Sunday, September 26, 2010

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

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NOTE: The homes of AWC members Jess Sundin and Meredith Aby, as well as the offices of the Anti-War Committee, were among those raided yesterday. The statement below is being circulated around the country.

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:




**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

We have two special requests for our local supporters. First, our computers were all seized. Individual activists, and the AWC office, could more easily continue our work with the use of decent, wireless-capable computers. If you have a computer you can donate, please contact us at  Second, the computers seized at the AWC office contained our mailing list, and we no longer have your addresses or phone numbers. Include that in your future emails, and we'll start rebuilding our database. Thank you!

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein



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