Note: the Grand Jury originally scheduled for October 21st has been POSTPONED till November 17th. This is no reason to delay community organizing against this and other repressive tactics of the State, so we are still planning a Grand Jury Know-Your-Rights/Info Session for this Sunday, October 19th, but have rescheduled the People’s Fishing Expedition to November 17th to keep a presence outside the Grand Jury itself. Hope to see you on Sunday!
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At least five Texas activists have been subpoenaed to a Grand Jury in Minnesota, and we residents of the Twin Cities have a chance to act in solidarity with them as they resist their subpoenas and refuse cooperation with the State.
OCTOBER 19: GRAND JURY INFO SESSION
Join us for a session on grand juries- what they are, what rights you have, how to resist them.
When: Sunday, Oct 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Ave. S., Minneapolis
OCTOBER 21: PEOPLE’S FISHING EXPEDITION
The Feds are going fishing, so we are too! Join us in front of the Federal Courthouse as we speak out and offer moral support to our comrades under subpoena inside. Put on your fishing clothes and bring your gear- while the Feds offer indictments and betrayal, we’ll be offering prizes and solidarity. Rally, stand strong, show the Feds they can’t intimidate us into cooperating.
When: Tuesday, Oct 21, 8:30am-10:30am
Where: Federal Courthouse, 300 S. 4th St., Minneapolis
Note: EWOK and other local groups will be organizing events in solidarity with those subpoenaed. Watch for details.
Taken from TC Indymedia, Oct. 9, 2008:
Over a month after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, the FBI continues to harass and intimidate activists who chose to voice their opinions about the status quo.
In the last ten days, five activists in Houston and Austin have received subpoenas to appear before a Federal Grand Jury in Minneapolis on October 21. Several other activists have had their homes, or those of parents and friends, visited by the FBI. Read the rest of this entry »