Update FBI Raids Protestand Gran Jury hearing Oct. 5th.
- Please join us October 5, Tuesday 4:30 pm at the LA Federal Bldg. as part of the National Day of Action Against FBI Repression! October 5, is the first day that some anti war/solidarity activist have been ordered to appear in US Federal Court in Chicago to be questioned about their peace and solidarity activities.
In LA we will be holding a picket line protest on the sidewalk of the LA Federal Bldg. starting at 4:30 pm, please join us. See the call for the Committee to Stop FBI Repression below, with web link for more details.
From: Tom Burke <tom.burke.ohio@...>
To: stopfbi <stopfbi@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 4, 2010 8:57 am
Subject: Update from Chicago about FBI Raids and Grand Jury on Oct. 5th
Important Update from the Committee To Stop FBI Repression
Chicago - The Committee Against Political Repression in Chicago is joining the national day of action on Tuesday, October 5th, in response to last week's FBI raids on the homes of anti-war and international solidarity activists. The goal is to put an end to the Grand Jury process and the government's attack on anti-war activists across the country.
Supporters should look for breaking news on stopfbi.net as the legal developments may evolve rapidly.
On September 24, the FBI raided seven Chicago and Minneapolis homes of well-known anti-war and solidarity activists. The FBI subpoenaed 14 activists in Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan to testify at a grand jury.
According to the FBI, the goal of the raids was to show material support for terrorism charges. It is outrageous! The US 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.
A national day of action is Tuesday, Oct. 5th, with protests and vigils held at government buildings around the country.
The Committee Against Political Repression is an ad-hoc group of clergy, labor activists, peace activists, students and solidarity workers and supporters in Chicago formed in response to this attack on the anti-war and solidarity movements. For more information, email defend.dissent@....
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