Free the Anti-Minutemen 5!

Email us at: antiminutemen5(at)yahoo.com. Visit our blog at www.antiminutemen5.tk Right now we see increasingly vicious attacks on immigrants, justified in the name of the “War on Terror”. When people step out to oppose these outrages, they must be supported. And when they are attacked, they must be defended. A group of five young people – white, Latino, Muslim – are facing up to four years in jail for a protest against the racist vigilante group the Minutemen.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Send THOUSANDS of these support letters to the judge!

3/13 Note change:
The letter below should be sent out to the state's attorney by the thousands ... email it widely, and make sure to tell people to send an email back to Antiminutemen5@yahoo.com, so we know how many were sent.

Print out copies and have everyone at your job, your barbershop or hair salon, your church, your school, etc, sign one --- they can send them in individually or you can collect them all and send them in yourself.

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Richard A. Devine
Cook County State's Attorney
500 Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602


Dear Mr. Devine:

I am sending this letter to express my deepest concern about the prosecution of five anti-racist activists who were arrested on October 15, 2005 at the protest of the Minutemen conference in Arlington Heights. I urge that they not be forced to suffer any more time in jail and furthermore that all charges be dropped.

These young people were simply exercising their right to free speech against hate, racism, and intolerance. They were participating in a peaceful symbolic demonstration in solidarity with hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds to show their support for immigrant and ultimately human rights. People should have the right to demonstrate their opposition to a hate-group like the Minutemen.

The Minutemen are a racist, anti-immigrant vigilante group that takes the law into their own hands. They are an armed border patrol group, who are also involved in anti-immigrant actions across the country. The Minutemen have recently come to organize in Chicago to terrorize our large immigrant population.

I support the five anti-racist defendants and I believe it would be a great injustice to convict them of such unwarranted charges. Please drop all charges against them.

Sincerely,

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