FBI delivers subpoenas to four more anti-war, solidarity activists as U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald Expands Witch Hunt

The FBI came unannounced to knock on doors in Chicago this morning. FBI agent Robert Parker, under orders from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s office, delivered a subpoena to Maureen Murphy. Murphy, like several other individuals served subpoenas, is an organizer with the Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago. In total, four new subpoenas were handed out in the Chicago area.

This continues the repression unleashed by Fitzgerald on the anti-war movement since September 24th, when fourteen subpoenas were delivered to anti-war, labor, and solidarity activists in coordinated raids involving more than 70 federal agents. Armed FBI agents raided homes, taking computers, phones, passports, documents, notebooks, and even children’s artwork. A total of 23 subpoenas have been served to activists around the country.

Maureen Murphy said, “Along with several others, I am being summoned to appear before the Grand Jury on Tuesday, January 25th, in the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. We are being targeted for the work we do to end U.S. funding of the Israeli occupation, ending the war in Afghanistan and ending the occupation of Iraq. What is at stake for all of us is our right to dissent and organize to change harmful US foreign policy." Ms. Murphy is also the Managing Editor of the widely-read website, The Electronic Intifada.

In addition, three women in Minneapolis - Tracy Molm, Anh Pham, and Sara Martin - are still threatened with reactivated subpoenas by Fitzgerald’s office and new Grand Jury dates. Tom Burke of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression explained, “It is likely the three individuals, like all the others so far, will continue to refuse to take part in Fitzgerald’s witch hunt. Fitzgerald can then call for putting them in jail as long as he wants.”

For more information: www.stopfbi.net

Contact: Tom Burke, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, 773-844-3612

Comments

Not only USA-adminstration is fighting against ...

Not only the USA-administration (FBI) is fighting the anti-war movement, the pro-blockade movement, also the Dutch government, in the person of the secretary Rosenthal, is trying to fight attempts to support the anti-Gaza-occupation blockade, as this man accused ICCO (a dutch organization that supports the Electronic Intifada organization) of using money it (ICCO) receives from the Dutch government (through subsidies) for purposes that "are against the policies of the Dutch government".

Subsidiary

Wow, I wasn't aware our FBI was a wholly owned subsidiary of Israel's IDF. That Israel lobby is far more influential than I thought!

The Israel lobby AIPAC is far

The Israel lobby AIPAC is far more influential than anyone can imagine!