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Solidarity with Megan Marzec - no attacks on free speech at Ohio University!

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A student activist at Ohio University, Megan Marzec, is under an intense assault for speaking out in support of the oppressed people of Palestine. After creating a pro-Palestine spin-off video of the popular ALS ice bucket challenge, Pro-Israel students and anti-free speech Zionists from around the world flooded Megan's email and social media accounts with well over 1,000 messages of hate and intimidation within the first 24 hours of the video's release.

These attacks have been incredibly derogatory. Many have included extremely sexist and racist language. Nearly all of them have attempted to intimidate her into resigning from her position in the Student Senate. One of the messages directed the "n-word" at Ohio University's black president, Dr. Roderick McDavis, who has not taken a position on the Israeli massacre in Palestine. The worst messages have included explicit death threats.

By signing this open letter, I express my solidarity with Megan Marzec's right of free speech to publicly state her political opinions on the liberation of Palestine. Furthermore, I condemn any attempt to employ threats and/or acts of interpersonal violence to intimidate Ohio University students into silence.

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