July 25, 2012 Puget Sound Anarchists
This is a regional call-out for a solidarity demo at the Seattle federal courthouse, 700 Stuart St., starting at 7:30am and going throughout the day, to show support for the comrades being stripped of any semblance of rights in what is known as a grand jury. Comrades from the cities targeted and beyond should make the trip to Seattle so we can show the state how we feel about grand juries. We need as many people to come out as we can, to not only show the people facing the grand jury that we support them in their struggle against state oppression but to show the state that we will always resist their attempts at co-optation and destruction of our movements of social revolution.
As reported in 'Green is the new red':
"...there have been multiple homes raided and grand jury subpoenas issued in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle.
Three homes were raided in Portland, by approximately 60-80 police including FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force. Individuals at the homes say police used flash grenades during the raid.
Grand jury subpoenas have been served to individuals in all three cities: 2 in Olympia, 1 in Seattle, and 2 in Portland. The grand jury is scheduled to convene on August 2nd at the federal courthouse in Seattle.
No arrests have been made. Electronics were confiscated along with additional personal items.
All legal documents related to the searches and grand jury are sealed, and the FBI will only say it is related to an “ongoing violent crime” investigation. But based on interviews with residents, and what police told them at the scene, this is clearly related to the ongoing demonization of anarchists and the Occupy movement."
These oppressive tools of the state are meant to crush social movements and the comrades who are a part of them. We must always resist them and show them that their weapons will never succeed at coercing our submission or acceptance of their rule. On Aug. 2, we must show the ruling class that their grand juries will never succeed at breaking our movements for social revolution and that our friends and comrades will never stand alone before them in our collective struggle against capital and the state. Come to the federal courthouse on Aug. 2 at 7:30am to show support and solidarity to our subpoenaed comrades and to show the state that they will never succeed in stomping out resistance to their rule.
Let's shut down this grand jury and make sure that, at least for a short time, there will be no business as usual!
To our comrades, we will always stand in solidarity with you as you face the oppression of the state!
To our ruling class enemies, you can never stop our resistance, no matter how many of us you hurt, kill, or cage, because wherever injustice exists there will always be good people who cannot close their eyes and do nothing.
AGAINST GRAND JURIES AND ALL THOSE IN POWER WHO WOULD WIELD THEM AS A WEAPON!
AGAINST THE OPPRESSION OF CAPITAL AND STATE!
SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT FOR THE SUBPOENAED COMRADES, AND ALL THOSE
WHO ARE CAUGHT IN THE CLUTCHES OF THE STATE!
FOR FREEDOM, EQUALITY, AND ANARCHY!