[Ppnews] Carlos Montes Court Friday March 2. Call-in Day!

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Wed Feb 29 10:48:45 EST 2012

Committee to Stop FBI Repression (stopfbi.net)

Friday, March 2, 2012:
Montes Court Hearing to Uncover FBI Lies.

March 2 - Call:
-- President Obama at 202-456-1111 &
-- Attorney General Eric Holder at 202-514-2001
Demand: “Drop the charges against Carlos Montes. There is no evidence!”

Contact us and let us know how your calls went: info at stopFBI.net

The FBI is relentlessly persecuting Carlos 
Montes. At his next court hearing on March 2 in 
Los Angeles, Carlos Montes’ lawyer will make 
discovery motions on how FBI special agent Matt 
Weber worked with L.A. Sheriff Detective Don Lord 
and the Joint Terrorism Task Force in this frame-up attempt.


If you are in the 
Angeles area...

Join us at the Court!
Friday, March 2
8:00 AM
Criminal Courts Bldg.
211 West Temple St, Los Angeles
Dept. 123 on the 13th floor

For more info go to 


More info:
Last May, the Los Angeles Sheriffs smashed down 
Carlos’ door at 5 a.m., waving automatic weapons, 
ransacking his home, and carting away his life’s 
work of notes and papers. A FBI agent attempted 
to question Carlos about the Freedom Road 
Socialist Organization while he was handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser.

Chicano leader and long-time activist Carlos 
Montes is one of 24 anti-war and international 
solidarity activists hit by FBI and grand jury 
repression since Sept. 24, 2010. Like others 
caught up in this witch hunt, Montes of Los 
Angeles was one of the organizers of the massive 
protests at the 2008 Republican National 
Convention (RNC) in St. Paul, Minnesota. When the 
FBI raided the Minnesota Anti-War Committee (AWC) 
office, Carlos Montes’ name appeared on the 
warrant for investigation. An undercover law 
enforcement officer “Karen Sullivan” lied about 
her identity and spied on the AWC, including Carlos Montes, for two years.

Repression of the ‘60s Is Back
Carlos Montes is well known as a co-founder of 
the Brown Berets and for leading the immigrant 
rights mega-marches in L.A. The FBI is trying to 
railroad Carlos for his political organizing.

Montes' defense is challenging the state’s claim 
that he has a felony record from his 1969 arrest 
for leading a student strike that demanded 
Chicano, Black and Women’s Studies at an East Los 
Angeles college. Also, the legal record does not 
support the claim of a past felony, thereby 
ruling out the District Attorney going ahead with 
this case. Nevertheless, the government is 
alleging it was a crime for Montes to buy several 
guns at a local sporting goods store over a 
ten-year period, because of the (nonexistent) 
felony record. The FBI are relentless in their frame-up.

The prosecution is basing their evidence on this 
42-year-old incident, where, during the 1969 
student strike and rally, the L.A. County 
Sheriff’s Department invaded the East Los Angeles 
college campus, beating and arresting student 
protesters. In the aftermath of the turmoil, 
Montes was arrested while driving home with a 
fellow activist and family. He was charged with 
assaulting a Sheriff’s Deputy. Just like today, 
the Sheriffs targeted Montes because of his 
politics - he was a leader of the La Vida Nueva 
on campus and the Brown Berets in the community.

Support Grows! Solidarity Will Bring Victory!
Support for Montes and the other activists under 
attack by the FBI and U.S. Federal grand jury is 
growing. Recently, Montes received a letter of 
support from the 350,000-member 
Teachers Association and the 40,000 members at 
LAUSD United Teachers of Los Angeles and the 
Local 2865 at UCLA. On Feb. 27, the 
Francisco Labor Council approved a resolution in 
support of Montes and many others targeted by ICE and FBI repression.


Facing up to 18 years of prison time, Carlos 
Montes is preparing to go on trial. Here is what you can do:

1. Organize a solidarity protest and demand, 
“Drop the Charges! No FBI Frame-Up of Carlos 
Montes!” on March 2, 2012. Send your announcement 
to info at StopFBI.net for posting.
2. Pass a 
in solidarity with Carlos Montes or write a letter.
3. Sign the petition at 
4. Sign the Pledge at 
5. Donate to the Legal Defense 
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