Maureen Murphy

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Maureen Murphy

Maureen Clare Murphy is a Chicago activist, closely associated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.[1]

September 24, 2010 FBI Raids

On September 24 the F.B.I. raided the homes of twelve leftist activists across the U.S.A. looking for links to foreign terrorist organizations. On December 21 FBI agent Robert Parker, under orders from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s office, delivered a subpoena to Maureen Murphy, who like several other individuals served subpoenas, is an organizer with the Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago.

A total of 23 subpoenas have been served to activists around the country.

Maureen Murphy said, “Along with several others, I am being summoned to appear before the Grand Jury on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. We are being targeted for the work we do to end U.S. funding of the Israeli occupation, ending the war in Afghanistan and ending the occupation of Iraq. What is at stake for all of us is our right to dissent and organize to change harmful US foreign policy." Murphy is also the managing editor of the widely-read website, Electronic Intifada.[2]

Chicago Committee Against Political Repression

In December 2010, Murphy was Chicago co-chair of the Chicago Committee Against Political Repression.[3]