Louisville: Rally Against FBI Repression of Anti-War Activists

Event Information
Date: 
Tue, 2011-01-25 12:00
Location: 
Mazzoli Federal Building
Sixth & Chestnut
Louisville, KY
United States

Long time civil rights and civil liberties organizer Anne Braden said "You stop a police state by defending and freeing its first victims"

Join the National Day of Action on Tuesday January 25, 2011

In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office is ordering the nine to appear at a ...Grand Jury in Chicago on January 25.

In response we are calling for protests on Jan. 25 across the country and around the world to show our solidarity. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of people will be protesting at Federal Buildings, FBI offices, and other appropriate places, showing solidarity with the nine newly subpoenaed activists, and with all the activists whose homes were raided by the FBI.

Fitzgerald’s expanding web of repression already includes the fourteen subpoenaed when the FBI stormed into homes on September 24th, carting away phones, computers, notebooks, diaries, and children’s artwork. In October, all fourteen activists from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Michigan each decided to not participate in the secret proceedings of Fitzgerald’s Grand Jury. Each signed a letter invoking their Fifth Amendment rights. However, three women from Minneapolis—Tracy Molm, Anh Pham, and Sarah Martin—are facing re-activated subpoenas. They are standing strong and we are asking you to stand with them – and with the newly subpoenaed nine activists – by protesting Patrick Fitzgerald and his use of the Grand Jury and FBI to repress anti-war and international solidarity activists.

National Lawyers Guild (NLG), American Indian Movement (AIM), Louisville Committee for Peace in the Middle East, Henry Wallace Brigade, Kentucky Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America & the Caribbean (KITLAC), Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR).

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Please Update list of Local Endorsers

The United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) urges all antiwar and social justice activists to endorse and mobilize for the nationally-coordinated January 25 demonstrations called by Committee to Stop FBI Repression www.stopfbi.net]
Jim Bronsten , Lou UNAC Rep

The United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) urges all antiwar and social justice activists to endorse and mobilize for the nationally-coordinated January 25 demonstrations called by Committee to Stop FBI Repression www.stopfbi.net
The 23 victims, like us, are social justice activists who stand with the people of Palestine and Colombia and with the oppressed everywhere. The government seeks to associate them with organizations that have been placed on the its list of terrorist organizations, a list akin to the the Attorney General's list of "subversive" organizations during the 1950's and '60's witchhunt era. Some of the victims are socialists – members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organizations.
They include leaders, members and supporters of UNAC who attended our founding July 23-25, 2010 Albany, New York. This was an antiwar and social justice conference of 800 activists from 35 states that planned a series of antiwar actions culminating in bi-coastal nationally coordinated April 9 demonstrations in San Francisco and New York.

Join us on January 25 in Louisville
And In NYC or San Fransisco