Statements

Post date Title Summary
11/14/2010 Report from the First National Meeting of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression The first national meeting of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR) was a great success. There was standing room only in the hall, with over 150 anti-war and international solidarity organizers. Here are the important points, followed by notes for people who are working to build the movement against FBI repression and Grand Jury intimidation.
11/5/2010 Breaking: Justice Dept. Renews Enforcement of Subpoenas for Anti-War Activists Targeted in FBI Raids This morning on Democracy Now! civil liberties attorney Bruce Nestor announced that the Department of Justice is re-subpoenaeing three of the fourteen targeted anti-war activists to appear before the grand jury. Nestor explained that the re-subpoenaed activists have the choice of testifying against their friends and the movement or potentially serving jail time for contempt of court if they refuse to testify.
10/31/2010 Seattle United Against FBI Repression At Seattle Sanity Satellite Rally Friend Susan Fried got a great shot of our banner. What you can't see here is me in a witch hat and phony nose and Jim Squire in a scream mask holding the banner. The outfits were Jim's idea and he brought the brooms we attached to the banner. Brilliant!
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.
10/26/2010 Resolution and Letter to Senators Franken, Klobuchar, and President Obama signed by 62 Minnesota Legislators
10/24/2010 Seattle Protests Obama Visit Over FBI Raids
10/20/2010 Obama: Stop the Attacks on the Anti-War Movement!
10/20/2010 Protest Obama at UW: Stop FBI Raids on Peace Activists
10/20/2010 Organizations Nationwide and Key Public Figures Tell FBI: Stop Your Witch-hunt!
10/20/2010 Stop FBI National Meeting in New York City, Sat. Nov. 6 The Committee To Stop FBI Repression is convening a national meeting in New York City on November 6th, 2010, at 6:30 pm. We want to invite all those interested in building the movement against FBI raids and the Grand Jury attempt to criminalize anti-war and international solidarity activists. We have done nothing wrong and we are speaking out and organizing to have the Grand Jury called off. We have a lot of work pressing upon us, and while the attack is bad, it offers our movement an opportunity to unite, strengthen, and grow!