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Protests Called in 19 Cities in Response to FBI Raids on Antiwar Activists

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September 26, 2010
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Fight Back! News Service is circulating the following statement from the International Action Center.

FBI Raids: Protests in 19 cities on 9/27, 28, 29 called by solidarity activists

The International Action Center supports the call below from the Minnesota Antiwar Committee for Emergency Actions at federal buildings and FBI offices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27, 28 and 29 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.

In solidarity,

Sara Flounders and John Parker, Co-Directors, International Action Center



The following is a list of the 19 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 protected] so we can publicize it and add it to the list:

Please be in touch with the Minnesota Anti-War Committee - 

Monday 9/27:

Minneapolis, MN - 4:30, FBI Office Monday, 111 Washington Ave. S.

Chicago, IL - FBI Headquarters in Chicago, 2111 W. Roosevelt

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 - Monday, 4:30 PM at FBI Building

Tuesday 9/28:

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,

Washington DC - 4:30 – 5:30 FBI Building, 935 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Boston, MA - 5 pm, JFK Federal 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, FBI Building

Los Angeles, CA - 5 pm, Downtown Federal Building, 300 N Los Angeles St

Tucson, AZ - 5 pm Federal Building

Wednesday 9/29:

Albany, NY -5 to 6 pm Federal Building


eric ribellasi wrote 6 years 4 weeks ago

add Houston!

Hey, can you guys add Houston?

Mickey Leland Federal Building, 5-6:30PM

1919 Smith St. (The corner of Smith and St. Joseph Parkway)

Susan Song wrote 6 years 4 weeks ago

We're planning a rally for

We're planning a rally for Monday 9/27 at 4:30 pm near the Champaign FBI office (N. Country Fair Dr and University Avenue). I emailed the IAC email but wanted to post it here as well.

UIUC Campus Antiwar Network

deanna kline wrote 6 years 4 weeks ago

protests in 19 cities

I would like to inform you that we will be having protests in kansas city, mo on mon sept 27, tues sept 28 and weds sept 29 at 6:00 at the J.C. Nichols fountain. thank you!

Anonymous wrote 6 years 4 weeks ago


No Denver, CO rally?

Josh Sykes wrote 6 years 4 weeks ago


The rally in Asheville NC will actually be at 1pm on Tuesday at the Federal Building, downtown.


jaime wrote 6 years 4 weeks ago

Community solidarity statement

Here is the community solidarity statement agreed to at Friday's emergency meeting in Minneapolis. View all the signatures recorded so far here:

Statement of Solidarity with Activists Raided and Subpoenaed on 9/24/10

The raids and grand jury subpoeanas against antiwar and international solidarity activists on the morning of Friday, September 24, 2010 are not just an attack on particular activists, but on our movements for social justice as a whole. With a united voice, we condemn this repression; we demand the federal government cease its investigation and withdraw the subpoenas immediately; and we vow to continue our work for true justice.

We reject the allegation that the government's investigation into our movements is based on "material support for terrorism" in any form. This allegation is particularly ludicrous considering the terror tactics the U.S. government engages in on a daily basis, both globally and domestically. Aimed against valued members of our community, the raids against activists on Friday morning were particularly offensive to us. However, we recognize that they are unexceptional instances of repression when compared to the daily crimes against humanity carried out by U.S. imperialism.

We refuse to let the accusations of a notoriously untruthful, repressive government divide us in any way. Because an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us, we resolve to set any ideological or other political differences aside and respond in solidarity with one another. Our struggle will continue.