5/19 – 2pm – The Boston Lockdown – After Boston: Attack on Civil Liberties

The Boston Lockdown – After Boston: Attack on Civil Liberties
Join in a program and discussion

Sunday, May 19
2:00 pm
4200 Cedar Ave. S. Minneapolis

In the wake of the bombing of the Boston Marathon, 9,000 police and 1,000 FBI agents descended on Boston. On April 19, authorities declared a “lockdown,” a term used in prisons. This was like a test run of martial law. Along with the hysteria whipped up by the media and government about “terrorism,” comes virulent anti-Islam and anti-immigrant frenzy. This is particularly important here in Minnesota where the Somali community has been under heavy harassment and persecution, and where the FBI raided the homes of antiwar activists on September 24, 2010.

Speakers include:

  • Sabry Wazwaz, Antiwar Committee
  • Coleen Rowley,antiwar activist, former FBI whistle blower
  • Sue Ann Martinson, Women Against Military Madness
  • Carla Riehle, Minnesota Cuba Committee
  • Steff Yorek, Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  • Joe Callahan, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
  • Chris Getowicz, Students for a Democratic Society
  • Michelle Gross, Communities United Against Police Brutality
  • a representative, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Sponsored by the Anti-War Committee, the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Libertarian Party of MN, May Day Bookstore, the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Coalition, the Minnesota Cuba Committee & WAMM.

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