Archive for January, 2011

Today over 35 members of the Asheville, NC community gathered in front of the Asheville Federal Building at 4:30pm despite the freezing rain, chanting “Stop the witch hunts, stop the raids – we are here we are not afraid!” in solidarity with the nine newly subpoenaed activists who are being called before a grand jury in Chicago.

This was part of a national day of action, visit http://www.stopfbi.net/ for current information. Stay tuned to this post for local/national news coverage of todays rallies around the world!


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Join us Tuesday Jan. 25th @ 4:30pm

This is part of a national call to action. 30+ organizations across the country are planning demonstrations. Visit http://www.stopfbi.net/ for more information:

“In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office is ordering the nine to appear at a Grand Jury in Chicago on January 25.

In response we are calling for protests on Jan. 25 across the country and around the world to show our solidarity. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of people will be protesting at Federal Buildings, FBI offices, and other appropriate places, showing solidarity with the nine newly subpoenaed activists, and with all the activists whose homes were raided by the FBI.

Fitzgerald’s expanding web of repression already includes the fourteen subpoenaed when the FBI stormed into homes on September 24th, carting away phones, computers, notebooks, diaries, and children’s artwork. In October, all fourteen activists from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Michigan each decided to not participate in the secret proceedings of Fitzgerald’s Grand Jury. Each signed a letter invoking their Fifth Amendment rights. However, three women from Minneapolis—Tracy Molm, Anh Pham, and Sarah Martin—are facing re-activated subpoenas. They are standing strong and we are asking you to stand with them – and with the newly subpoenaed nine activists – by protesting Patrick Fitzgerald and his use of the Grand Jury and FBI to repress anti-war and international solidarity activists.

Defend free speech! Defend the right to organize! Opposing war and occupation is not a crime!

* Tell Patrick Fitzgerald to call off the Grand Jury!
* Stop FBI raids and repression!”

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