Protest FBI Raids of Anti-War and Solidarity Activists in
Minneapolis and Around Country
Monday September 27th 4:30pm
111 Washington Ave S Mpls
(Downtown Mpls--Washington Ave and Marquette)
Community Response to FBI political harrassment of anti-war movement!
Join us to protest and speak out against the outrageous FBI raids that took place Friday morning in Minneapolis and around the U.S.
Stand up with anti-war and solidarity activists to denounce the Federal Bureau of Investigation harassment of anti-war and solidarity activists in several states across the country. The FBI began turning over eight houses in Chicago and Minneapolis in the morning of Friday, September 24, 2010, at 7:00 am central time. The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to about a dozen activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. They also attempted to intimidate activists in California and North Carolina.
“This is a blatant attempt by the FBI to silence activists who struggle for peace and justice. Standing in solidarity with people fighting against US imperialism is not a crime!” stated Meredith Aby of the Anti-War Committee, one of the activists whose home was raided.
Please spread the word about this protest and come to it. Hub's former AFSCME co-workers Jess Sundin and Steff Yorek's home was among those raided, as was Teamster member and cook at one of the U of MN dorms Mick Kelly. Also the apartment of our union organizer Tracy Mohn. This could happen to anyone who organizes to defend unions and/or protest actions that the government takes here at home and abroad. It is a now clear that the so-called anti-terrorism laws passed under the Clinton administration and strengthened under the Bush and now Obama administration had U.S. working people and political activists as their target. We cannot be silent in the face of this attack on the democratic right to speak out.
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