National Call-In Day to Fitzpatrick, Holder and Obama
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 – all day!
Over 50 cities, hundreds of groups, and thousands of people protested against FBI and U.S. Grand Jury repression on Tuesday January 25. The protests were a response to ongoing and expanding repression originating from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s office in Chicago.
On September 24th, the FBI raided anti-war and solidarity activists’ homes and subpoenaed fourteen in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Michigan. All fourteen decided not to appear before the Grand Jury in October. The Grand Jury is a secret and closed inquisition, where the U.S. Attorney controls the entire proceedings, hand picks the jurors, there is no judge, and the activists are not allowed a lawyer.
The following month, three Minneapolis women had their subpoenas reactivated and they are still waiting in limbo. Then nine more Palestine solidarity activists, six of them Palestinians, were subpoenaed to appear at the Grand Jury on January 25, 2011, launching renewed protests.
Now we are asking you to call those in charge of the repression aimed against anti-war leaders and the growing Palestine solidarity movement.
We want your help in promoting the national call in day to demand:
Call Off the Grand Jury Witch-hunt Against International Solidarity Activists!
Support Free Speech!
Support the Right to Organize!
Stop FBI Repression!
International Solidarity Is Not a Crime!
Stop the Criminalization of Arab and Muslim Communities in the U.S.
Call U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald at 312-353-5300. Then dial 0 (zero) for operator and ask to leave a message with the Duty Clerk.
Call U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder 202-353-1555
Call President Obama at 202-456-1111
Suggested text: “My name is__________, I am from_______(city), in______(state). I am calling U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (Eric Holder, President Obama) to demand he call off the Grand Jury and stop FBI repression against the anti-war and Palestine support movements. I oppose U.S. government political repression and support the right to free speech and the right to assembly of the 23 activists subpoenaed. We will not be criminalized. Tell him to stop this McCarthy-type witch hunt against international solidarity activists!
Please sign and circulate our new petition at //www.stopfbi.net/petition
Visit www.StopFBI.net or write StopFBI@gmail.com or call 612-379-3585.