[Ppnews] Call today! "Drop the charges against Carlos Montes!"

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Mon Nov 14 10:13:04 EST 2011

Committee to Stop FBI Repression (stopfbi.net)

Drop the Charges Against
Carlos Montes!

As Carlos appears in court on November 14...
Join the national call-in day to

-- President Obama at 202-456-1111 and

-- Attorney General Holder at 202-514-2001

Demand: "Drop the charges against Carlos Montes."
Contact us and let us know how your calls went: info at stopFBI.net

Chicano antiwar activist Carlos Montes' next court hearing is 
November 14. Attorney Jorge Gonzalez will present demand for 
discovery of all contact between the FBI and Los Angeles Sheriffs, 
regarding Carlos.  This hearing will deal with the FBI-instigated 
Sheriffs raid, arrest, and now, prosecution of Carlos.

Carlos Montes has declared himself "not guilty" on 6 felony charges, 
dealing with an alleged 42-year old arrest and firearms code violations.

Carlos' arrest is part of the FBI attack on 
other antiwar and solidarity activists. Supporters will hold a picket 
and rally outside court house before entering courtroom.

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 
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 
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 
petition supporting Carlos Montes
    * Sign the 
to Resist FBI and Grand Jury Repression
    * Join a 
support committee of the CSFR or organize one in your town
to the legal defense fund
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.

If 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

Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

415 863-9977

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