Chicago grand jury subpoenas anti-war activists

We’re keeping an eye on the case of more than a dozen anti-war and international solidarity activists whose mid-west homes were raided in late September, documents and computers seized, and were subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury about alleged material support for terrorism. A newly expanded and court-endorsed definition now says that even explicitly nonviolent assistance to organizations alleged by the government to support terrorism constitutes material support.

The subpoenaed activists collectively refused to answer their summons, which were subsequently withdrawn. But the U.S. attorney in Chicago has since issued four new subpoenas, against Anh Pham, Tracy Molm, Sarah Martin and Maureen Murphy. If they are offered immunity and still refuse to testify, they could be jailed for the term of the grand jury. For more information and to sign a petition in solidarity with these activists, visit