Anarchist Jailed for Remaining Silent in Government Stitch Up.

Via Committee Against Political Repression

Political activist Leah-Lynn Plante has been jailed for her refusal to testify to a Grand Jury regarding her suspected affiliations with Seattle-area anarchists accused of May Day vandalism.

Statement by Leah-Lynn Plante for her Grand Jury appearance

On the morning of July 25th, 2012, my life was turned upside down in a matter of hours. FBI agents from around Washington and Oregon and Joint Terrorism Task Force agents from Washington busted down the front door of my house with a battering ram, handcuffed my house mates and me at gunpoint, and held us hostage in our backyard while they read us a search warrant and ransacked our home. They said it was in connection to May Day vandalism that occurred in Seattle, Washington earlier this year.

However, we suspected that this was not really about broken windows. As if they had taken pointers from Orwell’s 1984, they took books, artwork and other various literature as “evidence” as well as many other personal belongings even though they seemed to know that nobody there was even in Seattle on May Day. While we know that knowledge is powerful, we suspected that nobody used rolled up copies of the Stumptown Wobbly to commit property damage. We saw this for what it was. They are trying to investigate anarchists and persecute them for their beliefs. This is a fishing expedition. This is a witch hunt. Since then, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, we have learned that this Grand jury was convened on March 2nd, 2012, two months before the May Day vandalism even took place.

Keep reading at Committee Against Political Repression.

 

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  • Haystack

    Remember how much trouble Carl Rove got in when he failed to show up to testify before Congress? 

  • Haystack

    Remember how much trouble Carl Rove got in when he failed to show up to testify before Congress? 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    I wouldn’t expect anything less in China
    so why should it be any different in Der Homeland of the Free?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    I wouldn’t expect anything less in China
    so why should it be any different in Der Homeland of the Free?

  • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

    While so many petulant hippies break bank windows during protests, thinking that advances their cause; it is their rhetoric that is MUCH more dangerous to the Owners’ interests.

    The Empire’s beneficiaries greatest fear is that the People will reject their claim to
    authority and disregard the rule of ‘law’. Their fear is based in simple math. The ratio of 99 to 1. What happens when the artifice of legitimacy to power corrodes? People acting in their own best interests, unencumbered, leave no cream for the parasite class to skim. And then who would warm their towels?

    Anarchists are often most vocal
    about their intentions. Therefor – Effective resistance, especially organization, will not be tolerated. It is met with extreme prejudice by the agents of Power.

  • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

    While so many petulant hippies break bank windows during protests, thinking that advances their cause; it is their rhetoric that is MUCH more dangerous to the Owners’ interests.

    The Empire’s beneficiaries greatest fear is that the People will reject their claim to
    authority and disregard the rule of ‘law’. Their fear is based in simple math. The ratio of 99 to 1. What happens when the artifice of legitimacy to power corrodes? People acting in their own best interests, unencumbered, leave no cream for the parasite class to skim. And then who would warm their towels?

    Anarchists are often most vocal
    about their intentions. Therefor – Effective resistance, especially organization, will not be tolerated. It is met with extreme prejudice by the agents of Power.

    • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

      All that said, the faux macho vandals hiding behind their masks and dodging between peaceful protesters are scum of the Earth. That’s not effective resistance. All that does is get innocent people who give a shit, it gets them kettled. And that is NOT ok.

    • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

      All that said, the faux macho vandals hiding behind their masks and dodging between peaceful protesters are scum of the Earth. That’s not effective resistance. All that does is get innocent people who give a shit, it gets them kettled. And that is NOT ok.

    • kowalityjesus

      I have heard that the revolution will occur when people stop using the govt issued money.  Interestingly enough, that is roughly what happened in the 1930s in Germany, and there was the largest war in history fought about it.  No wonder why people got their britches in a bundle when Ron Paul was talking competing currencies.

      On a lighter note, why are all girls from the pacific northwest at least remarkably cool?

    • kowalityjesus

      I have heard that the revolution will occur when people stop using the govt issued money.  Interestingly enough, that is roughly what happened in the 1930s in Germany, and there was the largest war in history fought about it.  No wonder why people got their britches in a bundle when Ron Paul was talking competing currencies.

      On a lighter note, why are all girls from the pacific northwest at least remarkably cool?

  • charlieprimero

    The cute anarchist has website full of support, http://freeleah.org .  The fat one does not.

  • charlieprimero

    The cute anarchist has website full of support, http://freeleah.org .  The fat one does not.

  • http://twitter.com/jfqbsh Jason F Quackenbush

    There’s so much nonsense in this crap it’s hard to know where to begin parsing. At the end of the day feeding the fevered egos of these pointless narcissists is pretty harmless, even if it’s completely idiotic.

  • http://twitter.com/jfqbsh Jason F Quackenbush

    There’s so much nonsense in this crap it’s hard to know where to begin parsing. At the end of the day feeding the fevered egos of these pointless narcissists is pretty harmless, even if it’s completely idiotic.

    • Andrew

      And in reality you’ve parsed nothing.

    • Andrew

      And in reality you’ve parsed nothing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611700262 facebook-611700262

    For more information on how you can support Leah Lynn AND the other two prisoners withou charges please visit http://funologist.org/2012/10/16/who-is-leah-lynn-plante-and-why-is-she-so-important/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611700262 facebook-611700262

    For more information on how you can support Leah Lynn AND the other two prisoners withou charges please visit http://funologist.org/2012/10/16/who-is-leah-lynn-plante-and-why-is-she-so-important/

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