As some of you may know, on September 24, the homes of seven anti-war and international solidarity activists and an anti-war office in the mid-west were raided by the FBI. Since then, a total of 23 activists have received subpoenas to appear before a Grand Jury. This investigation, looking for evidence of “material support of terrorism,” has targeted these activists in an attempt to stifle dissent and intimidate efforts to shed light on U.S. abuses abroad and at home. Specifically targeted by these raids and subpoenas are Palestinian solidarity activists and Palestinian Americans. The subpoenaed activists refuse to speak before a grand jury, which could lead to jail time.
To push back against this government repression, regional organizing conferences are taking place all over the country, and on February 19th, the Southeastern conference will take place in Chapel Hill, NC. This one day program will feature speakers on the history of FBI repression of progressive movements, a summary of the case from targeted activists, and discussions of upcoming actions. This conference is free, though donations are suggested to help cover costs. Childcare and housing are available to those who need it. I apologize for the short notice, but hope that you will be able to attend. Several groups from all over the southeast are attending, so it may be possible to set up rides. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for housing information and other questions.
If you cannot attend, please consider endorsing the conference or holding future actions to support the activists facing this repression and show that we will NOT be intimidated!
For an agenda, more information about the conference, and the registration form, please visit http://www.stopfbi.net/conference/north-carolina
The Facebook page for the event can be found at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190225361006338
More information and resources can be found at http://www.stopfbi.net/
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