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Defend the Irvine 11 and Eric-Michael Wilson
Date Wednesday April 27
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley • Clark Kerr Campus • Dining Center (Building 10) • Garden Room
Warring Street and Parking Street
Berkeley, CA
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorJeremy
The Irvine 11 are students from UC Irvine who spoke out against Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren for Israel's massacre of over 1,300 Palestinians in Gaza during "Operation Cast Lead." For this exercise of their free speech, they have faced academic suspension and probation, and misdemeanor criminal charges. Summer Hararah, Civil Rights Organizer with the Asian Law Caucus, will explain what their case means for student activism, and why we must defend them.

Eric-Michael Wilson is a UC Berkeley student and activist against the budget cuts and fee hikes. He attended a protest in November outside the office of the UC Regents, where the Regents were considering whether to raise tuition for the 6th time in 4 years. At this protest, a UCSF police officer drew his gun on the protesters. Eric-Michael -- despite clear video evidence to the contrary -- is accused of assaulting a police officer, when in fact he was only exercising his right to protest to fight for the rights of everyone to get an education. He will talk about his case and the fight against the budget cuts.

Cosponsored by the International Socialist Organization, United National Antiwar Committee, Socialist Action, Berkeley SJP, Committee to Defend Lynne Stewart, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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