BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 5/26/11
Three activists and their attorneys won a $50,000 settlement today in a lawsuit that challenged an August 30, 2008 police raid on a Saint Paul home in advance of that year's Republican National Convention (RNC). The plaintiffs in the case - Sarah Coffey, Erin Stalnaker and Kris Hermes - are giving most of the award to the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, the Institute for Anarchist Studies and the formation of a national legal defense fund for political activists.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 5/09/11
Family and supporters of activist Hatem Abudayyeh learned that entity behind the freeze is the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
BY Jess Sundin | Minneapolis, MN | 1/13/11
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement made by Jess Sundin, of the Twin Cities based Anti-War Committee and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, at a Jan. 12 press conference on FBI infiltration of the peace movement. Sundin is one of the original 14 activists who was issued a subpoena during the FBI raids of Sept. 24, 2010. She was also one of the principal organizers of the 30,000 strong anti-war march at the Republican National Convention in 2008.
BY Brad Sigal | Winona, MN | 1/08/11
On Jan. 3, an FBI agent contacted Waziyatawin, a well-known Dakota activist and scholar. The agent from the FBI’s Mankato, Minnesota office wanted to question her about her beliefs and about the content of a speech she gave in Winona on Nov. 8, 2010. Waziyatawin said she declined to talk with the FBI agent about the presentation or her viewpoints and instead referred him to her attorney.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 11/10/10
Activists gathered at May Day Bookstore, Nov. 9, to make signs for the emergency protest that is planned for the day after anti-war and international solidarity activists are called to appear in front of a Chicago-based grand jury.
BY Bryan G. Pfeifer | Detroit, MI | 9/30/10
As part of nationwide protest actions September 27 and 28, in Detroit today a broad array of activists and community members denounced the FBI raids and harassment against members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Students for a Democratic Society at a protest rally at the McNamara Federal Building.
BY staff | Newark, NJ | 9/30/10
A protest against FBI repression of international solidarity and anti-war activists took place on Sept. 28 at the Federal Building on Broad Street in Newark, NJ. Between 15 and 20 people turned out, an encouraging number given the short notice and the absence of local media coverage of the Sept. 24 FBI raids.
BY Chapin Gray | Chicago, IL | 9/28/10
500 people picketed and chanted outside Chicago FBI Headquarters to protest the FBI raids, harassment, and intimidation of anti-war and solidarity activists, and to show support for the three Chicago activists targeted by the September 24 raids.
BY Fernando Figueroa | Gainesville, FL | 9/28/10
Approximately 30 people protested outside an FBI office in downtown Gainesville on Sept. 27. Activists held signs that said "Stop the FBI Raids!" and "End Political Repression".
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 9/28/10
On Monday September 27th, protests took place in cities across the country to protest the FBI raids carried out against anti-war activists. “From Colombia to Palestine, solidarity is not a crime”, chanted protesters in Minneapolis, where over 500 gathered at the FBI Headquarters to speak out against the FBI repression of organizers for social justice.