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Antiwar Activists Respond to FBI Raids and Harassment

By staff |
September 25, 2010
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200 people in the Twin Cities gather to protest the FBI raids against antiwar ac
200 people in the Twin Cities gather to protest the FBI raids against antiwar activists. (TheUpTake.org)

Fight Back! News Service is circulating the following video from The UpTake, which reports on a community meeting in Minneapolis in response to the FBI raids on antiwar activists across the country Sep. 24, 2010. Over 200 people gathered at the meeting.

Fight Back! reported yesterday on the FBI raids:

The FBI began turning over six houses in Chicago and Minneapolis [...], Friday, September 24, 2010, at 8:00 am central time. The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to about a dozen activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. They also attempted to intimidate activists in California and North Carolina.

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This suppression of democratic rights is aimed towards those who dedicate much of their time and energy to supporting the struggles of the Palestinian and Colombian peoples against U.S. funded occupation and war. The activists are involved with well-known anti-war groups including many of the leaders of the huge protest against the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN in September 2008. The FBI agents emphasized that the grand jury was going to investigate the activists for possible terrorism charges. This is a U.S. government attempt to silence those who support resistance to oppression in the Middle East and Latin America.

National days of protest at FBI offices or Federal Buildings are being organized for September 27 and 28th, 2010.

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