Palestinian Rights Activism Endangered
Professors, journalists, students and activists targeted for criticizing Israel.
by Stephen Lendman
In America, Israel, Europe and elsewhere, supporting Palestinian rights publicly is dangerous.
In September 2010, FBI agents raided homes of Chicago and Minneapolis human rights activists.
Two Chicagoans affected said 20 FBI agents ransacked their home. They and others had computers, cell phones, and other personal belongings taken.
They weren't terrorists. They committed no crimes. Most supported the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. It publishes a newsletter called Fight Back.
An FBI spokesman lied, saying raids targeted people "providing, attempting and conspiring to provide material support" to terrorist groups. In fact, those named are legitimate, lawful and/or resistance organizations. They included Hezbollah, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and FARC-EP.