User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Global Finance, Money and Power - Lecture 11: Alternatives 08:55 Thu Nov 27, 2014

offsite link THE WORLD COULD SORT OUT EBOLA FOR THE PRICE OF ONE BONO 23:07 Tue Nov 18, 2014

offsite link WELL THAT?S IRISH WATER FINALLY SORTED OUT 23:04 Tue Nov 18, 2014

offsite link 1916 in 2016 08:47 Mon Nov 17, 2014

offsite link IRELAND, POLAND AND FRACKING 07:56 Mon Nov 17, 2014

Dublin Opinion >>

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Trailing Behind Europe in Employment Growth Wed Nov 26, 2014 15:32 | Michael Taft

offsite link Latest Issue of People?s News is Out Now Wed Nov 26, 2014 15:26 | Irish Left Review

offsite link Make the Economy Better ? Abolish Zero-Hour Contracts Tue Nov 25, 2014 09:02 | Michael Taft

offsite link From Alpha to Omega Podcast #56: Essence and the Philosophy of Science Mon Nov 24, 2014 22:53 | Tom O'Brien

offsite link Progressive Film Club: Films on Conflict Around the World Mon Nov 24, 2014 22:08 | Irish Left Review

Irish Left Review >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link Legislating for Surrogacy. Thu Nov 27, 2014 09:00 | admin

offsite link Book Launch 11 December 2014: Ireland and the ECHR 60 Years and Beyond Tue Nov 25, 2014 15:58 | Liam Thornton

offsite link We Won?t Back Down Sun Nov 23, 2014 16:59 | GuestPost

offsite link Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted Thu Nov 20, 2014 18:31 | GuestPost

offsite link Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland Wed Nov 19, 2014 08:00 | GuestPost

Human Rights in Ireland >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

offsite link Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

Solidarity with Anarchist Grand Jury Resisters

category international | rights and freedoms | press release author Friday October 19, 2012 11:36author by Elric - Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America Report this post to the editors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

19 October 2012
Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America

Solidarity with Grand Jury Resisters

The Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America stand in
solidarity with three anarchist activists who have been incarcerated
in a United States federal detention center in SeaTac, Washington for
refusing to provide testimony about fellow activists before a federal
grand jury.

The three activists--Matt Duran, KteeO Olejnik, and Leah-Lynn Plante--
have refused to provide testimony, and for this they have been
incarcerated, and could be held up to eighteen months. They have been
found guilty of no crime, but are being punished only to coerce their
testimony. This is 21st century McCarthyism.

Federal grand juries have a long history of being used to attack and
disrupt political movements and activists. They are secret
proceedings, and those subpoenaed to testify have no right to legal
counsel in the grand jury room with them. The government can thus use
the proceedings to gather intelligence, an abuse of their original
purpose of being a protection against prosecutorial misconduct.

Subpoenas were served to activists in July, when the Federal Bureau
of Investigation and a Joint Terrorist Task Force conducted a series
of raids on activists' homes in several cities in the Pacific
Northwest. Warrants were issued seeking computers, phones, black
clothing and "anarchist literature." In essence, political literature
in the homes of political activists is deemed suspicious.

These events were likely triggered by property damage during this
year's May Day protest in Seattle, Washington, when a door at the
federal courthouse was damaged. Out of this, the federal authorities
spun a web of "terrorism" to justify heavy-handed tactics against
activists in order to gather intelligence.

We believe that it is clear that the government is using the grand
jury process to coerce political activists to give names and provide
intelligence, and punishing them with incarceration when they refuse.
We demand that these grand jury with hunts end, and that the
activists be released immediately.

An injury to one is an injury to all. Today it's anarchists, but
tomorrow it may be some other radical current victimized by the power
of the capitalist state. Solidarity must be our weapon against the
state.

We stand in solidarity with the imprisoned activists and all others
who refuse to provide information to the grand jury, and we salute
the courage of activists who would rather go to prison than cooperate
with a government witch hunt.

For more information about the activists and their cases, go here:
http://www.supportresist.net/

###

Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America
PO Box 5174
Champaign IL 61825
USA
irscna@irsm.org
http://www.irscna.org/
http://www.irsp.ie/irscna.html

© 2001-2014 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy