Submitted by Sydney Levy on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:49am
We mourn the murders yesterday near the campus of the University of North Carolina of three Muslim students, 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat and Yusor Mohammad, 21, who were married in December; and Yusor’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, a student at North Carolina State University. A student at UNC’s School of Dentistry, Deah Shaddy Barakat was active in the Miswak Foundation, which supports dental relief missions in underserved areas of the world. Yusor Mohammad, who volunteered with a local dental clinic, was planning to attend UNC dental school in the fall.&
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:12am
In the days since the murder of Michael Brown, a young, unarmed African-American man who was shot and killed by a police officer, the eyes of the world have turned to the city of Ferguson. The community has risen up in the face of brutal repression to protest the racism and injustice African-American communities throughout the US face from centuries-old, systematic, and increasingly militarized police violence.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:20pm
In these terrible days, JVP is heartened to see the massive growth in the global movement to demand justice for Palestinians and an end to Israel’s current assault, which has now left over 600 Palestinians dead, including 100 children. As a part of this movement, we affirm the values we see reflected in the vast majority of our allies and partners to building a multiracial, interfaith movement that is strongly committed to realizing justice, equality, and safety for all people.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:14am
16 year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair from East Jerusalem was found dead, the victim of what appears to be a price tag attack, revenge for the killing of three Israeli teenagers on the West Bank. He was the 10th Palestinian killed by the IDF or right-wing extremists in the last two weeks.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:11am
We are opposed to any violence against civilians, which is a violation of international law and an affront to our values. We hope that the punishment of Palestinian society as a whole – itself a violation of international law - will not intensify in place of real justice in the aftermath of this tragedy.
May we honor their memories through our commitment to a just peace
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 6:24am
As Palestinians mark 47 years of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, human rights groups are accusing NBC of complicity in Israel’s violations of international law and human rights by filming its new series DIG in occupied East Jerusalem, after clearly stating that they would not do so.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:28pm
To the Assembly of the University of Michigan Central Student Government:
We write to endorse the divestment resolution proposed by S.A.F.E. and supported at last weeks meeting by 300 students and 36 student organizations, including groups representing a broad spectrum of students of color, human rights, and social interests.