The second national Students for Justice in Palestine conference will connect, strategize, build and strengthen the student movement in the US. Read more about Building bridges between struggles at upcoming student conference
In a historic move, the National Union of Students (NUS) in the UK has throws its weight behind campaigns targeting Eden Springs and Veolia. Read more about UK's student body endorses divestment
“British campus watch organisation” Student Rights attacks Palestine solidarity in name of ‘balance’. Group says it’s “non-ideologically aligned”, but intimately supported by right-wing think tank Henry Jackson Society. Read more about “British campus watch organisation” Student Rights attacks Palestine solidarity
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"
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
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"
Opening arguments in the “Irvine 11” free speech trial formally begin Wednesday in California. The Muslim students who protested an Israeli official’s visit continue to fight criminal charges that could lead to two-year jail sentences. Read more about Irvine 11 trial begins after a week of jury selection