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Mark Your Calendars -- Tues., January 25

National Day of Protest Against FBI Raids

GLN permalink 1-4-2011

Over the past few months, a few dozen anti-war activists in the Midwest have had their homes raided and/or been summoned to testify before a grand jury.

Under a June 2010 Supreme Court decision pushed for by the Obama administration, even talking with individuals or organizations deemed to be "terrorist" by the executive branch can be deemed to be "material support to terrorism."

Under such criteria, Obama and tens of thousands of others who opposed apartheid in South Africa would themselves be guilty of "material support for terrorism." Former President Jimmy Carter, who has talked with myriad Palestinian organizations in attempting win equal rights for Palestinians in their own land, would be similarly "guilty."

It is indicative of the Orwellian society we live in that these raids and subpoenas can go forward while those guilty of launching and perpetuating the illegal occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan go unpunished. That the President can confer upon himself the right to assassinate people abroad and hold people in indefinite detention without trial. That a former president can write a book bragging about these crimes which killed tens of thousands, and get away with it.

Please mark your calendars to join in a national day of protests against the raids on anti-war activists - Tuesday, January 25, 4:30 PM in front of the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn Avenue. For more info, go to http://www.stopfbi.net/


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