In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick
Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and
Palestine solidarity activists. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office is ordering the nine
to appear at a Grand Jury in Chicago on January 25.
In response we are calling for protests on Jan. 25 across the
country and around the world to show our solidarity. Hundreds of
organizations and thousands of people will be protesting at Federal Buildings,
FBI offices, and other appropriate places, showing solidarity with the nine
newly subpoenaed activists, and with all the activists whose homes were raided
by the FBI.
Fitzgerald’s expanding web of repression already includes the fourteen
subpoenaed when the FBI stormed into homes on September 24th, carting away
phones, computers, notebooks, diaries, and children’s artwork. In October, all
fourteen activists from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Michigan each decided to not
participate in the secret proceedings of Fitzgerald’s Grand Jury. Each signed a
letter invoking their Fifth Amendment rights. However, three women from
Minneapolis—Tracy Molm, Anh Pham, and Sarah Martin—are facing re-activated
subpoenas. They are standing strong and we are asking you to stand with them –
and with the newly subpoenaed nine activists – by protesting Patrick Fitzgerald
and his use of the Grand Jury and FBI to repress anti-war and international
Defend free speech! Defend the right to organize! Opposing war
and occupation is not a crime!
Tell Patrick Fitzgerald to call off the Grand Jury!
Stop FBI raids and repression!
Please organize a local protest or picket in your city or on your campus on
Tuesday Jan. 25 and e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to let us know what you have planned.
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression www.StopFBI.net
Please e-mail email@example.com
or call 612-379-3585
Here is a flyer you can use for your local protest (pdf). Just fill in
the time and location of your local protest, and local contact information if
jan 25 national
Actions and protests
Washington, District Of Columbia - Defend Free Speech and the
Right to Organize!
Raleigh, North Carolina - Protest FBI Repression
Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles: Protest FBI Repression on
National Day of Action
Louisville, Kentucky - Louisville: Rally Against FBI Repression
of Anti-War Activists
Boston, Massachusetts - Boston: Join the National Day of Action
to Stop FBI Raids and Repression
San Jose, California - San Jose: Jan. 25 - Protest FBI and Grand
Chicago, Illinois - Chicago, IL: Rally against FBI & Grand
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Minneapolis: Protest FBI Repression for
National Day of Action
Detroit, Michigan - Detroit: Solidarity demonstration Tuesday,
January 25 with those targeted by the FBI
Asheville, North Carolina - Asheville, NC: Protest to Stop FBI
Dallas, Texas - Dallas TX protest at Federal Building