[Ppnews] Support Carlos Montes - Call A.G. Holder July 6.

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Tue Jul 5 14:39:57 EDT 2011

Carlos Montes is preparing to enter a plea of "Not Guilty" in court tomorrow.

National Call-in Day - Support Carlos Montes
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Please call U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
at (202) 514-2001

Suggested text:  "My name is __________, I am from _______(city), in 
______(state).  I am calling to tell Attorney General Holder:

1. Drop the charges against Carlos Montes!
2. Stop the FBI raids and Grand Jury repression of anti-war and 
international solidarity activists.
3. Return all property to Carlos Montes and the other activists 
raided by the FBI.

On Wednesday, July 6, Carlos Montes will go to a Los Angeles court to 
face six felony charges and enter a plea of "Not Guilty" The charges 
all deal with firearms, ammunition and permits. Like millions of 
other Americans, Carlos has for years held legal permits for guns. 
The fact is that the charges against Carlos carry a total penalty of 
up to 18 years, and are aimed at his effective political organizing 
against war and for people's civil rights.

Carlos is a longtime Chicano activist known for his leadership during 
the 1968 L.A. high school education reform walkouts (see 
film "Walkout!"), the historic Chicano Moratorium against the U.S. 
war in Vietnam and the immigrants' rights mega-marches of 2006. More 
recently in September 2010, Carlos Montes' name appeared on the FBI 
search warrant left in the Anti-War Committee office in Minneapolis, 
where the protests against the 2008 Republican National Convention 
were centered. The attack on Carlos Montes is part of a sweeping 
campaign tied to 23 Midwest activists whose homes the FBI raided or 
who were subpoenaed to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's Grand Jury 
in Chicago, as the 
Post reported.

In addition, when the LA Sheriffs broke down Carlos' door and 
ransacked his home, they took political documents, a computer, cell 
phones and meeting notes having nothing to do with the legal charges. 
Later, the FBI approached Carlos to ask him questions about the 
Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the target of this new 
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) said in a recent letter to Attorney 
General Eric Holder about the current FBI and grand jury 
repression:  "I am writing because I am reminded of another time and 
another period in our history, during the Civil Rights Movement, when 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I and many others in the movement, 
were investigated in an attempt to silence our voices."

When Carlos went to court on June 16, he demanded police and court 
documents. Not surprisingly, the District Attorney grew angry, at 
first refusing, and eventually relenting. The documents he received 
show that the FBI prompted the LA Sheriff raid. The goal of the FBI 
in doing this is to disrupt and criminalize activists and movements 
for social justice.

Make no mistake: The U.S. government trial of Carlos Montes is an 
attack on the immigrants' rights and anti-war movements. So please 
call July 6 and let Attorney General Holder know we are building a 
movement that will not bow down to dirty tricks and political repression.

The Los Angeles Committee to Stop FBI Repression is mobilizing to 
pack the courtroom at
8:30a.m. on July 6 when Carlos Montes appears at
Alhambra Courthouse,
150 W Common Wealth, Alhambra, CA 91801. See 

We invite others to organize solidarity protests, events, and 
participate in the CSFR Call In Day on July 6, as you see fit.

Please sign 
petition for Carlos on the 
Action Center website.

or write <mailto:StopFBI at gmail.com>StopFBI at gmail.com or call 612-379-3585.

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