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Educate and inform your people that talking to the FBI, ATF or Local Police will only assist in political repression of your community

Encourage targeted activists to step out and get public.  Shining a spotlight is an excellent defense against fear and repression.

Resist subpoena's to Grand Jury's should any arrive. These are fishing expeditions designed to get you to talk without a lawyer or even a judge present. They will attempt to get you to name other people you went to the protest with to bring them in and spread a wave of fear. A wall of silence is the best defense.


PREVIOUS EVENTS RELATED TO ANTI-WAR 23 CASE

NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY OCTOBER 19

The 3rd National Call In Day to stop FBI repression and stand in solidarity with anti-war activists targeted by the September 24 FBI raids and Grand Jury subpoenas is this Tuesday, October 19.  This is the third group of activists scheduled to appear at the Grand Jury.  All of the activists are refusing to testify, so the Assistant U.S. Attorney Brand Fox has withdrawn the subpoenas thus far.  The Grand Jury continues however, and arrests, or subpoenas offering immunity—forcing activists to talk under the threat of imprisonment–are possibilities.  We need your support.  Please circulate this national call widely.

>>>Call President Obama at (202)-456-1111 and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at (202)-353-1555<<<

Demand:
**End repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists!
**Return all materials seized in the raid!
**Call off the Grand Jury!

Stop FBI Repression: Call off the Grand Jury, No Charges

On September 24, the FBI raided two Chicago and five Minneapolis homes of well-known anti-war and international solidarity activists.  Also raided were the offices of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul based Anti-War Committee.  Subpoenas to answer questions at a Grand Jury in Chicago were delivered to other activists at their homes and work places.  In the past week, the FBI continues to attempt to harass other anti-war activists at their homes and work.

When dozens of FBI agents stormed in, they 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 the Grand Jury.  According to the FBI, the goal of the raids was to show material support for terrorism charges.  It is outrageous!

All the activists publicly announced they are refusing to testify and want the Grand Jury called off.  The Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Fox withdrew the subpoenas at this point, but it is not over.  The government may force people to testify under threat of imprisonment or make arrests.  The U.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.  This is 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, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Fight Back! newspaper.

For more information please go to the Committee To Stop FBI Repression www.stopfbi.net

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Action at Sen. Klobuchar’s Mpls. office
1200 Washington Ave. S., Mpls
Tuesday, October 19
4:00 until 5:00

Delegation to Senator’s office at 4:00
Bannering from 4 til 5pm
Call-in campaign to Sen. Klobuchar  starts Tuesday!

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is on the Judiciary Committee. She is a lawyer and a former prosecutor. She knows stomping on free speech is wrong.  She should be fighting to change whatever laws these federal goon sqads think they are working under. Why isn’t she denouncing this witch hunt? She hasn’t said a word about the raids. She should be speaking out to stop the harassment of our activists.

Call Sen. Klobuchar!
Starting Tuesday, Oct. 19 (because we have other call-in campaigns going on right now)

Call Senator Klobuchar:
612-727-5220
Tell her to go public, speak out and
**Denounce the repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists!
**Demand that the administration stop the Grand Jury Subpoenas of activists!

We want to keep the calls to Klobuchar going from Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 22.

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“STOP FBI REPRESSION!” Rally and Protest

Friday, October 15, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.

Earle Cabell Federal Building
1100 Commerce Street
Downtown Dallas

On September 24, the FBI raided the homes of and served subpoenas to anti-war and international solidarity activists in Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan.  Homes were searched; belongings were seized, and 14 were subpoenaed to testify before a Grand Jury in Chicago.  The accusation is that the anti-war organizing by these activists in solidarity with the people of Palestine and Colombia constitutes “material support for terrorism.”  None of these activists has sent money abroad or been involved in any violent activities.  On the contrary, they have taken part in conferences and seminars about Palestine and Colombia–to stop U.S. aggression and war.

The anti-war activists are being threatened with long prison sentences.  They each are now refusing to cooperate with the Grand Jury.  Others who have refused to testify before a grand jury have received lengthy prison sentences.

The FBI harassment is continuing, with FBI agents continuing to visit the homes of activists across the country.

Come help us say:

**End the repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists!
**Return all materials seized in the FBI raids!
**Stop the Grand Jury Subpoenas of activists!

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NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY –TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

More anti-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.  On Tuesday we are organizing a NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY to support the anti-war activists targeted by the September 24 raids.

