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Speaking Up Over Attorney General’s Silence On FBI Misdeeds

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Irate peace activists interrupted US Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech about youth programs several times in frustration for what they characterize as an FBI Witch Hunt violating the First Amendment rights of citizens to protest. Holder is one of the few people in the country who could reign in this action, but he has so far refused to comment on it or to act in any way Continue Reading →

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Minneapolis Anti-War Committee Chalks Up FBI

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The Anti-War Committee and a number of their allies staged a protest rally on chalked sidewalks in front of the Minneapolis FBI office yesterday. The FBI has issued 23 subpoenas for the Chicago Grand Jury including nine from Minnesota. The Minnesotans’ homes were raided last September 24. Repeat subpoenas were issued to three of the Minnesota groups but they, like the rest of the targets, have refused to appear before the Grand Jury. Continue Reading →

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Peace Activists In Chicago Protest FBI Raids

Peace Activists In Chicago Protest FBI Raids

On Jan. 25, demonstrators held rallies in over 50 cities worldwide to protest the FBI’s September 2010, raids on 14 peace activists and subsequent Grand Jury subpoenas of 23 different activists — 9 of whom are involved in solidarity work with Palestine. All of those who received summons to testify before a Grand Jury in Chicago refused, through their attorneys. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Blizzard Inundates Twin Cities, Deflates Metrodome Roof

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The winter storm that hit the Upper Midwest this weekend and dumped 17.1 inches of snow on the Twin Cities was reportedly the nastiest storm to hit these parts since 1991. Yesterday morning we awoke to the news that the Metrodome roof had deflated and partly caved in. Continue Reading →

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FBI Raid Targets Ordered To Appear In Front Of Grand Jury

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A showdown is in the making between the government and three Twin Cities anti-war activists targeted by the FBI. Tracy Molm, Anh Pham and Sarah Martin have received word from the U.S. Attorney’s Office that that they will be called to appear in front of a Chicago Grand Jury. Groups supporting the three plan to hold a news conference today at 4:30 pm at the Minneapolis Federal Building. Continue Reading →

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