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Take Action: NU Students for Justice in Palestine Banned

by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 17th, 2014

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Support Students Standing Against Repression of Activism

On March 7, members of Northeastern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) were informed by the school’s Center for Student Involvement that their chapter had been suspended for at least a year for organizing a mock eviction action. 

The administration at Northeastern University is punishing these students for doing nothing but bringing attention to Israel's daily violations of international law and human rights abuses. The university's actions are just the latest example of attempts to repress activism for Palestinian rights, especially on campuses.

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Tomorrow, March 18, two members of the SJP will attend disciplinary hearings for leafleting student dormitories. Please take action now to support the students as they take a stand against the university's repression of free speech, a policy which is wholly incompatible with the open discussion and debate necessary for academic freedom to exist and thrive. 

Contact the Northeastern University administration. You can send an email to the university president using this form.

Join the "Virtual Solidarity with Northeastern SJP." Share this alert with your friends on Facebook and encourage them to take action. Like Northeastern SJP on Facebook and follow@NortheasternSJP

If you are on Twitter, tweet your support using #‎ReinstateNUSJP‬. Click on Tweet Now to automatically send the tweets below. 

  • I stand with @NortheasternSJP. End the Suspension! @Northeastern @PresidentAoun ‪#‎AcademicFreedom‬ ‪#‎ReinstateNUSJP‬ (Tweet Now
  • Why is @Northeastern attempting to repress student speech and activism? #‎ReinstateNUSJP‬ cc @PresidentAoun (Tweet Now
  • If you believe in #AcademicFreedom, let @Northeastern and @PresidentAoun know repressing student speech is unacceptable! (Tweet Now

In the Boston area? Come out and defend the Northeastern SJP at a rally and march tomorrow, Tuesday, March 18 at 10:00am EDT. You can find details here

The global movement for Palestinian rights continues to grow as more and more people stand up and demand an end to Israeli occupation and apartheid. Support Northeastern University SJP in their efforts to ensure their university stands on the right side of history.

Thank you for taking action.