Two anarchists have been subpoenaed to appear before the secret grand jury in Seattle this Thursday, September 13. Previous hearings have been delayed through a combination of legal maneuvering and an outright refusal to testify. This time it looks as though US Attorney Jenny Durkan is preparing to jail those who refuse to testify.
This Wednesday, September 12th, we are asking for people to show their support by faxing and calling the US attorney’s office. Below you will find a Fax Petition demanding that she end this witch-hunt. To join the petition effort, please follow these simple steps:
1) Go to http://faxzero.com/ .
2) Fill out the form with your name and email address under Sender information.
3) Fill out Jenny A Durkan under Receiver Name and (206) 553-0882 for the Receiver Fax Line.
4) Copy the text at the bottom of this email into the box that says “Type text to appear on the cover page”. Personalize the text in the box to include your name and also anything else you would like to say.
5) Enter the confirmation code
6) Click the Send Free Fax Now button at the bottom of the box.
7) Check your email and click on the confirmation link. Clicking on this link will actually send your fax.
8) Wait for the email that confirms that your fax has been sent.
9) Once you have sent the fax, please CALL the U.S. Attorney’s office at (800) 797-6722 to confirm that they received it. We suggest something like the following script:
“Hello my name is Agnes Driver, and I just sent your office a fax to ask that Jenny Durkan call off tomorrow’s grand jury hearing and end the investigation. I’m calling now to confirm that you received it. Would you check for me please?”
The person answering the phone may offer some general assurance that they are receiving faxes. If they do, please be insistent: “Please, it is very important to me that Ms. Durkin receive my message, and that my voice be added to the opposition to this grand jury. Would you please double-check to verify that you’ve received my message. My name, again, is Agnes Driver.”
It may take a few minutes for them to find your fax. Please be patient while they do. Once they confirm that they have your message, remember to thank the staff for accommodating you.
10) Please send CAPR a message at nopoliticalrepression at gmail.com, to let us know that you sent the message, and what response you received when you called.
End the Grand Jury Investigation of the Anarchist Movement
To: Jenny Durkan
United States Attorney for Western Washington
Fax Line : (206) 553-0882
I am writing to add my voice to the hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals who have telephoned you, written and signed declarations, and demonstrated in cities around the country demanding an end to the grand jury witch-hunt of anarchists and aligned activists in the Pacific Northwest.
This case clearly shows that your office is persecuting political dissent. It is despicable that the US attorney and the FBI are harassing and intimating this group of people for their political beliefs. I demand that the grand jury investigation be ended immediately, that the governments repression of social movements stop, and that any items seized in the raids be returned to their rightful owners.
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When the feds (as Leah affirmed in her statement on 9-7-12 at Traditions in Olympia) kick in doors, throw flash grenades into the residence and enter with automatic weapons drawn pointed at the heads of our peaceful non-resisting youth, the abuse becomes transparent. How meaningful can our 4th Amendment protections be when such terror tactics are used against our own non-violent children in their own homes? Predictably, if this continues, someone’s going to get hurt. Oppression breeds resistance–especially among our youth. Who needs Bin Laden when the federal authorities begin to make him look like a girl scout? But ya know (and I hate to say it about an administration headed by our 1st black President) what’s behind this kind of abuse goes all the way to the top. It doesn’t spring from the temple of Zeus or operate in a vacuum. Think about it.
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