Raids and Grand Jury witchhunts: Solidarity with Pacific Northwest Resistors

 July 25 raid in Portland (Photo: Mike Zacchino)

This statement is being circulated by the Committee Against Political Repression.

Over 350 Organizations Stand in Solidarity with the PNW Grand Jury Resistors

Over 350 organizations from across the United States have signed the solidarity statement in support of those in the Pacific Northwest currently resisting a grand jury called for August 30th.

 

If your organizations has not signed on yet, email us at nopoliticalrepression@gmail.com with your signature and we will add you to the statement.

Check back for updates on actions and how you can support grand jury resistance as we get closer to August 30th.

The following is a statement expressing solidarity with the current targets of FBI repression:

On Wednesday July 25th, the FBI conducted a series of coordinated raids against activists in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. They subpoenaed several people to a special federal grand jury, and seized computers, black clothing and anarchist literature. This comes after similar raids in Seattle in July and earlier raids of squats in Portland.

Though the FBI has said that the raids are part of a violent crime investigation, the truth is that the federal authorities are conducting a political witch-hunt against anarchists and others working toward a more just, free, and equal society. The warrants served specifically listed anarchist literature as evidence to be seized, pointing to the fact that the FBI and police are targeting this group of people because of their political ideas. Pure and simple, these raids and the grand jury hearings are being used to intimidate people whose politics oppose the state’s agenda. During a time of growing economic and ecological crises that are broadly affecting people across the world, it is an attempt to push back any movement towards creating a world that is humane, one that meets every person’s needs rather than serving only the interests of the rich.

This attack does not occur in a vacuum. Around the country and around the world, people have been rising up and resisting an economic system that puts the endless pursuit of profit ahead of the basic needs of humanity and the Earth. From the Arab Spring to the Occupy movement to now Anaheim, people are taking to the streets. In each of these cases, the state has responded with brutal political repression. This is not a coincidence. It is a long-term strategy by state agencies to stop legitimate political challenges to a status quo that exploits most of the world’s people.

We, the undersigned, condemn this and all other political repression. While we may have differences in ideology or chose to use different tactics, we understand that we are in a shared struggle to create a just, free, and liberated world, and that we can only do this if we stand together. We will not let scare tactics or smear campaigns divide us, intimidate us, or stop us from organizing and working for a better world.

No more witch-hunts! An injury to one is an injury to all.

