Conversations on the Chicago/Minneapolis Grand Jury Resistance by Mick Kelly
2013 Law and Disorder Conference. Portland, Oregon.
"On Friday September 24th 2010 the FBI raided seven homes and an antiwar office. They also served subpoenas to activists to testify before a federal grand jury that involved many groups, including the Twin Cities AntiWar Committee, the Palestine Solidarity Group, the Colombia Action Network, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. They were also targeted for organizing the 2008 antiwar marches during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. The raids and subpoenas are an attack on people who oppose war, capitalism and imperialism. Across the country organizations and individuals are standing together to protest the targeting of the activists. This presentation will discuss how activists have organized resistance to political repression and grand juries. Mick Kelly, a representative from Committee to Stop FBI Repression, will talk about the effectiveness of organizing against political repression."