Solidarity Statements

Organizations in the United States and around the world are standing in solidarity with those targeted by the FBI for their anti-war organizing and international solidarity work.

Please send solidarity statements to [email protected] and [email protected], or leave a comment on this page if you would like your organization added to the list.

  1. International Action Center
  2. ANSWER Coalition
  3. United for Peace and Justice
  4. Voters for Peace
  5. Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
  6. North Carolina Labor Against the War
  7. Defenders for Freedom, Justice, and Equality
  8. International Network in Solidarity with all Colombian Political Prisoners
  9. Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
  10. Black Workers for Justice
  11. Fight Imperialism - Stand Together
  12. MADRE
  13. School of the Americas Watch
  14. Students for a Democratic Society
  15. Green Party of the United States
  16. San Francisco Labor Council
  17. Baltimore-Washington Area Peace Council
  18. International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
  19. American Muslims for Palestine
  20. Freedom Socialist Party
  21. Radical Women
  22. US Palestinian Community Network
  23. Northland Anti-war Coalition
  24. Philadelphia Socialist Action
  25. LOK MORCHA
  26. Kamëntsás
  27. Opposition to War & Occupation
  28. United National Antiwar Committee
  29. Unión del Barrio
  30. National Lawyers Guild
  31. Houston Communist Party USA
  32. Grand Jury Resistance Project
  33. Green Party of Minnesota
  34. American Jewish World
  35. Alliance for Global Justice
  36. American Indian Movement
  37. Muslim Public Affairs Council
  38. Socialist Party USA
  39. Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee
  40. Arab American Action Network
  41. Mobilization Against War & Occupation
  42. International Socialist Organization
  43. Council on American-Islamic Relations
  44. Workers World Party
  45. Civil Liberties Project of Political Research Associates
  46. Socialist Action
  47. Socialist Workers Party
  48. Bring the Ruckus
  49. Socialist Alternative
  50. Solidarity
  51. African People's Solidarity Committee and Uhuru Solidarity Movement
  52. Socialist Alliance (Australia)
  53. Muslimah Writers Alliance
  54. North Eastern Federation of Anarchist Communists
  55. Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad
  56. AFSCME Council 5
  57. Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban Five
  58. International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
  59. U.S. Marxist-Leninist Organization
  60. Project SALAM
  61. FIRE Collective
  62. National Network on Cuba
  63. Veterans for Peace
  64. Veterans for Peace, Minnesota Chapter 27
  65. Center for Constitutional Rights
  66. CODEPINK
  67. Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America
  68. 8th Day Center for Justice Staff
  69. American Friends Service Committee – Chicago Office
  70. Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
  71. Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy
  72. Community Media Workshop
  73. Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
  74. Fellowship of Reconciliation
  75. First Chicago Church of the Brethren
  76. Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice
  77. North Suburban Peace Initiative
  78. Voices for Creative Nonviolence
  79. Witness for Peace-Great Lakes Region
  80. League of Revolutionaries for a New America
  81. Arab Resource and Organizing Center
  82. Defending Dissent Foundation
  83. Project South
  84. All-African People's Revolutionary Party (statement)
  85. News & Letters (statement)
  86. People's Tribune (statement)
  87. International League of Peoples' Struggle (statement)
  88. Labor for Palestine
  89. Iraq Freedom Congress (statement)
  90. War Times/Tiempo de Guerras (statement)
  91. Labor/Community Strategy Center (statement)
  92. Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (statement)
  93. FMLN Minnesota (statement)
  94. Peace and Justice Studies Association (statement)
  95. Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
  96. Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
  97. United States Palestinian Community Network
  98. Friends for a Non-Violent World (statement)
  99. Latin America Solidarity Coalition (statement)
  100. Black is Back Coalition (statement)
  101. Workers Solidarity Alliance (statement)
  102. Peace Action Wisconsin (statement)
  103. Sydney Stop the War Coalition (statement)
  104. Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee (statement)
  105. Communist Party USA (statement)
  106. Duluth Central Labor Body (statement)
  107. Chicago Teamsters' Local 705 (statement)
  108. Rights Working Group (statement)
  109. South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council (statement)
  110. Troy Area Labor Council (statement)
  111. American Federation of Teachers Local 1493 (statement)
  112. AFSCME Local 3800 (statement)
  113. Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (statement)
  114. People's Organization for Progress (statement)
  115. Chelsea Uniting Against the War / Chelsea Uniéndose En Contra de la Guerra (CUAW) (statement)

