A panel discussion about the recent raids and subpoenas targeting activists in the Pacific NW

Event is free, open to the public and disability affirmative!

Grand Jury Resistance & Knowing Your Rights Forum
September 7, 2012 7-9pm
Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia

Join your community allies for a discussion about the federal grand jury process and how it is abused to repress political movements and activists. The past few years government witch hunts went after activists in Minneapolis, Chicago and Oakland. Now in the past month, NW activists have been targeted by the FBI;having their homes raided, computers seized, as well as being served grand jury subpoenas to testify against their fellow community members. Find out how you can resist political repression and support activists.

Lauren Regan is the founder, executive director, and staff attorney of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC). She has worked with targeted communities and hundreds of activists confronted with federal grand jury threats over the last 15 years. The CLDC educates and defends activist engages in radical or progressive social change in order to empower effective activist and organizers working to confront the current repressive political climate. Knowledge is power, know your rights in order to powerfully advocate for the change you want to see in the world.
Peter Bohmer teaches political economy at the Evergreen State College and has been active in diverse social movements since the late 1960’s and was a victim of serous FBI repression, Cointlepro. He believes in and works for an economic system based on human dignity for all, where poverty and exploitation are abolished, and where work is meaningful and fulfilling. Peter believes another system is possible that is sustainable and where cooperation, self-management and solidarity are fostered; i.e., a participatory socialist alternative to capitalism.