The Committee to Stop FBI Repression stands in solidarity with Northwest activists Katherine Olejnik and Matt Duran, who are currently being imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with a secret grand jury in Seattle. Leah -Lynn Plante was also unjustly jailed for refusing to testify before the grand jury and has been released.
Eric Holder, Attorney General United States of America Gary Shapiro, Acting U.S. Attorney Northern District of Illinois
September 20th, 2012
We, the undersigned, are a group of elected officials, educators, and labor, community and religious activists. Each, in our own way, have been involved for many years in the fight for human rights and equality for people of the United States and throughout the world.
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is circulating the following statement on FBI raids and grand jury repression in Portland, Oregon and in Olympia & Seattle in Washington. We urge all progressive organizations to sign on to this statement. To add your group’s name to the solidarity statement, please send an email to:email@example.com.
The Women's Student Activist Collective at the University of Minnesota strongly condemns the FBI and Los Angeles County Sheriff department’s violent raid of Chicano activist Carlos Montes. We stand in solidarity with Montes and all activists targeted in the ongoing investigation of anti-war and international solidarity activists.
The Milwaukee chapter of Students for a Democratic Society has resolved to denounce the continued repression of Chicano activist, Carlos Montes by the FBI. On March 2nd, Carlos Montes’ lawyer made discovery motions on how FBI special agent Matt Weber worked with L.A. Sheriff Detective Don Lord and the Joint Terrorism Task Force in this frame-up attempt. SDS has and will continue to stand in solidarity with Carlos Montes as he struggles against government repression.
Lake Forest Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) stands in support of the 23 activists in their non-violent peace work who are currently under investigation for exercising their constitutionally protected rights to dissent from United States policies in the Middle East and elsewhere. Specifically, we support those people who have been the target of FBI raids and have been issued subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury because of anti-war activities or support of populations considered terrorists. We feel the investigations are unjustified.