Stand with Maddy Pfeiffer! – A Statement of Solidarity from Students for a Democratic Society

<table><tr><td>Just a few days ago on October 25th, an Olympia activist named Maddy Pfeiffer received a subpoena to appear before the special federal grand jury impaneled currently in Seattle. Maddy, who goes by they/them pronouns, is an Evergreen student, a brilliant and skilled organizer, and a good friend to many of us. They are also a former coordinator of Students for a Democratic Society here at Evergreen. —- Maddy has been called to appear at the grand jury chamber in Seattle at 9:00am on November 7th–a date that is rapidly approaching. They have bravely declared their absolute refusal to cooperate with the federal grand jury witch hunt against anarchists—even though it is very likely they will be imprisoned after they refuse to testify on November 7th, despite being charged with no crime.

Maddy is not the first in our community to be subpoenaed by this grand jury. If Maddy is imprisoned, they will also not be the first. Two other Olympia activists, Matt Duran and KteeO Olejnik—a former Evergreen student and SDS member—are already sitting in the federal detention center at SeaTac for staying silent. But the FBI’s subpoena of Maddy, a current student and very recent SDS coordinator who is still an important presence in the Evergreen radical community, has struck SDS and the Evergreen campus very close to its heart.

We will follow Maddy’s brave example and stand strong.</td><td><img title="strong" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/gobravery.jpg"></td></tr></table...

For Maddy, silence is a roar of defiance; for us, silence is resignation and defeat. We will never cooperate with federal investigations of our communities and we will use our energy, our voices, and our actions to support those who refuse to snitch on their friends. The government has turned its most terrifying weapons on the radical community in Olympia and is zeroing in on Evergreen. It is an attack on every value that Evergreen students hold dear: community, solidarity, and free political thought. The Students for a Democratic Society will meet this attack on our community with a wall of defiance and solidarity.

We call on all students and community members to join us in our refusal to cooperate with the FBI’s attempts to disrupt our communities, force us to betray our friends, and lock us in prisons. We urge all not to underestimate the significance of these recent events; we are under attack, and to ignore this fact is to surrender to the forces attacking us. We would like to remind all that everyone at Evergreen knows radicals, activists, and anarchists, and so anyone could be chosen for the next subpoena, even if they do not consider themselves of interest to the FBI. We would also like to stress this point: the grand jury, the FBI repression, the witch-hunt are not going away—they will not pass like a bad dream. We cannot lie low, keep quiet, be good, and hope to be overlooked. Resistance is the only option.

For more information about this grand jury, to read Maddy’s statement, and for information about a bus or carpool to Seattle to support Maddy on November 7th, visit nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com. For ideas about how to act in solidarity with Maddy and resist the grand jury witch-hunt, visit pugetsoundanarchists.org, or come to SDS meetings at 4pm every Wednesday in A2105.

We will not sit quietly while the state kidnaps our comrades and close friends and locks them in cages. Now is not the time for silence and isolation. Solidarity means Attack!

In solidarity,
The Students for a Democratic Society at The Evergreen State College

Comments

I agree with the earlier comment: http://www.anarchistnews.org/content/transcript-maddy%E2%80%99s-grand-ju...

QUIT TELLING PEOPLE THAT MADDY WAS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE SDS

(J/K, of course)

Fuck yeah. You kick ass Evergreen SDS!

is evergreen state college one of those granola schools without grades and shit? i think i heard of it...

oh wait, is that breaking security culture, OH NO!!!!!1!!!one!!!!!1!!!!

Yeah, it's pretty fucking granola.

It's also hella fuckin cheap for a granola school.

really? i want to go. anyone pay for me? i need solidarity college monies.

Same here. Also, can someone buy me some chacos and a ten strip?

WHY DID THE EVERGREEN SDS PUT THIS OUT AND WHY DID ANARCHIST NEWS AGREE TO POST THIS ????? THE FBI NOW KNOWS ALL THIS...THEY'RE WAITING FOR US TO SLIP AND GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION.

WHY DOESN'T ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SECURITY CULTURE ???? WE NEED TO BE CONSTANTLY SHITTING OUT PANTS (OR TROUSERS) ABOUT LETTING INFORMATION ABOUT MADDY OR THE OTHER RESISTERS.

I JUST SAW THAT SOMEONE LISTED MADDY AS HAVING BLONDE HAIR...I WENT TO MEGA PANTS SHITTING MODE WHEN I SAW THIS INFORMATION...NOW THE FBI KNOWS, THEY'LL USE MADDDY'S BLONDE HAIR AGAINST THEM !!!!!

fuckin lol too hard too fast <3 u

I agree. So. Fucked. Up.

lol, silly troll, maddy is a ginger! POG SOLIDARITY!

Maddy Pfeiffer is a Rapist ?

I found this website when writing up a Support poster for Maddy Pfeiffer but cannot find corroborating evidence. Does anyone know what this means ?

http://takemetoponyisland.tumblr.com/post/34730115034/unobject-rapists-c...
http://everythingbutharleyquinn.tumblr.com/post/35050977327/unobject-rap...

Could be just rumors or lies ?

Shouldn't this be dealt with interpersonally and at a somewhat appropriate time. Make the accountability process work so this doesn't come up to the wrong crowd at the wrong time. Fucking ridiculous.

What is this, the Catholic Church ?

'Shouldn't this be dealt with interpersonally and at a somewhat appropriate time"

It is an anonymous one sentence post by http://sasskitten.tumblr.com/ which is a tumblr that requires a password to access. It could easily just be a rumor or lie.

Yeah, I haven't been able to find anything concrete in regards to Maddy Pfeiffer and the Rape accusations.

I don't think we should assume someone is incapable of rape, even if they are a local hero. I also think we need to be careful about repeating rumors like this, given the current situation and fact that no one has publicly come forth about an experience with Maddy. If the rumor is true but the survivor told their story in confidence, public response/debate about it could be re-traumatizing for them. Other negative consequences of repeating a rumor like this should be obvious to anyone reading this.

All we can do is continue providing support for Maddy as a resistor, including support for an accountability process if someone comes forth with specific accusations/ requests. Until we hear from a survivor, let's avoid repeating shit like this.

Contrary to your low opinion of humanity, there are people who are incapable of rape, and they are a majority. Jeezus, you spout about rumours from a cynical foundation of distrust, which is its mother.

Shouldn't be done via the internet and Id support him anyway. His morality isn't the issue. From a practical stand point though this should be dealt with interpersonally in his immediate community. This is bullshit and one of three accusations (one being from the state) of sexual violence in regards to Grand Jury resistors. Maybe all of them are lies or one of thems a lie or what thebfuck ever. The problem is is when it actually does happen no one knows what to do because were all human and so much can be percieved at stake. I reiterate my call for individuals with direct experience or whom have been victimized and know about what it takes to start the healing process to form collectives that serve as a apolitical support groups for people who have been victimized. Just a basic body in place will make sure that if people are hurt in this manner there will always be somebody you can turn to for support as well as urging and if asked helping victims run accountability. If you don't have any firneds ir feel like the people closest to you can't relate, what are you supposd to do? And if we can get the damn accountability process to work we won't have to deal with bullshit internet wars.

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