Media smear campaigners against Gaza invasion by claiming they are “members of Hamas.” Read more about Police open fire on Palestine solidarity activists at Los Angeles rally for Israel
Attorneys respond to the Orange Co. DA’s charge that the students’ protest was “organized thuggery,” and point out that the prosecution’s intimidation tactics in building their case undermined the constitution and violated the law in order to criminalize dissent. Read more about Defense attorneys for the Irvine 11: "This prosecution is an affront to the constitution"
More than 30 nationwide chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine, along with interfaith activist communities, decry the convictions of the Irvine 11 while pledging to stand in firm solidarity with the students — and protesters everywhere who stand up against Israeli policies. Read more about Nationwide condemnation of Irvine 11 convictions by student and activist groups
Guilty verdicts but no jailtime for the Irvine 11 defendants, as the presiding judge acknowledges that they were motivated by their beliefs. Attorneys say they will appeal — as high as the Supreme Court — to protect free speech and the right to dissent in the US. Read more about Irvine 11: Sentenced to community service, no jailtime; attorneys prepare appeal
Defense attorneys tell the jurors in the Irvine 11 case that they “stand between democracy and creeping fascism,” and should find the students not guilty of criminal charges for their nonviolent protest which was protected under the right to free speech. Read more about Jury in Irvine 11 trial goes to deliberation after attorneys' closing arguments
The prosecution claims that the Irvine 11 students unlawfully conspired to “censor” Israeli ambassador Michael Oren, while the defense argues that the students were in their full constitutional rights to exercise free speech. Read more about From the court: Defense begins closing arguments in Irvine 11 trial
The defense rests following the conclusion of testimonies and evidence in the Irvine 11 free speech trial. The closing arguments — and a verdict — are anticipated for Monday. Read more about "Eager for closure": Nearing a verdict in the Irvine 11 trial
Attorneys for the Irvine 11 attempt to bring evidence of an Israeli official’s plans to attend an LA Lakers game into the courtroom — blowing a hole in the prosecution’s claims that he had to cut short his speech due to protests — but the judge has refused to let the jury see the photograph. Read more about Irvine 11 update: Attorneys use key evidence, as reported by EI, in courtroom
Dennis Bernstein of Flashpoints interviews Nora Barrows-Friedman about the Irvine 11 trial, which began earlier this week in southern California. Read more about Flashpoints Radio interview on the Irvine 11 trial
Opening arguments in the Irvine 11 free speech trial include the defense attorney’s statements that no unlawful act was committed, and therefore the misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to commit an unlawful act are baseless. Read more about Recap of first day of Irvine 11 trial: "no unlawful act was committed"
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