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Pack the Court for Amer Jubran! July 16 Brookline District Court
10 Jul 2001
Pack Brookline District Court July 16th 9:00 AM
Defend the right of Palestinians and their supporters to demonstrate against the illegal Israeli Occupation of
Palestinian Land! Protest the arrest of Palestinian Amer Jubran while leading a peaceful, legal protest of a
celebration of the 53rd anniversary of the state of Israel in Brookline, Mass on June 10, 2001.
Send an Online Petition to District Attorney Keating demanding,
"Drop the Racist Frame-Up Charges Against Amer Jubran, Now!"
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Pack Brookline District Court July 16th 9:00 AM Defend the right of Palestinians and their supporters to demonstrate against the illegal Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Land! Protest the arrest of Palestinian Amer Jubran while leading a peaceful, legal protest of a celebration of the 53rd anniversary of the state of Israel in Brookline, Mass on June 10, 2001. Send an Online Petition to District Attorney Keating demanding, "Drop the Racist Frame-Up Charges Against Amer Jubran, Now!"
Drop the Racist Frame-Up Charges Against Amer Jubran!


Defend the right of Palestinians and their supporters to
demonstrate against the illegal Israeli Occupation of
Palestinian Land! Protest the arrest of Palestinian Amer
Jubran while leading a peaceful, legal protest of a
celebration of the 53rd anniversary of the state of Israel
in Brookline, Mass on June 10, 2001.


* Follow the link below and sign the on-line petition to the
Norfolk County District Attorney DEMANDING THE CHARGES BE
DROPPED IMMEDIATELY:


http://www.iacboston.org/jubranpetition


* Sign up at the link above to help get out the word or make
a donation to the defense fund (on the form with the online
petition)


* All out to Brookline Court, 360 Washington St, Brookline,
Mass (across from Brookline Public Library), July 16, 2001,
9am for Amer Jubran's next court appearance!


* Read a full account with pictures and download the pdf
format leaflet and hardcopy petition from the link below:


http://www.iacboston.org/amerjubran


* Approach individuals and organizations you know and have
them send letters to the D.A. modeled on the petition, with
copies to the Committee to Defend Amer Jubran and
Palestinian Free Speech Rights at the address at the bottom
of this message.


* Send a donation to the Amer Jubran Legal Defense Fund at
the address at the bottom of this message.


* Attend the next meeting of the Committee to Defend Amer
Jubran and Palestinian Free Speech Rights, Monday, July 9 at
6:30 pm, 284 Amory St, JP (near Stony Brook on Orange Line)


On Sunday, June 10, 2001 in Brookline, Ma, the Brookline
police, the Town of Brookline, Zionist groups and the
Israeli consulate violated the First Amendment freedom of
speech rights of Palestinians and their supporters who were
conducting a spirited peaceful demonstration. Jewish, Arab,
African-American, Muslim, and other advocates of human
rights and social justice were demanding an end to the
illegal occupation of Palestine and to U.S. funding of
Israel, and were supporting the Intifada and the Right of
Return for Palestinians.


A concurrent event across the street was dedicated to the
53rd anniversary of the establishment of the state of
Israel. At the pro-Palestinian demonstration over 100
participants held signs and pictures and banners, chanted,
and passed out leaflets protesting the Israeli violence
against Palestinians and the U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of
Palestinian civilian communities. They demanded an end to
the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine and the right
for Palestinian refugees to return to their native homeland.


The demonstration proceeded in a spirited, orderly way for 2
1/2 hours, despite harassment from Zionist elements. But the
Brookline police were determined not to allow the
demonstration to continue. They entered the demonstration
without provocation, approached Amer Jubran, a Palestinian
man who was leading chants, and removed him from the
demonstration and arrested him. Amer's only "crime" was
leading a protest against the injustice perpetrated on
Palestinian people who were driven from their homes 53 years
ago to allow the creation of the Israeli state. In fact,
Amer was listed with the police as the organizer of the
protest, and spent the entire day of the demonstration
coordinating with the police, complying with their requests
for the demonstration to be across the street, not to block
foot traffic and not to utilize any bullhorns.



There was no justification or cause for his arrest. The
police then proceed to attempt to further break up the
demonstration by demanding that banners be removed and
people move or be arrested. Amer's rights continued to be
grossly violated. He has been slapped with racist frame-up
charges of felony assault and battery with a dangerous
weapon - a shod foot. This is nothing but an attempt to deny
the right of free speech and protest. It cannot be allowed
to stand.


The movement for Justice for Palestine will not be silenced.
We must defend our right to demonstrate and raise the truth
anywhere and anytime to fight back against the massacre of
innocent children, women and men that is being carried out
by Israel today with U.S. backing, and the rights of the
Palestinian nation to self-determination and of Palestinians
to return to their land. Justice for Amer Jubran! Defend the
right to free speech!


Committee to Defend Amer Jubran and Palestinian Free Speech
Rights c/o Al-Awda-Mass & IAC Boston 31 Germania St (enter
284 Amory St) Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-522-6626 fax
617-983-3836 email: jubrandefense (at) yahoo.com web:
http://www.iacboston.org/amerjubran

See also:
http://www.iacboston.org/amerjubran
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