Southern CA organizations to announce unity and denounce the FBI attacks against Human Rights activists
Press Conference: STOP FBI raids on anti-war & social justice activists
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 5:00 PM
Downtown LA Federal Bldg 300 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles
Committee to Stop FBI Repression
CONTACT: John Parker (323) 899-2003 (English), Carlos Montes (213) 712-0370 (Spanish)
Stop the frivolous and politically motivated FBI harassment of anti war and solidarity activists. The FBI served and executed search warrants on anti war and solidarity activists on September 5, in several cities. Local immigrant rights and Mexican/American activist Carlos Montes name is on the FBI court order to search and confiscate files at the Twin Cities Anti War Committee in Minnesota.
Today and tomorrow actions like this one in at least 32 cities are joining a call from the Minneapolis Anti-war Committee (www.antiwarcommittee.org) which was among those raided and subpoenaed.
* That the FBI as an investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice cease and desist from repression against anti-war & international solidarity activists.
* To demand the immediate return of personal property including all confiscated materials: computers, hard drives, cell phones, documents, etc.
* That grand jury proceedings against anti-war and international solidarity activists be immediately terminated.
The following cities are acting:
Minneapolis; Duluth, Minn.; Chicago; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Kansas City, Mo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Durham, N.C; Buffalo, N.Y; Boston; Gainesville, Fla.; Houston
New York City , N.Y.; Newark, N.J.; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh, Penn.; Washington D.C.; Richmond, Va.; Hartford Conn.; Columbus & Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit; Raleigh, N.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Atlanta; Tucson, Ariz.; Los Angeles; San Francisco
Wednesday 9/29: Albany, N.Y.
Friday, 10/1: Dallas