Saturday, September 12
37 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago
Part of the Week of Justice for Rasmea: http://www.stopfbi.net/take-action/2015/8/19/week-justice-rasmea-september-8-14
In Palestine, the Israeli military routinely detains and abuses thousands of Palestinian children.
In the Philippines, political activists are disappeared and murdered by the Aquino government with impunity.
In America, a Black person is killed by police or vigilantes every 28 hours.
Oppression is enforced by violence: extrajudicial killings. Police crimes. Occupation. Siege. But the common enemy propping up these apartheid states, military dictatorships and militarized police departments, is US imperialism. The US is the world’s biggest warmongering superpower, and resistance in Gaza, uprising in Ferguson, and protest in Manila all strike the enemy with the same fist.
This year, Palestinians have marched in Ferguson and countless Black Lives Matter protests. Black activists traveled to Palestine to oppose Israeli apartheid. Angela Davis, the iconic political prisoner from the 1970s, has shared the stage with Rasmea Odeh, a modern day victim of political repression. Activists from the Philippines have also joined in the protests for both Palestine and against police crimes here. And in July, solidarity activists joined Filipinos in Washington, D.C. for a tribunal on human rights abuses by the U.S. backed government in Manila.
From Ferguson to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime!
Join Antiwar Committee-Chicago for a panel discussion with speakers:
*Frank Chapman from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
*Lorena Buni from AnakBayan-Chicago.
* Sundous Daghash from United States Palestinian Community Network
*Holly Kent-Payne from Antiwar Committee Chicago
We’ll examine the U.S. system of war and domination of oppressed nations. We hope to strengthen the work of all our movements. We’ll also be selling Rasmea t-shirts and mobilizing for her appeals hearing in Cincinnati, OH on October 14th!