A News & Letters subscriber’s statement on the FBI raids

A National Lawyers’ Guild member who subscribes to News & Letters sent this message:

On the morning of Sept. 24, teams of FBI agents from the “Joint Terrorism Task Force” served search warrants and grand jury subpoenas on anti-war and solidarity activists in Illinois and Minnesota.  This attack on the First Amendment rights of peaceful activists must be opposed and we should stand with them to protect these rights.  Although News and Letters may have differences with some of the philosophy expressed by these groups, we have to consider that these Capitalist State actions represent a drive to intimidate all who would resist this criminal system.  An injury to one is an injury to all.

If any activists are confronted with this situation in the future, they should refuse to answer any questions and say that the agents must contact the person’s lawyer and speak with him or her.  You have a right to remain silent and consult with your lawyer.  Write down, immediately after the search, exactly what you remember was taken and if anything was said or any property damaged.  Remember also, that grand jury subpoenas have been used since the Palmer raids of WWI to intimidate activists.  Contact, if possible, your local chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild, or a competent local criminal defense attorney.   

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One Response to A News & Letters subscriber’s statement on the FBI raids

  1. Ross Wolfe says:

    I don’t think that Left should be so quick to declare solidarity with these people. I wrote a leftist critique of the recent protests against the FBI raids.

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