I remember the first day of my freshman year of college at DePaul University in Chicago. I walked into the Student Center and saw all kinds of flyers on the walls of our student center. Flyers calling for the boycott of Coca Cola because of its connection to violence in Colombia. A flyer promoting an event for Mexican immigrants’ rights. And of course, a flyer advertising the first meeting of the year for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). I will always remember the images of these flyers; they opened up a whole new world to me of student activism.
Renowned Palestian-American activist and scholar, Prof. Naseer Aruri, Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science, UMass Dartmouth is the author of nine book, including Palestine and Palestinians: A Social and Political History. He is a former member of the Palestine National Council and Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA.
A Statement by Kathleen McQuillen at a Vigil for Gaza held in Des Moines on June, 2, 2010
Let me start by saying that we decry all violence. We mourn all loss of life. Today, however, we are focused on the attack perpetrated by Israel against civilians in a relief convoy in international waters, and on the siege of Gaza which led to this tragedy.
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