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Continued Solidarity of Muslimah Writers Alliance

Muslimah Writers Alliance Joins 45-Member Coalition Calling for Investigation into FBI Targeting of Activists - Coalition of prominent community, civil and human rights organizations delivers open letter to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr., in follow-up to Sept. 24 FBI raids against activists and issuance of grand jury subpoenas. SEE: http://prlog.org/11086818

Nov. 19, 2010 Coalition Letter to Obama and Holder: SEE: http://muslimahwritersalliance.com/files/coalition_ltr_on_fbi_raids.pdf
ALSO: http://www.stopfbi.net/2010/11/19/open-letter-prominent-community-civil-...

Muslimah Writers Alliance Joins Oct. 4-5 National Call-In Days to End Repression of Anti-War and Int'l Solidarity Activists SEE: http://www.prlog.org/10971195
ALSO: http://www.stopfbi.net/content/muslimah-writers-alliance-joins-oct-4-5-n...

More from Muslimah Writers Alliance: SEE: http://pressroom.prlog.org/mwa-net

Here's my libertarian

Here's my libertarian solidarity with the anti-war activists:

Philadelphia Libertarians and Socialists Protest the FBI's Raids on Antiwar Activists (video)
http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2010/09/philadelphia-lib...

Jury Nullification May Be The Only Salvation For The Antiwar Activists
http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2010/10/jury-nullificati...

Darren Wolfe Interviewed by Julian Heicklen of Tyranny Fighters
http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2010/10/darren-wolfe-int...

[...] are organizing to

[...] are organizing to counter the FBI raids. See stopfbi.net, solidarity statements, and even guerrilla art [...]

The Defending Dissent

The Defending Dissent Foundation stands in solidarity with the anti-war and international solidarity activists whose homes were raided by the FBI on Friday, September 24. Homes in Chicago and Mineapolis were raided. Doors were kicked in during the early morning raids and personal belongings including children's artwork, posters of Martin Luther King, Jr, were taken, as well as cell phones, computers and boxes of paper records. About a dozen activists from Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.

The FBI emphasized that no arrests were made, but that evidence was being collected regarding the possible 'material support' of terrorism. The 'material support' statute is so broadly written that it can, and does, criminalize international peace-building activities whose only connection to terrorism is to reduce it.

Only one week ago, the Justice Department's own Inspector General released a report documenting political surveillance by the FBI. Friday's raids are the latest violations by a recidivist agency whose abuses have unfortunately recurred throughout its history.

We urge Congress to step up and protect our First Amendment Rights!

Congress must close the 'material support' loopholes that give the FBI room to target peaceful domestic advocacy.

Congress should hold hearings on the violations identified in the Inspector General’s recent report and conduct a full investigation to uncover the full extent of the FBI’s misuse of counter-terror laws and watchlist practices.

<a href= "The Defending Dissent Foundation stands in solidarity with the anti-war and international solidarity activists whose homes were raided by the FBI on Friday, September 24. Homes in Chicago and Mineapolis were raided. Doors were kicked in during the early morning raids and personal belongings including children's artwork, posters of Martin Luther King, Jr, were taken, as well as cell phones, computers and boxes of paper records. About a dozen activists from Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.

The FBI emphasized that no arrests were made, but that evidence was being collected regarding the possible 'material support' of terrorism. The 'material support' statute is so broadly written that it can, and does, criminalize international peace-building activities whose only connection to terrorism is to reduce it.

Only one week ago, the Justice Department's own Inspector General released a report documenting political surveillance by the FBI. Friday's raids are the latest violations by a recidivist agency whose abuses have unfortunately recurred throughout its history.

We urge Congress to step up and protect our First Amendment Rights!

Congress must close the 'material support' loopholes that give the FBI room to target peaceful domestic advocacy.

Congress should hold hearings on the violations identified in the Inspector General’s recent report and conduct a full investigation to uncover the full extent of the FBI’s misuse of counter-terror laws and watchlist practices.

TAKE ACTION HERE!

What an amazing response!

What an amazing response! Thank you to all those who wrote statements and circulated them. It is making a big difference.

We Won't Tolerate FBI

We Won't Tolerate FBI Repression!