>>>CALL US Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald at 312-353-5300<<<

Fitzgerald is in charge of the Northern District of Illinois and responsible for the FBI raids and Grand Jury investigation.

Demand:
**End the repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists!
**Return all materials seized in the raid!
**Stop the Grand Jury Subpoenas of activists!


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Tuesday, October 12
4:30 p.m. until 5:30
Minneapolis Federal Building
300 S 4th St
Downtown Minneapolis


The day the 2nd wave of our activists were ordered before a grand jury in Chicago, after the FBI raids  on Sept. 24, 2010
Join us as we tell the U.S. Attorney to get our message to the thugs in Washington, D.C.:
**End repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists!
**Return all materials seized in the raid!
**Stop the Grand Jury Subpoenas of activists!

For more info and to access an archive of fliers for this and other actions and support opportunities:
http://groups.google.com/group/stopfbi-mn?hl=en

For more info
http://www.antiwarcommittee.org/
www.StopFBI.net

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Grand Juries – What are they?  How can we resist them?
Sunday, October 10, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.@ Walker Church (in the basement), 3104 16th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407

In the last week of September, 14 anti-war and international solidarity activists were hit with Grand Jury subpoena’s. These are the most recent but certainly not the only grand jury subpoenas served on activists from different movements around the country.  In this context it is critical that radicals, activists, and supporters of those targeted understand the use of this shadowy institution– including the “rights” they grant us and the rights we claim for ourselves.

Carrie Feldman, a local activist and former member of the Coldsnap Legal Collective, will be speaking about what a grand jury is, how they have been used to target radical movements, and her experience resisting a federal grand jury investigation into the animal liberation movement.

In addition, one of the local antiwar activists targeted by the latest round of subpoenas will speak on the current situation in that case.

Stop the FBI harassment! Say no to government repression of activists!  For more information on the recent raids and subpoenas into the anti- war movement, visit: http://stopfbi.net/ For more information about Carrie’s case, visit: http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com

Legal Education Session and Know Your Rights Training in response to the
FBI offensive against the Anti-War Movement:  The Legal Information
Activists Need to Know.

Sunday, October 10, 2010, 4:30 – 7:30, @ Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407

The following topics will be covered:
– An explanation of the Federal Laws prohibiting “Material Support to Terrorists” and how they are being used, and how they threaten the rights of peace activists everywhere.
– Discussion of the federal grand jury process, and its oppressive use against political movements.
– Training on what to do “if an agent knocks.”  What are rights if a federal agent want to talk to you, comes to search your house or other property, or serves you with a subpoena?

Information will be presented by local civil rights Attorney Jordan Kushner, with contributions by other lawyers and activists with pertinent experience. Sponsored by NLG-MN and endorsed by the Anti-War Committee.

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NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION OCTOBER 4 and 5

The next national days of coordinated action to stop FBI repression and stand in solidarity with anti-war activists targeted by the September 24 raids have been called for October 4 and 5.

Monday, October 4

>>>National Call-In Day to President Obama (202-456-1111) and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (202-353-1555)

Demand :
**End repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists!
**Return all materials seized in the raid!
**Stop the Grand Jury Subpoenas of activists!

Tuesday, October 5

>>>Local actions across the country at FBI offices and federal buildings

October 5 is the day the first group of  activists have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury in Chicago.

Actions will be organized across the country at FBI offices and federal buildings to take a stand against FBI repression of anti-war activists and to stand in solidarity with those called before the grand jury.

**Please submit your actions for October 5 by sending an email to stopfbi@gmail.com

OCTOBER 4 ACTIONS

Vancouver, CA – 4pm, United States Consulate, 1075 West Pender St

OCTOBER 5 ACTIONS

Los Angeles, CA – Stop FBI Harrassment protest at LA Federal Bldg. down town LA: October 5, Tuesay, 4:30 pm.

Tuscaloosa, AL – SDS Tuscaloosa will be joined by the Tuscaloosa Peace Project, the Alabama Peace and Justice Coalition, and members of the National Lawyers Guild at the Federal Building downtown at 5:00PM

Milwaukee, WI – 5:30pm, Federal Building on 3rd and Wisconsin Ave, organized by Milwaukee Activist Defense Network

Olympia, WA – 4pm, 711 Capitol Way at Evergreen Plaza Building

Durham, NC – 9am, Post Office/Federal Courthouse, 323 East Chapel Hill St

Minneapolis, MN – 4:30pm, Outside FBI Headquarters, 111 Washington Ave S (corner of Marquette and Washington Aves)

Chicago, IL – 8:30am, Federal Building (230 S. Dearborn)

VIGIL MOBILIZATION TO BEGIN AT 8:30am and subpoenaed activists will read statements to the press concerning the latest legal developments at 9am. THE DAY-LONG VIGIL AND AFTERNOON PRESS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED — instead, supporters are urged to convene outside the Dirksen Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn, from 8:30am-10am.

