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October 5, 2010

2010.10.05: Update: Antiwar activists refuse to testify/4:30 Rally

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 2:03 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Update: Antiwar activists refuse to testify/4:30 Rally

Activists say they’ll refuse to testify
Associated Press – October 5, 2010 11:44 AM ET

CHICAGO (AP) – Anti-war activists raided recently by the FBI say they’ll refuse to testify before a grand jury in Chicago as ordered.

Activist attorney Jim Fennerty says all 14 Midwest activists who were served subpoenas to testify this month won’t appear.

A Chicago couple whose home was raided last month spoke at a rally Tuesday just outside the Dirksen Federal Building where the grand jury is sitting.

Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner told reporters they’re among those who were set to testify this month but won’t.

Weiner says the government is on “a fishing exhibition” to find wrongdoing by peaceful activists.

About 30 people attended the Chicago rally. One person held a sign that read: “Stop FBI Repression.” Another sign read: “We refuse to be silenced.”

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Join us as part of the national days of action against FBI repression!
PROTEST in NEW YORK CITY, TUESDAY OCTOBER 5
4:30-6:30 PM
26 Federal Plaza, Broadway side, NYC

Directions: all trains to Chambers Street or City Hall.

Thousands have come together in response to the FBI raids on seven homes and an anti-war office on Friday, September 24, 2010. Across the country organizations and individuals are standing together to protest the United States government’s attempt to silence and criminalize anti-war and international solidarity activists.

Jess Sundin said, “These raids and subpoenas are an attack on anti-war and other progressive movements. It is an attack on our freedom to speak, our freedom to assemble with like-minded people, and our freedom to tell the government that their actions and policies are wrong. It is an attempt to clear the way for more wars and occupations of other countries by the U.S. military.”

Protests against the intimidation and harassment have taken place or are planned for 39 cities across the country. From Minneapolis and Chicago ,to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Kalamazoo MI and Dallas Texas, The response has been tremendous an continues to grow.

We are calling for further actions to take place in the coming week as the first Grand Jury Subpoenas call for activists to appear on October 5.

Demand :
**End repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists!
**Return all materials seized in the raid!
**Stop the Grand Jury Subpoenas of activists!

Committee To Stop FBI Repression:
http://www.stopfbi.net
Email: stopfbi@gmail.com

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