The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) condemns the FBI raids on the homes and offices of social justice activists early morning on September 24th and any continued action the FBI may be taking to investigate or interrogate others. (Read more about what happened at: http://tc.indymedia.org/ )

This is a direct and deliberate attack on civil liberties and our movements' organizing for self-determination and justice for communities at home and abroad. FBI and other investigations will not distract us from our ongoing mission to struggle for a just and equitable world. We will continue our work opposing the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, the occupation and genocide in Palestine, and decades of military and political intervention in Latin America.

The FBI's use of Grand Juries is an intentional tactic used by the government to intimidate, smear, and divide our movements and organizations. We recognize that this becomes particular threatening at a time when our movements' are already being tested by political maneuvering such as the US led Israel/PA negotiations and the shift from combat troops to diplomatic and contractor troops in Iraq. Our strength is in our unity, our vigilance, and our ability to maintain a clear focus on our organizing for liberation.

We stand against the use of Grand Juries to harass and intimidate our movements. We stand with those attacked and offer our continued solidarity. We must work together as a united movement of those struggling against war and occupation, and for human rights and civil liberties of all people.

Solidarity Statement by the

Solidarity Statement by the Grand Jury Resistance Project

The Grand Jury Resistance Project (GJRP) stands in strong solidarity with the anti-war and international solidarity activists targeted by the federal government. The GJRP also calls on the U.S. government to end its campaign of harassment and intimidation, and to end the use of grand juries as a political tool to suppress political dissent.

Repression against activists is not new. From the McCarthy “investigations” in the 1950s, to the counterintelligence programs (COINTELPRO) of the 1960s and ‘70s, to the grand jury investigations of Puerto Rican, Black liberation and white anti-imperialist movements in the 1980s, secret grand juries, FBI, and police investigations have long been used against social justice activists and revolutionary movements.

Today, FBI, police harassment and secret grand juries are being used to attack Muslims and other immigrants, Black, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Native, anti-war, anarchist, environmental and animal rights activists and movements. These incidents are not isolated, and they are not happening because the government wants to “solve crimes.” They are an attack on all our movements: an attempt to divide us, isolate outspoken individuals, create fear and distrust among us, and rewrite our history of resistance as “criminal.”

We should not give in to these attacks. As individuals and organizations, we must refuse to talk to the FBI or any other repressive police investigation. As a means of resistance to efforts of political intimidation and repression, we must not give testimony or evidence to grand juries. It doesn’t matter whether or not we “know” anything. It isn’t about hiding crucial evidence or avoiding incrimination it’s about resisting and protesting a repressive tool of the government.

As such, we strongly support these activists and their efforts to resist and refuse to cooperate with this politically motivated grand jury.

Fully Informed Jury Association

I just wanted to be sure you're aware of the Fully Informed Jury Association ( http://fija.org/ )& their work on Grand Juries:
http://www.fija.org/docs/JG_on_the_grand_jury.pdf

Charles M. Minster PO Box

Charles M. Minster
PO Box 210753
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 387-9545
Cell: (415) 244-3972
e-mail: [email protected]

29 September 2010

Eric Holder
United States Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Attorney General Holder,

Outrage! This is the true and only emotion I can feel after learning of your raids and attacks on trade unionists and anti-war activists in Chicago and Minneapolis on 24 September. You and your handler in the White House will do all you can to continue to bolster your efforts at submission of the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan to the will of U.S. imperialism.

Your attacks on trade unionists, Arab-American’s, socialists and student organizations is a frontal attack on the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. It is understood that you even rifled the rooms and play toys of the children’s rooms. You paranoia of dissent shows the weak minds of you and this government as it wallows in debt while sewing death and destruction around the world.

I hereby demand that all those arrested and detained be released NOW! I further demand that all subpoenas be withdrawn IMMEDIATELY! And finally that you return all property taken from the homes of those men and women you UNLAWFULLY invaded.

Enclosed is a resolution passed unanimously by the San Francisco Labor Council at their 27 September meeting. As a life long trade unionist I stand in solidarity with all of those subpoenaed by your criminal acts.

Sincerely,

Member of California Alliance for Retired Americans
Member of National Active and Retired Federal Employees
Honorably Discharged Regular Army Veteran
Vietnam Service as U.S. Merchant Mariner

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