– Chicago Committee Against Political Repression.

New York, NY – 4:30pm, Federal Building (26 Federal Plaza)

Washington, DC – 4:30pm, National FBI Headquarters (935 Pennsylvania Ave)

Oklahoma City, OK – 5pm, corner of NW 6th St and Hudson

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TAKE ACTION SEPT 27-OCT 2

The response to the FBI raids from anti-war activists and progressives across the country has been tremendous. Demonstrations are being organized in more than 30 cities nationwide to denounce these attacks on the anti-war movement, show solidarity with those targeted in these raids, and to say that we won’t be silenced by the FBI’s intimidation and harassment tactics. Join one of these demonstrations in a city near you or organize one in your community to stop FBI repression.

Monday 9/27:

Minneapolis, MN – 4:30 pm, FBI Office Monday, 111 Washington Ave. S.

Duluth, MN – 4:30 pm, Duluth Federal Building

Chicago, IL – 4:30pm,  FBI building, 2111 W. Roosevelt Road.

Kalamazoo, MI – 4:30pm,  Federal Building, 410 W Michigan Ave

Kansas City, MO – 6:00 pm,  J.C. Nichols fountain.

Salt Lake City, Utah – 9 am,  Federal Building

Durham, NC – 12 noon, Federal Building, 323 E Chapel Hill St

Buffalo, NY- 4:30 pm, FBI Building – Corner of So. Elmwood Ave. & Niagara St.

Boston, MA – 4 to 6 pm, JFK Federal Building

Gainesville, FL – 4:30 pm, FBI Building

Houston, TX – 5:00 pm, Mick Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith St. at St. Joseph Parkway

Tuesday 9/28:

NYC, NY – 4:30 to 6pm, Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza,

Newark, NJ – 5 to 6pm, Federal Building Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA – 4:30pm, Federal Building, 6th & Market,

Pittsburgh, PA – 5 pm, Federal Building on Grant St.

Washington DC – 4:30 to 5:30pm, FBI Building, 935 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Richmond, VA – 4:30 pm, Federal Courthouse, 701 E. Broad St.,

Hartford CT – 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Federal Building

Columbus, Ohio – 5:00 pm, Federal Building, 200 N. High St.

Cleveland OH – 4 pm, Federal Building E. 9th & Lakeside, March to FBI Building

Detroit, MI – 4:30 pm, McNamara Federal Building, Michigan Ave. at Cass

Raleigh, NC – 9 am, Federal Building, 310 New Bern Ave

Asheville, NC – 5 pm Federal Building

Atlanta, GA – 12 noon, Richard Russell Federal Bldg, 75 Spring St at MLK

Tucson, AZ – 5 pm, Federal Building

Los Angeles, CA – 5 pm, Downtown Federal Building, 300 N Los Angeles St

San Francisco, CA – 5:00 pm, 
Federal Bldg., 7th St. and Mission

Corvallis, OR – 5:00pm Corvallis Court House 120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis

Wednesday 9/29:

Albany, NY – 5 to 6 pm Federal Building

Providence, RI – 5 to 6 PM, downtown Federal Building

Memphis, TN – 12 noon, downtown Federal Building

Thursday, 9/30:

Seattle, WA – 4pm,  1110 3rd Avenue, Outside FBI Office

Oklahoma City, OK -OKC Federal Building, corner of NW 6th and Harvey

Akron, OH – 5pm, Federal Building, corner of Main and Market

San Diego, CA – 5pm at the Federal Building

Friday, 10/1:

Dallas, TX – 7:00 pm, the Grassy Knoll, near 400 block of Elm

Portland, OR – 4:00pm, Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Portland Oregon.

Harrisonburg, VA – 2pm, Court Square

Vancouver, CA – 4:15pm, Evergreen Blvd I-5 overpass

Saturday 10/2

Miami, FL – Saturday at 12 noon, FBI Miami Field Office, 16320 NW 2nd Avenue North Miami Beach, FL 33169.