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Post date Title Summary
5/19/2011 FBI and LA County Sheriff raid veteran Chicano activist Carlos Montes On May 17, 2011 at 5:00 AM the SWAT Team of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and members of the FBI raided the home of Carlos Montes, a long time Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.
5/18/2011 Secret FBI documents reveal attack on democratic rights of anti-war and international solidarity activists Committee to Stop FBI Repression Statement, May 18, 2011 -- Secret FBI documents reveal attack on democratic rights of anti-war and international solidarity activists
5/13/2011 Letter read into Congressional record by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in debate over PATRIOT Act On Thursday, May 12, the House Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize provisions of the Patriot Act. In the debate, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas spoke against the Patriot Act. To show that the Patriot Act had led to abuses of civil liberties, she pointed to the case of the 23 anti-war, labor and international solidarity activists facing FBI and grand jury repression. Her office requested a personal letter from some of the Midwest activists being subjected to this investigation, and submitted into the Congressional record this letter from Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner.
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.
5/10/2011 Congressman John Conyers (MI) writes letter to Attorney General Eric Holder about FBI raids The CSFR met with the Judiciary Committee Counsel at the office of Congressman Conyers (MI) and received tremendous support. Within one day the office was contacting delegation members for further information and in just three days sent a letter to Attorney General Holder.
5/8/2011 U.S. Attorney escalates attacks on civil liberties of anti-war, Palestinian human rights activists On Friday, May 6, the U.S. government froze the bank accounts of Hatem Abudayyeh and his wife, Naima.
5/8/2011 Congressman Luis Gutiérrez letter to Attorney General Holder This letter comes from Congressperson Luis Gutiérrez. Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner live in the district that Gutiérrez represents.
5/4/2011 Congressman Jim McDermott writes letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is pleased to announce that U.S. Representative Jim McDermott of the 7th District in the State of Washington wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concern about the targeting of political and anti-war activists, the suppression of 1st amendment protected free speech, and asking for more information on the FBI raids and Grand Jury repression. This is the result of the determined efforts and outreach by the Seattle Committee.
5/1/2011 Letter from Rep. Keith Ellison to Attorney General Holder
4/26/2011 Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky writes letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding FBI raids on activists Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (Illinois) has written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the September 24 FBI raids on anti-war and international solidarity activists. Rep. Schakowsky also attached a letter provided by Michael Deutsch, an attorney with the People's Law office and a member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression legal team. These two letters send a strong statement to Holder about Schakowsky's concern for the issues involved in the case.