List of Arizona Candidates That Are Pro-Free Speech/ Pro- Palestine

Hello all! Election day is coming up! How can Arizonans make a difference in Palestine you ask? By voting for local candidates in this election who support free speech and/or are pro-human rights in Palestine!

The following are politicians who voted against the anti-BDS bill (HB2617) in 2016 and are running again in November:

David Bradley: (D) Senator of District 10

Lupe Contreras: (D) Senator of District 19

Andrea Dalessandro: (D) Senator of District 2

Katie Hobbs: (D) Secretary of State Candidate

Martin Quezada: (D) Senator of District 29

Richard Andrade: (D) Representative of District 29

Charlene Fernandez: (D) Representative of District 4

Reginald Bolding: (D) Representative of District 27

Randall Friese: (D) Representative of District 9

Rosanna Gabaldon: (D) Representative of District 2

Sally Gonzales: (D) Candidate for Senate for District 3

Juan Mendez: (D) Senator of District 26

Rebecca Rios: (D) Candidate for Senate for District 27

 The following are Arizonan candidates known to support Palestine:

Athena Salman: (D) Representative of District 26

Raul Grijalva: (D) Representative of District 3

4/20 Meeting

Hello All,

We here at ASU SJP apologize for not letting you all know sooner that we would not have a meeting yesterday. Our sincerest apologies. But we shall be back next friday, the 27th!

On anti-Semitism in UCLA Council

On February 10th of 2015, members of Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) at UCLA interviewed Rachel Beyda, a student candidate who was running for a position on the Judicial Board. One of the council members asked Beyda if her Jewish background would influence her performance as a student leader. The recording of the session meeting is available online.

Jewish people have continually endured detestable and unacceptable discrimination. This incident is yet another manifestation of such outrageous and distressing prejudice. We, as members of Students for Justice in Palestine at ASU, denounce the unjustified interrogation of this student and the subsequent offensive discussion of her identity as deplorable and anti-Semitic.

If such anti-Semitism was used with the intention of defending a social justice movement, then the perpetrators have no place in the movement.

Sincerely,

SJP at ASU

 

We submitted this letter to the State Press on March 31, 2015. 

Journalist Rania Khalek

2015 SJP rania

Join us in hearing independent journalist Rania Khalek speak about how Israel uses Palestine as a laboratory to test and refine weapons and methods of domination and control, which are then exported to regimes around the world for use on other marginalized populations.

Rania Khalek is an independent journalist who has written for Salon, AlterNet, Al Jazeera America, In These Times, The Nation, Vice and many other widely read independent publications. She’s a regular contributor to Truthout, the gender columnist at Extra! (published by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and is a blogger for The Electronic Intifada, where she is on the editorial board. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast called Unauthorized Disclosure with journalist Kevin Gosztola, covering a range of underreported topics relating to national security and US foreign policy from perspectives that are often missing from the mainstream press.

The event will be held at ASU Tempe in CDN 68 at 6:00pm. We recommend parking in Lot 20 or 14. Everyone is welcome! 

#IsraeliApartheidWeek Spring 2015

2015 SJP IAW collageStarting February 16th, we will be hosting Israeli Apartheid Week. During this time, we will be hosting two speakers, showing a documentary, and of course having our Mock Apartheid Wall event. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

List of events: 

2015 SJP IAW jeff halperMONDAY: Jeff Halper– Author and founder of Israeli Coalition Against Home Demolitions  Feb 16th | 6pm | COOR 184

WEDNESDAY: Mock Apartheid Wall | Hayden Lawn | Feb 18th

2015 SJP roadmap to apartheidFRIDAY: ”Road map to Apartheid” Documentary Screening
Feb 20th | 3:30pm | COOR 120

2015 SJP IAW allison weirMONDAY: Alison Weir– Author, journalist and founder of “If Americans Knew”              Feb 23rd | 6pm | CDN 68

Join us for an evening with journalist Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen

 Recording of the event here + another smear “article” on this event here

Please join us for a discussion with journalist Dan Cohen as he shares with us his experience reporting in Gaza during and after Operation Protective Edge. The event will be held at the Tempe campus in room PSH151 at 6:00pm.

Here is a link to the Facebook event page, and here is a link to the location of the building

We hope you can make it!