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April 12, 2011

2011.04.12: Stop FBI Repression: National Call-In Today

Filed under: Antiwar,Civil Liberties,Criminal Justice,Political Repression — nyclaw01 @ 8:33 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:33 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Stop FBI Repression: National Call-In Today

National call-in day TODAY! Call Obama, Holder and Fitzgerald now. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Call Obama, Holder and Fitzgerald TODAY.
Stop the Grand Jury!

to Fitzgerald, Holder and Obama
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Grand Jury is still on its witch hunt and the FBI is still harassing activists. This must stop.
Please make these calls:

1. Call U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald at 312-353-5300. Then dial 0 (zero) for operator and ask to leave a message with the Duty Clerk.

2. Call U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder 202-353-1555

3. Call President Obama at 202-456-1111

Suggested text: “My name is __________, I am from _______(city), in ______(state). I am calling _____ to demand he call off the Grand Jury and stop FBI repression against the anti-war and Palestine solidarity movements. I oppose U.S. government political repression and support the right to free speech and the right to assembly of the 23 activists subpoenaed. We will not be criminalized. Tell him to stop this McCarthy-type witch hunt against international solidarity activists!”
If your call doesn’t go through, try again later.

Update: More than 1700 activists have signed the Pledge to resist FBI and Grand Jury Repression (via the web or the paper version at local protests), committing to join the national day of protest when anti-war and international solidarity activists are ordered to appear in front of the Chicago Grand Jury or are indicted. If you have not signed, click here. ( By signing, you will be on the priority contact list for the emergency action.

We demand:
— Call Off the Grand Jury Witch-hunt Against International Solidarity Activists!
— Support Free Speech!
— Support the Right to Organize!
— Stop FBI Repression!
— International Solidarity Is Not a Crime!
— Stop the Criminalization of Arab and Muslim Communities!

Background: Fitzgerald ordered FBI raids on anti-war and solidarity activists’ homes and subpoenaed fourteen activists in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Michigan on September 24, 2010. All 14 refused to speak before the Grand Jury in October. Then, 9 more Palestine solidarity activists, most Arab-Americans, were subpoenaed to appear at the Grand Jury on January 25, 2011, launching renewed protests. There are now 23 who assert their right to not participate in Fitzgerald’s witch-hunt.

The Grand Jury is a secret and closed inquisition, with no judge, and no press. The U.S. Attorney controls the entire proceedings and hand picks the jurors, and the solidarity activists are not allowed a lawyer. Even the date when the Grand Jury ends is a secret.

So please make these calls to those in charge of the repression aimed against anti-war leaders and the growing Palestine solidarity movement.

Email us to let us know your results. Send to

In Struggle,
Tom Burke,
for the Committee to Stop FBI Repression


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