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March 13, 2008
WAWA Blog March 13, 2008: For ALL who care about truth, justice, the real American way and who fight the good fight against Big Brother's hypocrisy, today's blog is dedicated 2 U with hope you will Do Something more. And to all on the left: Watch your backs!

Your effort is needed call and/or write and will be gratefully appreciated on behalf of and his family....Miriam
Dr. Al-Arian's Condition Grave on 9th Day

On Monday, March 3, 2008, Dr. Sami Al-Arian began a hunger strike for justice to protest continued government harassment. Al-Arian, a diabetic, has had no food or water since that day and he is in very bad shape.

Dr. Al-Arian, who has lost more than 20 pounds and is growing weaker, has been moved to a federal medical facility in Butner, North Carolina.

The hunger strike is the third by the Palestinian activist, who has served four years in prison and who was to have been released on April 7 and deported. Although a jury of his peers failed to return even a single guilty verdict, Dr. Al-Arian remains in prison with no indication that he will ever be released.

The mainstream media is not covering this issue.

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Read an article by Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges:


Read an article by Al-Arian's counsel, Peter Erlinder:


TAKE ACTION NOW: Please spend some time today phoning or writing your local newspapers and radio stations.  An innocent man's life may depend on it.  Please write to the following individuals to ask for an immediate end to Dr. Al-Arian's harassment and imprisonment:

It can be as simple as this:

Please help Dr. Sami Al-Arian stay alive during his hunger strike. Our government is responsible for his life during his hunger strike. Release him on the scheduled release date of April 7, 2008. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg is a well-known Islamophobe, who has made inappropriate and inflammatory comments about Muslims.    In 2006 he railed against the "Islamization of America." He will keep postponing his release for one reason or another unless you step in.

Do the right thing and step in. Dr. Al-Arian is no terrorist. He was a hard-working professor, father, husband and a man who loves the United States and Palestinians. His views are shared by many Americans, including me.

Please contact any one-or all- of the following:

Hon. Judge Gerald Lee
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
401 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

Attorney General Michael Mukasey
Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Fax: (202) 307-6777

E-mails to the Department of Justice, including the Attorney General, may be sent to .
US Department of Justice
Office of Professional Responsibility
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530

House Judiciary Chair
The Hon. John Conyers, Jr.
2426 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5126
Fax: (202) 225-0072

Senate Judiciary Chair
Sen. Patrick Leahy
433 Russell Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224- 4242

To contribute to Dr. Al-Arian's legal defense, please send checks to:
National Liberty Fund
P.O. Box 1211-24525 E. Welches Road
Welches, OR 97067

Screenings of "USA vs Al-Arian"
Friends of Human Rights (a group that began in Tampa when Dr. Al-Arian was first arrested) is organizing a national tour to present the award-winning film "USA vs. Al-Arian," This award-winning documentary, filmed in Tampa, Florida, by Norwegian film-makers Line Halvorsen chronicles the effects of a terrorism trial on the family of the accused.

Please contact Melva Underbakke to schedule a screening in your city. Call (813) 215-3403, or E-mail her at: .
Locations of film showings:

When: Wednesday, March 12. 7:00 p.m.
Where: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church
3315 El Salido Pkwy
Cedar Park, (Austin) Texas
(512) 219-9008

When: Friday, March 14, 2008
Where: Phoenix Quaker Meeting
1702 E Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85020-5523
For information, call 602-762-1975
When: Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
Where: College Community Congregational Church
5550 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93710
For information, call 815-210-8286

Political sweep of influential leftists in Bethlehem
Palestine News Network
March 3, 2008

After a memorial for the death of founder of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, George Habash, in Bethlehem's Church of Nativity on Sunday morning, Israeli forces stormed the city early Monday and arrested eight of its members.

In a large incursion, as reported by security sources and eyewitnesses, Israeli forces stormed the West Bank city from all directions. Twenty military machines hit Deheisha Refugee Camp, raiding a number of homes, tearing them apart in invasive searches.

Six citizens were blindfolded, bound and taken away, including 53 year old journalist Hassan Abdel Jawad. He is a member of the board of the Palestinian Journalists Union.

Also arrested in Deheisha were 40 year old Naim Abu Akr, 33 year old Shabab Mezher, and 34 year old Mohammed Fawzi Al Sadjadi.

In the town of Beit Sahour, to the southeast of Bethlehem, Israeli forces arrested 44 year old Yousef Hiat, and then in Al Doha Village closer to Deheisha Camp the Israelis conducted a raid campaign and took a 36 year old government school teacher.

Eyewitnesses report Monday morning that Israeli soldiers began the arrest campaign at 2:00 am and ended at 5:00 am. Some 40 of the soldiers were dressed in civilian clothes and all entrances and exits to Bethlehem were closed, with flying checkpoints imposed throughout the governorate.

Sources report that all the detainees are members of the leftist party and worked voluntarily in leading positions in the cultural community. This was seen as a political sweep of influential leftists.


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