BY Linden Gawboy | Saint Paul, MN | 10/19/10
The Minnesota legislature met in a ‘special session’ here, Oct. 18, to deal with flood relief for the southern part of the state. Although the special session lasted less than three hours, 62 legislators, including members of the leadership of the State House and Senate, signed a “Dear Colleague” letter to support their constituents and others who were targeted by the September 24 FBI raids.
BY staff | Duluth, MN | 10/19/10
On Oct. 14, delegates to the 17,000-member Duluth AFL-CIO Central Labor Body unanimously adopted a resolution of support for Midwest anti-war activists facing FBI and Department of Justice harassment.
BY Bernardine Dohrn | United States | 10/11/10
I was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in May of 1982 in New York City. It has left me as something of a specialist in an arcane, secretive and obsolete area of the law - one that has just reappeared with FBI raids, seizures of private papers, computers and subpoenas to compel testimony in Chicago, Minneapolis and other cities across the country.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/10/10
FBI agents continued their campaign against anti-war activists in the Twin Cities on Oct. 8. Jennie Eisert, a member of the Anti-War Committee said, "FBI agents came to my work and wanted to talk to me about activists in the anti-war movement. I was called away from my desk and when I refused to talk to them, they tried to turn me against my friends and fellow activists."
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/08/10
FBI agents in Minneapolis went to several homes, Oct. 6 and 7, continuing their campaign of harassment and repression against anti-war and international solidarity activists.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/07/10
Fight Back! News is circulating the following video from Stephanie Weiner and Joe Iosbaker. Weiner and Iosbaker were two of the fourteen activists who were subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury in Chicago on Oct. 5. Their home was raided by the FBI on Sept. 24, when over a dozen agents spent ten hours in their house, leaving with thirty boxes of their personal effects, documents, and children's artwork.
BY Laura Langley | Tuscaloosa, AL | 10/07/10
A dozen people gathered in front of the downtown Federal Building on Tuesday Oct. 5 to protest the FBI raids and repression of peace activists. The protest was part of a national day of action against the first day of scheduled grand jury proceedings for the targeted peace activists. The University of Alabama chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) organized the protest. Students were joined by faculty as well as members of the local community.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 10/07/10
Sixty people rallied in downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday Oct. 5 against the FBI repression of anti-war activists. Several of the anti-war activists targeted in the FBI's Sept. 24 raids were due to appear before a grand jury on Tuesday.
BY staff | Durham, NC | 10/05/10
About 30 people gathered at the Durham Federal Courthouse this morning to speak out against the grand jury proceedings being used by the FBI against anti-war activists. The protest was one of many across the country that brought out hundreds of people to denounce the latest wave of FBI repression on the anti-war movement.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/05/10
During morning rush hour 100 people gathered at the Federal Center Plaza in Chicago in a show of solidarity for those targeted by the Sept. 24 FBI raids on anti-war activists in the Midwest. Chicago activists Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner, two among the 14 subpoenaed activists, announced their decision not to cooperate with the grand jury investigation.