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 »
This morning two FBI agents approached Dr. Toxic, a local friend and parent who has been involved in animal rights and other radical activism, and tried unsuccessfully to get him to talk. His account of the incident is below. This sort of visit is typical FBI harassment and clearly meant, as he points out, to push buttons and intimidate people.
If you are approached by law enforcement, remember that you DO NOT have to talk to them, even if they say you do or that you should. We encourage anyone who has been visited to consult a lawyer (call 888-NLG-ECOL if you need to find one), *and* to tell people about it. The FBI uses isolation as a way of coercing people into cooperation, and it behooves us all to expose their activities so we can build community support for targeted individuals.
If you have been approached or harassed by law enforcement, we also encourage you to let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Here’s what I recall about my encounter with the FBI today: Read the rest of this entry »
Additional details are contained in the statement below but, in short, two anti-I-69 activist were unexpectedly arrested on Friday April 24th, are facing serious charges, and $30,000 is needed to bond them out. For more info, to download the arrest warrants, and to DONATE, go to http://mostlyeverything.net or email freetigaandhugh(a)mostlyeverything.net. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re happy to write that the “Texas Two”-related grand jury subpoenas of six Texas-based activists have all been withdrawn, meaning that we’re postponing the “People’s Fishing Expedition” till next time the State tries to get up in our business.
While we do not know the official reason behind the retractions at this point, we’d like to speculate that- from the perspective of the State- the strong resistance on the part of the Texas subpoenaed as well as the immediate show of solidarity from folks all over made the whole affair too much trouble for too little return. Read the rest of this entry »
As many of you already know, snitch Ian Wallace recently plead guilty to his involvement in an attempted ELF arson at Michigan Tech University in 2001. He took a cooperating plea agreement, viewable here: wallace-plea-agreement.
In the agreement, Wallace also admits to his involvement in three other acts of eco-sabotage. These are:
- Apr. 1, 2000 – University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – (vandalism) vehicles and building, U.S. Forest Service, North Central Research Station, St. Paul Annex; loss $25,186.
- Jul. 20, 2000 – Rhinelander, WI – (property destruction) 500 research trees, U.S. Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; loss $1,000,000.
- Jan. 26, 2002 – University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – (arson) Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics construction site; loss $630,000.
Ian Wallace, who has been cooperating in ELF investigations for some time, has entered an agreement that legally binds him to cooperate fully with the State. Though we believe that most (though not necessarily all) statutes of limitations on these acts have expired by now, we are nonetheless urging folks throughout the Midwest and the country to bear in mind that Wallace’s cooperation may still result in indictments of other people. This only highlights the need for the development of strong radical networks able and ready to resist State repression. We encourage you to start educating yourself and your community about non-cooperation with the State and to keep building movements of resistance to the system in all its oppressive manifestations.
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 »
Following is a statement from a person known to EWOK! (Earth Warriors are OK!, formerly the Twin Cities Eco-Prisoner Support Committee). This person was approached by the local JTTF and offered the possibility of being a paid informant.
The individual has rejected the offer and now has an NLG lawyer. His statement should both inspire us for his refusal to cooperate, and remind us that he is probably not the only person solicited by the government in such a way and, unfortunately, we have to assume that some people will cooperate. Read the rest of this entry »