The following statement was read and agreed upon at a community meeting at Walker Church in Minneapolis on the evening of Friday, September 24, 2010. If you would like to add your name and/or organization to this list, *please email ActivismIsNotTerrorism@gmail.com.*
**Statement of Solidarity with Activists Raided and Subpoenaed on 9/24/10**
The raids and grand jury subpoenas against antiwar and international solidarity activists on the morning of Friday, September 24, 2010 are not just an attack on particular activists, but on our movements for social justice as a whole. With a united voice, we condemn this repression; we demand the federal government cease its investigation and withdraw the subpoenas immediately; and we vow to continue our work for true justice.
We reject the allegation that the government’s investigation into our movements is based on “material support for terrorism” in any form. This allegation is particularly ludicrous considering the terror tactics the U.S. government engages in on a daily basis, both globally and domestically. Aimed against valued members of our community, the raids against activists on Friday morning were particularly offensive to us. However, we recognize that they are unexceptional instances of repression when compared to the daily crimes against humanity carried out by U.S. imperialism.
We refuse to let the accusations of a notoriously untruthful, repressive government divide us in any way. Because an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us, we resolve to set any ideological or other political differences aside and respond in solidarity with one another. Our struggle will continue. Read the rest of this entry »
On Wednesday evening (September 15, 2010), Jeremy Dunbar received a call from his employment agency.
His agency informed him that people from the “Federal Government” (FBI) wanted to meet at the agency office the following morning before he clocks in at work.
This was an odd request, because he worked in a different location than where his agency’s office was located. He also didn’t want to miss work. His start time was before the open hours of his employment agency.
Jeremy declined to set up the meeting and immediately sought the counsel of an attorney.
An attorney has contacted the FBI and left messages inquiring why they wish to speak with Jeremy. At this time there has been no response from the “Federal Government.”
Unfortunately, this is not a new experience for Jeremy. The FBI have a history of harassing him at work. Read the rest of this entry »