[Ppnews] Oakland - Defend Immigrant Rights Activist Carlos Montes, Rally: Thurs, June 16

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Wed Jun 8 20:59:20 EDT 2011


Defend Carlos Montes!  Drop the Charges Now!
RESIST GOVERNMENT ATTACKS AGAINST ACTIVISTS

On May 17, 2011 at 5:00 AM the SWAT Team of the Los Angeles Sheriff's 
Department and members of the FBI raided the home of Carlos Montes, a 
long time Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop 
FBI Repression.  Carlos has his first court date scheduled for June 
16 in Los Angeles.


BAY AREA SOLIDARITY RALLY: Stop FBI Attacks on Political Activists
Thursday June 16, 4-6pm

OAKLAND FEDERAL BUILDING
1301 Clay Street, Oakland
Downtown Oakland near 12th Street BART


Protest Endorsed By:  Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Bay Area 
Women in Black, BAYAN-USA, International Action Center, International 
Socialist Organization, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Middle East 
Children's Alliance, Students for a Democratic Society, Workers World 
Party, World Can't Wait, and others...

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR IF YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO 
CO-SPONSOR, PLEASE CONTACT:  Arab Resource and Organizing Center, 
<tel:415.861.7444>415.861.7444 or 
<mailto:info at araborganizing.org>info at araborganizing.or

Other Actions to take:
    * <http://www.iacenter.org/stopfbi/>Sign the national petition to 
Drop the Charges Against Carlos Montes, Stop the FBI Attack on the 
Chicano and Immigrant Rights Movement, and Stop FBI Repression of 
Anti-War Activists NOW!
    * Please send us statements from your organization condemning the 
raid on Carlos Montes' home. E-mail us at 
<mailto:info at stopfbi.net>info at stopfbi.net
More About the Case:

On May 17, 2011 at 5:00 AM the SWAT Team of the Los Angeles Sheriff's 
Department and members of the FBI raided the home of Carlos Montes, a 
long time Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop 
FBI Repression. The SWAT Team smashed the front door and rushed in 
with automatic weapons as Carlos slept. The team of Sheriffs and FBI 
proceeded to ransack his house, taking his computer, cell phones and 
hundreds of documents, photos, diskettes and mementos of his current 
political activities in the pro-immigrant rights and Chicano civil 
rights movement. Also taken were hundreds of historical documents 
related to Carlos Montes' involvement in the Chicano movement for the 
past 44 years.

Carlos was arrested on one charge dealing with a firearm code and 
released on bail the following morning. His first court appearance is 
set for June 16, 2011.

This attack on Carlos Montes is part of the campaign of FBI 
harassment taking place against the 23 peace and justice activists 
which has until now been centered in the Midwest. Carlos Montes' name 
was listed on the subpoena left in the office of the Twin Cities 
Anti-War Committee last September 24. When Carlos Montes was placed 
in the LA County Sheriff's car, an FBI agent approached and asked him 
questions about the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Carlos Montes has done nothing wrong. This is an attack on him and an 
attack on the Chicano movement for equality. Carlos has been involved 
and a committed leader in the immigrant rights, anti war, solidarity, 
and quality education movements his whole adult life.


Stop the Attacks on the Chicano and Immigrants Rights Movement!

We demand all charges be dropped against Carlos Montes. We call for 
the immediate return of all his property.

Please call and write US Attorney General Eric Holder 
<tel:%28202%29%20353-1555>(202) 353-1555 and demand Hands Off Carlos 
Montes and other activists.

Join the LA Committee Against FBI Repression on May 24, 2011, at 7 PM 
to hear first hand about this attack and discuss the FBI repression 
targeting political activists and movements. The program will take 
place at F Square Printing, 519 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

<http://www.stopfbi.net/>www.stopfbi.net



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