- Category: Repression
- Created on Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:18
- Written by Committee Against Political Repression
A recent statement signed by over 350 organization expressed solidarity with the Pacific Northwest Grand Jury resistors: It is likely that the government will put me in jail for that refusal.
I hate the very idea of prison. But I know, if I am sent there, I will not be alone. I can only speak for myself, but I have every faith that the others subpoenaed to these hearings will likewise refuse. And I know that hundreds of people have called the US Attorney demanding that they end this tribunal. Hundreds of organizations, representing thousands of people, signed onto a statement expressing solidarity with those of us under attack and demanding an end to this sort of repression.
I know that those people will continue to support me, and the others subpoenaed, and the targets of the investigation. That spirit of solidarity is exactly what the state fears. It is the source of our strength, yours and mine. And that strength shows itself in every act of resistance.
By "Politics at a distance from the state" (a term taken from the philosopher Alain Badi...