“Solidarity is what the state fears” – Leah Lynn Plante

##UPDATE##

BecauseWeMust.org. Aug 29:

TODAY is a national call-in to support grand jury resisters in the Northwest. Here’s the call-in information, and a wonderful statement from Leah-Lynn Plante about her non-cooperation: http://nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com/

Meanwhile, in the Bay area, another grand jury resister was dismissed after refusing to cooperate!

SOLIDARITY and NON-COOPERATION work. Make your call today, and voice your opposition to these political witch hunts!

[If you want to read up before making your call: http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/seattle-strangergrand-jury-anarchist/6284/]

 

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No Repression & Occupy Seattle, etc. Aug 28:

A statement from Leah-Lynn Plante on her refusal to testify before the grand jury

August 28, 2012

My name is Leah-Lynn Plante, and I am one of the people who has been subpoenaed to a secret grand jury, meeting in Seattle on August 30.

This will be the second time I have appeared before the grand jury, and the second time I have refused to testify. The first time was on August 2. I appeared, as ordered, and I identified myself. Then the US Attorney asked if I would be willing to answer her questions. I said, No, and was issued another subpoena, this time for the 30th.

A month later, my answer is still the same. No, I will not answer their questions. I believe that these hearings are politically motivated. The government wants to use them to collect information that it can use in a campaign of repression. I refuse to have any part of it.

It is likely that the government will put me in jail for that refusal.

I hate the very idea of prison. But I know, if I am sent there, I will not be alone. I can only speak for myself, but I have every faith that the others subpoenaed to these hearings will likewise refuse. And I know that hundreds of people have called the US Attorney demanding that they end this tribunal. Hundreds of organizations, representing thousands of people, signed onto a statement expressing solidarity with those of us under attack and demanding an end to this sort of repression.

I know that those people will continue to support me, and the others subpoenaed, and the targets of the investigation. That spirit of solidarity is exactly what the state fears. It is the source of our strength, yours and mine. And that strength shows itself in every act of resistance.

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One Response to “Solidarity is what the state fears” – Leah Lynn Plante

  1. Anonymous says:

    Fuck you, Leah. You folded in less than a week.

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