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527168947548782/

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friday, February 13
Rasmea Speaks! Livestream
6:00pm in CST
4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/335491259984824

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Friday, February 13
Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh: Panel and Livestream
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Institute for Global Education
1118 Wealthy Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI

New York, NY
Friday, February 13
Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh Event in NYC
The Riverside Church in the City of New York, Room 240
Featuring: Muhammad Sankari from the Rasmea Defense Committee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544779365782153/

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Friday, February 13
Social and Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh
6:00pm – 9:00pm in CST
Marquette University
Lalumiere Hall Rm 288
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1381081942203225/

Tucson, Arizona
Sunday, February 15
Rasmea Odeh – Live Stream Solidarity
12:30 pm
Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee
606 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593962427485790/

San Francisco, California
Thursday, February 19th
Live Stream with Rasmea Odeh
6:00 pm
518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/797734336963444/

Miami, Florida
Thursday, February 19
South Florida Speaks with Rasmea Odeh
6:00 pm
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St,
Miami, FL 33199
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1059892270703267/

Dallas, Texas
Thursday, February 19
Live Stream with Rasmea Odeh
7:15 pm
Pan African Connection
828 4th Ave.
Dallas, TX
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393585210949766/

Tampa, Florida
Saturday, February 21
Panel: State Repression and War on Terror
4:00 to 5:00 pm
First United Church of Tampa
7308 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/444820445667294/

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, February 21
Rock for Rasmea!
6:30 PM – Midnight
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380269175612281
More info: http://rockforrasmea.com