Revolution #223, January 23, 2011
January 25: National Day of Protest Against FBI and Grand Jury Repression
Last September, in a nationally coordinated raid, the FBI targeted antiwar and Palestinian solidarity activists, raided their homes and subpoenaed them to appear before a Grand Jury. In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to antiwar and Palestine solidarity activists, and re-issued subpoenas against four people targeted by the original raids. They have been ordered to appear at a Grand Jury in Chicago on January 25.
A National Day of Protest Against FBI and Grand Jury Repression will take place on January 25. In more than 30 cities across the country thousands will be protesting at federal buildings, FBI offices, and other appropriate places, showing solidarity and standing with the subpoenaed activists, and with all the activists whose homes were raided by the FBI.
The call for the protests raises these demands:
Defend free speech! Defend the right to organize! Opposing war and occupation is not a crime!
- Tell Patrick Fitzgerald to call off the Grand Jury!
- Stop FBI raids and repression!
For background on December 2010 raids, see “FBI Raids Anti-War Activists’ Homes In Midwest” at revcom.us
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