Following Up on Minnesota FBI Raids

October 23, 2010

by Minneapolis Anti-War Committee

On September 24, the FBI raided the homes and offices of peace workers in Minneapolis, MN and elsewhere (see The PeaceWorker, Oct. 1 and Oct. 17). Here is the most recent news and action request from the Minneapolis Anti-War Committee, including an excellent resolution currently in the Minnesota Legislature. – Editor

Thanks for your calls to your members of the MN state legislature and to Sen. Klobuchar!

Here is a link to the resolutions introduced by State Representative Karen Clark and State Senator Linda Berglin. The Dear Colleague letter that was signed by 62 legislators has almost identical wording.
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS86/2/HF0006.0.pdf
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/showPDF.php

Also here is video from our meeting with Klobuchar’s aides yesterday:
http://theuptake.org/2010/10/19/fbi-raid-victims-find-sympathetic-ears-at-klobuchar-office/
If you haven’t called her office yet, please do!  We want her to take a stand with the anti-war movement against the FBI’s attacks on free speech.  

We will organize a similar action for Sen. Franken’s office so please stay tuned.
-the Anti-War Committee

Upcoming Action Calendar

Solidarity Meeting to defend anti-war activists and to resist the FBI harassment and repression: Thursday, Oct 21st @ 7 PM @ Walker Church, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis. Come help organize political pressure, fundraisers, &/or education events about the attacks on the anti-war movement.  FFI:  stopfbi.net

Obama: Stop the Attacks on the Anti-War Movement! Saturday, October 23rd @ U of M Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis
11:30 – Meet in front of Coffman Union to pick up “Stop FBI” outreach supplies
12:00 – AWC rally starts in front of Northrop Auditorium, Gates open for Obama event at 1:00 pm.
President Obama is coming to MN.  While he’s here lets take our message to him directly and demand that he call off the Grand Jury and stop repressing the anti-war movement!  We’ll be posting more details soon!  Initiated by the Anti-War Committee.  For more info go to antiwarcommittee.org or mnstopfbi.wordpress.com

Politics and Potluck with the Anti-War Committee: Thursday, October 28th @ 6pm @ Walker Church, 3104 16th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Join us for a laid-back discussion of what’s next for the anti-war movement.  Bringing a dish to share is appreciated but not required. Hope you can join us!  Kids welcome.

Halloween Festival for Peace and Justice:
Friday, October 29th from 6 to 10 pm at the Midtown YWCA (2121 East Lake Street, Mpls) in the Gym. Come enjoy food, games for kids, music, and costume contests!  Suggested donation is $10 per person, $20 per family, $5 for under 21.  Proceeds will fund the legal defense of local anti-war activists targeted by the FBI.  For more info go to antiwarcommittee.org or mnstopfbi.wordpress.com.

Solidarity Meeting to defend anti-war activists and to resist the FBI harassment and repression: Thursday, November 4th  @ 7 PM @ Walker Church, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis.
Come help organize political pressure, fundraisers, &/or education events about the attacks on the anti-war movement.  FFI:  stopfbi.net

Got the Halloween Spirit!  Hang up a Stop the Witch Hunt Poster on your door for the trick or treaters!  http://antiwarcommittee.org/?q=node/560

We need to keep organizing but our computers and database are being held by the FBI!  Help us re-establish our database! Go go http://www.antiwarcommittee.org/?q=node/552 and help us recreate our database of supporters.  We need you!

There are two new resources that you can use to build support for the anti-war & international solidarity activists who are under attack.

One is a “12 ways you can help” flyer, which lists…12 ways you can help!  It’s available at
http://groups.google.com/group/stopfbi-mn/web/20101012-howyoucanhelp.pdf

The other is a postcard with the 3 demands on it that can be mailed to President Obama & Attorney General Holder.  They are 4 on a page, double sided, so you’d have to print them out double sided (on cardstock paper) then cut them in 4 to make 4 postcards per page (not as complicated as it sounds!).  That’s available here: http://groups.google.com/group/stopfbi-mn/web/3demands-postcard.pdf.

Or you can find both of these materials as well as the other flyers that we already have at this link: http://groups.google.com/group/stopfbi-mn/files. More materials will be coming soon from the outreach committee.  Φ

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