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Salt Lake City stands with Rasmea Odeh

By Gabriella Anderson |
November 14, 2013
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Salt Lake City action in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh
Salt Lake City action in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh. (Fight Back!News/Staff)

Salt Lake City, UT – On Nov. 13, the October 7th Anti-War Committee hosted a rally joined by Workers World Party and the Revolutionary Students Union to demand the U.S. government drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh. Rasmea Odeh is a Palestinian-American community organizer and international solidarity activist who has held U.S. citizenship for over 20 years. The U.S. government charged Odeh with an immigration violation, alleging she violated the law by not identifying her arrest by the Israeli army more than 40 years ago. The U.S. government is engaging in clear political repression.

The Committee’s protest brought together people to stand with Rasmea Odeh and received support from numerous people on the street. They held signs in front of Salt Lake’s federal building that read, “Stop FBI repression” and “Support Rasmea Odeh.” Ian de Oliveria of the October 7th Committee said, “Rasema’s story touches a lot of people personally because of her
struggle as a woman and an immigrant.”

The October 7th Committee Anti-War Committee has promised to join with activists locally and around the country in support of Rasmea Odeh and demand a stop to political repression.