Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday September 1, 2014: Drop the Charges on Rasmea Odeh

Rasmea Odeh, Chicago feminist community leader and torture survivor, faces prison.

Rasmea Odeh was arrested and sexually tortured by the Israeli military in 1969, eventually confessing to a crime she didn't commit.  After ten years in Israeli prison, Rasmea created a new life in the U.S., helping to found the Arab Women's Committee, a 600-member organization that helps immigrant Arab women learn English, find their voices, and support one another.  Now the U.S. government is threatening to strip her of her citizenship and send her to prison for another ten years because of her past as a political prisoner.  We talk about the case with Professor Nadine Naber, author of Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics and Activism.

Call Tuesday, September 2nd to stop the deportation of Rasmea. Go to www.stopfbi.net for phone numbers. Click here to sign petition to drop the charges against Rasmea.

Rally for Rasmea on September 8th.

Listen now or Get MP3: 32:21 min.

Click here listen to entire program. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
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