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LA standing with Rasmea Odeh

National mobilization underway for Odeh appeal hearing
By Mick Kelly |
October 8, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA – A solidarity action to demand justice for Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh is scheduled to take place here Oct. 13, 5:00 p.m., at the Los Angeles federal building, which is located at 300 N Los Angeles Street.

Veteran Chicano leader Carlos Montes, who is helping to organize the action states, “The Los Angeles activist community stands in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh. Our action on Oct. 13 will have the participation of the anti-war movement and solidarity activists from the Philippines, the Palestine movement and the Chicano liberation movement.”

Montes is one of the anti-war and international solidarity activists who was hit in a wave of FBI repression that was launched in 2010. His home was raided at the behest of the Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force in 2011. Thanks to a national defense campaign, the attempt to imprison Montes was defeated. Odeh’s case stems from the same investigation.

The LA protest comes one day before Odeh’s Cincinnati appeal hearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where her lawyers will be challenging her conviction on an trumped-up immigration charge. Odeh is facing jail and deportation.

A national mobilization is underway to get people to attend Odeh’s Oct. 14 Cincinnati appeal hearing.