January 25th, 2011

State of the Union:
Activism is a crime

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Maureen Murphy writes:

I have been summoned to appear before a federal grand jury in Chicago on January 25. But I will not testify, even at the risk of being put in jail for contempt of court, because I believe that our most fundamental rights as citizens are at stake.

I am one of 23 anti-war, labor and solidarity activists in Chicago and throughout the Midwest who are facing a grand jury as part of an investigation into “material support for foreign terrorist organizations.” No crime has been identified. No arrests have been made …

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6 comments

  1. ed says:

    A reasonable response

    http://socialistparty-usa.org/statements/sotu2011.html

    January 26th, 2011 at 12:28 am

  2. ed says:

    FBI extends action against anti-war people.

    Strange and stranger.

    The change at Justice under Obama seems to have been only for the worse.

    February 1st, 2011 at 11:59 am

  3. ed says:

    More re secret police action against political activists. Illegal in all but the letter of the law, it would seem.

    http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-police-fbi-at-peace-center,0,909664.story

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/jan/25/protest-earns-guarded-reaction/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjB-AL5Fdts

    February 1st, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  4. ed says:

    Time Magazine Woman of the Year 2002 FBI agent Collen Rowley says we are approaching the point of no return for police state.

    http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/how-top-secret-america

    February 1st, 2011 at 12:43 pm

  5. ed says:

    Ex-Con CIA officer Dewey Clarridge running privatized intelligence agency from San Diego

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/world/23clarridge.html

    February 1st, 2011 at 12:51 pm

  6. ed says:

    Aha — an update from the weekend by former FBI Agent Colleen Rowley on the FBI raids et al in the midwest:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/coleen-rowley/minnesota-and-chicago-fbi_b_815217.html

    February 1st, 2011 at 3:53 pm

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