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Kalamazoo protests grand jury witch hunt

By staff |
February 6, 2011
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Kalamazoo, MI - Twelve anti-war activists, including a city council member, protested outside the U.S. Federal Building here, Jan. 25. The protest, organized by the newly-formed Kalamazoo Coalition Against Repression, was a part of the national day of actions against government repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists.

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression spokesperson Tom Burke and his wife joined the protest. Burke and his wife were both subpoenaed to appear in front of a Chicago-based Grand Jury on Sept. 24, 2010. The subpoenas were in conjunction with the FBI raids conducted on the homes of international solidarity activists in Chicago and Minneapolis as part of U.S. Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald's new McCarthy-type repression.

Burke stated, "Today we joined more than 50 cities across the country in opposition to FBI and U.S. government repression of free speech and the right to organize - making history of our own!"