Grand Juries, Raids and Witchhunts – The Attack On Dissent
Val Carlson and Neil Fox, two prominent civil liberties attorneys discuss escalating surveillance and harassment of political activists by the FBI and police. They will also examine the history of grand jury resistance by radicals here in Seattle and across the country, as well as strategies to defend the free speech rights of protesters, be they striking unionists, anarchists, Occupiers or immigrant rights advocates. Bring your questions and ideas to the discussion.
VAL CARLSON is a veteran civil rights attorney who first spoke out against grand jury abuse in 1976 when the FBI targeted Seattle feminists, socialists and anarchists. She has represented numerous radicals in court, and was a defendant and attorney in a successful First Amendment battle by the Freedom Socialist Party. She has managed pro bono legal services for low income people, and has campaigned against police brutality and immigration raids. To view a previous presentation by Val on Stop Police Brutality in Our Community
Doors open at 6:30pm, door donation $3.00, snack plates available for $7.00. Work exchanges and sliding scale available for students, strikers and the unemployed.
For more information: 206-722-2453, FSPseattle@mindspring.com,