Committee to Stop FBI Repression

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Template:TOCnestleft The Committee to Stop FBI Repression was launched on September 27, 2010, in response to the September 24, 2010 FBI Raids. They have collated a list of organizations who have made statements of solidarity with the activists who are under investigation by the FBI.

Public Address and contact information


Committee is listed with the following address: International Action Center c/o Solidarity Center 55 West 17th St 5C New York, NY 10011 Telephone: (212) 633-6646

Janurary 25 Protests in support of Carlos Montes

Carlos Montes Was arrested in the FBI raids for providing support to Islamic Terrorists.

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  • Dublin, - Dublin, Ireland: Protest FBI Repression of Palestinian Solidarity and Anti-War Activists
  • Albany, NY - Albany, NY – Protest and press conference
  • Ann Arbor, MI - Ann Arbor, MI Protest
  • Asheville, NC - Asheville, NC: Protest to Stop FBI Repression
  • Atlanta, GA - Atlanta - January 25 protest against FBI/Grand Jury repression
  • Boston, MA - Boston: Join the National Day of Action to Stop FBI Raids and Repression
  • Brunswick, VIC - Melbourne, Australia Meeting in Solidarity with Activists
  • Chicago, IL - Chicago, IL: Rally against FBI & Grand Jury Repression
  • Cleveland, OH - Cleveland, OH: Picket Line Jan. 25 Against FBI Repression
  • Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs Jan. 25 Protest to Stop FBI Repression of the Anti-War Movement
  • Columbus, OH - Columbus, OH: Jan. 25 Protest Against FBI Repression
  • Dallas, TX - Dallas TX protest at Federal Building
  • Detroit, MI - Detroit: Solidarity demonstration Tuesday, January 25 with those targeted by the FBI
  • Duluth, MN - Duluth, MN—protest and press conference
  • Fresno, CA - Fresno, CA: Protest FBI Repression January 25th
  • Gainesville, FL - Gainesville, FL Protest
  • Hartford, CT - Hartford, CT: Jan. 25 Protest against Grand Jury Repression
  • Hilton Head, SC - Hilton Head, SC January 25 Protest to Stop FBI Repression
  • Houston, TX - Houston: Protest FBI & Grand Jury Repression!
  • Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo, MI: Protest FBI Repression January 25
  • Kyiv, - Kiev, Ukraine: Protest at U.S. Embassy Against FBI Repression
  • Long Beach, CA - Long Beach, CA: January 25 Protest
  • Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles: Protest FBI Repression on National Day of Action
  • Louisville, KY - Louisville: Rally Against FBI Repression of Anti-War Activists
  • Memphis, TN - Memphis, TN: Jan. 25 Protest on National Day of Action
  • Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee, WI Jan. 25 Protest Against FBI Repression
  • Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis: Protest FBI Repression for National Day of Action
  • New Haven, CT - New Haven, CT: Jan. 25 protest against Grand Jury repression
  • New York, NY - New York, NY: Jan. 25 Protest to Stop FBI Repression
  • Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia, PA: 4:30 P.M. Press Conference on National Day of Action
  • Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia, PA: 7:00 P.M. Video and Forum on the National Day of Action to Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression
  • Portland, OR - Portland - Jan. 25 Protest Against FBI Repression
  • Providence, RI - Providence, RI: Jan. 25 Protest
  • Provo, UT - Provo, Utah—Protest
  • Raleigh, NC - Protest FBI Repression
  • Rochester, NY - Rochester, NY - Protest FBI Repression January 25th
  • Sacramento, CA - Sacramento, CA Protest
  • Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Lake City, UT - Protest
  • San Francisco, CA - San Francisco: Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression!
  • San Jose, CA - San Jose: Jan. 25 - Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression
  • Seattle, WA - Seattle, WA – Protest and people’s grand jury
  • Springfield, MA - Springfiled, MA: Protest Jan. 25 Against FBI Repression
  • St. Louis, MO - St. Louis, MO: Jan. 25 Protest Against FBI Repression
  • Syracuse, NY - Syracuse, NY: Jan. 25 Protest to Stop FBI Repression
  • Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee, FL – Protest
  • Tucson, AZ - Tucson, AZ Protest at Federal Building
  • Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa, AL - Picket at Federal Building
  • Vancouver, - Vancouver - Jan. 25 Protest
  • Washington, DC - Defend Free Speech and the Right to Organize!

