Sunday, September 26, 2010

Raiding Peace while Allowing Hate to Flourish

Funny, Not, how we don't get these raids, DeJa-Vu from back in our times as to Non Violent Activism for Peaceful Policies, on what is blatantly stated on our media and in the general population by many, especially the last couple of years, pointing directly at instigating deadly and destructive violence which some have actually carried out, pointed at those doing and continuing to do!

Ill. anti-war activists targeted by FBI speak out

26 September 2010 - Two anti-war activists said Saturday that a 12-hour search of their Chicago home by the FBI was an attempt to intimidate them and silence the peace movement.

Joe Iosbaker and his wife, Stephanie Weiner, said the government targeted them because they've been outspoken against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S. funding of conflicts abroad. They denied any wrongdoing.

The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and groups in Colombia and the Middle East.

Iosbaker and Weiner declined to discuss their relationship with any groups abroad, citing their upcoming testimony before a grand jury on Oct. 5.

"These raids, searches and grand jury investigations are nothing more than an attempt to intimidate us and to intimidate the anti-war movement," Iosbaker said. "We have done nothing wrong." {read rest}

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