50 protests scheduled for today across United States

Today, 50 protests organized by the Committee to Stop FBI Repression are scheduled across the United States. Today, several pro-Palestinian activists have been ordered to appear before the federal grand jury in Chicago. They all will refuse to testify.

We feel this action by US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is part of an effort to stifle activism and debate about Israel’s occupation of Palestine. If you care for Palestine, if you want to fight to protect our First Amendment rights of free speech and free assembly, then please attend one of these protests!

Rallies are planned across the country. To see if your city is having one, click here.

Below is a note from national organizer Tom Burke:

January 25, 2011

Dear Friends and Fellow Activists,

1.  Today is the Committee to Stop FBI Repression National Day of Action against U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald’s Grand Jury in Chicago. There will be more than 50 protests.  We ask that you report on your local rallies and send photos to January 25th Protest Reports

2.  We are also asking that you consider reading this Lynne Stewart Solidarity Statement, from the imprisoned political activist and lawyer, at your rallies.

3.  Also, we ask that you promote the CSFR Regional Conferences and distribute the flyer for it.  At the four regional conferences we will discuss the latest developments in the U.S. government’s repression and our united struggle to overcome it.

4.  Finally, we are planning a National Call In Day to follow up on today’s protests.  So keep your eyes on the prize and expect Call In information, so you can take part in the next step of our campaign, leading up to the regional conferences.

Adelante!  Tom Burke, for the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, 773-844-3612



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