BY staff | Chicago, IL | 1/28/15
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) Chicago Network is hosting a fundraiser Feb. 3 to celebrate the resilience of Rasmea Odeh. The event, at 8:00 p.m. at DePaul University, will include dinner, a comedy performance from Amer Zahr, spoken word and dance performances and a speech from a representative of the Rasmea Defense Committee. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Odeh’s legal defense fund.
BY Fernando Figueroa | Jacksonville, FL | 1/28/15
Activists, some coming from as far away as California, converged on the Duval County Courthouse bright and early on Jan. 27. Hopes were high, as Marissa Alexander was due for another day in court and faced the possibility of being released from jail.
BY Richard Blake | Jacksonville, FL | 12/02/14
Marissa Alexander took a plea deal offered by the State Attorney to avoid an upcoming trial on Dec. 8 where she would have faced up to 60 years in prison.
BY Jonathan Waring | Gainesville, FL | 9/28/14
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a banner-signing event, asking students to pledge to stand against rape and sexual violence both on and off campus.
BY staff | Palestine | 8/05/14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Aug. 3 statement from the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 5/10/14
This has been a hard week to listen to the news - especially as a mother. I have had trouble sleeping all week thinking about the girls and mothers living in hell in Nigeria.
BY Chrisley Carpio | Gainesville, FL | 3/20/14
On March 18, University of Florida Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) filled a room with about two dozen students and community members to celebrate International Women's Day.
BY Chris Manor | Salt Lake City, UT | 3/10/14
Four women leaders spoke to a room full of activists, March 8, at an International Women’s Day event hosted by the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 3/10/14
Activists from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), the Committee to Stop FBI Repression and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) gathered here, March 8, to celebrate International Women’s Day. At this event, representatives from each group talked about the radical roots of International Women’s Day and spoke about Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian-American leader facing jail and deportation for on trumped-up immigration charges.
BY Cassia Laham | Miami, FL | 3/09/14
Activists in South Florida celebrated International Women’s Day here, March 8, at the Wynwood Art Walk. The anti-war group People's Opposition to War, Imperialism, and Racism (POWIR) organized the event, which included a spoken-word performance of speeches by women freedom fighters, past and present.