Rasmea’s prosecutors deny the horror of torture; Judge Drain accepts their argument


Rasmea Odeh, a survivor of vicious torture at the hands of the Israeli military, will be compelled to undergo hours of psychological evaluation by a government forensic examiner, according to a ruling by Federal Judge Gershwin Drain.  Drain cancelled a September 22 hearing on the matter in Detroit, where supporters from across the Midwest had planned to join Rasmea.

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression sends greetings to 2nd National Congress of AnakBayan USA

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression sends greetings to 2nd National Congress of AnakBayan USA

When the FBI raided the homes of anti-war and international solidarity activists in 2010, among  our first supporters was Bayan, speaking for the Philippines’ national democratic movement in the U.S. Since the founding of AnakBayan, you have continued the solidarity, first in defense of Carlos Montes, long time Chicano activist in East Los Angeles; and then the campaign for justice for Rasmea Odeh, the Palestinian activist in Chicago.

Solidarity Letter from Father Michael Pfleger

Dear President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Holder, 

Secret FBI documents reveal attack on democratic rights of anti-war and international solidarity activists

Documents Released on May 18th (PDF format):

Packet of information for legislators

The attached packet contains useful resources including a summary of the Sept. 24 raids, profiles of targeted activists, trade union resolutions, statements from prominent civil liberties and human rights organizations and individuals, and media coverage before and after the raids of the FBI's abuses of power.

Statement on the Grand Jury

The 9 activists subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury in Chicago on January 25 explain their reasons for refusing to testify. This is their statement.

In the month of December, the FBI delivered or attempted to deliver grand jury subpoenas to nine activists in Chicago. Six of these went to members of the Arab American community; the remaining three went to Palestine solidarity activists and individuals who have recently travelled to Palestine.

January 25 Day of Action Round up

Activists around the world demand: "FBI Hands Off Peace Activists!"

General coverage of actions

Solidarity Statement from the Long Beach Area Peace Network

The Long Beach Area Peace Network denounces the repressive actions taken by the FBI against peace and solidarity activists in Chicago and Minneapolis, and across the nation. We demand all charges be dropped against the 23 activists who have been issued subpoenas to appear before a grand jury in Chicago. We further demand all confiscated materials be returned to them and that the FBI issue a public apology to the activists who have been unjustly accused, harrassed, and raided.

Speech by Jess Sundin at Jan 12 Press Conference

The following is a transcript from a speech given by Jess Sundin, one of the original 14 activists issued a subpoena during the FBI raids of September 24, 2010.

We are here today to express outrage that our democratic rights have been violated by a government operation of spying, infiltration and disruption of our anti-war movement, which was carried out over the course of at least two and half years.

Statement of Solidarity from Chicago CodePINK

Chicago Area CodePINK stands in solidarity with the activists targeted with grand jury subpoenas by the US government. We condemn the actions of the federal government and pledge our full and complete support of those targeted.

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