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News :: Organizing
Grand Jury Targets Portland Activists
08 Dec 2005
Two Portland activists, Frank Winbigler and Shannon (Nonny) Urick, were today served with papers ordering them to be a witness for a federal Grand Jury, and were also advised that they are both a target of the Grand Jury's investigation. Nonny and Frank both have a long history of human, animal and environmental activism. The Grand Jury is scheduled for 3/16/05 in Eugene, Oregon.

Don't Talk with the FBI
In Oregon and elsewhere, there will be organized opposition to the Grand Jury. It is essential that we support Frank, Nonny and all individuals attacked by FBI fishing expeditions. More information will follow in the coming days.

You may send a donation towards Nonny and Frank's expenses relating to the Grand Jury through Paypal here:

Funds may also be sent via:

Tarantula Distribution
818 SW 3rd Ave PMB 1237
Portland, OR 97204

Donations should be well-concealed cash, or checks/money orders with "pay to:" left blank or to "Cash." Please enclose a note specifying that funds are in support of Frank and Nonny.
Two Portland residents were approached in a cafe today by 3 FBI agents, 1 agent from Homeland Security, and an Oregon Sheriff. They were given grand jury subpoenas and told that the FBI either had, or were hoping to, make several arrests. The only other information available right now is that the subpoena's may be related to a fire at a Poplar tree farm, and that one of the agents present, Millicent "Millie" Tompa, is from Minnesota and has previous experience harassing animal rights activists. Keep your heads up and let people know to be alert.

I (shannon (nonny) urick) and frank winbigler were the 2 people given supoenas today as we were leaving pho jasmine restaurant in portland,oregon. we are ordered to testify at a grand jury in eugene on march 16. we were also given letters advising us that we are both targets of the grand jury. any information on others who were either arrested or supoenaed would be greatly appreciated.

Jamie Moran of the Jeffrey Luers Support Network was arrested today by Federal agents who also searched his Brooklyn apartment. Although unconfirmed, the charges may be related to an arson investigation in Oregon. Show your support for this incredibly dedicated activist at the bail hearing tommorow morning. Court will be held at 225 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, in the Federal Court Building, 2nd Floor. Be there at 10:45 SHARP. PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY.

I (Jennifer Adrian) was also served a subpeona today, December 7, 2005. I was approached at my workplace by two FBI agents, and was told that many arrests had been made across the country today for animal rights actions. I was also told that many other people were talking, and was pressured to "come clean" for my own good. When I insisted on talking to an attorney, I was issued a subpeona for a Grand Jury set for the same date as the one listed for the other people mentioned here.

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