NATIONALCALL-IN DAY--TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Moreanti-war and international solidarity activists are
scheduled to appear before a Grand Jury in Chicago on
Tuesday October 12th. The
first group of activists subpoenaed on October 5th decided not to
testify. OnTuesday we are organizing a NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY to
support the anti-war activists targeted by the September
>>>CALLUS Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald at 312-353-5300<<<
Fitzgeraldis in charge of the Northern District of Illinois and
responsible for the FBI raids and Grand Jury
repression of anti-war and international solidarity
materials seized in the raid!
**Stop the Grand
Jury Subpoenas of activists!
Stop FBI Repression: No Grand Jury, No Charges
And sign the Online
Petition to President Obama, Attorney General
Holder, Chicago U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald, the House
and Senate Judiciary Committees and the media.
On September 24, the FBI raided seven Chicago and
Minneapolis homes of well-known anti-war and
international solidarity activists. Their ranks included
a number of trade unionists. Also
raided were the offices of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul
based Anti-War Committee.
The FBI took computer hard drives, cell phones,
documents, newspapers and children’s artwork. They
took 28 boxes out of one Chicago home, including a
framed photo of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King
Jr. shaking hands with Malcolm X. The FBI
subpoenaed 14 activists in Illinois, Minnesota and
Michigan to testify at a grand jury. Accordingto the FBI, the goal of the raids was to show material
support for terrorism charges. It is
outrageous! TheU.S. government is trying to put people in jail for
anti-war and international solidarity activism. These
people have done nothing wrong. They
have given money to no one. Their freedom is at stake.
Those targeted are well-known leaders in the
anti-war movement and many helped to organize the huge
protest against the Republican National Convention in
St. Paul, MN in September 2008. This is
the suppression of our democratic rights. It
threatens our families, our children and our
communities. Thisis a U.S. government attempt to silence those who
support resistance to oppression in the Middle East and
Latin America, by putting people in jail.
The targeted activists are refusing to be pulled
into conversations with the FBI about their political
views or their organizing against war and occupation. The
activists are involved with many groups, including the
Palestine Solidarity Group, Students for a Democratic
Society, Twin-Cities Anti-War Committee, Colombia Action
Network, National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera, the
Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Fight Back!
For more information please go to the Committee To
Stop FBI Repression www.stopfbi.net