Triangle area peace activist will be taking part in a national day of action against FBI repression Jan. 25 with a rally and march in downtown Raleigh beginning at 9 a.m. in front of the Federal Building, 310 New Bern Ave .
The event is being held in support of fourteen Midwest peace activist who have refused to comply with subpoenas issued by a Federal District Attorney in Chicago. On September 24, FBI agents conducted coordinated raids on the homes of anti-war, labor, and international solidarity activists in Minneapolis and Chicago. Fourteen activists were served with subpoenas that demanded they appear before a grand jury in Chicago and all fourteen refused.
In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists, ordering them to appear before a grand jury January 25.
During the raids, FBI agents seized computer hard drives, cell phones, documents, newspapers and children’s artwork. They took 28 boxes out of one Chicago home, including a framed photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shaking hands with Malcolm X. None of the items have been returned and no one has been charged with any crime.
The event is being organized by the Triangle Committee to Stop FBI Repression.