Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 5:09pm
"Every day across America, people stand up and ask inconvenient
questions," JVP's Estee Chandler said. "People who aren't given a voice at the table have
only this means of getting their message out and I don't know of any
other case where someone has been charged with a criminal charge for
using their right to speech."
A Jewish advocacy group says its members should also face criminal charges in light of Orange County prosecutors’ decision last week to charge 11 Muslim student protesters with conspiracy to disrupt the Israeli ambassador to the United States’ speech at UC Irvine last year.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 6:11pm
We at Jewish Voice for Peace are deeply inspired by the Egyptian people’s struggle for democracy and freedom as they rise to decide their own future, defying a regime that has for too long subjugated them.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Sun, 02/06/2011 - 10:08pm
Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of his own family and does not do so is held responsible and liable for the transgressions of his family. Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of the people of his community and does not do so is liable for the transgressions of his community. Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of the entire world and does not do so is liable for the transgressions of the entire world.
- Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 54b
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 4:00pm
Orange County DA: Charge me for interrupting for human rights
On February 8, 2010, protestors at the University of California-Irvine spoke out one by one during a speech by Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren. They did so to give voice to the people silenced by the policies of Oren's government. After their protest, they faced a crackdown from their university, which suspended the organization that many of them belonged to, the Muslim Students Union. And now they face unprecedented criminal charges from the Orange County DA.