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Title: Resilience in the Face of Repression: Commemorating Continued Community Advocacy
START DATE: 2/4/2017
Duration: 2 Hours
Location: Anaheim
Location Details:
631 S Brookhurst St,
Anaheim, CA 92804
Event Topic: repression of Palestine Solidarity
Event Type: screening
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Resilience in the Face of Repression: Commemorating Continued Community Advocacy for Palestine Amidst An Escalating Backlash

Saturday, February 4 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM PST

631 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804

Resilience in the Face of Repression: Commemorating Continued Community Advocacy for Palestine Amidst An Escalating Backlash

The post-9/11 phase of US domestic policy is rightfully understood to be a crucial period as regards the mass surveillance, repression, and cultural demonization of Arabs and/or Muslims in the US. Nevertheless, the origins of a strategic association between Arabs/Muslims with terrorism and resultant institutional surveillance and clampdowns on activism for South West Asian/North African causes, particularly the struggle for Palestinian liberation, well precede 9/11. 1972?s Operation Boulder, whereby the Nixon administration spied on scores of Arab students and politically active Arabs in the US is an example of this. Particularly, the case of eight predominantly Palestinian individuals (dubbed the LA 8 by the media) targeted by the US government under the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952 for allegedly providing material support to the Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in response to their distribution of pro-Palestine materials and donations to humanitarian organizations, is the most well-known case that reflects this pre-9/11 repression of Palestinian activism. Other landmark cases such as the case of Sami Al-Arian, the Holy Land Five, the Midwest 23 and the case of Rasmea Odeh, are all indicative of the deliberate effort to stifle political movements and voices of dissent and to criminalize Palestine activism indefinitely.

Now, Palestinian and Palestine solidarity campus and community organizations and individuals across the US continue to face intense backlash on all fronts. We can only expect this to increase in the context of the Donald Trump Presidency. The clampdown on campus and community activism for Palestine has become so pronounced that the legal organization Palestine Legal felt compelled to issue a report entitled ?The Palestine Exception to Free Speech.? Student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) are often targeted by Zionist organizations and unsympathetic administrations for their activism. Palestinian professor Steven Salaita lost a tenure track position for daring to speak out against Israeli atrocities, and Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh was imprisoned for 18 months and faces the prospect of deportation under flimsy charges of false procurement of naturalization that are nothing more than a pretext to silence her and, by extension, all unapologetic advocacy for a liberated Palestine.

And yet, no matter how high the stakes may be or how intense the repression across all levels continues to grow, the resilience of the Palestinian community in the diaspora remains steadfast. It is in this spirit that the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) invites you to attend a screening of a documentary about the LA 8 that will include a brief discussion of the history of repression of Palestine activism through culture wars as well as a discussion of things we all can do to continue to defend first amendment rights as well as the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Come for a night of education and celebration of the fact that, no matter the odds, we will not rest until Palestine is free.

*This event is free and open to the public

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