Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST), joins all progressive groups– be they anti-war, anti-imperialist, anti-racist or left generally—in denouncing the raids against anti- imperialist activists in Minnesota, and Illinois and condemns the grand jury subpoenas served on activists in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and any other acts the FBI engaged in to intimidate the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Students for a Democratic Society, the Palestine Solidarity Group, Columbia Action Network and others.
This blatant aggression against forces on the left from progressive and revolutionary organizations is a clear threat against all who have taken a consistent anti-imperialist position, have been in support of national liberation struggles around the world, and who work to expose the lies of the U.S. government and struggle for a better world free from the system from which imperialism has grown.
U.S. policies in Colombia, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere and resistance to those policies have influenced the state’s repressive actions. But, also, the over all political climate, both here in the U.S. and around the world, in response to the severe economic downturn can’t be divorced from this act of aggression against the left.
The revolutionary youth group FIST stands in solidarity with our friends and calls for solidarity from all left and progressive forces no matter what differences may exist. It is only our solidarity with one another that can halt any future attacks that the FBI or other police and intelligence agencies may launch to weaken and discredit the burgeoning left movement.
At such a crucial movement we must stand shoulder to shoulder and trumpet the old union motto, “an injury to one is an injury to all.”
Hands off FRSO and SDS!
Long Live International Solidarity!
All Power to the People!
Fight Imperialism Stand Together