Chicago Activists Recount FBI Raids

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Chicago peace activists Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner recount the Sept. 24 FBI raid on their home in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The FBI simultaneously raided the homes of over a dozen peace activists in the Twin Cities. Iosbaker and Weiner attest that the FBI actions were taken in order to disrupt domestic peace activities as much as they were directed against solidarity actions with Palestine and Columbia, because unlike the Minneapolis peace activists, Iosbaker and Weiner have not traveled to Palestine or Columbia.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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