“Minneapolis event inspires people to defend civil liberties” @ FightBack! News
Posted on August 27, 2012
August 23, 2012: “Minneapolis, MN – On August 17 more than 80 people attended a rally here in defense of civil liberties. The event, held at the Communications Workers of America Local 7200 union hall on Lake Street, featured twelve speakers who all emphasized the need to wage a broad, united fight to defend civil liberties in the face of deepening state repression.
The event was co-sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Socialist Action, and was endorsed by many organizations active in the struggle for justice.
The event featured local speakers as well as some out of town and international speakers. Meredith Aby of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression spoke about the Sept. 24, 2010 FBI raids and ongoing investigation of anti-war activists in the Twin Cities, Chicago and elsewhere as part of a bogus hunt for those in “material support of terrorism.” Aby noted that the Chicago-based prosecutor Barry Jonas recently refused to return the possessions of Hatem Abudayyeh that were taken from his home in the 2010 raid. She cited this as a key reason to keep the pressure on to end the investigation and encouraged people to stay vigilant for the possibility of indictments coming out of this investigation………………..”
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