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Contact UC-Irvine to support students who protested Oren speech
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 than any other country. 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.
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