ACTION ALERT: HANDS OFF ANTI-WAR AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY ACTIVISTS @ Committee to Stop FBI Repression
Posted on June 27, 2012
Thursday, June 28: Call Asst. US Attorney Jonas and US Attorney Fitzgerald and tell them “Hands off anti-war and international solidarity activists!”
1. Call Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas at 312-353-5300 x 68027.
2. For Patrick Fitzgerald, call 312-353-5300, then dial 0 (zero) for operator and ask to leave a message with the Duty Clerk.
Earlier this year, The Northern Illinois Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas confirmed that the “investigation is continuing” into the case of the 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists hit with FBI raids and grand jury repression in 2010. Barry Jonas, currently in charge, is known for his leading role in prosecuting the leaders of the Holy Land Foundation.
Jonas and Fitzgerald are part of the team that ordered FBI raids on anti-war and solidarity activists’ homes. They subpoenaed 23 from Chicago, Minneapolis and Michigan in 2010. All of those subpoenaed refused to speak before the grand jury. The grand jury is a secret and closed inquisition, with no judge and no media. The U.S. Attorney controls the entire proceedings and hand picks the jurors. The anti-war activists would not be allowed a lawyer.