New York Conference: FBI & Grand Jury Repression - Building Resistance

Event Information
Date: 
Sat, 2011-02-19 13:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South Main Hall
New York City, NY
United States

 

Conference flyerAntiwar activism & international solidarity are NOT crimes!

CONFERENCE: FBI & Grand Jury Repression - Building Resistance

Saturday FEB. 19 1-5 p.m.

Judson Memorial Church –
Main Hall, 55 Washington Square South, NYC
There will  be food and refreshments (Donations requested)
Please register for the conference at www.StopFBI.net
 Send Donations to STOPFBI.NET/DONATE
Join us for Panels, Discussions and Break-out Groups
 

PANEL I-The Climate of Repression and Building a Fightback Against Anti-Muslim Repression, Preemptive Prosecution, Entrapment

Panel to include families and/or lawyers from Project Salam, Newburgh 4, Fort Dix 5, Holy Land Case, Siraj Matin
and Fahad Hashmi cases and Pardiss Kebriaei (Center for Constitutional Rights) on the Guantanamo cases.
Special Section: Know Your RIghts
When an Agent Knocks/ Entrapment/ Grand Jury.
 

PANEL II Updates on FBI & Grand Jury Repression & Review of Past Grand Jury Witchhunts

 Speakers include Hatem Abudayyeh from Chicago, Mick Kelly and Sarah Martin from Minneapolis who were raided by the FBI and/or subpoenaed to appear at U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's Grand Jury and National Lawyers Guild Attorneys Jim Fennerty and Bob Boyle.
Break-out Groups and Discussion
Action Plans for the Future of this Fight, Know Your Rights Training Sessions,
Targeting of the Palestinian Movement, Labor Outreach, Religious Outreach and Media Outreach.
 
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BACKGROUND

On September 24, 2010 the FBI, on orders from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, raided seven Chicago and Minneapolis homes of well-known anti-war and international solidarity activists. Their ranks included a number of trade unionists.
Also raided was the office of the Minneapolis–St. Paul based Anti-War Committee. The FBI subpoenaed fourteen activists in Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan to testify at a federal grand jury in Chicago. Then in December 2010, nine more people — all Palestinians or Palestine solidarity activists in Chicago — were ordered to testify before the same grand jury.
 
According to the FBI, the goal of the raids was to show material support for terrorism charges. It is outrageous!
The U.S. government is trying to put people in jail for anti -war and international solidarity activism.
These people have done nothing wrong, yet their freedom is at stake.
Those targeted are well-known leaders in the anti-war movement and many helped to organize the huge protest against the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN in September 2008. This is suppression of our democratic rights.

It threatens our families, our children and our communities. This is a U.S. government attempt to silence those who support resistance to oppression in the Middle East and Latin America by putting people in jail.
 
The 23 targeted activists are refusing to be pulled into conversations with the FBI about their political views or their organizing against war and occupation.
 
The NYC Working Committee includes representatives from:
● Anti-Repression Committee of the NYC National Lawyers Guild
● NYCISPES ● Veterans For Peace Chapter 34 NYC
● Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST) ● NYC International Socialist Organization ● BAYAN USA
● Pakistan USA Freedom Forum  ● May 1 Coalition for Workers & Immigrant Rights
● Muslim Solidarity Committee
● Friends and Family of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
● Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism 
● Marxist-Humanist Initiative ● Freedom Socialist Party ● Resistance in Brooklyn
● Al Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition NY ● International Action Center
● Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace ● NYC School of the Americas Watch ● World Can't Wait 
● War Resisters League ● Coney Island Avenue Project ● Free Mumia Coalition
● Picture The Homeless ● Brooklyn For Peace
● Workers World Party ● Todd Eaton of NYprotest  ● Project SALAM

Registration

 

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