Obama supporters sign hundreds of postcards calling on the President to stop FBI repression against anti-war movement

Minneapolis, MN — On Saturday, October 23, President Obama spoke at a huge campaign event at the University of Minnesota. As thousands of Obama supporters waited in line for hours to get into the event, anti-war and free speech activists with the Anti-War Committee and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression rallied outside and worked the crowd to get support for anti-war activists under attack by the FBI.

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Zero Recruitment Day Launched – Civil Disobedience Planned

For immediate release: Thursday, April 22 (TODAY)

Today, coordinated protests have been carried out at military recruiting centers across the Twin Cities and in Mankato. Zero Recruitment Day will be capped off by the Anti-War Committee, which has plans to carry out disobedience at a St. Paul National Guard recruiting and training center. They will begin with a picket at 3:30 at 12th and Cedar, near the State Capital Building.

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Twin Cities anti-war activists to hold Tuesday press conference in response to Obama Afghanistan escalation speech

For Release: Monday, November 30, 2009

Twin Cities anti-war activists will gather on Tuesday evening to watch the Afghanistan escalation speech to be delivered by President Obama. Immediately following the speech, statements will be presented giving an anti-war response to what is expected to be the announcement of a major escalation of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan. The event will be held:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 7:00 pm
Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave. South, Minneapolis

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8/3: Minnesotans detained in and deported from Israel return home and speak out

Below is the announcement for a press conference on MONDAY, AUGUST
3rd. We are asking supporters who can to join us at the airport at
12:30 so we can welcome Sarah and Katrina home, and show strong support
for them at their first public statements since they were held by
authorities in Israel. Please join us in the baggage claim area (riding
the light rail train is a good way to avoid parking costs).




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7/23: Minnesotans to Protest the Surge in Afghanistan

For immediate Release: July 22, 2009

Anti-war
protesters will gather to express their opposition to President Obama’s
surge of 21,000 troops in Afghanistan on Thursday, July 23rd at 5:30 pm
in front of May Day Books at 301 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis.
Protestors will be bannering, chanting and handing out flyers to
encourage other Minnesotans to speak out against the war and occupation
in Afghanistan.

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7 Anti-War Protesters Acquitted of Charges from Demonstration at National Guard Recruiting Office

On
January 14, a jury found 7 anti-war protesters not guilty of
trespassing at a Minneapolis National Guard recruiting office last
March. They were arrested with 9 others after trying to access the office
to protest both the lies told by recruiters and the illegality and
immorality of the war wage in Iraq by the US army. After two and a half days, the 6-member jury supported the defense argument that international law and the Constitution protect their rights to dissent.

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