National Day of Action: Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression!
US Federal Building
90 - 7th Street
On September 24, the FBI raided seven Chicago and Minneapolis homes of anti-war and international solidarity activists, and 14 activists were subpoenaed to appear before the Grand Jury. All 14 refused to participate.
In December, nine more Palestine solidarity and anti-war activists were subpoenaed to appear before the Grand Jury on January 25, 2011.
Tuesday, January 25th, 4:30 pm Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn
In December, nine more peace activists were subpoenaed by the FBI to appear before the grand jury. They are activists and ordinary people critical of war and concerned about Palestinian rights. To date 23 people have received subpoenas. Patrick Fitzgerald's office is ordering the nine to appear at a grand jury in Chicago on January 25th.
In recent weeks, AFSC partners across the country have been the subjects of raids by the FBI, investigations by local police departments, and grand jury investigations. AFSC believes these raids are ominous portents of renewed stifling of domestic dissent, not effective law enforcement. They place a cloud over the public debate that is vital in a healthy democracy.
Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, shared the following statement at a September 30, 2010 rally in Des Moines.
It’s good to be with you today. It’s always good to be standing together to support the work for peace and justice in our communities and in our world.
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