September 24, 2010

FBI targets Midwest anti-war movement!

This morning, the FBI raided at least four Minneapolis homes and the offices of the Anti-War Committee, purportedly to investigate "activities concerning the material support of terrorism." The targeted activists include organizers with Students for a Democratic Society, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and the Anti-War Committee -- which only weeks before had announced its intention to march on the 2012 DNC. No one was arrested, but agents seized computers, political literature and financial records.

Take Action:

__ Emergency Rally __
4:30 pm

__ Contact __
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
202-353-1555 or

Senator Amy Klobuchar
(toll free) 888-224-9043

Senator Al Franken
(Duluth office) 218-722-2390

**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 raids come days after revelations of FBI surveillance of anti-RNC activists in Iowa in 2008 and expansive spying operations targeting environmental and anti-war activists -- including the Duluth Catholic Worker -- during the Bush years.

The raids are part of a year-long investigation of the anti-war movement. At least 13 organizers in Minneapolis, Chicago and elsewhere have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury. The FBI appears to be targeting the Midwest anti-war movement -- not for any illegal action, but because of the political beliefs and associations of some of its organizers.

No activity up north... so don't be paranoid. But as always, know your rights.

photo: Twin Cities Indymedia

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