Friday, September 24, 2010

FBI Raids Students Homes in 4 States 4 Protesting for Peace!

Sounds like the 60's all over again. Havent the FBI Got Better Things to Do, like Track Down Bin Laden and his Bushite Friends?

BREAKING NEWS: FBI Raids of Activists' Homes in Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and NC

To members of Students for a Democratic Society

Hi everybody, it's been a crazy morning here. Wouldn't ya know that the FBI decided to stop into town, and brought the SWAT team with them. They've been kicking down a few doors around the city, and around the country including University of MN SDS member Tracy Molm. The FBI are apparently looking for evidence linking activists to "material support of terrorism" specifically liberation struggles in Colombia and Palestine. Several activists have had papers, CDs, and cell phones stolen among other items; as well as being issued subpoenas to appear before a federal grand jury.


These raids are just an ongoing policy of criminalizing dissent against anyone who is willing to resist this government of occupation. We have seen these types of acts before. In Minneapolis alone we have witnessed the arrests of activists organizing against the 2008 Republican National Convention, who were charged with "conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism." Three of whom recently had their charges dropped, proving that the FBI's Joint Terrorism Taskforce had brought these charges with the intent of silencing activists. We have also recently seen a similar case against Scott DeMuth, who was charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) and subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury. Scott refused to testify before the heinous system of injustice, and his alleged crimes were later proved to be unsubstantiated. This case is no different, and we can desperately use your support. Please organize any actions you can in your city to protest this McCarthyesque witch hunt against activists. A national response could prove extremely powerful to shed light on these injustices.

In love and solidarity,

Grace Kelley UMN SDS

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