Associated Organizations

The following organizations have issued statements or taken action in support of those targeted by the FBI raids.[1]

First National Meeting

Tom Burke speaking at the meeting

The first national meeting of the Committee was held on Nov. 6, 2010 at Saint Mark's Church in the Bowery. The meeting "was attended by more than 150 movement leaders and concerned individuals".

The meeting resolved to hold emergency protests the day after it's known activists have been called to appear before the Grand Jury and to call for a day of action for the subpoena court dates. The committee will also organize another call-in day to U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's offices. A student activist from California reported that Students for a Democratic Society was coordinating an effort to reach out to prominent academics to sign on to a letter condemning the raids.

Addressing the meeting were Bruce Nestor, National Lawyer's Guild; Noor Elashi, daughter of Holy Land Foundation co-founder Ghassan Elashi; Tom Burke, Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack!; Sara Flounders, International Action Center; and targeted activists Jess Sundin and Hatem Abudayyeh.[2]

Committee to Stop FBI Repression delegation to Congress

In mid November 2010, a delegation from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression ( returned home from several days of bringing the "issue of the FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas of people doing international solidarity work and anti-war organizing to the U.S. Capitol". Three supporters of the Marxist-Leninist Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack!, Deb Konechne of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Anh Pham, who is facing a reactivation of her subpoena and Joe Iosbaker, whose home was raided, spent two days meeting with U.S. Representatives on the issue. The delegation asked each Congressperson to sponsor a “Dear Colleague” letter condemning the raids and grand jury subpoenas. In the two days, the delegation met with either the Congressional Representative’s staff or the Representative themselves fro[[m the following 16 offices: Tammy Baldwin (WI), John Conyers (MI), Danny Davis (IL), Keith Ellison (MN), Raul Grijalva (AZ), Luis Gutierrez (IL), Mike Honda (CA), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL), Dennis Kucinich (OH), Barbara Lee (CA), Jim McDermott (WA), Jim McGovern (MA), Bobby Rush (IL), Linda Sanchez (CA), Jan Schakowsky (IL), Maxine Waters (CA). The "meetings were positive, with all the offices expressing genuine concern about the situation. In some cases, because of the outpouring of calls from around the country, the U.S. Representatives were aware that the delegation was in Washington D.C. and the offices made time on their schedules to meet with the delegation. This reinforces the continuing importance of the solidarity work taking place around the country."

Rep. Conyers (MI), chair of the Judiciary Committee, directed the Counsel of the Judiciary Committee to meet with the delegation. Also, Rep. Ellison (MN) and his Congressional staff met directly with the delegation for a significant amount of time. rep. Ellison sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing concern over the situation and is continuing to work on options to support his constituents affected. The delegation also received face-to-face meetings with Rep Gutierrez and Rep Davis from Chicago. Rep. Grijalva’s (AZ) office set up a meeting between the delegation and the Executive Director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the Congress of which rep. Grijalva is the chair. In addition, the office of Jan Schakowsky (IL) and Maxine Waters (CA) gave the delegation significant time and attention.

“It was clear that progressive Representatives of the Congress are very concerned about the FBI investigation. Overall, they were very thankful for our visit and for the information and analysis given to them The level of awareness about the raids and grand jury was varied, from little to full awareness, but the delegation certainly changed that. After the two days, our presence and purpose definitely created a stir in the halls of Congress. “The fact that we were able to interact with 16 legislative aides or Congress people themselves, during an extremely busy time of restructuring leadership in the Congress, exemplifies the attention this matter is receiving”, stated Joe Iosbaker.[3]