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Where is San Francisco: FBI ATTACKS Activists and WHAT is our response
by Disgusted
Sunday Sep 26th, 2010 11:23 AM
12 cities are acting
Press release below

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

Chicago, IL, Monday: 4:30 FBI Building, 2111 W. Roosevelt Rd.

NYC, Tues. 4:30 to 6pm Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza,

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

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

Detroit MI Tuesday 4:30 McNamara Federal Building

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

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

Raleigh NC. Tuesday 9 am. Federal Building, 310 New Bern Ave

Asheville, NC Tuesday

Atlanta, GA, Tues Noon, FBI Building

Gainesville, FL on Monday, 4:30 PM at FBI Building

Salt Lake City, Utah, 9 AM on Monday at Federal Building
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:25:46 PM
Subject: Emergency Actions to Support Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists: Stop FBI Raids and Harassment

Emergency Actions to Support Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists


Stop FBI Raids and Harassment


A call for action at Federal Buildings and FBI Offices.



We denounce the Federal Bureau of Investigation harassment of anti-war and solidarity activists. The FBI raided seven houses and an office in Chicago and Minneapolis on Friday, September 24, 2010. The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to eleven activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. The FBI also attempted to intimidate activists in California and North Carolina.


This suppression of civil rights is aimed at those who dedicate their time and energy to supporting the struggles of the Palestinian and Colombian peoples against U.S. funded occupation and war. The FBI has indicated that the grand jury is investigating the activists for possible material support of terrorism charges.

The activists involved have done nothing wrong and are refusing to be pulled into conversations with the FBI about their political views or organizing against war and occupation. The activists are involved with many groups, including: the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee, the Palestine Solidarity Group, the Colombia Action Network, Students for a Democratic Society, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. These activists came together with many others to organize the 2008 anti-war marches on the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.



We ask people of conscience to join us in fighting this political repression, as we continue working to build the movements against US war and occupation.


Take Action:


Call the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at 202-353-1555 or write an email to: AskDOJ [at] usdoj.gov.

Demand:

**Stop the repression against anti-war and international solidarity activists.

**Immediately return all confiscated materials: computers, cell phones, papers, documents, etc.
**End the grand jury proceedings against anti-war activists.


Plan and Support national days of protest at FBI offices or Federal Buildings, September 27 and 28th.


A demonstration has been called at the Minneapolis FBI Office Monday, 4:30, September 27th(111 Washington Ave. S.).


In Solidarity, the Anti-War Committee – http://www.antiwarcommittee.org

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Charlotte L. Kates charlotte.kates [at] gmail.com



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Charlotte L. Kates charlotte.kates [at] gmail.com
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by Sludge
Sunday Sep 26th, 2010 1:51 PM
I find it odd that the author assumes that there is NO reaction to the FBI attacks on activists.

Sadly the author sounds like a FBI plant trying to identify the organizers of opposition in the bay area.

Be aware, be careful.
This acitivity requires a collective response of 100s of people with many leaders. The FBI already knows who those leaders are and it is in their self interest to tell the FBI this NOT ACCEPTABLE with MASS ACTIONS.
This is an excellent point. Richard Becker was on KPFA 6 p.m. news on Saturday, 9/25/10. There could certainly be a rally at Powell & Market 5 p.m. any day of the week.
The US Govt. wages and illegal wars of agression in Iraq and Afghanistan with 100, 000's of people being murdered. Where is our response?

Police murder minorities rather frequently with inpunity in this country. Where is our response?

Muslim men are tortured daily at Guantanamo Bay, Baghram Airbase and CIA 'Blacksites'. Where is our response?

Those are just 3 examples that I have given and there are countless acts of inhumanity that go on around the globe every day, but where is the response? The truth of it is that there really isn't, or at least not an adequate one. Once the Iraq war started, the activists community in SF took over the streets for about 3 days and then basically gave up. The resistance lost it's momentum and things and bussiness went back to usual, including the lives of many of those activists that took over the streets. So maybe Disgusted, you need to take a look at the bigger picture and realize that the lack of response and apathy is not only isolated to these recent raids, but to much of the injustice that happens in this world. So why should activists be any different than the muslim men being tortured or the children of Iraq being killed by war? Why should people in this country stand up and fight for the activists who have been effected by these raids, when they can't even stand up to stop the murder children and the torture of the innocent? I am not trying to criticize you Disgusted for saying there needs to be a response, there does need to be. But what I suppose that I am trying to do by making this comment is......put things in perspective.
when bush was in power, w2e had more support and now that he's gone everyones gone to sleep as the economy is heading for the biggest crash to come and these people really believe that obama will save them from the collapse. what will these people do when the the economy fails once again as it already seems to be heading that direction?

WHEN THE PROMISE OF HOPE IS BROKEN WHAT WILL PEOPLE DO?

RRRRRIIIIIIOOOOT!!!