February 7, 2011

The Stop FBI and Grand Jury Political Repression West Coast Tour with Hatem Abudayyeh

The Stop FBI and Grand Jury Political Repression West Coast Tour with Hatem Abudayyeh

Hatem Abudayyeh flyer

Hatem Abudayyeh, one of the anti-war and Palestine support activists who was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury, and whose home was raided by the FBI on September 24th, 2010, will be traveling up and down the West Coast to talk about his personal experience with this attack on free speech, free assembly, and civil liberties.  He will also be discussing the history of political repression against the Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim communities in this country, the political significance of this specific investigation, and the incredibly broad and diverse support that the 23 subpoenaed activists have gotten from across the U.S. and the world.

“There is nothing criminal about anything that any of us has done or said,” exclaims Abudayyeh.  “We have every right to challenge our U.S. government’s policy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, and everywhere else where it is responsible for so much war, occupation, and oppression.  I’m very excited to have this opportunity to meet West Coast activists and organizers who have been so strong and supportive of us these past four months.”

February 8th San Jose, CA

“Recent FBI Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas–Know Your Rights!”

Tuesday, February 8, 2011—7pm

Arab American Cultural Center

Located at Building 2, Houge Park, 3952 Twilight Drive (at White Oaks), San Jose

**Sponsored by the South Bay Committee To End Political Repression and the Arab American Cultural Center of Silicon Valley

February 9th Oakland, CA

“FBI Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas—Know Your Rights”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – 7:00pm
EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA

**Sponsored by: EastSide Arts Alliance, National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Council on American Islamic Relations SF Bay Area, and Asian Law Caucus

February 10th

Thursday, February 10, 2011

TV Show in San Jose

February 11th Sacramento, CA

“FBI Witch Hunts of Anti-war Activists: Defending Free Speech and the Right to Organize.”

Friday, February 11, 2011–7pm

909 12th St., Sacramento.

**Sponsored by: Sacramento Peace Action, 916-448-7157, sacpeace@dcn.org

February 12th Oakland, CA

“West Coast Regional Conference of the CSFR”

Saturday, February 12, 2011—12:00-4:30 pm

Humanist Hall

390 27th Street (Telegraph and Broadway), Oakland, CA

**Updates and discussion with targets of FBI and Grand Jury political repression—Anh Pham, Hatem Abudayyeh, Thistle Parker-Hartog, and Tom Burke. As well attorney Bruce Nestor of the National Lawyers’ Guild

February 13th, Los Angeles CA

February 14th Los Angeles, CA

“FBI Targeted Activists Speaks Out!”

Monday, February 14, 2011—6pm

Fernando’s

519 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

**Los Angeles Chapter of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression at www.StopfbiLA.net, StopfbiLA@gmail.com, 626-532-7164

February 15th Portland, OR
“Today’s Political Repression: Conversations with Hatem Abudayyeh”

Tuesday, February 15-6:30pm
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 327

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR

**Oregon Jericho and Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, also Portland Coalition Opposing Political Repression, Portland Central American Solidarity Committee, Oregon Progressive Party, Portland International Socialist Organization, NW Student Coalition, stopfbi.net

February 16th Seattle, WA

“FBI Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas: Can it Happen in Seattle?”
With speakers Hatem Abudayyeh & Damon Shadid

Wednesday, February 16, 2011-7pm

Friends Center & University Friends Meeting

4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

**Sponsored by Seattle United Against FBI Repression at 206.898.3349

February 17th, Evergreen State College, WA

Thursday, February 17, 2011–5 PM

8th Annual Mideast Film Festival on campus http://filmfest.mideastsolidarity.org/

February 18th, Seattle WA

February 19th, New York City, NY

Stop FBI/Grand Jury Repression
East Coast regional conference

Saturday, February 19, from 1 to 5 PM.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012

**Speakers include Hatem Abudayyeh from Chicago and Mick Kelly and Sarah Martin from Minneapolis who were raided and/or subpoenaed by the FBI and ordered to appear at U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s Grand Jury.