Signed: Committee Against Political Repression Freedom Archives Sacramento Prisoner Support Committee to Stop FBI Repression Critical Resistance Stop the Injunctions Coalition National Jericho Movement for Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War Civil Liberties Defense Center We Are Oregon Portland Jobs with Justice Rose City Cop Watch Bayan-USA Pacific Northwest Region Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC) Red Spark (Kasama) Earth First! Journal collective Repeal Coalition 1st of May Anarchist Alliance Black Unity Movement The Institute for Anarchist Studies Connect the Dots Oregon Jericho Parasol Climate Collective Portland Anarchist Black Cross Right to Survive Right to Dream 2 Rosehips Medic Collective Communities United Against Police Brutality The Radical Anti-Capitalist Caucus, of Occupy Portland Students on Strike Organizing Committee Autonomous Workers’ Group Occupy Oakland Anti Repression Committee Oakland Occupy Patriarchy Oakland Occupy Legal East Bay Solidarity Network Portland Animal Defense League Cascadians Against War PDX Bike Swarm Northbay Movement for a Democratic Society Solano Peace and Justice Coalition Solano Peace and Freedom Party Northbay Uprising Radio Collective MN Anti-War Committee Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community Redwood Curtain CopWatch Occupy Eureka Arizona Prison Watch All Power to the Positive podcast Justice for Palestinians, San Jose, CA OccupyLV Culture of Resistance Family & Friends of Daniel McGowan Blazing Arrow Organization Portland International Socialist Organization Anti-Racist Action-LA/People Against Racist Terror The Portland World Citizens’ United Front The Wild Poppies Collective Everglades Earth First! The Center For A Stateless Society Black Orchid Collective Hella503 Collective Portland Rising Tide Laughing Horse Book and Film Collective Occupy 4 Prisoners, Oakland Night Heron Grassroots Activist Center Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition New York Taskforce for Political Prisoners The North American Anarchist Studies Network submedia.tv Cleveland 4 Support Group Freedom Socialist Party Socialist Action Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County Justice for Randy L. Dixon Rivera & Family Peace Resource Center Occupy Washington DC Occupy Peace House DC BDS LA for Justice in Palestine The American Iranian Friendship Committee NYC Jericho Movement Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, NYC Chapter New Direction Fest Socialist Viewpoint Magazine Bay Area United Against War Newsletter Al-Nakba Awareness Project Social Democrats USA-Socialist Party, USA The Young Social Democrats-Young Peoples’ Socialist League Alliance for Global Justice Nicaragua Network Campaign for Labor Rights New York City Labor Against the War Labor for Palestine Libertalia Autonomous Space Community Futures Collective The International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 Workers World Party International Action Center East Bay Saturday Dialogues Soa Watch South Florida Socialist Viewpoint #OPDX Workers Action Occupy Kalamazoo Good Morning Revolution Wandering Llama Press Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee Occupy Denver Citizens Against Corruption Mutant Legal Collective NYC The Northampton (MA) Committee to Stop the Wars South Chicago ABC Zine Distro Defending Dissent Foundation Occupy Seattle Street Medics Vashon Women In Black Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter 132 Organic Consumers Association World Can’t Wait Internationalist Prison Books Collective Collective A-GoGo Alliance of the Libertarian Left of New England Earth First! Prisoner Support Project The Mineapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS) Collective Wensday Media Distro The Alice Committee Liberty Tree Foundation Grand Jury Resistance Project Alliance for Peace and Justice of Western Massachusetts Welfare Rights Committee (Mpls/St. Paul, MN) Socialist Organizer Occupy LCC (Lane Community College) Phoenix Class War Council The Wingnut Anarchist Collective Richmond Copwatch the ART lab The People’s Tribunal (SF Bay Area) San Jose Peace & Justice Center Citizens for Legitimate Government New York Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition Unite Left Review Anarchy-1 radio Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement Queers Without Borders Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget Charm City Anarchist Black Cross Blue Heron Infoshop Portland Books to Prisoners Moveon Desert Council Progressive Democrats Of America Desert Chapter Ocv Occupy Colorado Springs Support Vegans in the Prison System Denver Anarchist Black Cross Twin Cities IWW General Defense Committee Local 14 Decolonize PDX Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Animal Defense League of Salt Lake City Seattle Communist Study Group Our World In Depth Grupo El Heraldo The Portland Solidarity Network Portland IWW Workers Solidarity Alliance Occupy New Haven NYC Anarchist Black Cross Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants CODEPINK LI, Women for Peace News and Letters Committees MN Peace Action Coalition Progressive Global Commons Communities For Justice And Peace Peace Action of San Mateo County Fighting Union Caucus-Iowa No Biomass Burn (Washington State) Girl Army Self Defense People of Faith CT The Phoenix Commune Modesto Anarcho Crew May 1st Coalition 4 Worker & Immigrant Rights occupy syracuse Oakland Occubus Committee Oakland Assembly of Unemployed NATO 5 Support Committee South Bay Committee Against Political Repression CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm our developing world American Muslims for Palestine People’s Community Medics Responsible Marijuana Project Austin Prisoner Support CT-ABC Teamster Defense Guard Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights Prison Activist Resource Center Cascadia Earth First The Purple Thistle Centre SOAW-LA Burning Books The MOVE Organization Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace Freedom Road Socialist Organization Chicago Committee Against Political Repression International Action Center Olympia Students for a Democratic Society Seattle Young People’s Project Seattle Copwatch Bayou La Rose October 22 Coalition To Stop Police Brutality – Seattle Affiliate AK Press Third coast conspiracy opdxlive.org- the occupy portland livestream team Common Struggle Libertarian Communist Federation National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms International Action Center Seattle Austin People’s Legal Collective Occupy Together Steampunk Magazine Combustion Books Berkeley Copwatch Edmonton anarchist bookfair collective No Nukes Action Committee The Holdout the 4th CD/St. Paul Green Party Food For Thought Cafe Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation (WWFOR) Peacemakers of Schoharie County, New York Kaua`i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice Seattle United Against FBI Repression International Solidarity Movement – Northern California Free Palestine Movement Action for the Earth The Mike Cannon Show The Red & Black Collective The Crooked Bough blog Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice Portland State University Students for Unity The Flying Brick Library GLITUR, the Grand Legion of Incendiary and Tenacious Unicorn Revolutionaries Radical Women Resistance PHL Wild Rose Collective Winnipeg Copwatch Philly Stands Up! Collective Seattle chapter of the International Socialist Organization 68’ anarchist collective #MicCheckWallS Portland chapter of Anti-Racist Action Occupy Corvallis The JED Collective, Greene Maine Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism — Corvallis Chapter Food Fight! Grocery Red Bird Prison Abolition Women Against Military Madness Snitch Watch AFFECT Four Star Anarchist Organization Occupy Rogers Park The Richmond General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World Left Bank Books Last Word Books & Press Last Earth Distro Earthlight Books Central Texas ABC A New World In Our Hearts TRANSCENDERARTS FIST! (Feminists In Solidarity Together) Occupy Homes MN Mondragon Worker Collective Anarchist Collective Howl the Nuclear Resister Staff of Seattle Revolution Books TESC Divest! Pacific Green Party of Oregon

To add your group’s name to the solidarity statement, please email: nopoliticalrepression@gmail.com

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