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 staff | Chicago, IL | 12/24/10
75 people entered the lobby of the Dirksen Federal Building here, Dec. 23, to make a statement to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and the FBI. They were there because four more anti-war and international solidarity activists have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury.
BY Maureen Murphy | Chicago, IL | 12/23/10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Palestine solidarity activist Maureen Murphy. Murphy is the managing editor of the popular online publication, Electronic Intifada and she is also the co-chair of the Chicago Committee Against Political Repression, which has been leading work in Chicago to oppose FBI repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists. On Tuesday Dec. 21, Murphy received a subpoena from the FBI to appear before a federal grand jury.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/23/10
Dozens of Twin Cities area anti-war, labor and social justice advocates gathered at the office of the Anti-War Committee, Dec. 21, to fill out paperwork for Freedom of Information Act requests, demanding that the FBI provide copies of files developed on their organizations and themselves.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 12/21/10
The FBI came unannounced to knock on doors of apartments in here, Dec. 21. FBI agent Robert Parker, under orders from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s office, delivered a subpoena to Maureen Murphy. Murphy, like several other individuals served subpoenas, is an organizer with the Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago.
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 12/10/10
On Dec. 8 and 9, a delegation visited U.S. Representatives and Senators in Washington D.C. with an appeal to elected officials to raise their voices against the intensifying attacks by the FBI and the grand jury in Chicago against anti-war and solidarity activists.
BY Joe Iosbaker | United States | 12/10/10
One caller after another asked for the Duty Clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago, Dec. 9. The paralegal politely told a woman caller, “We’re getting all of these comments to Patrick Fitzgerald so that he knows where the people stand on this issue.”
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 12/07/10
More than 100 anti-war, labor and solidarity activists rallied and picketed here, Dec. 6. The emergency action was organized by the Chicago-based Committee Against Political Repression after the FBI delivered or declared its intention to give federal grand jury subpoenas to solidarity and anti-war activists in Chicago the week before.
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 staff | Dallas, TX | 12/07/10
A group of Dallas peace activists held signs and passed out flyers outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building Dec. 3. to demand that the FBI end its harassment of peace and solidarity activists in the Midwest and cancel the grand jury now investigating those activists under the USA Patriot Act.