[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
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
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
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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