Following Up on Minnesota FBI Raids
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.
Also here is video from our meeting with Klobuchar’s aides yesterday:
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
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