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This site has dedicated itself to spreading a non-cooperative attitude and practice towards the federal grand jury which currently investigates anarchists in the Pacific Northwest. This remains true, but the scope of what we are dealing with here has grown. Non-cooperation must extend beyond the grand jury room to every place the cops show up.
The Committee Against Political Repression will be suspending support for Leah-Lynn Plante.
Leah was released from prison on October 17 after appearing before the grand jury investigating anarchists. We do not know what was said at that hearing. In the time since her release, Leah has not offered details regarding the subjects of the hearing, her response, or about her release. CAPR is withdrawing support for Leah until we get information regarding her grand jury hearing.
Maddy Pfeiffer was served a subpoena in Olympia, WA last week. They will be resisting the grand jury and will not be testifying. Please come out and support them on Wednesday November 7th at 830AM! Their hearing is at 9AM. Please be there BEFORE 9AM so you can be there to support them BEFORE they go into the courthouse.
REMEMBER: It is likely they'll be taken into "custody" after their hearing.
Please bring anything you can to contribute: food, coffee, umbrellas, BANNERS, FLIERS, SIGNS, megaphones, etc.
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THOSE WHO RESIST THE GRAND JURY.
Providing an overview of the situation regarding the currently imprisoned Pacific Northwest grand jury resisters, this 72-page zine also functions as a timely primer on grand juries in general. Includes the resisters’ statements, news articles, tips on what to do if you’re subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, and a detailed history of grand juries and their use as a tool to suppress political organizing and revolutionary struggle in the United States.
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SNITCH ALERT: Known informant Zach Jenson has been spotted in Olympia, at a bar next door to a benefit for the grand jury resisters. Jenson helped put away his one time friend Eric McDavid, and cooperated in full with federal investigators and US Attorneys. It appears that he is trying to re-enter the movement and may possibly still be gathering information for the feds. While our friends sit in prison for refusing to speak to our enemies, while his former comrade is losing decades of his life to a federal gulag in part because of Zach’s actions, we must make sure that it is known that SNITCHES ARE NOT WELCOME IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
ADDENDUM: Inevitably whenever a post is made about an informant the tough guy talk starts and people who likely have never even been in a fight before start talking about “snitches get stitches.” While Zach Jenson should certainly be verbally confronted and asked to leave activist spaces and other areas, physical violence against him would be harmful to both Eric McDavid and potentially his attackers as well.
From Portland Radicle
New information has emerged about the grand jury targeting Pacific Northwest anarchists. Documents provided to Eugene, Oregon’s Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) indicate that the grand jury, which many had guessed had been convened as a result of May Day protests in Seattle this year, actually began on March 2. This would suggest that the scope of the grand jury is larger than previously thought.
This is a very interesting little fact, but it would be more interesting to see the complete FOIA results. They will be posted here if they become available.
from Say Nothing
The Civil Liberties Defense Center is based in Eugene and filed a Freedom of Information Act request about the grand jury, releasing this information.
from Riseup.net's Newsletter
On Tuesday August 28th Riseup went to federal court again, this time in an appeals case. As some of you may recall, we were subpoenaed last year to turn over some information on users who received an email about a queer direct action at a conservative church. We won that case, and then got awarded attorneys' fees, i.e., our pro bono lawyers were going to get paid by the USA's prime religious right defense fund (yay!) However, and not shockingly, they didn't want to pay us and appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. So we went to court again on August 27, 2012 and made our case in front of three judges. We won't know the judgment for a little while (it could be one month, or a year before they decide), but our dear Sunbird was eloquent and awesome, and our friend Larry from the National Lawyers Guild was suitably outraged. They both made a damn fine argument in our favor. When it was over, three fourths of the people in the courtroom left, so thanks for all the local Seattle people who showed up to support us and the right to privacy for activists.
My house was raided by the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force last month. Like an anonymous comrade who is laying low to avoid a subpoena, I want to make it very clear that I am not a victim. As an anarchist I am opposed to the state in its entirety - it is my enemy. To call myself a victim is to accept powerlessness, even though these raids and the grand jury are clearly responses to anarchists acting in revolt, asserting our power.