48 Hour Candle Light Vigil

Inspired by the NATO 5 and the recent Grand Jury subpoenas delivered to northwest activists, we are calling out to our comrades to stand in solidarity with the targets of state oppression everywhere.  Grand Juries are one part of a larger suite of tools, and it is used to manufacture in indictments and crack open activist communities.

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.

Cook County, Illinois grand jury indictments have slapped three out-of-town protesters with 11 felony counts and a Chicago protester with 4 felony counts for allegedly plotting or threatening terrorist attacks during last month’s NATO summit.

                              Our Call to Action:

What:  A candle-light relay vigil.  One candle, passed from hand-to-hand every few hours.

When:  Noon of August 29th through Noon of August 31st.  A 48 hour block of time.

Where:  Up to you!

Who:  Anyone who wishes to stand in solidarity.

Why:  Solidarity within our small community is always a work in progress, and the struggle for solidarity becomes even more  crucial when our comrades become the focus of state aggression.  This small act has the potential to affect great change for those feeling alienated and sequestered by an increasingly systematic suppression of dissenters.  Beyond that, it gives us our communities a chance to come together and cooperate on something everyone can agree on: Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks.

If you would like to add an event to this page, or have any questions

Aug30Solidarity@gmail.com

 

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Event listing, by city:

Seattle

Aug 29 – Aug 31

What:  Candle-light relay vigil; with music, food, and teach-ins/speak-outs

When:  Noon of August 29th through Noon of August 31st.  A 48 hour block of time.

Where:  Seattle Federal Courthouse

700 Stewart Ave E, Seattle, WA

Who:  Anyone who wishes to stand in solidarity with the recent NW activists subpoena’d and to honor the memory of those before us.

Facebook event

https://www.facebook.com/events/103300593152385/

 

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“…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…

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

http://nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/hello-world/

 

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