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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Please support prosecution of UC Irvine students who disrupted Michael Oren

The Leftists who believe that only people who agree with them have the right to speak have supplied us with contact information to try to influence officials at the University of California at Irvine to prosecute the 'students' who disrupted Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren.
Please note: The leftists enemies of free speech [only they have the right to speak] distributed the item below on internet calling on people to oppose the punishment of students who tried to prevent Michael Oren, the ambassador of Israel to the US from speaking at UC-IRVINE.

The item includes contact information for UC-IRVINE officials.

The item is provided so that people who support freedom of speech rather than freedom to shout down and silence can see what enemies of free speech are arguing.

[With thanks to "ActLeft, action list in Israel-Palestine" for providing the contact information to support the prosecution of the students who attempted to deny the ambassador of Israel to the US the right to speak.]

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Aw

The students who disrupted the talk of Michael Oren, the ambassador of Israel to the US, at UC-IRVINE need our support,

Begin forwarded message:

even if you're abroad, please send a note.
it is crucial that UC-IRVINE understand that pressure can come from both sides.
forward widely!

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Urgent Action Needed! Please Distribute Widely

You may have heard of the recent event at UC Irvine with Michael Oren, the ambassador of Israel to the US.

While he was invited by a student organization to speak on US-Israeli relations, the UCI Law School and the Political Science Department cosponsored the speech by Oren, a public figure who represents a state that continues to commit more human rights violations. See the MSU's statement regarding his presence on campus for more details: msuuci.com

At the event, 11 students who chose to protest by making clear and organized statements were arrested and held in a room until after the event. The school is also currently threatening to punish the students, aiming to send a political message by selective enforcement of university policies.

Contact UCI Chancellor Michael Drake NOW to declare that it is unjust to arrest these students. Supporters of the arrests are contacting administration in large numbers, and your support is needed desperately!

Ask to speak with Chancellor Drake or leave a message at: (949) 824 - 5011 and email him at: chancellor@uci.edu

Speak to the Dean of Students office, who are determining the punishment at: (949) 824-5181 and email them at: deanstu@uci.edu

Here are some important points to bring up:

· It was unjust to arrest students for simply having the courage to stand up and speak out against a man responsible for propagating the deaths of thousands of innocent people.

· Civil disobedience has historically played an instrumental role in the civil rights movement in America the eventually ensured equality and human rights for all minorities.

· Michael Oren is a representative of a state that is condemned by more UN Human Rights Council resolutions than all other countries in the world, and he should not be honored at UC Irvine.

· As concerned community members, we will not support an educational institution that threatens to punish its' students with suspension and expulsion for
standing up for their principles.

Thank you for your support.


ActLeft, action list in Israel-Palestine.

Go call today. Heh.


At 12:18 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its NOT free speech to prevent someone from expressing his views at a forum to which he has been invited. The students should be prosecuted for disruption and interference to the fullest extent of the law.

Free speech is not just reserved for the Left and their Muslim allies.

At 12:38 AM, Blogger mrjonnewman said...

I suppose it it was different when the right wing teabaggers did the same thing. That was democracy *eyeroll*


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