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10/20/2010 Obama: Stop the Attacks on the Anti-War Movement!
1/5/2012 Occupy Wall Street Condemns the NDAA Occupy Wall Street held a press conference on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve. The press conference was organized to condemn the bill, which grants the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens indefinitely without trial.
1/25/2011 On Jan. 25, 50 Cities to Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression of Anti-War and Solidarity Activists Tom Burke of the National Committee to Stop FBI Repression said, "Today there will be protests, meeting and rallies in solidarity with activists standing up against the political repression in fifty cities in the U.S. and internationally. Thousands will be standing up against the political attack being aimed at human rights, international solidarity and anti-war activists.”
11/20/2010 Open Letter from Prominent Community, Civil and Human Rights Organizations to President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. and the U.S. Congress Open Letter from more than 40 prominent community, civil and human rights organizations to President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. and the U.S. Congress on the September 24, 2010 FBI raids against activists and subsequent issuance of Grand Jury subpoenas.
10/30/2010 Open letter from trade union activists condemning the FBI attacks on civil liberties Across the country organizations and individuals are standing together to protest the United States government’s attempt to silence and criminalize activism. Confronting power and privilege has never been popular in the United States. Anyone who has gone through a bitter strike knows all too well how the courts, the media and the government line up against striking workers. That’s why, as it has historically, the trade union movement must be at the forefront of defending the right to dissent. We are writing to ask you to join us in taking a stand in support of our sisters and brothers who are facing this witch hunt. Unions across the country are passing resolutions denouncing the FBI raids and calling for an end to the grand jury investigation. A sample resolution is enclosed/attached, as well as a sign on letter for individual union members.
5/22/2011 Organization of American States Inter-American Commission of Human Rights takes note of FBI repression of antiwar, solidarity activists In the 2010 Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), a body of the Organization of American States, the IACHR took note of the FBI and grand jury repression of antiwar and international solidarity activists (full report is attached below).
10/20/2010 Organizations Nationwide and Key Public Figures Tell FBI: Stop Your Witch-hunt!
5/10/2011 Palestinian Community Leader Hatem Abudayyeh and Supporters Claim Victory On Friday, May 6th, the bank accounts of Hatem and Naima Abudayyeh of Chicago were frozen. The bank manager at the TCF (Twin Cities Federal) branch could not explain what had happened but stated that the Bank Security Act prevented him from releasing any assets. In a strange turn of events, the bank admitted announced today that they shut down the accounts, stating they no longer want to provide banking services to the Abudayyeh family. Simultaneously, TCF management informed the Abudayyehs today that they were issuing them a check for the value of their accounts.
10/22/2012 Press Release: National Day of Action in Solidarity with the Holy Land Five   Leaders of the anti-war and Palestine solidarity movements, joined by civil liberties advocates, are planning a Free the Holy Land Five national day of action on October 25, 2012. The protest is part of a national day of action called by the Holy Land Five/Freedom to Give group and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. Their statement explains, “The Holy Land Five need our urgent solidarity.   
10/30/2012 Press Release: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Holy Land Five case The U.S. Supreme Court entered an order declining the appeal of the Holy Land Five, Oct. 29. This rejection comes with no explanation. The judicial appeal process ends here, but the struggle to free the Holy Land Five continues. In anticipation of the Supreme Court decision, there was a Holy Land Five national day of action on Oct. 25. Solidarity protests involving hundreds raised awareness in Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Tampa, Gainesville, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Albany and Dallas. New York City saw 75 people picket and conduct a successful press conference.