Statement of Solidarity with Activists Raided and Subpoenaed on 9/24/10

September 27, 2010 at 2:08 am (Uncategorized)

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.

Signed,

(All organizational affiliations listed are for identification purposes only unless otherwise noted)
*Adam Briesemeister*
*Adam Greeley*
*Alicia Ronney*
*Amy Selvins, AFSCME 3800*
*Andrea Palumbo*
*Andrew Carhart, AFSCME 3800*
*Andrew Somers, Students for a Democratic Society*
*Angel Buechner, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Angella Khan, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Anne Benson*
*Bill Sorem*
*Brandom Madsen, Socialist Alternative*
*Brett Hoven, UAW 879, Socialist Alternative*
*Brian Payne*
*Bruce Berry, Vets for Peace*
*Bryan Berry, Junkyard Empire*
*Bryan Jones*
*Catherine Salonek, Socialist Alternative*
*Chante Wolf*
*Charlene Wilford, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Charles Underwood*
*Christopher Clauson*
*Christopher R. Cox, Junkyard Empire*
*Chuck Turchick*
*Cian Prendiville, Socialist Party–Ireland*
*Coleen Rowley*
*Colleen McGilp, Women Against Military Madness*
*Communities United Against Police Brutality (organization)*
*Cynthia Clark*
*Dan DiMaggio, Socialist Alternative*
*Danny King, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Darryl Robinson, Communities United Against Police Brutality*
*Dave Bicking, Green Party*
*David Keuhl, Anti-War Committee*
*David Riehle, United Transportation Union*
*Deb Konechne, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Deborah Howze, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Dori Ullman, Communities United Against Police Brutality*
*Doug McGilp, IBT–Retired*
*Earl Balfour, Mayday Books*
*Earth Warriors are OK! (organization)*
*Elizabeth Raasch-Gilman, RNC 8 Defense Committee*
*Eric J. Angell, Our World in Depth*
*Erik Zakis*
*Eryn Trimmer, RNC8*
*Garrett Fitzgerald, RNC 8*
*Gary North*
*Gaylyn Bicking*
*Greg Gibbs*
*Hallie Wallace*
*Heather Haymond*
*Jaime Hokanson, RNC 8 Defense Committee*
*Jane Franklin, Twin Cities Indymedia*
*Janelle Colway, Communities United Against Police Brutality*
*Janet Nye, Green Party*
*Jean Heberle, Women Against Military Madness*
*Jennie Eisert, Anti-War Committee*
*Jim McGuire, Industrial Workers of the World*
*Joan Feakins*
*Joann Gonzalez, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Joanne Schubert*
*John Everett Till*
*John J. Braun, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Pax Christi USA*
*John Kolstad*
*Joyce Wallace, Women Against Military Madness*
*June C. Conner, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Karen Redleaf, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network–Twin Cities, Our World in Depth*
*Karthik Ramanathan, Minnesota Cuba Committee*
*Katie Molm*
*Katrina Plotz, Anti-War Committee*
*Kieran F. Knutson, Industrial Workers of the World*
*Kimberly A. DeFranco, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Kira Downey*
*Kristen Keuhl*
*Kurt Seaberg*
*Linda Leighton, IPAC, SEIU 284, Industrial Workers of the World–Twin Cities*
*Linden Gawboy, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Lucas de Gracia*
*Luce Guillén-Givins, RNC8*
*Marie Braun, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, WAMM*
*Max Specktor, RNC 8*
*Melinda McGowan*
*Melissa Hill, Twin Cities Indymedia*
*Mia Overly, Univ. of Minn. Students for a Democratic Society*
*Michelle Gross, Communities United Against Police Brutality*
*Michelle Mandeville*
*Mickey Patterson, Women Against Military Madness*
*Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (organization)*
*MK Davis*
*Monica Bicking, RNC8*
*Nicole Duxbury*
*Phil Grove*
*Phillip Lickteig*
*Phyllis Walker*
*Polly Kellogg, Professor, St. Cloud State University*
*Rachel E.B. Lang, National Lawyers Guild–Minnesota Chapter*
*Rebecca Zaremba*
*Riva Garcia*
*RNC 8 Defense Committee (organization)*
*Robert Heberle, Veterans for Peace*
*Roger W. Cuthbertson*
*Roshaun White, Communities United Against Police Brutality*
*Sandra K. Bandli*
*Scott & Carrie Support Committee (organization)*
*Socialist Alternative (organization)*
*Stephen Abraham*
*Sue Ann Martinson, Women Against Military Madness*
*Susan Kolstad*
*Susanne Waldorf*
*Suzanne Linton, Green Party of Minnesota*
*Theodros Shibabaw, Socialist Alternative*
*Thomas Dooley, Mayday Books, Veterans for Peace*
*Timmy Ramone, Usual Suspects*
*Tom Schumacher, Boneshaker Books*
*Tonia Secor*
*Treana Mayer*
*Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative*
*Virginia Amy Weldon, Welfare Rights Committee*
*Welfare Rights Committee (organization)*

If you would like to add your name and/or organization to this list, *please email ActivismIsNotTerrorism@gmail.com*.

(Note: not everyone who signed on 9/24 is yet reflected in the list below; check TC Indymedia for an updated list of signatories)

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