film: Justice Gone Awry, Saturday, Feb 2, 1pm
- Justice Gone Awry: USA vs. Al Arian
Saturday February 2, 2013 1:00 p.m.
Free Admission Discussion to Follow
Open Door Repertory Company
902 South Ridgeland
Oak Park, Illinois
On-street parking and free parking at Scheck & Siress lot across from the theater
Closest el stop: Blue Line at Oak Park Ave.
Film Introduction: Hatem Abudayyeh
(Executive Director, Arab-American Action Network)
Norwegian filmmaker Line Halvorsen's award-winning documentary about Sami Al-Arian's case is a troubling story of justice gone awry in the U.S. today.
First arrested in 2003 and despite the government's failure to convict him, Sami Al-Arian remains in jail to this day. Glenn Greenwald has said, "Dr. Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian whose ongoing persecution by the U.S. Government is one of the most repellent and unjust of any in the post-9/11 era."
Following the movie, our special guest, Ali Al-Arian, son of Sami and student at the University of Chicago, will update us on the case. We will discuss the implications of Sami Al-Aria's situation for civil liberties in the U.S. in general and also for Chicago-area Palestinian solidarity activists who have endured years of legal harassment.
Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine
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