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To date, 20 Members of Congress are sponsors of the landmark Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, legislation that would protect Palestinian children's human rights.

This groundbreaking bill would prevent US aid to Israel from being used to detain, interrogate, ill-treat and imprison Palestinian children in its separate-and-unequal military courts.

If your representative is missing, contact them now and tell them to sign on! uscpr.org/end-child-detention

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There is legislation in Congress right now that would help end this.

Learn more and encourage your Member of Congress to support it: uscpr.org/end-child-detention

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Israel systematically harasses and abuses Palestinian kids.

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Last month, Israel destroyed 550 olive trees in Palestine. Help us plant 1,500 by the end of today: #GivingTuesday. $25 will plant an olive tree in Palestine, rooting resistance both on the ground and through the work of the US Campaign here: goo.gl/EWdsg2
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This is amazing! 32 Members of Congress sent a letter yesterday to the State Dept. supporting Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro, currently on trial in Israel military court on baseless, politically-motivated charges. Read the letter and thank these Members of Congress. http://bit.ly/2tpBQVQ
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The New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee stands with Palestine, and in protest of the continued apartheid that East Jerusalemites and all Palestinians have been living under for 50 years.

The NOPSC will also be launching the start of their BDS campaign, a Human Rights Ordinance, across the city.

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"This detention system must end—and, until it does, Congress must prohibit Israel from using American taxpayer dollars to support it."

- Congresswoman Betty McCollum, lead cosponsor of the first-ever bill in Congress supporting Palestinian human rights

Support this landmark legislation! uscpr.org/end-child-detention

It’s time to stand up for the human rights of Palestinian children who are mistreated and abused in the Israeli-military detention system.
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Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks and Kenny Stills of the Miami Dolphins made history – and headlines – earlier this year when they refused to go on a free propaganda trip to Israel.

Help us bring more athletes into the movement for Palestinian rights: uscpr.org/sportsandjustice/

In February, Michael Bennett and Kenny Stills refused to attend a public-relations trip to Israel. Now they’ve been nominated for the NFL Man of the Year award.
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Dave Zirin, Sports Editor at The Nation Magazine, writes about the role of sports boycotts in the movement for Palestinian rights.

Help us bring more athletes into the movement for freedom, justice, and equality! goo.gl/tYoXnA

“Just stick to sports?” Not if we want justice! We have been hearing that a lot lately, from people – like...
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Congresswoman Betty McCollum writes in The Nation Magazine about why she introduced the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act:

"Israel’s military court and detention system is unique in the world in its systematic incarceration of children, in this case Palestinian children. It is a system that denies basic due-process rights and is cruel, inhumane, and degrading...

This detention system must end—and, until it does, Congress must prohibit Israel from using American taxpayer dollars to support it."

It’s time to stand up for the human rights of Palestinian children who are mistreated and abused in the Israeli-military detention system.
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The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act is the first bill aimed at protecting Palestinian human rights ever introduced in Congress.

Learn more at uscpr.org/end-child-detention

Since #HR4391 was introduced on November 14, eight members of Congress have joined as co-sponsors for a total of 18 co-sponsors. Check out the congress.gov page for the bill for more information.

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Cosponsors of H.R.4391 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act
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As Palestinians take to the streets to protest Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, watch our webinar now "From the Arab Revolt to the Intifadas to BDS: 100+ Years of Palestinian Resistance" to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1987 intifada. Learn about the dynamic history of Palestinian resistance and what it means as the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality continues.

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The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit arguing that an Arizona anti-BDS law violates the First Amendment.

The law, enacted in March 2016, requires that any company that contracts with the state submit a written certification that it is not currently boycotting Israel. The ACLU is also currently fighting a case filed in November against a similar law in Kansas.

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PHOENIX — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit today arguing that an Arizona law requiring state contractors to certify that they won’t boycott Israel violates the First Amendment. The ACLU filed the case on behalf of an attorney and his one-person law office, which contrac...
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Tomorrow, Saturday 12/9, is the 30th anniversary of the 1987 intifada.

Join us for a webinar about more than a century of dynamic Palestinian resistance to the colonization of their homeland. The rich legacy of Palestinian resistance can inform and inspire our work for justice, freedom, and equality in Palestine, the US and beyond.

REGISTER for From the Arab Revolt to the Intifadas to BDS: 100+ Years of Palestinian Resistance: http://ow.ly/E2wy30gTOgl

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On the 30th anniversary of the 1987 intifada, we are hosting a webinar that will cover the rich history of Palestinian resistance, from the general strike of 1936 to the diverse popular resistance of 1987.

JOIN US on Saturday, 12/9 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET for the webinar, From the Arab Revolt to the Intifadas to BDS: 100+ Years of Palestinian Resistance: ow.ly/E2wy30gTOgl

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Palestinians reacting to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital are demanding freedom and equality, the same demands of Palestinians who rose up 30 years ago during the First Intifada--a sustained popular uprising that exposed the ugliness of Israel’s military occupation.

USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner writes in The Hill that Trumps' declaration Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital "attempts to validate Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from the western portions of the city."

In the first year of a presidency defined by chaos, incoherence and rashness, President Donald Trump’s declaration Wednesday ] stands out as among the most reckless and dangerous decisions he has made to date.
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Trump has just upended decades of US foreign policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This effectively hands Israel a blank political check for its illegal annexation of Jerusalem and legitimizes Israel’s ongoing displacement and disenfranchisement of the city’s Palestinian residents. Trump’s move is politically dangerous, and morally egregious.

This move is but another example of Trump emboldening Israel’s extreme right-wing government and settler movement, and drives home the shared values of Trump and Netanyahu’s right-wing governments: stoking racism, xenophobia, and fear for political gain.

Trump has just upended decades of US foreign policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This effectively hands Israel...
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"Palestinians, supported by the absolute majority in the Arab world and millions of people of conscience worldwide, will not accept this latest U.S. surrender to Israel’s extremist agenda. We shall continue to insist on attaining our UN-stipulated rights and ending Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid through popular resistance and the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement...

This recognition would be the most serious form of complicity to date by the administration in cementing Israel’s apartheid regime in Jerusalem and accelerating its ethnic cleansing of indigenous Palestinians from their city."

December 5, 2017 — News has just broken that President Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem as
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Student organizers for Palestinian rights silently protest at the Senate HELP committee confirmation hearing for Trump’s nominee, opponent of Palestinian rights Kenneth Marcus, for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education.

Marcus has a long history of trying to intimidate, silence, and repress college students organizing for Palestinian rights. If he is confirmed for this position, he will have the power to shut down pro-Palestine free speech and boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns on campuses through spurious claims that criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic.

Learn more and take action at uscpr.org/Marcus

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