6th August 04:07
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS CANCEL PALESTINE CONFERENCE (publisher speech year overt)
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS CANCEL PALESTINE CONFERENCE
Statement from the Organizing Committee of the Third National Student
Conference on the Palestine Solidarity Movement at Rutgers University
*** This is an Urgent Call to Action! Your immediate
solidarity is needed! ***
(Press release follows this Call to Action)
Today, Rutgers University officials have CANCELLED the Third National
Student Conference of the Palestine
Solidarity Movement, scheduled for October 10-12, 2003 at Rutgers
Yet, the students at Rutgers University are determined to
hold the conference as planned.
In canceling this widely supported conference throughout
North America, the university administration has trampled
on constitutional rights, muted free speech, and has
betrayed its pledge to fairness and education.
This is an attack on peace and justice activists everywhere. It is an attack
on our society as a whole and
on our right to free _expression and assembly.
But the university administration has gone much farther,
and has taken a shameful overt political stand in favor of
Israeli Apartheid. As the university cancels the Palestine
conference, it is simultaneously supporting an overarching
pro-Israel program called "Israel Inspires", organized by
the likes of AIPAC and Hillel International along with
others, which will be held at Rutgers to "neutralize the
According to the official website of "Israel Inspires"
(http://www.israelinspires.org), the president of Rutgers
University, Dr. Richard L. McCormick, "pledged his support for Israel
Inspires, and asked to be personally involved in Hillel's positive
pro-active initiative." In fact,
President McCormick will appear tonight as a keynote at a pro-Israel event
hosted by Zionists groups at Rutgers
University. Featured participants at the "Israel Inspires"
program during the weekend of October 10-12 will include the arch-Zionist
Richard Perle and former CIA Director, James Woolsey. They will join the
president of the right-wing Hudson Institute, Herbert London, and the
publisher & CEO of the Jerusalem Post, Tom Rose. On
September 18, 2003, Israeli Minister, Natan Sharansky,
will be featured as the opening speaker of the anti-Palestinian year-long
Palestine solidarity students and activists have the same
right to assemble and hold a conference. They have the
right to demand that their university is not invested in
another Apartheid system, and that they are not party to
the suppression of the Palestinian people. They have the
right to express their views and be heard without
intimidation and constant harassments.
Palestine solidarity students and activists should not be
silenced by anyone. The Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim
communities should not be marginalized and positioned as
These attacks on the organizers of the Palestine
conference and the movement have mirrored the escalating assault on the
Palestinian people, and have intersected with the attacks against our civil
constitutional rights. The movement for peace and justice
is at a crossroad today, and our society is being tested
and pushed to the limits.
The Palestine solidarity movement needs your support! The Third National
Student Conference on the Palestine
Solidarity Movement must be held as planned.
SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE AND REGISTER NOW ONLINE:
ENDORSE NOW ONLINE:
7th August 15:12
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS CANCEL PALESTINE CONFERENCE (speech year)
If this is going to be another celebration of bigotry and hatred like
last's year's "conference" at Ann Arbor, then "good riddance to bad
rubbish" is all I can say!
Widely supported by who? David Duke and the American Nazi Party?
Too bad that they seem to feel a constant need to intimidate and
harass the free speech of others, as seen at San Francisco Sate
University and Concordia University Montreal. Maybe that's why
Rutgers felt it advisable to shut down your vicious little bigoted
racist hate conclave (or should that be KonKlave?).
Some Qur'an quotes: 5:20 qaala muusaa 5:21 "yaa qawmi ´dkhuluu ´l-'arDa
´l-muqaddasata ´llatii kataba ´llaahu lakum" 17:104 waqulnaa ... libanii
'israa'iila "´skunuu ´l-'arDa" || In English: Moses said, "My people,
go into the Holy Land which God has assigned to you!" And we said to the
Children of Israel, "Inhabit the land!" http://symbolictruth.fateback.com/