Lots of things you can do this week to show support for Grand Jury Resisters. Here are a few of them:
1. Call in Day! From www.nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com
We are asking for people to call the US Attorney again this Wednesday, August 29th. Call Jenny Durkan at (800) 797-6722 and leave a message with the person who answers the phone. Last call in day, they tried to send people to a voicemail box. If they attempt to do that, tell whoever you are talking to that you would like to leave a message with them and not a voicemail.
An example of what you might say:
“Hi. I am Jolene Seaside. I am calling about the grand jury being impaneled in Seattle tomorrow, August 30th. This case clearly shows that the FBI and government are persecuting political dissent in our country. It is despicable that US attorney and the government are harassing and intimating this group of people for their political beliefs. I demand that the grand jury and investigation be ended immediately, that the governments repression of social movements stop, and that any items seized in the raids be returned. Thank you for taking my comments.”
When you call the U.S Attorney’s office, please let them know that you are speaking for yourself and not the individuals resisting the grand jury subpoenas. Be aware of how the things you say will impact the people you are trying to help. If you make a call, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know how what kind of response you got from the Attorney’s office.
On August 2nd, we overwhelmed the US attorney’s office in Washington with phone calls demanding an end to the grand jury. We want to keep up the pressure and make sure the US attorney knows we are still standing firmly in solidarity with those resisting the grand jury.
2. Rally at the Federal Courthouse! Thursday, August 30th from 12:30PM-3:30PM
A rally will be held in front of the Federal Court House (1000 SW 3rd Ave, at Salmon, in downtown Portland) on August 30th to stand in solidarity with resisters to the grand jury targeting anarchists. The rally will begin at 12:30pm and will last until 3:30.
3. Film Screening at Red & Black Cafe! Thursday, August 30 from 7PM-9PM
Red & Black Cafe is located at 400 SE 12th Ave, PDX. PDX ABC <3's Red & Black Cafe! Remember to tip the workers please
From Red & Black Cafe:
This film showing is in solidarity with the folks facing political repression and being forced to stand against a Grand Jury. While the film screening is free, we will be asking for donations to support Portland folks, Leah Plante and Dennison Williams – folks facing the grand Jury in Seattle on this day. We will also be donation 10% of our sales during the event to their fund. We stand with all of those resisting!
BETTER THIS WORLD
by Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway
The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention, is a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal. Better This World follows the radicalization of these boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, under the tutelage of revolutionary activist Brandon Darby. The results: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high-stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of a controversial FBI informant. Better This World goes to the heart of the war on terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America. Winner, 2012 Writers Guild Award.
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