Terrorist by Association

September 24 began like any other Friday for Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner. Then, at 7 a.m., FBI agents knocked on the door of the Chicago couple’s house in the city’s North Side.

Armed with a search warrant, more than 20 agents examined the couple’s home, photographing every room and combing through notebooks, family videos and books, even their children’s drawings. Some items were connected to their decades of anti-war and international solidarity activism, but others were not. “Folders were opened, letters were pulled out of envelopes,” says Weiner, an adult education professor at Wilbur Wright College. “They had rubber gloves and they went through every aspect of our home.”

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Important Update on the RNC 8 Case: New Hearing Tuesday @ 9am

Subject: Important Update on the RNC 8 Case: New Hearing Tuesday 10/19 at 9am

Dear supporters near and far,

It is with strong and mixed emotions that we bring important news: there appears to be a major change in the cases of the four remaining RNC 8 defendants–Garrett, Max, Nathanael and Rob. The four have tentatively reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, likely avoiding trial. The agreement, if it goes according to plan, significantly reduces the charge, calls for favorable sentencing, and is non-cooperating.

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Press Conference: Anti-War Protest Announced for DNC

Thursday, July 22nd @ noon in front of the Metrodome, 900 South 5th Street, Minneapolis
Please join organizers from the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War (2008) as they announce their plan to organize a large anti-war protest at the DNC if the Democratic Party chooses Minneapolis to host their 2012 convention. Speakers will include members of the Anti-War Committee, the Welfare Rights Committee and Women Against Military Maddness.

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