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Twin Cities activists promote Hatem Abudayyeh speaking event on fight to free Palestine

By Mick Kelly |
February 5, 2013
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Members of the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression prepare post cards promoting
Members of the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression prepare post cards promoting Hatem Abudayyeh speaking event. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
Post card promoting Hatem Abudayyeh speaking event.
Post card promoting Hatem Abudayyeh speaking event.

Minneapolis, MN – Members of the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression assembled here, Feb. 5, to prepare a mailing of over 900 post cards to its Twin Cities members, as part of outreach for a major speaking event featuring Palestinian activist Hatem Abudayyeh. Phone banks and mass leafleting events are planned for coming days.

Abudayyeh will be speaking on the growing struggle to end the occupation of Palestine and the repression that is being unleashed on Palestine solidarity activists here in the U.S. The event will take place on Feb. 23, 3:30 pm, at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

Abudayyeh is one of the anti-war and international solidarity activists who were raided by the FBI, on Sept. 24, 2010. Like them, he was called to a Chicago grand jury investigating “material support for terrorism.” Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, a founding advisory board member of the National Network for Arab American Communities and one of the main organizers of the U.S. Palestine Community Network's two national conferences in 2008 and 2010, each attended by over 1200 people.

Jess Sundin, of the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression, says that activists are going all out to make this event with Abudayyeh a success: “This program will be a great place to find out about struggle to liberate Palestine and the resistance we are organizing against attempts by the Justice Department to criminalize international solidarity.”

The event is endorsed by Americans Muslims for Palestine, Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Communities United Against Police Brutality, MayDay Bookstore, Middle East Peace Now, Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Students for a Democratic Society at the U of M, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, the Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, and the Women's Student Activist Collective.

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