BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | United States | 6/10/13
In a whirlwind news week the public has become aware that the majority, if not all, of U.S. telephone calls are monitored by the NSA (National Security Agency) and have been for seven years, that the U.S. government is monitoring emails through a secret NSA program called PRISM, and that Edward Snowden is the whistleblower that made these revelations possible.
BY Committee to Stop FBI Repression | United States | 5/20/13
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression
BY staff | Fort Worth, TX | 4/02/13
More than 40 protesters gathered at the Carswell federal prison, March 30, to demand freedom for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and the other women political prisoners held here.
BY staff | Fort Worth, TX | 3/30/13
About 60 people gathered here at the U.S. District Court building, March 29, to demand “Free Aafia Siddiqui!”
BY Committee to Stop FBI Repression | Washington D.C. | 3/10/13
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. The statement was delivered by Sue Udry, of Defending Dissent Foundation at a March 8 press conference, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The purpose of the press conference was urge support two women political prisoners, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and attorney Lynne Stewart.
BY David Newlin | Salt Lake City, UT | 2/22/13
State-sponsored repression and infiltration of anti-war groups is nothing new. But it can certainly take on new and particularly nasty forms, as Jess Sundin can tell you.
BY staff | Washington, DC | 2/05/13
A leaked Justice Department white paper titled the “Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al Qa’ida or An Associated Force,” was published Feb. 5 by NBC News.
BY Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 2/05/13
Members of the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression assembled here, Feb. 5, to prepare a mailing of over 900 post cards to its Twin Cities members, as part of outreach for a major speaking event featuring Palestinian activist Hatem Abudayyeh.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 1/18/13
Anti-war and international solidarity activists, who have been the target of a massive and continuing two year Department of Justice investigation into their First Amendment protected activities, are calling on John Marshall Law School not to honor former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald will be the commencement speaker at the law school's graduation Sunday, Jan. 20, and will receive an honorary degree.
BY staff | San Diego, CA | 12/13/12
A young Somali woman and well-known community activist, Nima Ali Yusuf, was sentenced to eight years in prison, here on Dec.11, for conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.