At the Center for a Stateless Society, we stand with those who are subjected to raids, harassment, intimidation, and grand jury repression by the state. In particular, we stand against the U.S. government’s ongoing use of these tactics in the Pacific Northwest, where anarchists are facing persistent repression for their activism and organizing. As such, we support the following statement by the Portland-based Committee Against Political Repression, which calls for action today, August 29.
Call In Day – Wednesday, August 29th: We are asking for people to call the US Attorney again this Wednesday, August 29th. Call Jenny Durkan at (800) 797-6722 and leave a message with the person who answers the phone. Last call in day, they tried to send people to a voicemail box. If they attempt to do that, tell whoever you are talking to that you would like to leave a message with them and not a voicemail.
An example of what you might say:
“Hi. I am Jolene Seaside. I am calling about the grand jury being impaneled in Seattle tomorrow, August 30th. This case clearly shows that the FBI and government are persecuting political dissent in our country. It is despicable that US attorney and the government are harassing and intimating this group of people for their political beliefs. I demand that the grand jury and investigation be ended immediately, that the governments repression of social movements stop, and that any items seized in the raids be returned. Thank you for taking my comments.”
When you call the U.S Attorney’s office, please let them know that you are speaking for yourself and not the individuals resisting the grand jury subpoenas. Be aware of how the things you say will impact the people you are trying to help. If you make a call, please email us (email@example.com) and let us know how what kind of response you got from the Attorney’s office.
On August 2nd, we overwhelmed the US attorney’s office in Washington with phone calls demanding an end to the grand jury. We want to keep up the pressure and make sure the US attorney knows we are still standing firmly in solidarity with those resisting the grand jury.
If you are on facebook, the event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/218942141567054/
Thursday, August 30th: Come to Seattle to stand against the Grand Jury witch hunt! There will be a demonstration in solidarity with those affected by the raids and subpoenas starting at 12:oo pm The demonstration will be at the federal court house, 700 Stewart St., in Seattle.
Can’t make it to Seattle? Plan another event or demonstration in solidarity! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about your event or attend one of these solidarity events:
Portland, Oregon: Come show resistance to state repression and solidarity with those whose backs are against the way. 12:30 to 3:30 pm at the Federal Court House (1000 SW 3rd Ave). https://www.facebook.com/events/401156179937499/
Minneapolis, MN: A rally in solidarity with Northwest/Midwest grand jury resistors and local Occupy Homes organizers. 12-1pm at City Hall (350 S 5th St). http://twincitiesantirepression.tumblr.com/post/30111358127/a30-solidarity-against-state-repression
Please donate! There is a “Donate” tab on our website http://nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com/. We are trying to raise legal fees for all of those affected. We also are trying to provide material support for those that are resisting the grand jury.