Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Call Today - Stop the Grand Jury!

National call-in day TODAY! Call Obama, Holder and Fitzgerald now.

Committee to Stop FBI Repression (stopfbi.net)

Call Obama, Holder and Fitzgerald TODAY.
Stop the Grand Jury!

to Fitzgerald, Holder and Obama
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Grand Jury is still on its witch hunt and the
FBI is still harassing activists. This must stop.
Please make these calls:
1. Call U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald at
312-353-5300. Then dial 0 (zero) for operator and
ask to leave a message with the Duty Clerk.
2. Call U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder 202-353-1555
3. Call President Obama at 202-456-1111

Suggested text: "My name is __________, I am from
_______(city), in ______(state). I am calling
_____ to demand he call off the Grand Jury and
stop FBI repression against the anti-war and
Palestine solidarity movements. I oppose U.S.
government political repression and support the
right to free speech and the right to assembly of
the 23 activists subpoenaed. We will not be
criminalized. Tell him to stop this McCarthy-type
witch hunt against international solidarity activists!"
If your call doesn't go through, try again later.

Update: More than 1700 activists have signed the
http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=c4c24448cd&e=b7378561ef Pledge

to resist FBI and Grand Jury Repression (via the web or the
http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=c72efe39fb&e=b7378561ef paper

version at local protests), committing to join
the national day of protest when anti-war and
international solidarity activists are ordered to
appear in front of the Chicago Grand Jury or are
indicted. If you have not signed, click

By signing, you will be on the priority contact list for the emergency action.

We demand:
-- Call Off the Grand Jury Witch-hunt Against
International Solidarity Activists!
-- Support Free Speech!
-- Support the Right to Organize!
-- Stop FBI Repression!
-- International Solidarity Is Not a Crime!
-- Stop the Criminalization of Arab and Muslim Communities!

Background: Fitzgerald ordered FBI raids on
anti-war and solidarity activists' homes and
subpoenaed fourteen activists in Chicago,
Minneapolis, and Michigan on September 24, 2010.
All 14 refused to speak before the Grand Jury in
October. Then, 9 more Palestine solidarity
activists, most Arab-Americans, were subpoenaed
to appear at the Grand Jury on January 25, 2011,
launching renewed protests. There are now 23 who
assert their right to not participate in Fitzgerald's witch-hunt.

The Grand Jury is a secret and closed
inquisition, with no judge, and no press. The
U.S. Attorney controls the entire proceedings and
hand picks the jurors, and the solidarity
activists are not allowed a lawyer. Even the date
when the Grand Jury ends is a secret.

So please make these calls to those in charge of
the repression aimed against anti-war leaders and
the growing Palestine solidarity movement.

Email us to let us know your results. Send to info@StopFBI.net

In Struggle,
Tom Burke,
for the Committee to Stop FBI Repression
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