BY Chapin Gray | Chicago, IL | 1/15/11
On a chilly morning, Jan. 14, over 50 people gathered at the Federal Building in downtown Chicago to deliver a mock subpoena to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is in charge of the wave of FBI raids, harassment and subpoenas that began last September across the country.
BY Staff | United States | 12/31/10
As students at over fifty American universities, we unequivocally condemn the abuse of grand jury subpoenas to chill the exercise of First Amendment rights by university students and anti-war activists speaking and organizing against Israel's continued oppression of the Palestinian people.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 12/15/10
On Dec. 10, seven students here started a hunger strike to demand that Congress pass the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act is a proposed law that would give some undocumented immigrant youth the possibility to gain legalization if they go to college or join the military.
BY Jacob Flom | Milwaukee, WI | 12/07/10
On Dec. 3, the Milwaukee Activist Defense Network and Students for a Democratic Society held a protest in coordination with the national week of action to stop FBI repression.
BY Ben Rothschild | Chicago, IL | 11/21/10
About twenty students from the University of Illinois campuses in Chicago and Urbana-Champaign attempted to speak out at a Board of Trustees meeting, Nov. 18. The students are organizing against tuition increases and the re-segregation of higher education.
BY Fernando Figueroa | Gainesville, FL | 11/19/10
Approximately 100 students rallied at Turlington Plaza on Nov. 17 with signs, bullhorns and petitions, demanding that the University of Florida halt its plan to implement Block Tuition starting Fall 2011.
BY Staff | Chicago, IL | 11/11/10
Members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at the University of Illinois-Chicago staged street theatre in front of an FBI recruitment event here, Nov. 9. Dressed up as agents of the ‘Federal Bureau of Intimidation,’ activists handed out fliers against FBI repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists who were raided on Sept. 24.
BY Grace Kelley | Minneapolis, MN | 11/04/10
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) hosted a panel discussion here Nov. 2 at the University of Minnesota made up of six anti-war and international solidarity activists from Minneapolis, all of whom were raided by the FBI on Sept. 24th and were subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury in Chicago.
BY Chance Zombor | Waukesha, WI | 10/27/10
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), along with other student groups, held a Speak Out Against Racism! demonstration in response to a recent rise of white supremacist graffiti on the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha campus. The graffiti included swastikas and the initials “KKK.” The graffiti had previously been addressed by the university administration only with a mass email warning of a possible “written reprimand, loss of a privilege, or community service” for the perpetrator.
BY Mike Gold | Milwaukee, WI | 10/24/10
On Oct. 23-24, around 100 student activists from across the country converged at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the fifth Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) National Convention.