Monday, June 27, 2011

Criminalizing Palestinian Solidarity in the U.S.

Campaigning against Israeli apartheid has resulted in 23 Palestinian solidarity activists facing US federal grand jury.

by Maureen Murphy, CommonDreams.org, June 27, 2011
The United States government has criminalized the Palestinian people, and now it is increasingly treating US citizens who stand in solidarity with Palestine as criminals as well – including those courageously putting their lives on the line to break the siege on Gaza.

I am a Palestine solidarity activist in the US, and one of 23 US citizens who have been issued with a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury as part of what the government has said is an investigation into violations of the laws banning material support to foreign “terrorist organizations”.

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