[Ppnews] Today - Call-in against U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald - End the Grand Jury Investigation of Anti-War Activists!

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Fri Jan 18 11:58:52 EST 2013

Committee to Stop FBI Repression (stopfbi.net) 
/Call-in against U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald at Chicago's John 
Marshall Law School commencement/
*Fitzgerald is a Bully - End the Grand Jury Investigation of Anti-War 

      Call TODAY: Friday, January 18
      Call Chicago's John Marshall Law School's
      Dean John Corkery
      Tell him not to 'honor' Pat Fitzgerald!

/If you are in the Chicago area/
*Protest: Sunday, January 20
3:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois*

Patrick Fitzgerald will be the commencement speaker at Chicago's John 
Marshall Law School's graduation and will receive an honorary degree. 
Praise from the college for his "distinguished" career ignores the 
underside of his years in Chicago: a history of bullying and witch 
hunts. In fact, Fitzgerald has played a leading role in the U.S. 
government's undermining of civil liberties during the so called "War on 

Marshall's press release about Fitzgerald's "high-profile investigations 
and prosecutions" fails to mention the 23 anti-war and international 
solidarity activists who in 2010 were subjected to dawn raids of their 
homes by over 70 armed agents. Fitzgerald convened a grand jury in 2009 
under the pretext of investigating "material support for foreign 
terrorist organizations," and together with the FBI, sent undercover 
officers to infiltrate and spy on the anti-war groups. The prosecutor in 
his former office, Barry Jonas, continues the investigation to this day, 
despite an outpouring of support for the activists from faith leaders, 
labor unions, and a dozen members of Congress.

The Marshall administration also ignores Fitzgerald's prosecution of 
Abdelhaleem Ashqar and Palestinian American Muhammad Salah, in which 
Fitzgerald's office presented evidence extracted from Salah through 
torture in an Israeli prison.

With the case of Aaron Swartz, the net activist who committed suicide 
last week under intimidation by Boston's U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, 
there is growing awareness of this bullying by prosecutors.

In Illinois, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has been exposed 
for bullying tactics in the prosecution of the NATO 5, young men 
entrapped by undercover cops before the NATO protests last May. She has 
piled on terrorism charges, demanded excessive bail, and then left them 
in terrible conditions in Cook County Jail for nine months, to coerce 
them into pleading guilty.

In addition, Barry Jonas was the prosecutor in the case of the Holy Land 
Five, in which leaders of a Muslim charity were convicted of providing 
material aid to terrorism, and sentenced to many decades in prison based 
on the secret testimony of an agent of the Israeli state.

John Marshall Law School shouldn't honor bullies like Fitzgerald, Ortiz, 
Alvarez or Jonas.

*So, please call today: 
*Call Dean John Corkery
Friday, January 18
Tell him not to 'honor' Pat Fitzgerald!*

Sponsored by:
Chicago Committee Against Political Repression 
US Palestinian Community Network 
Coalition to Protect People's Rights 

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