This Thanksgiving, we recognize our own status as settlers on Native land, and we pledge to stand against the continued loss of sacred lands to developers and oil companies, the spoliation of water sources, and the exploitation of communities.Read More
This “Thanksgiving,” Palestine Legal recalls the fact that the holiday is “a completely made up story,” “the origin story of the United States, the beginning of genocide and dispossession and constant warfare…a colonial system that was set up,” as indigenous historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz recently stated.Read More
On Friday, The University of California Irvine (UCI) dismissed allegations against UCI’s student organization Students for Justice for Palestine (SJP) following their participation in a campus protest in May outside what was publicized as a public screening of a controversial film. After interviewing witnesses and reviewing extensive video footage, UCI’s Office of Student Conduct released a 58 page report finding that SJP students arrived peacefully at the event but were locked out by its organizers, Anteaters for Israel / Students Supporting Israel.Read More
Palestine Legal joins with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) to express serious concern about the University of California Irvine’s treatment of student protestors.
On May 18, students at UC Irvine (UCI) gathered outside a film screening featuring a panel of Israeli soldiers, to protest police brutality and draw connections between state violence at home and abroad. The coalition included the Black Student Union, Muslim Student Union, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, La Resilencia Trans/Queer de UCI, American Indian Student Association, Asian Pacific Student Association, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Students for Justice in Palestine.Read More