The best source of news to follow the FBI raids on anti-war activists' homes
today is Twin Cities Indymedia - http://tc.indymedia.org/
Here is a link to the search warrant for the raid on one activist's home,
which focuses on the activities of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization
(the ones who publish Fightback newspaper). These people have played a
crucial role in the anti-war movement in the Twin Cities. They are being
subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury in Chicago relating to aid to the
PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) and FARC.
Search warrant (everyone should look at this):
The warrant includes evidence pertaining to the finances of FRSO, as well
material relating to the "recruitment, indoctrination, and facilitation of
others ... to join FRSO, including materials relating to the identity and
location of recruiters, facilitators, and recruits, the means by which the
recruits were recruited to join FRSO, and the means by which recruitment was
financed and arranged." It's horrifying that they can obtain a search
warrant for all these materials - it seems a clear violation of free speech.
The main charge in the warrant is violation of the law that prohibits
"providing, attempting, and conspiring to provide material support to
designated foreign terrorist organizations."
All of this should be a warning to socialists and anti-war activists around
the country, that action is needed here to defend and reclaim our civil
liberties. There were over 200 people at a community meeting tonight in
support of those whose houses were raided. There will be a rally at 4:30pm
on Monday in front of the FBI office in downtown Minneapolis, 111 Washington
Ave, and a solidarity committee meeting next Thursday night.
Also, it seems like some coincidence that these raids come the same day as
Obama is meeting with the president of Colombia and congratulating him and
his security forces for their vicious war against the FARC, which has
featured the murder of peasants and then dressing them up as guerrillas to
inflate the death toll, well-documented collaboration with right-wing
paramilitaries, and more.