Irvine SJP appeals punishment for chanting at Israeli soldiers

This was published on August 31 on Palestine Legal’s blog Media contacts: Liz Jackson, media@palestinelegal.org, Palestine Legal Daniel Carnie, student participant and witness Today Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) filed an appeal against a University of California Irvine (UCI) decision to punish them for spontaneously clapping and chanting at a May 10 speaking event with…

Obituary: Othman Hasan, patriarch of Chicago’s Arab community passes away

This statement was published by the Arab American Action Network (AAAN). Othman Hasan (Abu Mohammad) passed on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. We at the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) are heartbroken to report on the passing of Othman Hasan (Abu Mohammad), longtime past president of the Arab Community Center, our precursor organization, and grandfather of current…

Chicago’s Palestinian community stands firm with political prisoners

The U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) hosted a day long encampment and tent in Burbank, IL on May 11. The encampment was hosted in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners hunger striking in Israeli prisons. Currently, there are 6,300 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons, according to Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. More than 1,500…