Documenting the campus struggle for Palestine by Bill Mullen

NORA BARROWS-Friedman’s In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine is a masterpiece of social movement journalism. In the tradition of Howard Zinn’sSNCC: The New Abolitionists and Staughton and Alice Lynd’s Rank and File, Barrows-Friedman presents a riveting “from below” oral history of a grassroots campaign for social justice…

In the same year, 10 University of California Irvine students were convicted of the misdemeanor crime of “disrupting a public meeting” after a non-violent protest against the 2010 appearance on campus of Israel ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren. The students challenged Oren’s justification of the massacre of 1,500 Palestinians during Operation Cast Lead, calmly stating from their floor positions things like, “You, sir, are an accomplice to genocide.”

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