This presentation is part of the Seattle Anarchist Book Fair. It will be happening at 11am on both Saturday and Sunday.
On Wednesday, July 26, the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force raided three houses in Portland, looking for black clothing, electronics, flag-making materials, and anarchist literature. That same morning, they served federal grand jury subpoenas to two individuals in Portland and one individual in Olympia, for an investigative grand jury to convene on August 2nd in Seattle. Since then one more subpoena has been served in Olympia.
Federal investigative grand juries are secretive, repressive, and often misunderstood. This presentation will explore the nature and purpose of grand juries. We will also talk about tactics for resisting FBI repression, and what to do if you are approached by an FBI agent in relation to a grand jury or otherwise.