United National Antiwar Coalition
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Many protests continue around the country against police violence especially directed against the Black community. Video taped shooting and beating are uploaded by concerned citizens daily. As a result a new fight back is building in many cities. Please click the link above and join one of these protests.
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In a travesty of justice, Palestinian-American leader Rasmea Odeh, was found guilty of “Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization” and faces up to 10 years of imprisonment, being stripped of her U.S. citizenship, and deportation. She was denied bail and sits in a prison with inadequate facilities and needed medical care until her sentencing scheduled for March 10, 2015. Appeals have been filed to move her close to home and to demand a retrial to drop the charges against her.
The charge was based on a false confession and lengthy imprisonment extracted by lengthy torture and sexual assault by the notorious Israeli military system in 1969. The biased judge allowed the Israeli conviction for which she served 10 years of incarceration to be entered in evidence for the prosecution while denying testimony about her experience of brutal torture and subsequent chronic-PTSD.
It is evident that the real reason she is under attack is because she is an uncompromising Palestinian activist and advocate. Her work as the associate director of Chicago’s Arab-American Network that assists Arab and Muslim immigrants and her organizing efforts for Palestinian liberation and self-determination and an end to U.S. funding for Israeli occupation is what has made her a target.
For more about the trial, the case, and the ongoing campaign to free Rasmea, go to the Committee to Stop FBI Repression website at www.stopfbi.net.
Rasmeah Odeh found guilty
Campaign to free her continues
Rasmeah's sentencing is March 12 - need letter for leniency
Reject S. 452, "A bill to provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine." Click below to sign the open letter to the U.S. Senate.
The United States is the leading provider of weapons to the world, and the practice of providing weapons to countries in crisis, including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, has proven disastrous. Expanding NATO to Russia's border and arming Russia's neighbors threatens something worse than disaster. The United States is toying with nuclear war.
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REPORT ON THE 'STOP THE WARS AT HOME & ABROAD!' UNAC's NATIONAL CONFERENCE
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Against a background of seemingly endless U.S. wars abroad and growing domestic movements against racist police killings, low wages and devastating climate change, more than 400 activists gathered just outside New York City May 8-10 for a “Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad!” conference that ratified an Action Plan addressing both domestic and international issues.
Sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), the conference, held at a hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey, brought together a wide range of activists, from those who primarily concentrate on international issues to mostly younger activists in the emerging movements such as Black Lives Matter, Fight for $15 and environmental change.
Conference delegates came from 29 states, as well as Canada, Britain, Germany and Ukraine. A number of now-U.S.-based activists represented struggles in their home countries of Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Mexico, Palestine, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Syria and Venezuel also attened.
Solidarity messages were received from Cuba, Ireland, New Zealand and Russia [Read more...]