The International Action Center supports the call below from the Minnesota Antiwar Committee for Emergency Actions at federal buildings and FBI offices on to Support Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists and Stop FBI Raids and Harassment, and urges you to participate in one of the actions listed below or to organize an action in your city if one is not already planned.
Sara Flounders and John Parker, Co-Directors, International Action Center
A call for action at Federal Buildings and FBI Offices.
We denounce the Federal Bureau of Investigation harassment of anti-war and solidarity activists. The FBI raided seven houses and an office in Chicago and Minneapolis on Friday, September 24, 2010. The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to eleven activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. The FBI also attempted to intimidate activists in California and North Carolina.
This suppression of civil rights is aimed at those who dedicate their time and energy to supporting the struggles of the Palestinian and Colombian peoples against U.S. funded occupation and war. The FBI has indicated that the grand jury is investigating the activists for possible material support of terrorism charges.
The activists involved have done nothing wrong and are refusing to be pulled into conversations with the FBI about their political views or organizing against war and occupation. The activists are involved with many groups, including: the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee, the Palestine Solidarity Group, the Colombia Action Network, Students for a Democratic Society, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. These activists came together with many others to organize the 2008 anti-war marches on the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
We ask people of conscience to join us in fighting this political repression, as we continue working to build the movements against US war and occupation.
Call the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at 202-353-1555 or write an email to: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov.
**Stop the repression against anti-war and international solidarity activists.
**Immediately return all confiscated materials: computers, cell phones, papers, documents, etc.
**End the grand jury proceedings against anti-war activists.
The following is a list of the 32 planned protests that we have heard of so far, and the list is growing. Please participate in the one nearest you, or if there is not one in your city, organize one and let us know at email@example.com so we can publicize it and add it to the list:
Please be in touch with the Minnesota Anti-War Committee - www.antiwarcommittee.org
Minneapolis, MN - 4:30, FBI Office Monday, 111 Washington Ave. S.
Duluth MN, Monday 4:30 PM Duluth Federal Building
Chicago, IL - 4:30FBI building, 2111 W. Roosevelt Road.
Boston, MA - 4-6 pm, JFK Federal Building
Kalamazoo, MI - 4:30 Federal Building, 410 W Michigan Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah - 9 AM at Federal Building
Durham, NC - 12 noon Federal Building, 323 E Chapel Hill St
Buffalo, NY- 4:30 pm at FBI Building - Corner of So. Elmwood Ave. & Niagara St.
Gainesville, FL 4:30 PM at FBI Building
Houston, TX, 5:00 PM, Mick Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith St. at St. Joseph Parkway
Kansas City, MO: Monday at 6:00 at the J.C. Nichols fountain.
New Haven, CT- 4-5 p.m. FBI Office, 600 State St. (corner of Grove)
Denver, CO - 5:30-7:00, Federal Building, 20th and Stout Streets.
NYC, NY - 4:30 to 6pm Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza,
Newark, NJ - 5 to 6pm Federal Building Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA - 4:30pm Federal Building, 6th & Market,
Pittsburgh, PA: 5 pm Federal Building on Grant St.
Washington DC - 4:30 – 5:30 FBI Building, 935 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Richmond, VA, , 4:30 PM, Federal Courthouse, 701 E. Broad St.,
Hartford CT, 4:30-6:30 pm, Federal Building
Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday 5:00 PM, Federal Building, 200 N. High St.
Cleveland OH – Tues 4 pm Federal Building E. 9th & Lakeside, March to FBI Building
Detroit, MI - 4:30 pm McNamara Federal Building, Michigan Ave. at Cass
Raleigh, NC - 9 am. Federal Building, 310 New Bern Ave
Asheville, NC - 5 pm Federal Building,
Atlanta, GA - Noon,Richard Russell Federal Bldg, 75 Spring St at MLK
Tucson, AZ - 5 pm Federal Building
Los Angeles, CA - 5 pm, Downtown Federal Building, 300 N Los Angeles St
San Francisco, CA, 5:00 pm, Federal Bldg., 7th St. and Mission,
Providence, RI 5 to 6 PM - downtown Federal Building
Albany, NY - 5 to 6 pm Federal Building
Dallas, TX, , 7:00 pm at the Grassy Knoll, near 400 block of Elm