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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:50 AM
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FBI targeted activists Carlos Montes goes to court Nov. 14: Call-in Day Monday
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 11:51 AM by annm4peace
-- Attorney General Holder at 202-514-2001Demand: Drop the charges against Carlos Montes."Contact us and let us know how your calls went: info@stopFBI.netIf you are in the L.A. area...Join us and Occupy the Court!
Downtown Courthouse on Temple St
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, November 14th - 8:00 AM
13th Floor, Department 123

After a hugely successful conference on November 5 in Chicago, 150 activists and organizers committed to organizing solidarity with Carlos Montes. So across the country, activists and defenders of human rights are mobilizing to support Carlos Montes as he appears for a Preliminary Hearing at the LA County Superior Courthouse Dept. on Monday. On May 17, under the direction of the FBI, LA Sheriffs brandishing automatic weapons broke down Montes door at 5:00am and ransacked his home, seizing meeting notes and writings covering over 40 years of activism in the Chicano, immigrant rights, labor and anti-war movements. Carlos Montes is charged with 6 felony counts for weapons possession, threatening 18 years in prison - essentially a life sentence.Carlos Montes is directly connected to the Midwest 23 through working to organize the mass protest at the 2008 Republican National Convention. Montes name appeared on the FBI search warrant for the Anti-War Committee office in Minneapolis one year ago on September 24 during the raids. While under arrest, the FBI attempted to question Carlos about his political activism and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. We demand all charges be dropped and the political repression end now.Please take the following steps to the support Carlos Montes and the 23 Midwest activists facing FBI repression:

Sign the national petition supporting Carlos Montes

Sign the Pledge to Resist FBI and Grand Jury Repression

Join a local support committee of the CSFR or organize one in your town

Donate to the legal defense fund

Carlos Montes is a veteran Chicano activist known for his leadership of the 1968 East Los Angeles education reform movement (see film Walkout), the historic Chicano Moratorium against the U.S. war in Vietnam, and the recent immigrants rights mega-marches of 2006. Carlos was a co-founder of the Brown Berets, a Chicano youth organization of the 1960s with a 13-point program for peace, justice, equality, and self-determination.

With the 2003 Bush administration war and occupation of Iraq, Montes helped form and lead the L.A. Latinos Against War. In recent years, Carlos helped initiate and organize the Southern California Immigration Coalition, to fight against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and police repression.

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