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Momentum grows for ‘National Week of Action to Defend Rasmea’

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January 30, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN - Organizers of the Feb. 9 through 15 national week of actions to defend Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh say that activists in cities across the U.S. are committing to take action and momentum around the case is growing. Odeh was convicted of trumped-up immigration charges last year, and is facing up to 10 years of prison and deportation at her sentencing in Detroit, March 12.

Actions are planned in Minneapolis, Seattle, New York City, Tampa and other cities.

Jess Sundin, of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression states, “The campaign to defend long-time Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh has reached a critical stage. We urge everyone to join us in organizing an event or protest on your campus or in the community.”

Organizers of the week of actions are also urging Palestine solidarity, peace and justice activists to put together events for a live stream speech by Rasmea Odeh, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CST (7:30 pm EST) Friday, Feb. 13. The court had ordered Odeh stay in the Chicago area, so the live stream is chance for her to address audiences in cities across the county. More information is available at