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Tuesday, February 15 Capitol Calling Party: Resisting Attacks on Palestinian Human Rights Activists

Tuesday, February 15 Capitol Calling Party: Resisting Attacks on Palestinian Human Rights Activists


On Tuesday, February 15, join CODEPINK Congress & Massachusetts Peace Action for the second event in our SPECIAL SERIES ON FOREIGN POLICY!

Meet Palestinian human rights activists who refuse to be silenced, despite an intense crackdown on advocates for Palestinian human rights. In the U.S., the Israel lobby has vilified educators, targeting Palestinian human rights advocates with enemy lists and demanding they be fired. Abroad, Israel has outlawed six prominent NGOs for advocating for Palestinian rights, labeling them terrorist organizations. Learn about the work of Palestine Legal, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel -- and take action in solidarity with those resisting the crackdown.

*Note: By RSVPing to this event, you are signing up to join the CODEPINK AND either Massachusetts Peace Action or your local Peace Action affiliate's email list

Featured Guests:

Diala Shamas is a Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights. Born in East Jerusalem, Shamas challenges government abuses perpetrated under the guise of national security, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Amal Thabateh is the Michael Ratner Justice Fellow at Palestine Legal, where she challenges the censorship and surveillance of advocates for Palestinian liberation.

Brad Parker is a Senior Policy Advisor at Defense for Children International, where he advocates for Palestinian children's rights and an end to Israel's torture of child prisoners. Defense for Children International is one of six NGOs banned from Israel for its objections to child detentions in the occupied territories.

Cynthia Franklin is a professor, author and Member of the Organizing Collective of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. She is also an activist with Against Canary Mission & Jewish Voice for Peace.

Sign up for the continuing CODEPINK Congress and Massachusetts Peace Action series:

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Featuring: Larry Wilkerson, former Special Assistant to then-Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell; and Reiner Braun, German journalist; Exec. Dir, International Peace Bureau

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Featuring: Dr. Gerold Horne, author and professor of 20th Century African American History, University of Houston; Maurice Carney, Exec. Dir., Friends of the Congo, member of Black Alliance for Peace, former research consultant for the Congressional Black Caucus






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